Oregon’s Gamble

By Sophie Chen

Often, the winners are in disbelief. They check again and again, call the Lottery headquarters, and tell their friends. It might be a rollercoaster of emotions; in the morning they’re thrilled, and by the time it’s on the news, they lock all the doors, fearing that someone will try and kidnap their kids. 

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Friends of the Forest: The Restoration of the Columbia River Gorge

By Audrey Gingras

On September 2, 2017, the massive Eagle Creek fire started, burning “more than 48,000 acres in the scenic Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood National Forest” along with “121 miles of national forest trails” (Cowley). It all started when one teenager hurled fireworks into a canyon near one of Oregon’s most breathtaking hiking trails during a burn ban, sparking the wildfire that raged through the Columbia River Gorge for months before containment; areas still smoldered into May of 2018 (Eltagouri).

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