PPS Joins National Lawsuit Against JUUL

On Oct. 4, 2022, Portland Public Schools (PPS) officially announced that it would be joining a national lawsuit against Juul Labs Inc. (JLI), a company that produces highly-addictive e-cigarettes.  The use of e-cigarettes, colloquially known as “vaping,” is an...
Fentanyl Epidemic Pervades Oregon Communities

Fentanyl Epidemic Pervades Oregon Communities

Two counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl. This is the type of pill McDaniel High School student Griffin Hoffman overdosed on in March 2022. Photo via Chris Lindsey Kerry Cohen, the mother of a McDaniel High School student who overdosed on fentanyl last...
Franklin STRONG 2.0

Franklin STRONG 2.0

A Franklin STRONG poster hung in the main hall. Administration hopes to revamp the current acronym into something more fitting and relevant. Photo via Oscar Ponteri In an effort to revitalize community values, Franklin High School administration is leading the effort...
Portland Sees Spike in Collision Fatalities

Portland Sees Spike in Collision Fatalities

Portland intersection 26th and Powell where on Oct. 4, Sarah Pliner was killed in a collision. Photo by Annalise Shorb On Tuesday Oct. 4, Sarah Pliner was hit and killed on the intersection of SE Powell and 26th Ave., right in front of Cleveland High School while...