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No School Days

No School Days

We always have a handful of days off of school during the year for events, holidays, or even snow and other weather related circumstances, but when are these days, and what are they actually for? This year we had two days off in October, the […]

New Equipment at Century High School

New Equipment at Century High School

Century High School, built in 1997, has made some big changes for 2019. As of now, Century has added new tennis courts and reprocessed dirt in the baseball field. They’ve also added lunch trays and a new fence outside of the lunchroom. But that’s only […]

The Media Center Change of CHS

The Media Center Change of CHS

The librarian at Century High School is no longer here until 11:00 in the morning, and students are now told to go to the Counseling Center for studying purposes. But how does this impact the student body (especially the seniors) and their access to materials that are only available in the Media Center?

There is a parent volunteer that comes in on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, but she isn’t available on Wednesdays, and she can’t come in until 8:30, when most students need the library before school.

According to the librarian, “I don’t like the idea of the library being closed, we tried to give Ms. Guise alternatives, but she was not hearing it. I feel like I’m definitely needed here, because I have resources for you guys that the parent volunteer might not be able to give you.”

The Media Center was an important place for many students to research important academic topics, do their homework, print things, and even just hang out. But that isn’t much of an option now that it isn’t open until halfway through second period.

Harrison Oddo, a student at Century quotes, “The librarian not being here kind of sucks for all of us that actually need the library in the morning.” He is one of the many students that used the Media Center as a place to go before school started. 

The new policy on the Media Center affects many of the students here at Century, especially the ones that need that extra time to study, or that might not have internet access at home.

And whether or not it affects everyone, it’s still something that a large percentage of the school has to deal with, and as much as anyone loves it or hates it, the policy probably won’t be getting changed anytime soon.

Dutch vs Starbucks

Dutch vs Starbucks

In the west, there’s a coffee place called ‘Dutch Bros’ which serves a giant amount of drinks but competes with Starbucks, another coffee place that’s been around longer and serves another giant group of drinks. This makes the question of which place is better: Dutch […]

Freshman Feels

Freshman Feels

Going into a new school or new environment can always be nerve-wracking, especially one you’re going to be spending 7 hours a day, 5 days a week. Lots of things could be going through the minds of the students.  High school overall, is an entirely […]

Neon Nightclub

Neon Nightclub

Neon Nightclub is the last dance of the year put on by the freshmen class student government. This year, it will be held on April 5th from 8pm to 11pm. It’s an informal dance and tickets are bought at the door for five dollars.

“Attendees can come in all white, that was the black-lights would be able to make themselves glow which will make it fun for them and those around them.” Hence, the name “Neon Nightclub” says freshman class officer, Janice Yang.

The Freshman class officers have been planning this dance for months and trying to make it as enjoyable as possible. Freshman class officer Janice Yang says “One obstacle has been trying to find and buy neon paint, because at stores, they come in a small portion and we need a lot for this dance.”

  “The other officers and senators and I just hope for everyone to have a good time to be honest. Because it’s the last dance of the year (not counting Prom), and it’s the seniors last neon night club as well, so we want it to be memorable.”

Freshman Vice President, Brady Davis is part of the group planning Neon Nightclub. “I am a part of a group of officers and senators that decide as a whole what decorations we create, what DJ we want, and what themes are going to occur. We first plan, then assign tiles for the day of. Yet i mainly plan decor with Briann [Freshman President].”

       “[My hopes for Neon Nightclub is] at least 500+ participants, a great DJ, and a great time.”

Brady says he’s very excited for this dance because of his past experiences. “I always have a great time setting up and the Hello dance was so fun so I’m hyped.”

He says in order to make this dance run smoothly, students can “bring more than 10 dollars for entry and food. Follow all the rules and don’t start any complications. Just have fun.”

If you’re planning on attending Neon Nightclub, bring $5 and your school ID on April 5th at 8pm. Wear white clothing and keep in mind that the paint is not washable! Volunteers will likely be needed to help clean up, but more information will come as the dance arrives.  

Climate Change

Climate Change

The issue of climate change has been vastly debated, from the reality of it to how we should solve the issue. Everyone has heard the words “climate change” or “global warming”, but we should take into consideration what those words actually mean and the consequences […]

Ping Pong Tournaments

Ping Pong Tournaments

At lunch times, the kids go to hang out with their friends at lunch. But what do the teachers do? South hall teachers get to play ping pong. Several teachers in the south hall go to room S161 during lunchtime “We play for bragging rights […]

Softball

Softball

Going into spring, many new things are starting, one of them being softball! The sun is finally coming out and our softball players are ready and excited!

Tryouts were on February 26th and teams were made soon after. Practices are right after school from 4-6pm everyday, when there is no game, held either at Century or the Hillsboro Stadium. Their first event was a jamboree on March 11th against Oregon City and David Douglas.

Josie Hill, a player on Jv and Varsity, says “ A jamboree is a good way to get the season started without the title of it being an official “game””.

Our seniors this year are Gavyn Shafer, Sarah Gruber, Brylie Mannen, and Adreanna Stratton. Most of these girls have been playing since their freshman year. It is also coach Emily Connors first season as being head coach. Being as it’s their very last year of playing softball for Century, and Emily Connors first year of coaching, we need our student body to show support and make it their best year yet!

This season, Century softball will be playing schools in the Pacific Conference. Schools in the Pacific conference are Century, Mcminnville, Newberg, Liberty, Sherwood, and Forest Grove.

Lots of these girls are excited about the new changes that are being brought to century softball this year such as the coach, and the change in league. Not only that, but they’re also excited about being able to play with each other, and meet new people in our school and other schools!

One of our seniors, Gavin Schaffer says, “ I’m most excited to compete in our new league and play with new girls. I’m going to miss playing with my friends and playing for century.”

A freshman on Varsity this year, Brooke Bertrand says, “I’m most excited to play my friends on other teams. I’m most nervous about how I will hit but I am still very excited and also nervous about being on varsity.”

Spring is an exciting season for high school sports with Softball, tennis, track and baseball going on! High school sports are a great way to make new friends, and try new things. They take a big part in what goes on at Century high school and is one of the student body’s favorite.

If you’re wanting to go watch and support our softball teams; times, dates and places will be posted in the north hallway and on the Century update instagram page; @century_updates! The Century instagram softball page is @century_softball, where updates will also be posted. If you’re not able to find it there someone from one of the teams will most likely be able to tell you.

Good luck to the all of Century’s coaches and players this season!

Baseball

Baseball

The Men’s Baseball Season Kicks off this month, Competing in the Pacific Conference, they are hoping to win a league championship and compete for a State Title. The Men’s Varsity team is coached by Mason Wright, who is also an AVID and ELA Freshman Block […]