Throughout the week I have been reflecting upon my experience these past four years and contemplating how to close my time as an editor. As I sit here, writing my last article for the Dig, I would like to offer some final thoughts and words of wisdom.
For years, Simpson’s fans have questioned the inspiration for Springfield. If you did not know, Matt Groening, creator, grew up here and attended Lincoln High School. So, was the fictional town really modeled after Portland?
While reading Matthew Desmond’s Evicted, LJ Seniors explored the challenges that communities are facing in terms of housing. The class was excited by an opportunity to support the Emanuel Displaced Persons Association, a local organization of those affected by Portland’s Emanuel Hospital expansion forced removal. To learn more about the project, the class met with Ed Johnson, director of litigation at the Oregon Law Center. We were also joined by Byrd, “a North Portland native and founding member of EDPA2.” Together we made a PSA video to spread more awareness and information about what is happening right now.
Mass migration, deadly wildfires, and extreme temperatures… How does the Green New Deal address an impending reality?
Not only is aardvark the first word in the alphabet, but it also happens to be the OES mascot. Sue Jensen, current faculty member, clued me in on how Aardy the Aardvark came to be a star in our community. Plus, everything you need to know about aardvarks!
An interview with new editor Sophia Elfrink!
An interview with returning editor Annie Watson!
Babies With Books is a student-led organization founded by Benjamin Olshin ‘21, a Junior at Catlin Gabel. The organization provides books to families in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the goal of which is to provide books to and educate families about the importance of reading in the process of development and in order to improve early literacy rates.
Julia Neumann & Sophia Elfrink
After disappearing for nearly two years, Harry Styles has returned once again, making his debut of a solo career.
By Sophia Elfrink
Many students and faculty have noticed an increase in the amount of trash around the OES campus. Every day, on my trek down to the lower parking lot, I encounter granola bar wrappers, pencils, hair- ties, and plastic cups which are strewn about the campus. As a citizen of the OES community, I feel I must pick up trash when I see it, and you should too. But rather than shaming anyone, let’s investigate the root causes and consequences of littering.