Grant High School Magazine Pans Proposed Temporary Relocation to Marshall

Student journos say PPS decision penalizes low-income and minority students


The Grant High School magazine has taken an in-depth look at Portland Public Schools' decision to relocate the students and staff from Northeast Portland to the mothballed Marshall High School campus in outer Southeast during a massive renovation in 2017.The investigation by the student journalists found PPS' handling of the move wanting. As Grant Magazine reporters Hunter Stewart and Koji Wieber put ...   More
Monday, December 8, 2014 WW Staff

Portland Police Investigating Sex Filming at Grant High School


The sex crimes unit in the Portland Police Bureau has launched an investigation at Grant High School, where an undisclosed number of students allegedly filmed sexual activity among minors, police said Monday.  A news release from the police says the filming took place on and off campus. No arrests have been made. Filming or photographing sex acts among minors—even consensual ...   More
Monday, November 17, 2014 BETH SLOVIC

Champion Grant High Constitution Team: "We Care About Everyone"

For a second consecutive year, a Portland high school takes top honors

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Don’t call it a dynasty just yet, but for the second year in a row a Portland high school has the best Constitution team in the country. Grant High’s team took top honors at the “We the People” event in Washington D.C. on Monday night, besting 57 teams from across the country. Lincoln High School won the 2012 contest. The competition takes the form of a congressional hearing. Students ...   More
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 MATT KAUFFMAN

Grant High School Installs Unisex Bathrooms for Transgender Students


Grant High School has become the first Portland Public Schools location—and one of the first high schools in the country—to install unisex bathrooms for its transgender students.An article in the student-run Grant Magazine broke the story Thursday that the biggest high school in Portland has designated six single-stall bathrooms—four for students and two for teachers. Emily Volpert's story says ...   More
Friday, March 22, 2013 AARON MESH

Murmurs: Grant High School Exposés Itself

Never deferential, affirming or quiet.

Grant High School student journalists investigating the Jan. 12 locker-room assault involving junior varsity basketball players have broken big news: Sources tell Grant Magazine police will not    More
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Grant High Student Journalists Investigate Locker Room Assault

School magazine reports no criminal charges will be filed


Grant High School student journalists have confronted the fallout after an alleged locker room Jan. 12 with a series of stories that look at the culture of sports, the pressure on students not to "snitch" when they see wrongdoing by their peers, and how teenagers' "accessibility to provocative materials is changing how they react to inappropriate behavior." The student publication, Grant Magazine, ...   More
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 WW Staff

Grant High Principal Tells Students "Rites of Passage" Are Over Following Assaults


In the wake of controversy over alleged locker-room assaults, the principal of Grant High School has told students that the history of hazing or initiations—what she calls "rites of passage"—must end.Principal Vivian Orlen sent a letter to students following reports of a double assault in the Grant High locker room following the Jan. 12 junior varsity boys basketball game against Centennial.Orlen ...   More
Thursday, February 16, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

“G-ing” in the Spotlight

Grant High students speak out about the locker-room assaults.

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For the past four weeks, Grant High School in Northeast Portland has been under a cloud of scrutiny and shame. Four of its students face criminal investigation for allegedly assaulting two of th   More
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

KGW Steps Back On Interview with Alleged Grant High Victim’s “Relative”


The families of two alleged victims of a hazing incident at Grant High School have lashed out at KGW TV Channel 8 for airing an interview with a woman they say posed as a relative of one of the victims.The families have told school officials that the person interviewed was not a relative, and that the KGW interview provided false information about what allegedly happened during the incident.KGW aired ...   More
Monday, February 6, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Grant High Constitutional Team Places Seventh

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The national We the People Constitution competition concluded Monday, and Grant High School placed seventh in the nation. As reported yesterday,  Grant students made it into the finals over the weekend, demonstrating their legal prowess in front of federal judges and constitutional law professors.  On Monday, Grant and nine other schools battled for supremacy in the Rayburn Office building.  ...   More
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 MARK ZUSMAN


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