Winterim Preview: Golf

by Bradley C. 

As your TOLF GEAM captain/supreme leader Brad Crislip and his young, aspiring State Golfer, Jethro “waitwut” Swain prepare for the season, we decided that we needed to best people possible if we wanted to succeed.

Luckily, professional librarian Chris Myers, and trainer extraordinaire Joel Gray are coming to save us. Golf Winterim is something that all professional golfers strive to complete, but sadly are not usually capable of completing.

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Winterim Previews: Utah & Butchering

by Whitney W.


For my Winterim I will backpacking in the Grand Gulch located in the middle of nowhere, also known as Utah.

We will spend five glorious days trekking through dusty trails and baking in the sun (expect farmers tans). At night we will stargaze and write haikus and braid each others hair. In addition we will get to explore abandoned ruins and fathom questions like what is the meaning of life.

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Winterim Preview: Sailing

by Isabella W.

Tomorrow I will be arriving to school in my PJ’s and in my bed at the appalling hour of 6 AM to set off in a minivan (AKA the yacht of the road) to sail the Puget Sound. My expectations are high! Although Catherine M. and Bevin D. continue telling me that the boat isn’t really going to be like that dinner scene in Titanic where they all dress up and enjoy fine food.

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Humans of OES: Food Edition

by Whitney W. & Isabella W.

Which restaurant in Portland is your favorite?  What do you get there?

Tim L. “Panda Express.  I get mongolian beef, fried rice, orange chicken, and bok choy”

Ava V. “Piazza Italia.  [I get] the Bolognese”

Nat S. “Bamboo Sushi and the rainbow roll”

Mia F.  “Lucca. I get the…I don’t know what it’s called…just pasta”

What’s  your favorite vending machine snack?

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Taking Down A Treehouse

Screen Shot 2015-03-05 at 11.14.12 AMBy Jack S.

Woods, Wetlands, and Wild Spaces of OES recently took down an unknown tree house behind the dorms. This treehouse was created by acting teacher Peter B and his sons a couple of summers ago. Before it was taken down, it was not in useable condition. As you can see, there isn’t a whole lot of support around the floor of the treehouse.

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House Of Cards Season Three Preview

by Petie W.

The third season of House of Cards (also known as HOC to save time) is coming out on February 27. If you are not familiar with it, it is a pretty exaggerated depiction of politics. It focuses on one particularly ruthless and cunning politician named Frank Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey. Frank has a wife named Claire, played by Robin Wright, who also plays a very cold character.

My brothers and I started watching this fall and completed the two seasons in an unhealthily efficient amount of time. Sort of like in The Office, Kevin Spacey frequently looks at the camera and has a monologue that none of the other characters can hear.

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