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Missoula Ghosts

Sophia Geranios, Reporter

October 21, 2019

Do you believe in ghosts? Even if you don’t, perhaps you’ve felt the presence of an unearthly being; a shiver down your spine, a cold draft in an otherwise warm room, a tap on your shoulder only to find no one there. Whet...

How Important Should Standardized Tests Be?

Josey MacDonald, reporter

October 14, 2019

With the PSAT quickly approaching, I think it’s worth considering the concept of standardized testing. Doing well on tests like these is important because of their value in the college admissions process, and because they can b...

Why You Should Be Reading Joe Ide

Luke O'Connell, Editor in Chief

October 8, 2019

     Over the summer, my dad suggested that I read the mystery novel IQ by Joe Ide, the first of a now four book series. I flew through it and picked up his second book, Righteous, as soon as I could. His superb writing skil...

An Open Letter To High Schoolers: The News is Worth Paying Attention To

Ali Caudle, Reporter

October 7, 2019

One common critique of teenagers is that we are self absorbed. We’re egocentric, self-centered, and only care about ourselves. You could argue this point, insist that you care about other things and other people, but you’re rendering you...

Missoula Climate Strike

Sophia Geranios, Reporter

September 26, 2019

Missoula youth from all 5 local highschools, as well as the U of M and Missoula College have helped to organize a week long climate strike to begin Friday the 20th. The strike was inspired by 16 year old Greta Thunburg, a clim...

The Best of the Best are Heading to the West

Oliver Beck, Reporter

September 25, 2019

The state of California recently passed the Free Play Act into legislation. This bill, if passed, will allow for college athletes to accept brand deals and royalties from companies.  This has happened in the past with several p...

VSCO Culture: Here to Stay?

VSCO Culture: Here to Stay?

September 23, 2019

Why Democrats Should be Dropping Out

Luke O'Connell, Editor in Chief

September 17, 2019

     As we look forward, after the third debate of the 2020 election cycle, I find it important to discuss where each of the Democratic candidates are headed. To put it bluntly, many of the candidates ought to drop out. In reality, ...

Male and Female Tennis Players Should Play the Same Number of Sets

Josey MacDonald, reporter

September 16, 2019

I spent part of last weekend watching the tennis US Open, which was exciting, and featured some well known players, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams, in the finals. Although I know relatively little about tennis, one thing in part...

Chevaliers Perform At Sold Out Foreigner Rock Concert

Ali Caudle, Reporter

September 16, 2019

Hellgate High School’s advanced extracurricular choir, the Chevaliers, performed at the Foreigner concert at the Kettlehouse Amphitheater on Sept. 9, 2019. The Chevaliers, affectionately called “the Chevvies” by the talen...

Advice for Freshmen

Sophia Geranios, Reporter

September 10, 2019

Participate in spirit week, dress up, and go to the Hoco game! Showing school spirit is a great way to get acclimated to the Hellgate experience, and you may make some new friends along the way. Go to a school dance. The...

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