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Kobe Bryant: Gone Too Soon

Kobe Bryant: Gone Too Soon

For the past 23 years, Kobe Bryant has been a household name and an icon, a hero even, for almost everyone. From 18 years old, he built a name and a legacy for himself and earned the respect all basketball fans gave him.  On Sunday, […]

Canned Food Drive Update

Canned Food Drive Update

The canned food drive is off to a great start! For the can auction held on the fourth, we were able to get a few items donated, one of them being a rare pair of Travis Scott Air Jordans. The students bid cans on the […]

Remembering Nabila Maazous

Remembering Nabila Maazous

Nabila Maazous was a student at Oregon Episocol School and apart of Liberty High School’s  swim team, this year being her first year in high school. 

As students ourselves, this loss is tragic to us because of how much she had ahead of her. Many of us didn’t know her personally but we can easily see how impactful she was on her friends and family. Things like this are difficult for us to process because of her age and how close she was to our community. We’ve gone through losses of fellow students and each time gets more and more difficult, with new feelings combining with past emotions.

Nabila was fourteen years old and her sister described her as “Happy, caring and active.” According to the interview with KGW8, her sister stated that she would like Nabila to be remembered as always having a smile on her face. Maazous was an excellent student, winning an award for a project done about ‘Light Pollution’ while she was attending the Oregon Islamic Academy in 2017.

“Nabila was fascinated by science and wanted to be an astronaut,” says her sister Sarah. As smart as she was, she was also very athletic. Along with swimming for the Liberty Falcons, she also played soccer for the OES JV soccer team. 

She sadly passed away last week at the Aquatic Center in Hillsboro, Maazous was just finishing up with swim practice. 

Although not a student at Century High school, losing a member of our community can be very hard for us. Century swim team can agree that whether on your team or not, she was apart of an overall swim family. Oregon Episocol School released a statement shortly after, expressing their condolences and providing information for students who wanted and needed to express their feelings. 

Century High School, Oregon Episcopal School, and Liberty High School has many counselors and other resources that are able to help our students through this horrific time too. Any loss can bring up feelings of grief and sadness along with other emotions and our counselors are always available. 

While this is difficult for all of us, it’s also a moment where we’re able to use Nabila’s hard work, determination and kindness as inspiration. Live through her. Rise up with her name and use her as inspiration to be a better person. As athletic as she was, use her name to keep you going and continue working your best in school and through sports. 

Century would like to emphasize that if you’re at all affected by her passing, please visit the counselors to help you through this difficult time. Nabila Maazous was a happy, hardworking, determined girl who we’ll miss very greatly.

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness

The month of October is known as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and is an annual international health campaign organized to raise awareness for the disease and help support those in need. Breast Cancer Awareness Month was created in 1985 by the American Academy of […]

Memory Lane: 10 Years of Change

Memory Lane: 10 Years of Change

We’re not even a week into 2020, and things already look like they are taking a turn for the worst. Australia is on fire, Iran and the U.S. are on thin ice. The world is looking a little crazy. I guess it’s safe to say […]

Remembering Kevin Marshall

Remembering Kevin Marshall

I am sad to share, but the Jagwire recently lost one of its alumni. Kevin Marshall passed away Wednesday, December 11. It was heartbreaking news for me to hear. To be brief, Kevin was a kind-hearted and creative individual. He helped every one of the newspaper staff think deeply about their articles and their voice. Every staff and team needs someone like him.  

Here is one article he wrote for the Jagwire back in November of 2014. I think this best represents his strength: his ability to talk to anyone about any subject and listen to them and bring people together. 

Kevin will be missed.

-Jagwire Advisor- Adam Billington

What are your plans for college?

Partying- Megan Haley, Freshmen

Study for four years- Jesus Gonzalez, Senior

Life lessons so far?

Don’t take friends for granted- Britania Cortez, Senior

Not to wipe with really thin toilet paper- Elion Lopez, Freshmen

What’s been the hardest grade so far?

Junior year- Alexa Curaming, Senior

Probably senior because you have to worry about college on top of classes and graduating- Megan Price, Freshmen

What do you think about Ebola?

Everyone’s gonna die- Paige Wialliams, Freshmen

That’s there is more people getting better because of western care- Alayme Comer, Senior

Do you think teachers actually care about you as a growing human who feels emotions?

Mr. Wright definitely cares about students. He has been my advocator since freshman year for me and my fellow AVID students- Antony Lachica, Senior

If a teacher can see that you care about your future and education, then they’ll care too- Tyler Clubea, Freshmen

What do you do in your free time?

 Play basketball- Eli Tenoyo, Senior

Talk about people eat lots of food-Bianca Leiiany, Freshmen

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How CAN You Help the Community?

How CAN You Help the Community?

Winter is right around the corner, and so is another special event. Thanksgiving is a holiday about being grateful and thankful for all that you have in your life, take for example, the food that you eat, and a roof over your head.  However, there […]

Thanksgiving Baskets

Thanksgiving Baskets

The Thanksgiving basket is a tradition at Century that staff and students participate every year. Mr Thomas, a teacher at Century has been in charge of this and coordinates it all. Century works with the Salvation Army in Hillsboro to provide for families in need […]

DisneyPlus: Pros and Cons

DisneyPlus: Pros and Cons

Disney Plus is a video on-demand streaming service the International Division of the Walt Disney Company that came out of nowhere practically on November 12, 2019. It’s a subscription service that’s about seven dollars per month or seventy dollars per year. It’s only out in Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S.A. of this current time. If you didn’t understand that, the shorter and simpler version is a cheap Netflix with no ads for all Disney films and shows imaginable, both old and new.

Mr. Vermiere, a Century High School teacher said “I think it’s great. There’s so much, I mean all the Disney material, the National Geographic stuff, there’s all the Star Wars, the Pixar things so I’m super excited to see like my favorite Disney films and like all their original stuff.”

Disney Plus is good, but there are some negatives that also comes with it. 

For example, it’s rumored that they’ll be increasing the cost once they get a satisfiable amount of people paying for Disney Plus (which is likely because any true Disney fans know the price for anything from Disney increases after a while) and they don’t have the newest movies on it. Along with that, some people can’t log into their accounts, the search bar has some “questionable” results, and you can’t contact customer service. It also has inconsistencies across different devices and they had the tools, time, and money to fix all of these bugs before releasing. Also, there has been reports of multiple accounts have been hacked and there’s no “keep watching” tab.

“I have Disney Plus personally and I really like it, but it doesn’t have a save what you’ve watched so you have to remember…” said Taylor Stephens. “…and plus, people have gotten hacked on it before.”

In my opinion, Disney plus is a good subscription with all the movies and series on it and the fact that it’s both cheap and ad-free, but I wouldn’t use it as much as others might because I’m not as interested in Disney films as much as I used to. If you are going to use Disney Plus, enjoy your Disney films and don’t stay up too late, and if you’re not going to use Disney Plus, enjoy whatever you are going to watch instead.

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Vermeire

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Vermeire

Mr. Vermeire is one of our new teachers staff at Century High school, he has been teaching for 14 years and it is his first year at Century High school.  Since 2005, Mr. Vermeire has been teaching English languagearts for 9th grade and 12th grade […]