By William Poindexter, The Charter At the beginning of this school year ACA announced that there would be a […]
By Luke Burton, The Charter News Pressure from the state on the four year graduation rate causes Alliance Charter […]
Clearly there is considerable and understandable upset, me included, but what are we doing about it? Very few of the people I’ve heard complaining have actually told anyone about it or tried to make a difference, for they are often, as one student put it “calling people out… (afraid) that i would be next, or that things would escalate” (this goes for many school issues).
What is bigotry? In the last year and a half the word ‘bigot’ has been thrown around a lot on the political stage. ‘She’s a bigot!’ ‘Those who side with him are deplorable!’ You’ve heard these (paraphrased) statements before. Everyone seems to think that everyone who doesn’t agree with them are siding with the anti-Christ. So who’s right?
What follows are three arguments using biblical evidence for why the Christian community should be more supportive and welcoming towards the LGBTQ+ community, as well as why we should stop wrongfully judging people since we all have sin.
The sky was the limit when members of ACA’s class of 2017 tossed their caps at the […]
By Alexis Pearson The Charter News This year, Jaime Norville and Natalie Disher are fencing at the […]
The small group of four students and four adults (from ACA and the Homeschool Science Group of OMSI) are set to depart by plane for Jamestown, Virginia on June 5th and return on the 12th.
Rachel Armstrong The Charter Opinions “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to […]
By Annie Pullella The Charter Editorial Driving is an important part of your everyday life– It’s a pleasure […]
By Justin Dille The Charter Editorial High school Prom is a large social event typically set for […]
Liam Hughes The Charter News In case you didn’t hear, ACA held a Red Cross Blood Drive on May […]
By Liam Hughes The Charter News Happy summer, and safe driving. Chances are that a good number of […]
On May 5-6th Alliance Charter Academy’s very own drama class put on a production of “Alice Threw the Looking Glass”.
Annie Pullella The Charter News This year, is the year of saying goodbye. Mr. Trevor Dyett left […]
By Alexis Pearson The Charter News ACA is requiring the 2017-18 and future freshman to take a new […]
An opinion column by Rachel Armstrong Here are five reasons why you should never write an opinion column. […]
Breaking into song- it also wouldn’t be strange to find people singing in the halls, whether it be for choir or leisure, or music coming from classrooms that definitely don’t house music classes.
Piper Stephens The Charter Opinions Dangerous creatures, lurking in the water, waiting for an innocent victim to swim […]
Our very own Ann Paris has been selected for the Artist in Residence program in the Everglades. She […]
By Anna Krieske The Charter Features Ham radio is the nickname given to amateur radio. This system of […]
Annie Pullella The Charter Feature A lot of people think that training and showing a horse is […]
Samantha Rands The Charter Features A five acre island in the Florida keys, surrounded by warm turquoise water […]
Piper Stephens The Charter Features Right now, Jill Mohr is ACA’s Assistant Director, but did you know that […]
Kassidy Young The Charter Feature Here at Alliance Charter Academy (ACA) autism service dogs are being trained by […]
By: Brandon Bean The Charter Opinions “There’s something that’s really fun about the challenge of making the mundane […]
Brandon Bean The Charter Opinions “Offending people is a necessary and healthy act… every time you say something […]
By: Annie Pullella The Charter Opinions In early 2017, Disney California Adventure Park closed The Twilight Zone Tower […]
Alexis Pearson The ACA Charter News A number of ACA music department students competed in the OMEA […]
At this time, Alliance Charter Academy’s Arrowsmith program has 11 students and two teachers.
Liam Hughes The Charter News Following the 2016 elections, the only thing that people seemed to talk […]
Mrs. Mersereau has been the newest strings teacher at ACA since the beginning of this year. When most people hear this they say something to effect of, ‘wait, we have a new strings teacher?’ Yes, yes we do.
