ROSIE THE RIVETER by Julia Garcia and Amber Poer

“The career fair showed me I don’t have to be what society wants me to be.”
-Amber Poer, HHS Class of ’13

Women have moved up in the world throughout the century from staying at home to jobs that normally have men in employment. On Friday, May 17th, students from Heritage High School attended the Women in Trade Career Fair in Oregon that is anything but traditional.

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The fair included hands-on activities for women and girls to explore the possibility of taking a future job in the trades. Activities like construction experience, positive skills coaching, and working directly with female role models were available at the career fair.
High-paying trades like plumbing and construction were encouraged careers for young women to pursue because women have remained 2.5% of the construction-trades skilled workforce for the last 30 years.

Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. who runs the Women in Trade Career Fair has been doing it since 1993 to increase the number of women working in the trades and to help fill the gap in the labor force that has dropped because upcoming retirements of skilled trades people.

WRITE IT DOWN by Kristen Buehner

On the 13th of March, two AP Lit classes and two AP Lang classes wandered down to HHS’s library and sat down at the tables in the back corner, there to listen to their guest speaker from Seattle talk about her book. Her name was written on the board in Ms. Zadeh’s neat handwriting:

“Jacqueline Moulton, writer, artist, teacher.”

Jackie, as Ms. Zadeh called her, stood shorter than about three-quarters of the kids in the room. Her large red-rimmed glasses matched her lipstick. She paced back and forth as her royal blue skirt swirled beneath her, and presented her ideas about the fear that inevitably comes with the creative process. Her soliloquy came with genuine earnest and cat-lady humor. She spoke, unscripted and enthusiastically, about fear and creating and failure to an audience of slouching English kids, all mesmerized by this colorful and Miss-Frizz-from-the-Magic-School-Bus-but-with-tattoos-like-person.

Her book “The Day I Was Too Afraid to Jump Off the Highdive & Other Tales of Fear and Trepidation,” presents her numerous ideas about fear in a collection of poems, prose, and pictures. Fears of silly things, like cardboard tampons or stubbing a toe. Fears of big things, like loss, loneliness, unknowns of life. Read more

SWOOSH by Hugo Gonzalez and Jessi Proulx

Pure thrill and excitement fills every inch of my body as we pull up to the headquarters of the one the only, Nike. Giant banners hang behind the water fountains as if guarding the entrance. A small group of us Heritage kids stick together, there for a presentation. But it’s more than that. It’s an opportunity.
Our Heritage group, small and determined, marches in. Memorable statues, shoes, and clothing sit in perfect display. It would take hours to explain all the meaning behind all this stuff. 80 other students, full of ambition, hustle around to look at everything in this museum. Some huddle around the designers and marketers, all trying to stand out.

The presentation covered the upcoming Nike Creative Workshop and what it’s like at Nike. Every type of person that has input on a single shoe, designers, specialists on fabrics, colors, different types of plastics was present. It gave us a glimpse on what it takes to be a Nike employee. All of us students participated in a designing contest. We had fifteen minutes to design a shoe and sketch it. The grand prize: an internship at Nike.

Chris Lindauer, the president sports career consultant, and Anthony Roberts, the leader of Uneek Projects, gave me a full pass to go for the day free of charge Read more

THE THIRD DIMENSION by Hugo Gonzales

Imagine something.

Anything.

A made up creature from a movie, maybe, or a prototype for the next great invention.

Three-dimensional modeling and sculpting makes these things possible. Ideas become reality.

Mrs. Wendlandt has been teaching here at Heritage for twelve years in the 3D production industry for four years.

“3D is a great career that has been exploding with popularity,” she says. “Anybody can now design, invent or create. It’s no longer limited. It’s a great way to conceptualize and speed up production.” Industries like the entertainment, gaming, Read more

FIVE OH ONE by Jeremy Hess

Images by Cody Calhoon

Mr. Emmert sent me to detention—my first time ever.
The thought of that stain on my permanent record follows me all the way there.

I don’t know what to expect. Spitballs and chaos. The rioting “bad kids.”

The 2:15 bell rings and I walk into 501, right on time.
One kid sits quietly with his head down. He surfaces sometimes to look out the window.

5 minutes later, another kid comes in. Read more