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Forest Grove High Needs An Expansion

Forest Grove High Needs An Expansion

Ava Rapport November 1, 2023

Link to Image For over 110 years, Forest Grove High School (FGHS) has been the home of the Vikings. Our school has a large community, taking students from Cornelius, Dilley, and Gales Creek. While this...

Sophomore Year Reflection

Ava Rapport, Editor June 16, 2023

Image via Gales Creek Journal By: Ava Rapport As a freshman, my goal was to survive. During my sophomore year, I thrived. I feel like such a different person since my high school career began,...

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Online School Or In Person School?

Cadynce Harmon, Writer September 24, 2021

Being back in the school building has had various impacts on our community. Some are loving it, but others are worried by how much covid cases have gone up. Many people think that we'll last at least a...

Art by Ellie Raetzman, a FGHS Student. (Image via Forest Grove News Times; Photo Credit: Gabby Urenda)

High School Art Show

Amelie Verlinden and Joshua King March 9, 2020

Visual art has always been an important piece of humanity. Since the beginning, humans have made efforts to express things through art, be it cave drawings or mosaics. This remains true today, and the...

(Image via Forest Grove High Schools Yearbook, The Optimist)

Much Ado About Nothing

Amelie Verlinden, Resources Editor February 13, 2020

On the seventh of February 2020, this year’s first Forest Grove High School Shakespearean play opened with an equal amount of laughter and applause. The play, Much Ado About Nothing, is a comedic tale...

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The 2018-19 School Year in Review

Jalie Blix, Writer June 7, 2019

Congrats, Vikings! We’ve reached the end of the school year. This year went by in a flash and was quite eventful. From intense sports events to beautifully performed plays, to eye-opening assemblies,...

Drag Visits Forest Grove

Drag Visits Forest Grove

Rain Wiggins, Writer March 19, 2019

Drag queens are performance artists, typically men, that dress as women and act with mostly, exaggerated femininity.  Drag queens are heavily associated with gay men and gay culture but can vary in sexuality...

Team Managers: The Unspoken Heroes of Wrestling

Team Managers: The Unspoken Heroes of Wrestling

Jalie Blix, Writer January 23, 2019

Wrestling: a sport filled with intensity, strength, and strategy. But what goes on behind the scenes? Here at FGHS, our wrestling team is held up intact in many ways, but there’s no denying that the...

Winter Informal, What is It All About?

Winter Informal, What is It All About?

Reed Cunningham, Writer January 23, 2019

Winter informal, what’s with the name change? Many of you may have noticed the name switch of the winter formal dance this year, and you're probably wondering why that is and what other changes have...


What is the Food Drive and Where is the Food Going

Rain Wiggins, Writer December 24, 2018

Food banks have been around for a decent amount of time, just a bit longer than 35 years to be a little more precise.  The concept of food banks was developed by John van Hengel. Van Hengel was a retired...


Period Club

Rain Wiggins, Writer December 11, 2018

Period Club is a place where people support homeless women in homeless shelters.  They give out care packages filled with helpful, important feminine hygiene products. This club is generally trying to...

Forest Grove Wrestling Team is Just Getting Started

Forest Grove Wrestling Team is Just Getting Started

Jalie Blix, Writer December 11, 2018

It’s winter sports season, which means it’s time for lots of great sports such as basketball and swimming. Though there are so many awesome sports going on, I decided to shed some light on one of our...

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