Behind Mount Hood

by Vy Nguyen

Mount Hood is everyone’s favorite. Either for its beautiful snowy peak that towers over the walking trails, the variety of outdoors activities available such as skiing or backpacking, or the fact that it is the second most climbed mountain in the world, Mount Hood has become Oregon’s pride, a symbol of the state’s natural splendor. But have you ever wondered where and how the mountain adopted its current name? And how the mountain relates to the state’s indigenous history?

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Anonymous Aschmonymous

By Vy Nguyen

“I don’t feel anonymous enough in the survey,” said a student. “Not going to lie to you, I definitely did not tell the truth in some questions.” This is a common response among the students, especially students of minority, that I talked to after OES upper schoolers took an 80-question survey a few weeks ago.

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