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NRA (National Rifles Association) firearm instructor teaching gun safety.
Opinion
Have Gun Laws Made Us Safer?
Max Armstrong, Staff Writier • February 10, 2024

IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU Picture this: it’s Gresham, Oregon 9:50 PM, December 28th, 2023. You’re walking home from a party. Maybe one of your friends was supposed to take you home but it didn’t work out. Now you’re...

A Hidden Sadness
Memoir
A Hidden Sadness
Kailey Loomis, Featured Writer • February 10, 2024

“When I was your age Kailey, holidays and my own birthday were never acknowledged.” When my mom told me that, it was like seeing a different side to her; the shock slowly made its way through me. I didn’t know yet...

The New Kid
Memoir
The New Kid
Savannah Forsman February 10, 2024

It was 6th grade and I was at a new school. I had been the new kid before, but this was different. The school was small, so everyone already knew I was coming. First day of school there, I walked in with a dress on and my...

Thoughts on Sandy Hook, and how it has shaped a generation
Feature
Thoughts on Sandy Hook, and how it has shaped a generation
Aliana Mayes, Staff Writier • February 10, 2024

The horrific 2012 school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Sandy Hook, Connecticut changed me– although it didn’t hit me with its true and terrible weight until much later. I was six years old when the tragedy struck--...

Because He Gets Me
Fiction
Because He Gets Me
Monty Cantsin, Featured Writer • February 10, 2024

Finally. He is on his way, this will be fun. “Here!”. “Let's get ready now” “ I don't really like my makeup or my hair.” “You look beautiful, lets go.” “ Let's take pictures, it will be cute”. “Okay." “Hey...

RE: Vending Machines
Political Cartoons
RE: Vending Machines
Taylor Moore, Featured Writer • February 9, 2024

The vending machines are a scam. They do not give you your change back. They charge $1.75 for a 25 cent bag of chips. They suck up your money. We need a better option.

Esai Gomez faces off.
Profile
Mat Mastery
Aleigha Holloway, Staff Writier • February 9, 2024

Wrestling is more than a sport; it demands prowess, toughness, and discipline. Esai Gomez is a senior here at Gresham High School who has been wrestling since freshman year. In a recent interview with the Argus, he opined,...

I Stayed Up All Night Finishing This Essay
Features
I Stayed Up All Night Finishing This Essay
By Michael Flores-Carley, Featured Writer • February 9, 2024

On a regular school day I usually get about 4 to 6 hours of sleep a night.I go to sleep between midnight and 2 AM so I can wake up at 6 AM and get ready for the day, eat breakfast, and make it to my bus at around 7 AM. I...

The Unordinary Evolution Of Video Game Soundtracks.
A&E
The Unordinary Evolution Of Video Game Soundtracks.
Aasif Benke, Staff Writier • February 9, 2024

Set the scene: It’s 2013, and your mom just bought you the new GTA V. You sit down on the floor while looking at the bright living room TV screen, the game loads up, and that's when it happens. A deep, rumbling bass backs...

Microfiction
Microfiction
January 22, 2024
Imagination Station
Imagination Station
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A Hidden Sadness
Memoir
A Hidden Sadness
Kailey Loomis, Featured Writer • February 10, 2024

“When I was your age Kailey, holidays and my own birthday were never acknowledged.” When my mom told me that, it was like seeing a different side to her; the shock...

The New Kid
Memoir
The New Kid
Savannah Forsman February 10, 2024

It was 6th grade and I was at a new school. I had been the new kid before, but this was different. The school was small, so everyone already knew I was coming. First day of...

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A poster in the hallway, promoting Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: October is for pink
Chayse Richardson, Staff Writer • November 4, 2022

   As high schoolers, breast cancer most likely won’t affect you directly. For some, the month gets completely disregarded. But everyone can support the awareness and...

As well as an increase in the sheer volume of information written each year, The Argus also developed its own consistent style over the years.
The Argus Archives - The Halfway Point
Dylan Hess, Staff Writer • June 8, 2022

   In our last issue, we took a look back to the first issue of our school newspaper, published in 1916. Over the 106 years from then until now, the newspaper has developed...

Students arriving to a crowded hallway.
A Year of Adversity Comes to a Close
Dionne Agulto, Staff Writer • June 8, 2022

   With track races won, laughs shared, and school dances danced, the end of the 21-22 school year is approaching steadily, yet inevitably. Like actors bowing before a...

Divorce: Kids Caught in the Middle
Natalia Marron, Staff Writer • June 8, 2022

   Divorce rates in America have rapidly increased in recent years. According to a recent statistic, nearly 40-50 percent of marriages end in divorce. As partners split...

Electives: The Early Branches to Success
Juliette Ramirez-Torres, Editor-In-Chief • April 15, 2022

   A balanced schedule is essential for a student’s success in classes and their ability to graduate. Gresham High School requires students to not only take core classes...

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My uncle in Iraq, mounting an M249 in the early morning.
Feature
Who is Helping Our Veterans? 
Max Armstrong, Staff Writer • December 14, 2023

    “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention” - Lisa Borden   My brother and I visited our Aunt Mary and Uncle Joseph in Colorado...

News Briefs
November Wrapped
Ruby Cretsinger, Historian • December 13, 2023

Gresham High School was busy at work this November. After finishing up the blood drive in October, Student Council started head-on with the Thanksgiving food drive. Our goal...

Students playing pickup basketball in the main gym during Wednesday lunch.
Feature
Pickup Basketball Could Solve School Stress
Aasif Benke, Staff Writer • December 13, 2023

Before I participated in Mr. Thomas’ pickup basketball activities, I would wander the halls alone and be sad. In contrast, once I found out about the game, my stress and...

Oregons favorite berry, the marionberry.
Uncategorized
Fall Food Drive
Argus Staff, Reporter • November 2, 2023

The 2023 Gopher Food Drive is up and running! Student Council will be collecting non-pershiable and monetary donations to help members of our community who are experiencing...

You can do a world of good donating to shelters and drives this holiday season.
Features
Lending a Helping Hand this Holiday Season
Aliana Mayes, Staff Writer • January 5, 2023

   And just like that, it’s time to bring back hot cocoa, holiday movies, snowball fights, sweaters, Uggs, pumpkin lattes, and so much more.     As we transition...

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