Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mo Money Mo Copeland By Paul K. and Galen P.

Many in the student body are still getting to know Mo Copeland, the new Head of School, or as one student knows her, “The one with that flip she does with her hair.” Mo is not your average head of school. She was previously the head of school at St. Georges School in Spokane, an even smaller school than OES. Mo says that she’ll “miss being able to know every single family” as intimately now that she’s at a bigger place. Although OES is a bigger school, she has already made a strong impression on the entire faculty...

Backyard Exchange (BYE) By Grace C.

In a matter of days, my forms for the dorm were signed and sent in like a court warrant.   My apprehension about staying in the dorms was mainly due to study halls, bed times, claustrophobic hallways, strict dorm parents and especially the food.  Surprisingly, I arrived at school on Thursday feeling like it should be a Friday because it hit me that my parents would be across the country and I had the whole weekend to do (potentially) any thing I wanted to do...

Don't Feed The Animals

24 Hours of Gaming- The Extra Life Charity By Chad D.

In all of my years as a gamer, I have defeated many powerful enemies, from dragons to ghasts to psychotic clowns.  By far the most powerful enemy I have faced, however, was my own body.  From October 15th to October 16th I participated in a charity known as “Extra Life,” where the goal is to obtain sponsorships for playing 24 hours of video games, with the proceeds benefitting local children’s hospitals such as Doernbecher...

Volleyball By Lucy

Some may say that it’s a girly sport, but those who play it beg to differ. Among other injuries, I have broken a finger, gotten a concussion, and been socked in the back of the head with the ball countless times. At OES, we have had a great volleyball season so far this year, with only two losses in league. We recently had our most recent game against De la Salle...

OES Dining Hall–– This is Our Potential! By Elanie F.


Undoubtedly, the OES Dining Hall has not been popular in the past couple of years. More and more privileged students chose to go off-campus for lunch. However, the comments about our Dining Hall has changed a lot since the beginning of the year. And changed for the better...

Cameron Jack: Art Department Addition Profile By Janine K.


Cameron Jack is many things; a traveler, painter, a chef, a teacher, but the best way to describe him is as an artistic individual, who finds it necessary to be “involved creatively, daily,” whatever the capacity. This may not come as a surprise as Cameron is a new member of the art department faculty and has spearheaded the current fall play.  His qualifications form a tiring long list, which I will attempt to summarize...

Bridge City By Andrew W.


In the minds of most Americans, Portland, Oregon is just a quirky little city in the middle of nowhere. But, in the modern comics scene, only New York and Los Angeles are able to match the sheer number of titles released by our humble city. Portland is home to a vast number of publishing houses, including three of the largest in the world: Dark Horse Comics, Top Shelf Comics, and Oni Press...

Community Gardens By Owen M.

Community gardens are sweeping through schools around the nation and some OES students may not realize that the gourmet tomato basil soup that they’ve just eaten is comprised of ingredients that were grown a mere 100 feet from where they were sitting. Kelly Cowing, main coordinator of the Bon Appétit food service at OES says, “It’s important that people start to realize the benefits both economical and pro-sustainable of community-grown gardens.” Kelly came from Reed College where the students had planted a half-acre of land, giving her insight into the experience. Bon Appétit has also helped schools such as Duke University, Washington University, Colorado College, and many others plant “student gardens.” These “student gardens” are setting the tone for a more wholesome, better nourished, and greener generation...

StuCo by Grace C.

Ever wondered what happens behind those sacred walls of the StuCo room?  I was given permission to walk through the metal detectors and pat downs in order to attend 20 minutes of their top-secret bi-weekly meetings.  Just kidding. But what happens inside the ‘Oval Office’ of the OES premises is more than just dance and mystery Friday planning….