by Mercer Middle School
(This article was previously published by International Examiner and has been reprinted with permission)
It is a pleasure to present essays from Mercer Middle School. These students took a journalism class and want to learn more about social justice causes and ways they can make a difference, which comes through in their writing. When they wrote these articles, they were learning about why journalism matters and why it’s important.
Continue reading Social Justice Journalism From Mercer Middle School Students
by Maggie Mertens, contributing columnist
Last Sunday’s OL Reign game ended in a 2-1 win against rivals the Portland Thorns. The match was significant for a few reasons. It was the first match the Reign had won against the Thorns in four meetings. It also ended an 11-game win streak for Portland, handed them their first loss at Providence Park in 602 days, and marked the first OL Reign win of the 2021 regular season.
But perhaps most importantly, it featured something we don’t see nearly enough of in women’s sports: epic trash talk.
Continue reading OPINION: Megan Rapinoe, the Cascadia Rivalry, and Letting Women Athletes Talk Trash
by Kayla Blau
After months of staying inside due to COVID-19, young people are in dire need of spaces built around connection and community. Cultures United FC is offering a rare opportunity for youth and young adults to build community through a hometown soccer team at no cost to participants.
Continue reading Cultures United: Fostering Community Through Soccer