Brandon Bean The Charter Opinions “Each of us deserves the freedom to pursue our own version of […]
By Louisa Rux May 22, 2017 They played a great lobby concert, heard an amazing performance by […]
Kassidy Young The Charter News Oregon colleges are now raising their college tuition for many students effective […]
Piper Stephens and Samantha Rands The Charter Opinions We all make mistakes, some of which are definitely worse […]
Brandon Bean The Charter News “We can’t help everyone, but… everyone can help someone.” Dr. Loretta Scott […]
It has been roughly a year and a half since ACA’s major batch of eagle projects, and the results have made a clear impression on the surrounding community.
Rachel Armstrong The Charter Opinions Let’s All Be Artists I mean if you want to be, just […]
Suicide, an issue our western society deals with a lot, has grown exponentially in the past few decades.
All high school students are allowed to attend, and it will be held on May 13th, from 7:30pm to 10:30pm in the ACA gym
Samantha Rands The Charter News If you missed this year’s batch, you may have another chance. […]
The gym was filled with teachers, families, and friends; all of them waiting to see the first through eighth grade Drama Club Jr class perform Alice in Wonderland.
Liam Hughes The Charter News Not all heroes wear capes… In fact, the most important heroes have […]
Mrs. Mohr is one of two assistant directors at Alliance Charter Academy. Her position’s primary focus is to aid and support the teachers of ACA in their daily routines.
If you’ve ever see a woman walking around ACA with a large white dog in green vest in tow, then it may interest you to know that this is Jill Mohr.
This is snarky Irish reporter Elliot Barnhill, and right now I am standing with one foot on […]
Vandalism can happen anywhere, so it is important for the community to be aware of what happens at ACA so we can help prevent future problems.
Lavender Duff – The Charter Features Many students at ACA think they know her pretty well, you might […]
By Anna Krieske – The Charter Personal Opinion Column Albert Einstein once said, “It is the supreme art […]
If it weren’t for the perennial efforts of the National Honor Society (NHS) and other volunteers, the ACA woods would be even more of an impenetrable tangle of invasive plants.
When a trespasser entered ACA last week, a team of administrators, staff, and students sprang to action.
By Piper Stephens The Charter Opinions Standardized tests are an organized, relatively simple way of assessing […]
Alexis Pearson The Charter News All is still. You hear birds chirping in the distance, gentle rainfall […]
Louisa Rux -The Charter News The eight students and teacher of the ACA Charter met at the Oregonian […]
Dear Editor, Please compliment Annelise Krieske on her well-researched article about homework. I find it ironic that […]
Piper Stephens The Charter News Recently the Parent Action Team (PAT) has had a change in officer memberships. According […]
Samantha Rands The ACA Charter News Other schools have added more hours to make up for the […]
Noun: rape cul⋅ture
a society or environment whose prevailing social attitudes have the effect of normalizing or trivializing sexual assault and abuse.
“…a complex set of beliefs that encourage male sexual aggression and supports violence against women. It is a society where violence is seen as sexy and sexuality as violent. In a rape culture, women perceive a continuum of threatened violence that ranges from sexual remarks to sexual touching to rape itself. A rape culture condones physical and emotional terrorism against women as the norm . . . In a rape culture both men and women assume that sexual violence is a fact of life, inevitable . . . However . . . much of what we accept as inevitable is in fact the expression of values and attitudes that can change.” – Emilie Buchwald, author of Transforming a Rape Culture
“Rape culture includes jokes, TV, music, advertising, legal jargon, laws, words and imagery, that make violence against women and sexual coercion seem so normal that people believe that rape is inevitable. Rather than viewing the culture of rape as a problem to change, people in a rape culture think about the persistence of rape as ‘just the way things are.’” – definition of rape culture from Force: Upsetting the Rape Culture
“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” – Confucius
What constitutes a well-rounded education? Why do we teach kids what we do when we do? A well-rounded education encompasses every aspect of life, especially topics on personal well-being, such as social, emotional, and even sexual health. These are important topics that are often overlooked and forgotten, but they are arguably even more important than algebra or biology. Topics like these are what shape and mold who we are. Topics like these are what shape our future generations. They deserve to be taught – they need to be taught.
