What Will the Summer Bring?

By: Sasha Stringer As quickly as the coronavirus outbreak has been maturing, the question of what summer will look like in Bend has been on every resident’s mind.  With the prime vacation season approaching, many are wondering whether to pursue their travel plans to the Oregon coast, or to stay hunkered at home to float the river everyday and continue supporting local restaurants.  “For Bend … Continue reading What Will the Summer Bring?

Rubbish Renewed Fashion Show raises environmental awareness

By India Slodki What started as a fundraiser for an alternative education program, is turning into an annual city-wide staple, a fashion-centered event that everyone in the community can enjoy. Scheduled for Jan. 25, the 10th annual Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show is bound to be a thought-provoking, inspiring showcase of amazing local talent. Held as a fundraiser for REALMS, the show encourages people to … Continue reading Rubbish Renewed Fashion Show raises environmental awareness

Kristy Knoll becomes the new Dean of Students

By Madison Chambers As of Nov. 4th, a new dean position was incorporated into school’s administration team, the role is now filled by Kristy Knoll. Knoll will continue to teach her fifth through seventh period classes but a different teacher, Colin Price, will take over periods one through four while Knoll completes her duties as dean.  “Mr. Price has several years of experience as an … Continue reading Kristy Knoll becomes the new Dean of Students

New president steps up for 2019-20 school year

By Isabel Max For the first time in over a decade, the student body elected an all-female executive board to the 2019-20 school year student council. The council is decidedly led by Annie Maskill, who steps up to her position as school president after winning the approval of her peers in a June campaign effort. “Annie brings a great communicable and approachable personality to the … Continue reading New president steps up for 2019-20 school year

Q&A: Lanyards with Principal Michael McDonald

Interview by Madison Chambers Q: What is the reasoning for implementing the lanyard identification? A: “To carry identification, “is a professional standard now. When you go to college you have to carry your I.D. with you at all times … another reason is that I want every adult in this building to know who the students are, I think that is really important, especially for … Continue reading Q&A: Lanyards with Principal Michael McDonald

Orange United – Mental Health Initiative

By Lucy Jones Junior Charlie Hobin recently created Orange United as a resolution to combat the issues regarding mental health. The initiative commenced with the nationwide movement of school safety in the wake of the Parkland shooting. Hobin soon realized that Orange United should focus on the improvement of student’s mental health rather than the broad topic of safety. “We, as students, all care about … Continue reading Orange United – Mental Health Initiative

Charlotte Van Valkenburg, celebrated robotics coach, dies at age 51

By Fiona Max Charlotte Van Valkenburg was in every sense of the word, an anomaly. As the supervisor and engineer of Chaos Theory, the school’s award winning robotics team, Coach Valkenburg never tired as a leader. Valkenburg founded Chaos Theory in the fall of 2013, knowing that funding the program would not be easy. The coach had no intention of finances limiting the team’s opportunities. … Continue reading Charlotte Van Valkenburg, celebrated robotics coach, dies at age 51

Climate crisis comes home

By Kennedy Storandt On Friday, Sept. 20, the Oregon Youth Climate Strike met at the corner of Newport Avenue and Wall Street in protest against global climate change.  The strike drew hundreds of people to the downtown intersection as men and women of all ages gathered.  Among the crowd, an abounding number of Storm students could be found holding signs demanding political action for climate … Continue reading Climate crisis comes home

School parking lot spaces are no longer guaranteed

By Viansa Reid At the beginning of the 2019-20 school year, Storm administration changed the system of parking passes. Instead of buying a 25 dollar ticket for a guaranteed parking spot, they altered the ticket price to 10 dollars and oversold the parking lot making it difficult for students to maneuver the parking lot. “Our administration chose to change the system of parking passes partly … Continue reading School parking lot spaces are no longer guaranteed