With a new name, the ARK project set its sails to rescue a flood of homeless youth. Once known as the Maslow Project, the ARK (At-Risk-Kids) Project assists youths aged 0-21 in helping to keep at-risk kids and families afloat.
Labyrinth: a single pass with no dead ends and no wrong turns. Denny Dike, a local labyrinth artist who has made his mark on Bandon beaches and the Blossom Gulch Elementary School playground, started drawing labyrinths in 2003 to be used as meditation tools.
Schools are missing an integral part of the teaching process: teachers. Oregon is facing a growing crisis in the lack of teachers. For the past few years, a decrease in available staff has caused a disconnect throughout the school.
Alternative education in the Coos Bay School District is receiving an overhaul. Harding Learning Center is currently in the process of a large change, which includes moving away from traditional education and developing new resources for teaching.
According to Harding Principal and Marshfield Assistant Principal Shelly McKnight, Harding’s current schedule is not so different from Marshfield’s.
The Hearts and Hands annual craft sale features local artists’ and crafters’ work, showcasing their art once a year during the late fall just in time for the holidays. This year’s sale is located at Pony Village Mall until late December, from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. on weekends and until 8 p.m. on weekdays.
He likes riding dirt bikes, eating squid, lifting weights, spending time with his sister and playing football. Brandon Thompson is a 16 year old sophomore. He was born and raised in Coos Bay and is the second child out of 4 kids. He is a right guard on the football team and enjoys the manufacturing and wood shop classes offered at Marshfield.
Be prepared to be fully immersed in the showing of the production “Death and Taxes” as the audience participates in every moment of the performance.“Death and Taxes” is a murder mystery, comedy and audience participation play set in the small town of Hendricks where a lifeless body has been discovered.
Some compare him to Prince and some believe he is the reincarnation of Michael Jackson. With an album put together as well as this one, I am honestly starting to believe he may be. Starboy is the third studio album from Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer Abel Tesfaye or better known by his stage pseudonym, The Weeknd.
The Upbeats traveled to California last weekend to perform in front of a Disneyland audience. Marshfield’s dance team, coached by social studies teacher Debbie Brown, was invited to a skills camp in Disneyland this year along with several other teams.
Senior captain Ireland Gerber said the team was excited after applying to get into the program.
If you’re looking for the bear necessities, or just want to forget about your worries and your strife, then pull up a movie seat because the new adaption of “The Jungle Book” is a surprisingly satisfying take on a classic. The story begins with Mowgli, the "man-cub," racing through the jungle with his wolf clan host family and his guardian, the black panther named Bagheera.
Last Tuesday, Marshfield boys varsity soccer played their sixth Far West League game. Marshfield fell to the visiting Brookings-Harbor Bruins with a final score of 4-0. Head soccer coach Drew Jones said he is pleased with how his team performed.
“We had at least 40 minutes where we played, even with the best team in our league,” Jones said. “We had a 13-man roster and given everything that happened, we definitely played as well as we could.”
This is an improvement over how Marshfield played against Brookings-Harbor earlier this season in their 7-1 loss to the Bruins.
Some Marshfield students are getting on board with skating. The concept of skateboarding was invented in the 1940s and continued to grow until it gained nationwide popularity in the 70s and 80s. People choose to skateboard for many reasons, including for recreation activity, as a mode of transportation or as an extreme sport. Skating is still prevalent today with many students at Marshfield. Skating has been the target of negative stereotypes over the years and is often associated with “skate punks.” However, it is becoming recognized as a legitimate sport.
Senior Bojames Weatherston said he started skating at a young age because he thought he would enjoy it.
While at Marshfield, Worthen was one of the top track and field athletes in the country and a multiple time state champion. Worthen also participated in cross country, field hockey and volleyball. She was also a member of the Girls Athletic Association. During her high school career, she broke the national high school long jump record twice. Worthen went on to win ten state titles and is the only person in class 4A to score more than 100 career points in a state meet. After Worthen graduated, she participated in track and field at Southwestern Oregon Community College and became the first woman to participate for a men’s junior college track team.
Gamers may want to consider a switch to Nintendo.A new device was unveiled in October by the popular game company called the Nintendo Switch. The concept, mixing a console and handheld device into one, is set to release March 2017. Nintendo wanted to distance this new console from the less than successful Wii U, so it did not incorporate the Wii branding with the new console.
English Teacher Alexa Clausen, a gamer and fan of Nintendo, said she thinks the Nintendo Switch will be well received.
“I would imagine it would get much better reception than say the Wii U because they’re doing a much better job of advertising the fact that it’s its own console,” Clausen said.
A cartoon frog turned hate symbol. Pepe the Frog, an animated anthropomorphic internet meme, was added to the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) list of hate symbols late this September. The ADL is an international Jewish civil rights and human relations group based in the United States which was founded in 1913. According to the ADL, they fight anti-semitism and for fair treatment of all.
Pepe the Frog is a character from Matt Furie’s comic series “Boys Club.” The frog quickly spread across MySpace and other social media as an internet meme, which is a humorous image, video, or piece of text that is copied often with slight variations and spread rapidly by internet users.
Overshadowed during five years at Marshfield, the class of 2017 is refusing to let their senior year fall short of greatness. The “golden class” of 2016 continuously clouded over this year’s seniors. Due to their rigor in sports and academics, as well as being the first group of eighth graders at Marshfield, even now the class of 2017 feels the underlying expectations the class before them held.
Already however, steps have been made by the seniors to join together in certain activities that allow the class to get to know each other better.
On Sept. 7, 2016, Apple released the seventh edition of the iPhone. Sadly, it is a step back for the company, the product line and for consumer freedom. According to the GSMarena.com, the iPhone 7 has a 4.7 inch, 1334x750 pixel screen, a 12 megapixel camera, two gigabytes (GB) of random access memory (RAM) and uses Apple’s A10 Fusion processor. The A10 is a quad-core processor that runs at a clock speed of 2.3 gigahertz. The battery has a charge of 1920 mAh.
This is all well and good, but compare it to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which was released over three years ago on Sept. 25, 2013.