Viraj Shankar

It’s a painful, yet critically important time to live in America right now. These last few days have shown us that systemic racism and inequality are problems that are far from being over. As the nation continues to reflect, protest, and demand action, I urge everyone at OES, especially the OES administration, to look inward, and see if they really are using their power for good. 

The Dig Editorial Staff

The Dig is your student-run, student-edited, and student-published newspaper. We have fought hard to remain this way so we can serve as a platform for student voices, communal changes, and action. The current state of racial injustice both in America and in our own institution is unacceptable. The Dig stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and we are committed to using our platform to inspire action in any way possible by uplifting student voices.

Emma Wetsel

Sunday, May 11th, 1986, a group of 15 students, a mother, and a priest from Oregon Episcopal School left Portland with the goal of summiting Mount Hood, with the help of two professional guides. Over the course of 4 days, the trip became the second-deadliest alpine incident in North American history; seven out of the nine deaths were teenagers.