This series will take a closer look at sexual health and its role in our education, including how it is taught, why it is taught that way, and if it should be taught that way. I hope to show you how important this is, and how our lack of proper sexual education is one of the greatest contributors to the rape culture that is pervasive in our country.
By Piper Stephens The Charter Loads of soil will soon be delivered to ACA for the community garden […]
Here at Alliance Charter Academy, there are 20 students involved in the National Honors Society (NHS). They’re all […]
By Kassidy Young The Charter Opinion Column “New year, new me” I’m sure you’ve all heard […]
Alexis Pearson […]
Lavender Duff The Charter Editorial In 2006, Americans generated 251 million tons of trash, according to […]
Brandon Bean We’ve all seen it out there, sad and all alone. It rusts quietly in the harsh, […]
By: Michael Lancaster Commentary for The Charter Propaganda is not new, and it’s definitely not news. Much […]
By Justin Dille Schools generate a lot of trash, and Alliance Charter Academy is no exception. It does […]
On December 25, 2016, Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, more commonly known by his professional name “George Michael” was found […]
Annelise Krieske Time is of such value and is so fastly fleeting. To waste it on painstakingly stressful […]
By Liam Hughes The Charter News Some ACA students called it stupid, the staff called it an […]
Rachel Armstrong Feature: Art Student Taylor Walker Some are gifted with an aptitude for science, others for math, […]
Anna Krieske The Charter News No, that isn’t a typo. ACA’s drama club is doing a production […]
By Louisa Rux ACA Charter News Nov. 21, 2016 — Trump once again wins, but this time by […]
Samantha Rands The Charter News To Library Park, to Danielson’s, and back again. The Oregon City library has […]
Lavender Duff The Charter What do stairs, a pathway, a flagpole, and some garden boxes have in common? […]
The Charter NewsSanta Grams are presents you can order and have delivered to your friends and teachers in class.
Space. Space is vast. Not the space up above you, but the space around you. This valuable resource is running out, and fast.
A small group of ACA students will soon be departing to Japan for a nine to eleven day educational trip.
Water. We all drink it. Alliance Charter Academy’s water was deemed safe, but what happens when drinking water in schools is labeled unsafe?
Here at Alliance Charter Academy, there are 20 students involved in the National Honors Society (NHS). They’re all working together to make our school and community a better place.
Unfriended or An Ember in the Ashes; These two, are a book from Julie’s high school team and Diana’s middle school team OBOB book list. 2015’s team went to state and they all were 8th graders so they brought their “experience” to the high school team.
Study hall, although providing a quiet atmosphere, is not a productive place for all students. ACA offers students the wonderful ability to pick and choose the classes they want in order to reach their academic goals.
Ginn has a deep understanding of technology, formerly creating webinars and setting up displays for large events. He also has a great deal of experience in design, specifically at advertising agencies generating ads for Universal Studios.
People should reconsider putting on perfume. From perfume intolerance and harmful chemicals, a lovely scent is not worth it.
I’m sure by now everyone has heard stories about the clown craze across the nation. People dressed as clowns have been popping up all over the country.
As the leaves begin to change, and the temperature begins dropping, Oregonians everywhere prepare for the holiday season.
Despite his website’s claim of “many miles of riding his bike with no hands,” Mr. Noah Beck broke his knee-cap last month while taking a phone call while biking.
ACA–She can teach college math, high school math, and be an administrative assistant. Of course, as you may have guessed, this story is about ACA’s new math teacher, Mrs. Debbie Whittet.
Chromebooks, blinds, and assemblies: All of these things have one thing in common. The money required to run these events and obtain needed supplies is gained by fundraising.
“My Shot” from Hamilton, “Ease On Down the Road” from The Wiz, these are songs students and staff hear 9:00 every Wednesday morning as they walk past the ACA gym.
By Brandon Bean The Charter News You all have heard about demonstrations for equal rights in your history […]
This year 32 high schoolers from Alliance Charter Academy are attending Clackamas Community College (CCC) to achieve […]
By: Louisa Rux
This new school-year has brought in many changes. Although not all of these changes have been accepted as […]