Category: Features

A study group takes data along the Elwha River.

Working in the field

“Kum-cha! Kum-cha! Kum-cha!” shout 15 teenagers as they paddled towards an island called the Devil’s Punchbowl. There they will learn about the chemistry of decaying bodies. Everyone is excited. Everyone is engaged and asking questions.  Students being enthusiastic about learning sounds like a dream come true for most teachers. Field trips are a great way to take everyone, students and […]

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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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Say yes to the [chess]

Say yes to the [chess]

By Dominic Danis What do you think of when you hear Chess Club? A group of students who meet every week to test their skills against each other? That’s what I thought of when I walked into room 2126 at lunch time last Tuesday. The room was full of kids eating their lunches. “We aren’t in chess club,” said a […]

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Climate Just!ce Club takes root

Climate Just!ce Club takes root

by Henry Graham It’s lunchtime in Room 2149. Kids, mostly dressed in black, are seated around tables staring at their phones and DSs. Others sit alone with noise-canceling headphones, oblivious to what’s around them. It’s not a club, but Mr. Lockery’s classroom has evolved into a hangout for gamers. The room is full to the brim and it’s incredibly loud. […]

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Bagels and Schmear

Bagels and Schmear

By Mr. Vogue When you hear Jew Club, the first thing that pops into your mind is Bagels. But bagels aren’t the main attraction anymore at the Jew Club at Nathan Hale High School. It’s a time to “sit around and talk” about general things that are not necessarily Jewish, says junior Andy Mayer. “It’s a socializing time” he adds. And […]

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A developing community

A developing community

by Sylvie Corwin On one side of the hall are portrait photographs of teachers and students. They stand out with poignant emotion against the grey carpeted wall. Across the hall a plaque by a door shows the numbers 1205. The door pulls open. Right inside a group of girls are seated. The clock reads 12:34. On a stool at one […]

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Pawnee [end]iana

Pawnee [end]iana

by Anna Klein Television influences our lives. Unlike books or movies, TV shows grow over time. Sometimes they get better with age, sometimes they’ll tank after a few seasons (*cough* “Glee”). Nevertheless, we grow up alongside our favorite television programs. We watch them prosper, and we mourn when they die. Parks and Recreation’s final episode aired this week. It’s hard […]

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No tech Tuesday

No tech Tuesday

by Stella Ramos Once a year, Hale seniors go old-school. Students in Tony Renouard’s economics class opt to turn off their electronic devices for a day. This allows them to gain awareness of modern reliance on electronic devices, and the environmental compromises made in order to have the everyday conveniences of technology. No Tech Tuesday is an awareness experiment started […]

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“Memory Tree” takes root

“Memory Tree” takes root

by Anna Klein The Thornton Creek confluence has officially been opened, revealing a brand new public art installation. Sculptor John Fleming’s “Memory Tree” is a 15-foot diameter structure composed of 2,000 feet of steel rod. The “Memory Tree” was installed on behalf of the 1% for the Arts Program. For the past 40 years, the program has worked to incorporate […]

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Rebranding Feminism

Rebranding Feminism

by McKenzie Boyle This is what a feminist looks like. This anthem has erupted across the globe. Men, women, celebrities, and activists are taking up the cry. From Emma Watson’s UN speech to Beyoncé, Malala Yousafzai, and other activists, the stride for gender equality has taken a diverse number of forms, making its way to the forefront of social justice […]

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