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AP Assassins

By Staff Writer Marshall Byington

Graphics by Ethan Barber

Disclaimer: The Blazer and Timberline High School are not affiliated with nor do they endorse the AP Assassins program and its activities.

With AP exams and state testing in the air, one may breath in that very air and smell the aroma of AP assassins. This program is for those who have taken at least one AP class, occurs in the spring, and is designed to possibly alleviate the stress from AP exams.

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AP Studying Tips

By Staff Writer Eliza Esquibel

Graphics by Staff Writer An Ho

Although summer is still far-off, the end of the AP workload for many students is fast approaching. There is only one obstacle remaining: the exam. Testing begins next Monday, May 6. These final assessments will give students the opportunity to earn college credit for their dedication to more rigorous coursework. There is only one shot, which can be nerve wracking for anyone, whether they’re taking their seventh AP exam or their first. AP English teacher Dan Hardebeck had some final words for those preparing for testing. “Relax, smile, and just set your mind to doing your best; no one can ask any more than that,” said Hardebeck. Here some tips to aid last minute cram sessions and calm nerves for exam day.          


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Music Tastes Across the Classes

By Staff Writer Ethan Acevedo

Graphics by Marthin Mandig

Most of the time, Timberline students can be seen listening to some kind of music when shuffling around school throughout the early mornings and the everlasting afternoons. For many, music offers motivation or a veil over the stress induced by school. However, there is a question that hasn’t been answered. What is the music taste of Timberline’s students and how does it differentiate between the different classes?

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How Timberline Eats in a Day

By Staff Writer Valerie Mosier and Steven Moreno

Graphics by Steven Moreno

Across Timberline, there is a wide variance in the way people eat. From days filled with oatmeal and salads, to days filled with protein bars and energy drinks, Blazers eat it all. The Blazer sat down with those at Timberline with some of the most unique diets. This is what they eat in a day.

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Strategies for Allergies

By Staff Writer An Ho With spring season occuring, pollen is floating in the air as flowers and plants blossom. Seasonal allergies, which is also called hay fever and allergic rhinitis, is a very common allergy caused by pollen. The symptoms include runny nose, red-watery eyes, and frequent sneezing. To suppress these unpleasant feelings, here are some ways by Mayo Clinic to take care of hay fever in order to enjoy the season. Closure to Exposure Forecasts that indicate the weather to be dry and windy in the early morning have the most exposure of pollen in the outdoors. Try to limit going outside with this type of forecast and close doors and windows shut. Pollen is in the air in this type of weather, which can be caught in your hair and clothes. When the weather is damp or raining, pollen is clear from the air which lets the opportunity of going outside more. Exposure to fresh cut grass and gardening activities is recommended to be reduced. Home Remedies Granted there is no miracle cure for pollen allergies, but there are ways to reduce the exposure of it and to treat it. Keeping your room dry using a dehumidifier can reduce pollen, along with vacuuming frequently. If sneezing becomes often, try to rinse the nose with warm water. Having a squeeze bottle or neti pot filled with water can rinse off the pollen caught in your nose. Not only can pollen hang inside the nose, but it can also cling on your hair and clothes. Avoid hanging clothes out outside to dry. Along with this, wash them numerous amounts along with your hair thoroughly to get rid of the excess pollen. Medications for Salvation Non-prescribed medication can be the next step to fight pollen allergies even further. A nasal spray can be effective before exposure to pollen. A decongestant medication like Claritin can help reduce the side effects of the allergy like an irritated nose. If these home remedies or medications are not that effective, it is advised to talk to a doctor if the allergy symptoms are severe. 722 Comments

Cultural Awareness in the Community

By Staff Writer Eliza Esquibel

Graphics by Andrew Magyar

Timberline is a very diverse school, with its students representing many different cultures. At the end of each year, several of these cultures are displayed by the students in a cultural awareness assembly. Throughout the rest of the year, however, these students can often be found in the community sharing their cultures. Members of the cultural awareness and ukulele clubs performed at Chambers Prairie Elementary School earlier this month.

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Pancakes and Pizza Bagels: An Odyssey

By Staff Writers Elyanna Calle and Kathryn Stephenson

Graphics by Elyanna Calle and Kathryn Stephenson

A student in their natural habitat tends to have a consistent diet of cereal and school lunch line pizza; boring and far from nutritious meals. It’s time to change it up, add some color and variety. Take a break from those Frosted Flakes. To try and spice up our diets, we, Elyanna Calle and Kathryn Stephenson, looked to the infamous Tasty, a website with seemingly endless options for culinary exploration.

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Noah Cunningham: Track Feature

By Staff Writer Ethan Acevedo

Graphics by Marthin Mandig

With Timberline’s track season in full swing, many athletes are physically and mentally preparing for their dual meets and eventually their district meet. For sophomore, Noah Cunningham, this is no mystery. “I’ve been doing track since I was in seventh grade… and I’ve been doing it every year since,” said Cunningham. For Cunningham, track is much more than a way to stay fit and is a way to maintain and improve his speed and strength throughout the year. “Honestly, [track] helps me get better at football by helping me get faster and faster every year,” said Cunningham. “[It also lets me] push myself to the limits.”

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