Diversity plays a big role in the school environment, as well as in art. A school’s diversity can define the learning environment very well, allowing the idea that students of every race, religion, gender, sexuality, etc. are welcomed and have an opportunity to express themselves safely in the classroom. Diversity in art is shown here at Central Catholic High School, which holds the record for having the highest number of art course options in the state of Oregon. With a plethora of art mediums and themes, from abstract to portrait photography, these Central Catholic artists are motivated to use their skills as a hobby or to pursue an art career option in the future.

America’s peanut crunching, sunflower spitting, base stealing pastime recently received a facelift when MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred noticed that baseball no longer attracts a widespread audience like it used to. It seemed as though other sports were heading in a new direction and baseball lagged in the past and after hasty consideration, the MLB determined that “streamlining” the game would open the doors of the future to a broader audience — unfortunately, this decision was about as effective as hitting into a double play. The commissioner’s office failed to consider the rippling repercussions of modifying old rules and thus incited a predominantly negative reactions from tendered fans and players alike. The desired effects of eliminating the four-pitch intentional walk, implementing instant replay, and punishing aggressive sliding tactics, has obviously caused baseball more harm than good.

In a healthy relationship between two people—whether it be romantic, platonic, or within family—we must be prepared to give and receive unconditional love. Healthy relationships thrive on the ability to trust and respect one another. However, relationships that lack the willingness to reciprocate ethical decisions can become stained. Healthy living is possible when two people in a relationship both equally practice habits that benefit both sides.

When looking for colleges, many students choose to focus on specific aspects of schools. For example, some students choose to look at campus size, others look at academic offerings or at sports. Many college counselors will suggest you start looking at colleges junior year, or earlier if possible. It is also recommended that you visit campuses before applying.