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Robotics upgraded to class

Robotics upgraded to class

Since its creation four years ago, the Robotics team has always been just a club. But now for the first time, it is a fully-fledged class for tech or occ-ed credits. In Robotics, students use their engineering and programming skills to build a robot. It’s then entered into a competition with other robots, where they perform a task, such as […]

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The strike that almost happened

The strike that almost happened

Benaroya hall was filled with people. A river of teachers and educators swarmed through the halls, checking in for their schools and preparing to decide their contract for the next two years. By a show of hands, they voted to accept the contract. Before the meeting on September 3rd, multiple meetings were held to negotiate the points of the contract. […]

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Be Prepared… to Accept Gays

Be Prepared… to Accept Gays

The Boy Scouts of America does not currently accept gay members, but that could change soon. It has become evident recently that the struggle for gay rights has now worked its way into the fabric of the BSA. Though the scouting program has never been recognized by any professional viewpoint as “anti-gay,” it could very well seem that way to […]

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Reinventing Rainier Beach

Reinventing Rainier Beach

Rainier Beach Reinvented Walking through the halls of Rainier Beach High School, it’s impossible not to notice the inspirational murals covering the walls. The formidable faces of painted Vikings—Beach’s mascot—stand in contrast with collages depicting prominent African-American leaders and stylized graffiti lettering proudly spelling out “Rainier Beach.” The art contributes to what students, teachers, and administrators alike describe as the […]

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