A Remarkably Mixed Bag: The Exhaustive Rundown of OES’s Sustainability Practices

by Thomas Hochman

In a rapidly changing world, sustainability has become a centerpiece of the public conversation surrounding the environment. With the US government’s attempts at clean energy initiatives being generally sidelined by powerful corporate lobbyists, private institutions have taken it upon themselves to adopt more energetic environmental practices. In this space, the private sector has found varying degrees of success, with a whole host of economic, behavioral, and structural challenges barring the full breadth of potential progress. And in a particularly interesting way, OES serves as a microcosm for both the successes and failures of the current system.

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The Definitive Ski Team Preview

by Asa Brown

GOVVY, OR- This Friday, Ski Team will head up the mountain after school for its first league race. Ski Team has a shot at winning the Metro League this year, but we would have to beat out Jesuit, Tigard, Tualatin, Newberg, Beaverton, Glencoe, Southridge, and Sunset. After a strong showing at Kelsey’s Memorial Preseason Race, that seems possible. The Boys Ski Team has a strong squad this year, and here is some of the projected varsity team, in no particular order.

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A Running Update on the OES Ping Pong Tournament

by Thomas Hochman

The school-wide revelation that is the OES Ping Pong Tournament kicked off earlier this week, and with it, the Great Hall has transformed into a war zone. 

There’s certainly somewhat of a March Madness feel to the whole thing, with the brackets, the knockout rounds, and the tens of thousands of adoring fans screaming marriage proposals at players from across the court. The notable difference, though, is that one tournament will likely play a pivotal role in the academics, careers, and futures of its competitors, while the other is just NCAA Basketball.

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