Category: News

Teachers ‘committed to challenging racism’

Teachers ‘committed to challenging racism’

by Zoe Gluck Armed with light boards made from plywood and strings of dollar-store lights, teachers from around the city chanted and waved banners. They were responding to rising tensions spurred by recent court decisions to lend their voices to the Black Lives Matter movement.   About 120 teachers representing high schools, community colleges, and the University of Washington gathered […]

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The sinking smoke

The sinking smoke

by Molly Nelson   Smoke is out. Vapor is in. Data trends show that the use of conventional cigarettes among teens is decreasing. Cigarette use in Washington teens has decreased by more than a half since 2000. However e-cigarette use is on the rise. In Washington, it is illegal to sell an e-cigarette to a minor. However, with the availability […]

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Let’s Talk Trash

Let’s Talk Trash

by Lillian Rupert You’re eating with your best buds upstairs at lunchtime. You ate your banana but now you’re left with a pesky peel. What to do, what to do? You toss it, aiming for the trash. But instead, it lands in the recycling bin. “Eh?” You move on to Anatomy and never give that peel a second thought. But […]

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Parallels across time

Parallels across time

by Elijah Falk Well, it’s Sunday night and my column is due. I’ve been trying to come up with a topic for a while, and I’ve got nothing. I figure it’s just my creative process. I just need some more time and then I’ll have a great idea. Its now been almost three hours, and no miraculous column-saving ideas have […]

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Prevention and the Response to the MPHS Shooting

Prevention and the Response to the MPHS Shooting

by Molly Nelson Friday, October 24th, 2014. Washington is stunned. Students at Marysville Pilchuck High School stream out of their school, hands open above their heads. Students and teachers alike mirror the shock of the unimaginable event that played out before their eyes only moments ago. School shootings are not entirely uncommon in the US. The media broadcasts and blows […]

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Dessert & Politics wins award

Dessert & Politics wins award

by Natalie Quek Tony Renouard holds the Education Award while standing among fellow award recipients “I wonder if kids would come if I brought a sheet cake….” Mike Linett wondered as he and Tony Renouard, both social studies teachers, arranged a political discussion night for seniors thirteen years ago. Some students brought their parents to the event, and all attendees […]

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Ongoing Thornton Creek construction serves as ecological and educational tool

Ongoing Thornton Creek construction serves as ecological and educational tool

By Thea Fanning We all remember the construction last year, and, if you’re an upperclassman, you remember the construction from the year before that, but never has construction on Thornton Creek been so obstructive. “The creek daylighting construction is between my house and my dance studio. I drive past it two to sixttimes a day, which is so annoying,” said […]

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2014 School Start Time 10 Minutes Later

2014 School Start Time 10 Minutes Later

by Kirk Corwin   A lot can happen in ten minutes. After all, it only took four minutes for Felix Baumgartner to free fall 22.6 miles and set the world record. Nothing quite that extraordinary will likely happen in the extra ten minutes we now have at the beginning of school. In fact, very little will happen at the other […]

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Counseling Department: ‘Overwhelmed’

Counseling Department: ‘Overwhelmed’

by Natalie Quek and Finn Colando   Early September, the counseling office was packed with students waiting up to an hour to fix schedules, review transcripts, and get help with college applications. The first few weeks of school are always chaotic, but last minute staff changes left Hale’s counseling department scrambling to help students with varying needs. Former head of […]

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Ongoing Thornton Creek Construction Serves as Ecological and Educational Tool

Ongoing Thornton Creek Construction Serves as Ecological and Educational Tool

by Thea Fanning   We all remember the construction last year, and, if you’re an upperclassman, you remember the construction from the year before that, but never has construction on Thornton Creek been so obstructive. “The creek daylighting construction is between my house and my dance studio. I drive past it two to six times a day, which is so […]

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