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Senior cuts close in second set, but ends victorious against Bradshaw Christian

Senior cuts close in second set, but ends victorious against Bradshaw Christian

Sarina Rye, Reporter

April 20, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusives, Showcase, Sports

Opponent: Bradshaw Christian High School   Location: Bradshaw Christian   Date: April 18   Final scores: Junior Leo Eisner de Eisenhof won (6-1, 7-5); freshman Ashwin Rohatgi lost (0-6, 0-6); freshman Stephanie Ye lost (0-6, 2-6); juniors Allison Zhang and Jacquel...

Despite more consistent swings, softball team still loses against Buckingham Charter

Despite more consistent swings, softball team still loses against Buckingham Charter

Kristine Schmitz, Reporter

April 20, 2018


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Date: April 17   Opponent: Buckingham Charter Magnet High School   Location: Hemlock Elementary   Final score: 0-15 (Cavs’ loss)   Inside info per assistant coach Maddie Galati:  I was really happy with how well each player was swinging the bat. We hardl...

Baseball teams loses to ‘unsportsmanlike’ Western Sierra (video included)

Baseball teams loses to ‘unsportsmanlike’ Western Sierra (video included)

Larkin Barnard-Bahn, Business Manager

April 19, 2018


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  Date: April 17   Opponent: Western Sierra Collegiate Academy   Final scores: 3-13 (Cavs’ loss)   Inside info (per junior Nate Jakobs): “We threw the ball around too much. Sometimes it's better not to risk a throwing error and hold the ball. “I ...

Seniors’ solos shine in consecutive spring concerts (video included)

Seniors’ solos shine in consecutive spring concerts (video included)

Chardonnay Needler, Online Editor-in-Chief

April 19, 2018


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According to band director Bob Ratcliff, the groups who hit the stage on Thursday, April 19, for the annual spring band concert showcased their musicianship and emotional components to music, something which he said has not been done in years. “Art is all about expression,” Ratcliff said. “This year I...

Early morning fire alarm startles students

Early morning fire alarm startles students

Héloïse Schep, Page Editor

April 18, 2018


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At approximately 7:55 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, orchestra teacher Felecia Keys was helping her chamber group (sophomores Emma Boersma and Shimin Zhang and freshman Elise Sommerhaug) prepare for their concert that evening, when suddenly a loud beeping noise began. The chamber group, along with all ...

Octagon brings home 19 awards from San Francisco journalism convention (slideshow included)

Octagon brings home 19 awards from San Francisco journalism convention (slideshow included)

Sahej Claire, Online Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2018


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The Octagon staff traveled to San Francisco, April 12-14, for the annual spring National High School Journalism Convention. The event was sponsored by the Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Association. Octagon staffers participated in 18 write-off competitions, earn...

Inconsistency hurts baseball team in doubleheader with Valley Christian

Inconsistency hurts baseball team in doubleheader with Valley Christian

Larkin Barnard-Bahn, Business Manager

April 13, 2018


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Date: April 9   Opponent: Valley Christian   Final scores: 1-11 and 4-18 in doubleheader (Cavs’ loss)   Inside info (per junior Nate Jakobs): “I hit a home run on top of buildings beyond centerfield, which felt good. Jack had a nice 2-RBI double as well. Avi got his first hit, too. “We played fine, just a few defensive errors and a lo...

Director Friedman calls acting ‘really good’ in high school play

Director Friedman calls acting ‘really good’ in high school play

Jackson Margolis, Page Editor

April 12, 2018


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After losing their last mile relay race, four high school runners (junior Josh Friedman and freshmen Bryan Chow, Carter Joost and Avi Krishnan), sit on a bare stage, wearing their USA running suits and trying to accept that they ruined their only shot at winning (by dropping a baton) through telling jokes and holdi...

After losing first set, senior bounces back with better footwork

After losing first set, senior bounces back with better footwork

Sarina Rye, Reporter

April 7, 2018


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Opponent: Forest Lake Christian   Location: Forest Lake   Date: April 5   Final scores: Senior Nico Burns won (2-6, 6-1, 6-0); junior Leo Eisner de Eisenhof won (6-4, 6-4); junior Chardonnay Needler lost (0-6, 0-6); senior Zihao Sui and freshman Ming Zhu lost (0-1...

College counselor opts out of seeing Reed College’s nuclear reactor to shadow Western Civ class

College counselor opts out of seeing Reed College’s nuclear reactor to shadow Western Civ class

Jack Christian, News Editor

April 6, 2018


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Director of college counseling Jane Bauman attended the Pacific Northwest Five College Tour from March 4-8. She visited University of Puget Sound, Whitman College, Reed College, Willamette University and Lewis and Clark College with a group of 30 other college counselors from across the country. T...