Category: Features

A Sad Side to Fall

A Sad Side to Fall

by Elie Nowlis For most people, fall means beautiful leaves, sweater weather, and caramel apples. But for people with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), it is a very different experience. “Fall “f***ing sucks,” said sophomore Zach Bender-Kokx. Zach “started hating Halloween” in 6th grade. He felt unmotivated and down. “You wouldn’t even know why,” he said. Zach suffers from SAD and […]

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‘I’ll have the catpuccino’

‘I’ll have the catpuccino’

By Natalie Furtick Cats and coffee, who could ask for more? Seattle’s first cat cafe recently opened in Wallingford, and has generated a lot of buzz. According to a recent Seattle Times poll, nearly one in ten single women in the Seattle area live alone with at least one cat. This puts Seattle in second place for its population of […]

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Don’t birds fly south for the winter?

Don’t birds fly south for the winter?

Every day as you leave school you see them. Hundreds fly overhead, cawing at each other. Briefly, you wonder where they are going. A large murder of crows fly over Hale daily after school on their way to the UW Bothell campus. “They all like to roost at night at the University of Washington in Bothell,” said wildlife ecologist Loma […]

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The Importance of Self Love

The Importance of Self Love

Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered what was wrong with you? Maybe you’ve felt inadequate at parties or in a group of friends? Maybe you just don’t feel good. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a solution? Welcome to your journey towards self love, baby. Self love is so important. Once you can wholeheartedly heart yourself, […]

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Valentine’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Valentine, originally celebrated a saint who helped Christians, persecuted by Romans.

Love, tears on Valentine’s Day

It’s that time of year again. The chewy, chalky Sweethearts have been restocked in the grocery stores and teenage girls across the world cry as they get ready to spend yet another year by themselves. The flirtatious comments written across the hearts do nothing to fill this gaping hole. “LOVE BUG” or “XOXO” can’t fix them, these girls are broken. […]

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12 million gallons of water power the fountain at Cal Anderson park.

Cal Anderson park brings people together

  Cal Anderson park is special. Capitol Hill’s diverse community give the park and the surrounding area a unique laid back feel. A person hears a variety of languages, a soccer ball hitting the net of a goal, skateboard wheels on pavement, sees people playing soccer, frisbee, people taking pictures, they can smell the food of many cultures. A community […]

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Undercover comedians

Undercover comedians

Students almost never imagine that their teachers have lives outside of school. What qualifies as a late night for a teacher? Probably staying up to grade papers. Who would have guessed that two teachers here at Hale, Joe Querin and Brittney Edge, double as stand up comedians on the weekends. However, neither would identify as a professional comedian. “I am […]

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The swim team performs a memorable dance number

NHHS Winter Spirit Assembly

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Sitting down with Sylver

Sitting down with Sylver

He keeps a harmonica in his desk drawer. Don’t be hesitant to ask him to play a tune, you won’t regret it. Language Arts teacher Doug Sylver was born in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, a town he appreciates for its good weather and its sense of community. He moved to Boston for college but just two years in he realized that […]

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Getting tight with Weybright

Getting tight with Weybright

With a nervous laugh, she pulls out a chair and sits down. Her eyes dart around the classroom, excited and full of life. The walls are covered with colorful posters and student art, a testimony to her teaching style: a little crazy and a lot of fun. Spanish teacher Elizabeth Weybright grew up in Southern Ohio and went into college […]

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