Category: News

The time has come, for earlier start times

The time has come, for earlier start times

By Althea Ericksen and Lily Hallett “The first three weeks of school were really hard,” Megan Curran, mom of two elementary kids said. This year Dearborn Park Elementary School changed their start time from 8:40 to 7:50. The earlier start time was set by Seattle Public Schools after studies showed younger children have more energy in the mornings. However Curran […]

Read more ›
Hundreds gather in the Westin Hotel watch election results

Five parties; zero smiles

by Stanley Godfrey The streets were anxious in Seattle on election day this year. Every bar, store, and house had the election on the TV as families and friends watched. I journeyed around the buzzing city with my friend, a political science major, as well as others in the local political scene. As we went ’round to different events that […]

Read more ›
Japanese flag hanging in Nathan Hale's Japanese classroom.

All of Japan in room 2107

by Ruby Graham Four chairs are filled inside Nathan Hale’s Japanese class at the beginning lunch. But soon, a steady stream of students gather to watch one of Hayao Miyazaki’s classic films, Princess Mononoke. The Japanese club is back for another year and has claimed room 2107 as their own once again. Every Wednesday and Friday during lunch, a crowd […]

Read more ›
Get your Greek on

Get your Greek on

The Saint Demetrios Greek Festival is known by Seattle Greeks and non-Greeks alike as a beautiful, vibrant celebration of traditional and modern Hellenic culture. The enticing perfumes of spanakopita, souvlaki, and loukoumades are appreciated by all, even those who cannot pronounce their names. The live music brings everyone to their feet, as Mediterranean music is known for its joyous mood […]

Read more ›

Take initiative; educate yourself on this election’s initiatives

City of Seattle Initiative Measure No. 124 Hotel labor standards and policies around sexual harassment This initiative would allow hotels to keep a list of guests accused by employees of assault, sexual assault, or sexual harassment. Accused guests would stay on the list for five years and employees would warned whenever those guests stayed at the establishment. Any employees working […]

Read more ›
“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 […]

Read more ›
Seattle's Space Needle in the rain.

The Storm of 2016

By Milla Miller It’s the day of Homecoming and Seattle has decided to start celebrating the end of summer. Rain pours down in sheets so the horizon line is nothing but a gray blur. Trees bend to dangerous extents. The wind and thunder work together to create a frightening effect. This is how Seattle looked all throughout the weekend following […]

Read more ›
Everyone is putting the mask on

Coulrophobia

by Stanley Godfrey, Anna Schactler, Ethan MacLaren   Coulrophobia [kool-ruh–foh-bee-uh] an abnormal fear of clowns. A wild election, hurricanes and storms everywhere. Americans have experienced a lot of chaos in the past few months.To add on to this madness, clowns have been roaming the streets. This new fad, known as “Scary Clowns”, “Killer Clowns”, or “The Clown Epidemic” has become […]

Read more ›
Nathan Hale cheer team performs during the Pink  Out game. Picture taken by Magic Demirel.

Go Raiders! Go Pink!

by Milla Miller and Ruby Graham Friday night, Nathan Hale students crowd into the stands to watch their football team play against the Liberty Patriots. The fans are loud and ready, jumping at the chance to cheer their team on. But this night’s game wasn’t all about football. On September 30th, Nathan Hale gathered to participate in the 2nd annual […]

Read more ›
Controversial ‘Meninist’ group cancelled Seattle gatherings

Controversial ‘Meninist’ group cancelled Seattle gatherings

Neo-masculinity group protests feminism, advocates for private rape in Seattle. Meetings for Seattle’s meninist group, scheduled for early February, were recently cancelled in response to public outrage. “Meninism” is the self-coined term for a movement which advocates for men’s rights. The movement began on Twitter, as men used the hashtag  #INeedMeninismBecause to discuss their issues as men battling a radical […]

Read more ›