The Newspaper of McDaniel High School

The Oracle

The Newspaper of McDaniel High School

The Oracle

The Newspaper of McDaniel High School

The Oracle

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The three big creators of speech and debate’s fundraiser: seniors Ieva Stave, Meredith Gifford and junior Florence Knape. All three were part of the original conversation about making the debate bake sale happen.
Combining baking, debate helps put the "fun" in fundraising
Sebastian Gracie-Fultz, Print Editor • April 25, 2024

I’ve never been a big person for sweets, but due to the fact that I love baking them, I jumped at the opportunity to help my team with...

Shark Tale swims into my heart
Shark Tale swims into my heart
Valentine Lindsey, Review Editor • May 9, 2024

I was about negative two years old in 2004, which is a shame because it was a banger year for movies. We had hits like The Grudge, Barbie as...

Oracle Out Loud
Calvin Cannard, Reporter • April 9, 2024

Local film brings forward racial equity in media
Sebastian Gracie Fultz, Social Justice Editor • November 28, 2022

During September, the production of Outdoor School took place within the Cully district. The movie conducts racial equity in the Portland film...

Husk appointed as interim PPS superintendent

Recent News Stories

West side schools face new challenges after ice storm

April 25, 2024

The 2023-24 school year has already been witness to a teacher strike that left students out of school...

Commitment to students, program earns state award

April 25, 2024

On Dec. 5 the Oregon Association for Career and Technical Education (OACTE) announced robotics and computer-aided...

Examining perspectives and reactions to  media portrayal of PAT strike

April 11, 2024

Following days of demonstration and negotiation, the PAT strike reached its end on Nov. 26. This marks...

Speech and debate program’s expansion, dedication, proves team to be strong contender

Recent Feature Stories

What culture means to students

April 12, 2024

As one of the most diverse high schools in Portland, we have so much rich community and culture. These...

Turning boredom into a passion

March 21, 2024

During two major moments full of isolation and boredom—the COVID-19 quarantine and the November union...

March 21, 2024

High school can be a time to break out of your comfort zone and try new or possibly scary things. Senior...

Ultimate frisbee faces off against rival Grant

Recent Sports Stories

Josh Hepner shatters school record

April 25, 2024

The junior long-distance runner already had success in the fall by qualifying for state in cross country,...

High turnout, strong community, new talent for boys tennis

April 25, 2024

Since head coach Larry Hermida began coaching over 13 years ago, the boys tennis team has had their most...

New coach, practice regimen for girls tennis helps team bond, improve

April 25, 2024

The girls tennis team is looking forward to a successful season this year, bolstered by a fresh practice...