Category: Features

Looking back on an old rivalry

Looking back on an old rivalry

In the 1960s and 70s, you wouldn’t have wanted your parents to know you’d been at Dick’s Drive In. The infamous Seattle burger joint was the site of weekly brawls between Nathan Hale and Ingraham High School students. Jocks from both schools would cruise down what is now Lake City Way to meet at the Drive In and defend their […]

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CAN makes a difference

CAN makes a difference

“It’s your future. Scary, but exciting at the same time,” said senior Betty Zegeye. She is a participant in College Access Now (CAN), a program designed for students who are economically disadvantaged or who have parents who have never gone to college. Niya Cakpo is another senior at Hale using CAN. She moved to Seattle from Benin, Africa when she […]

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Internet Filter

Internet Filter

How many times have you tried to access a website for your research paper, only to get blocked? Everyone has to deal with it eventually: the ever present and ever disruptive school filter. Hale librarian Deborah Gallaher says that the filter is “part of a district policy required by the state of Washington.” It’s called the E-Rate Program, which is […]

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Staying connected to war-torn homeland

Staying connected to war-torn homeland

Going about daily life is hard enough for the average teenager. Stress is inevitable. Clothes cost too much. Friendships wane. But unbeknownst to many of us going about our mundane lives, families across the world are torn apart by conflicts every day. Senior Sami Ali is from the state of Balochistan (pronounced bah-looch-eh-stan) a region in Pakistan where off-the-radar conflicts […]

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Classrooms adopt ‘Growth Mindset’

Classrooms adopt ‘Growth Mindset’

When you approach a challenge, do you run towards it, or do you question what will happen if you fail? Perhaps that failure is the key to success. This past fall, Nathan Hale High School has introduced the concept of a growth mindset. Math classes and mentorships alike have introduced a TED talk presented by Eduardo Briceño, Co-Founder of Mindset […]

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Bill’s back in the spot light

Bill’s back in the spot light

America’s favorite science teacher and recent Dancing With the Stars fan fave, Bill Nye, shared his thoughts with us on climate change and what our generation must do to keep our planet going. Nye was a contestant on this season’s Dancing with the Stars reality show. Although he showed enthusiasm and passion in his dancing, he left the show early […]

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Chester always there for Raiders

Chester always there for Raiders

Gym Manager Michael Chester is easy to spot at the football games in the announcer’s booth coordinating plays. Chances are you’ve also seen him leading study sessions for the team after school in the library. Walking in with a hat will get you a friendly reprimand: “take that hat off son, you weren’t born in a barn.” “He’ll tell you […]

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Craig Richardson, new assistant principal

Craig Richardson, new assistant principal

Hale’s administrative team already has some athletic talent. Principal Jill Hudson runs ultra marathons. Assistant principal Joleen Grimes shoots hoops and is a self described “gym rat.” Now we can add a former NFL football player to that list. “I got a scholarship to Eastern Washington and got drafted my senior year[…] to the Kansas City chiefs,” explained new assistant […]

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50 Years of Hale

50 Years of Hale

Walking through Nathan Hale’s sleek white hallways, alumni remember the red, white and blue lockers. The Randy Raider cartoon mural. The painted smokestack. Hale has a rich history of vibrant culture and tradition. The school’s 50th anniversary is an opportunity to look back on its heritage. Back in June, Mark Gwaltney, class of 1972, met with other alumni to establish […]

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