Articles By: Sylvie Corwin

A new routine for Hale gymnastics

by Sylvie Corwin After 37 years of coaching and 22 years of teaching, Hale’s gymnastics coach and physical education teacher Colleen Davis retired. She left a legacy of kindness and inclusion, her name on the former upper north gym, and an unfilled job opportunity. Alexis Stevens is stepping into the position this winter as Hale’s new gymnastics coach. Stevens did […]

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The Jungle swept; for better and for worse

Seattle has been among the top five fastest-growing cities for the last several years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Our economy, job market, and housing market all have strong growth–so does our homeless problem. Last November, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray declared a civil state of emergency over Seattle’s growing homelessness crisis. The most publicized current issue with homelessness has […]

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“In My Backyard” interns Alicia Raftery and Emma hiking at Mount Rainier National Park.

Looking good at 100: the National Parks Service celebrates its centennial

A ranger in beige garb walks along the boardwalk and explains to a balding dad that his baseball cap is irretrievable from the 150 degrees Fahrenheit geothermal area. Another ranger responds to calls of grizzly sightings near a campsite. A third directs the streams of RVs, tour buses, and cars trying to park at Old Faithful Lodge. These are the […]

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Meadow Brew

Meadow Brew

A blank white board with two light tubes nests above the entrance of Hale’s favorite hang out: the former Cafe Lati. With the new year, the “Cafe Lati” sign has been taken down and a new name is being ushered in: “Meadow Brew.” Last October the neighborhood cafe was bought by a Nathan Hale alum: Megan Latham (23). Latham graduated […]

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Unified Drama: ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’

Unified Drama: ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’

  Sherlock Holmes: A man who seeks out the truth with confidence and determination. A man who always succeeds. Holmes’ sleuthing, as recorded by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, has now been brought to the PAC this past Thursday in Unified Drama’s production, “The Hound of the Baskervilles.” “We chose it because it has a message of truth, and success, and […]

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Mr. Norberg meets the president

Mr. Norberg meets the president

On a trip to the east coast over winter break, Hale’s choir director, Evan Norberg, got to participate in activities even Washington D.C. residents don’t get to. He met the president. “Talking to locals, they were totally impressed,” Norberg said about his trip to the White House. He got to sing for, and shake hands with, President Barack Obama and […]

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Sock market tips

Sock market tips

With winter just around the corner almost everyone is wearing socks. Flip flops and Birkenstocks have been booted out. But what criteria should individuals apply to their sock choosing? Hale students don’t spend much time thinking about it. Sophomore Rachel Rosenbloom says she spends “maybe thirty seconds” throughout the day in contemplation of which socks to wear. Neither does she […]

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Booked for the holidays?

Booked for the holidays?

The season of breaks is coming up. Students get two weeks off in December, a four day weekend in January, and a long MLK weekend. There will finally be ample time to pursue that activity teachers always encourage, but give too much homework to have actual time to do: read. It’s the perfect time to curl up with a warm […]

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Shadows dance behind Hale Jazz as Dessert and Jazz night is in full swing.

‘Dessert and Jazz Night’ a sound success

The jazz concert last week echoed with crescendos. From Vocal Jazz to Jazz Combo to Jazz Band, the noise kept growing. In formal black attire, the groups swung their music from silent pauses to blaring trumpet blasts. Just as the you started to relax, the volume of the music would ramp up, making you sit tall and listen. “Attitude, saxes,” […]

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Remembering ‘los Muertos’ through passions

Remembering ‘los Muertos’ through passions

By Sylvie Corwin Paths of flower petals lead from Mexican houses to village graveyards. The way to the cemetery is lined with papel picado ‒ ornately cut-out, colored papers ‒ and the scent of mole ‒ a spiced chocolate sauce ‒ and cardamon bread. Inside houses, altars are set up with marigolds, pictures, candles, food, and other trinkets. Meanwhile, at […]

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