Friday, June 1, 2018


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I recently went to a concert but it wasn't just any concert, it was POWER TRIP! They are a thrash band that is from Dallas, Texas and started up in 2008. They are simply electrifying and powerful. You may ask, "What's so special about Power Trip?" glad you asked! Ever since Dimebag Darrell was killed in 2004 from a person who went on stage with a handgun, there has been a lack of the audience running on stage and throwing themselves back at the crowd, just to keep the band safe. Power Trip wants to bring back the good old days of that back.
Red Death
Power Trip reminds those old and new to the thrash scene what thrash is all about. We're talking about old Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, SLAYER!!! and Exodus. They just want to have fun and destroy the place they are playing at. They don't have a political message, they don't have a statement to make except, "The executioner’s here, and he’s ready to make you pay!"

The concert that I went to was located at the Hawthorne Theater in Portland, Oregon. It was deafening and at some points dangerous. The venue was old and some what dirty, perfect for some stinky Portland teenagers to do the toxic waltz. Before the show started there was maybe ten to fifteen people near the stage. The opening song before the performance began which was, Ride the Lightning by Metallica. It was loud and perfect for the opening band, Red Death. I'll admit it, I haven't listen to Red Death all too much. I know I have some of their songs on my 2,000 song playlist but I couldn't name them. They were powerful and fast! Now I must confess the crowd wasn't digging them, maybe because there was only like twenty people near the stage but no one was moshing. But for an opening bad who had a stagnant crowd, they did awesome!

But once FURY kicked in, more people showed up and started thrashing and slashing. FURY is an interesting band because they don't do social media. The only way to get one of their CD's or t-shirts is to actually go to their show's. Their front man was amazing! He was interactive with the audience and he was maybe slightly high/drunk so he was entertaining to listen to. Overall they were an amazing thrash/punk/metal band and would high, HIGHLY recommend you check them out.

Sheer Mag
Next was Sheer Mag. Now I'll admit. I don't like Sheer Mag. I think out of all the four bands preforming that night they were the worst. I think the 70's style blues mixed with punk don't work all too well. They mostly lacked in vocals because all of the interments players were extremely talented, but the vocals weren't good. Now don't go, "Oh because she's a girl you don't like the vocals!" I'm judging the bands all the same and I've got to say they truly weren't good. I hope them the best and a successful career but I'm not jumping on the Sheer Mag train as of now.

Power Trip
Last but not least was Power Trip! When the bands switched on and off the stage there was a time period of five to ten minutes of them switching installments and checking sound. But as soon as Sheer Mag got off and they took their instruments the place stayed dark for about three minutes. Their flag with the band logo behind them started to glow red from the spot light and then a faint guitar started playing and their amazing front man Riley Gale shot up and started singing, Soul Sacrifice and the place went completely ape poop. I've never been to a concert before and aside from the awesome emotion of seeing one of my favorite new band come on stage, I was scared for my life. The place started spinning and people were going on stage and throwing themselves off the stage like lemming do to a cliff. It was AWESOME. They were the loudest band that day and the show was three days ago and I can still barley hear out of my left ear. Nobody could have helped but to headband and have a good time when they came on. It was freaking' awesome!

Overall the 2018 Power Trip North American Tour was a force to be reckoned with. And all those old time thrash bands need to watch their back because these guys are going places and are coming for your spot!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Is it Okay to Sneak Snacks into Movie Theaters?

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This week on a Load of STHS! Students talk about whether it's okay to sneak snacks into movie theaters. Join Nick and Kaleb as they express their opinions on this deathly controversial subject (that we totally had issues finding someone who doesn't sneak snacks). Two students, Matt and Luke share their opinions as well as P.E. teacher Mr. Nagel. Join us on our next podcast, "Abstinence in Sex Education."

Friday, May 11, 2018

Podcast: A Load of STHS!, Should Teachers get Involved with Students who Struggle?

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This is a Load of STHS' fourth podcast! This weeks topic is, "Should Teachers get Involved with Students who Struggle?" Your fellow Springwater students, Anya and Cole share their opinions! As well as podcast panel members, Nate and Kaleb. Join us on our next topic, "Is it Okay to Sneak Snacks into Movie Theaters?"

Thursday, May 3, 2018

New Podcast

Hello STHS students our second episode of our podcast has been posted. this weeks topic is about scooters, is it ok to ride scooters in high school .

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Podcast: A Load of STHS, Should School Start Later?

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This is the second podcast for, "A Load of STHS!" This weeks podcast topic is about school starting time in the Gresham Barlow School District. Should it starter later in the day? Or remain the same? Two panel members, Nicholas Reiner and Kaleb Watson-Nims share their opinions. As well as active Springwater students, Mirna, Jake and Matt. Next weeks topic is, "Is it okay to be in high school and ride scooters?"

Monday, April 23, 2018

Podcast: A Load of STHS, Is Prom Overrated?

This is the first podcast for Springwater Trail High School, "A Load of STHS!" This weeks topic is about prom. Is it overrated? Two members of the panel, Kaleb and Nathan share their opinions on the topic. As well as active students: Luke, Kerri, Rylea and Dakota. Next weeks topic is, "Should School Start Early?"

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Bautista Brings The Gold

“ I feel really good that we won, there are many other good teams, it was a miracle that we won and thanks to everyone that supported me on my Goalball journey.” Said our very own Jovany Bautista when he was talking about his 1st place victory in a sport called Goalball. Goalball is like soccer but the players blindfolded, on their hands and knees and the ball has bells in it so the players can use their hearing sense, this sport it primarily played by the visually impaired.