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Washington and the Syrian refugees.

Washington and the Syrian refugees.

We’ve all heard about what happened in Paris. On the evening of the 13th of November, 129 civilians were murdered by Islamic extremists. The whole world is on high alert and  leaders across the globe have condemned the attacks. In the wake of these tragic events, a moral dilemma arises: should we be accept Syrian and Iraqi refugees? Many fear […]

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Giving thanks

Giving thanks

Any American student above the age of six knows the story of Thanksgiving. The pilgrims came to America on the Mayflower. The Pilgrims began to starve. And the nearby Native Americans saved the Pilgrims by offering them food. This is a story of gratitude. Fast forward to another story of gratitude. On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, the Nathan Hale Native […]

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Stardust Mission

Stardust Mission

by Andrea Sama As we all know, shooting stars aren’t actually stars, they are fragments of comets, and they probably won’t grant your wish. That is unless you happen to be Dr. Don Brownlee. Brownlee, a professor at the University of Washington and the Principal Investigator of the Stardust mission, wished to find out what comets were made of. “I […]

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A Halestorm of Wins

A Halestorm of Wins

by McKenzie Boyle The crowd gathered around the microphone as they waited in anticipation for the announcement. The competition was over, the scores had been tallied, the winners decided. A hush fell over the crowd of students as the speaker leaned into the microphone. “Nathan Hale High School,” she shouted as the room erupted in applause. This has repeatedly been […]

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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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Teachers under scrutiny for lessons on social justice

Teachers under scrutiny for lessons on social justice

by Natalie Quek Two courses on white privilege, racism, and American society. Two Seattle high school teachers.  One is punished by the Seattle School District; the other is criticized on national media outlets. In 2013, the Seattle School District pulled Jon Greenberg from his job teaching Citizenship and Social Justice at the Center School and transferred him to Hamilton Middle […]

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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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