Here at The Hummer, we love Oregon CIS

Our favorite school-mandated website from 2003 strikes again.

by Brady Rogers

Future days is upon us, which means the beginning of a long battle with Oregon Career Information Center (CIS). For those who don’t know, and probably should if they intend to graduate, CIS is the website that controls our career based learning credits. It’s the mere 0.125 credit per year that goes unnoticed, yet is the key to completing high school.

However, the website never really works. It seems every advisory period and future day session results in multiple website crashes. The Wifi isn’t much help, and dwindles on and off every five minutes.

Also, the interface is somewhat outdated and overwhelming at times. It’s easy to get lost within it, and confused as to what needs to be completed. We are Future Ready, but use a website that looks worse than any weebly page.

Even when the website manages to work, the completion bubbles always appear as undone or halfway complete. Each section takes about 15 minutes to accomplish, but the bubbles NEVER CHANGE. It’s like they’re mocking us, the final test to see if we are willing to suffer in order to graduate.

Although most likely Beaverton students won’t flood the CIS emails with complaints, it’s important to understand that there are still ways to improve how we approach career credits. What’s in our power lies within how we efficiently use our Beaver lodge time to not overflow our WiFi.

The easiest solution is to try and stagger the advisory periods to limit the amount of people trying to connect. If we have an advisory for CIS specifically, having a few classes a day complete it will reduce the amount of people on the internet at the same time.

Eternal joy is bursting through this man’s soul, despite what his expression may indicate.
Photo by Patrick Evans

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