Category: Opinion

Ebola isn’t a laughing matter

Ebola isn’t a laughing matter

by McKenzie Boyle It’s a rare occasion these days that I don’t hear the word “ebola” screamed down the hallway or muttered in class when someone coughs. It’s the season’s go to joke. There’s some liquid on your table when you come into class. Ebola. Your friend gives you a hug as they whisper “Ebola” into your ear. “Hey you […]

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College admissions process is broken

College admissions process is broken

by Zoe Gluck My college essay is a lie. In it, I tell the story of my first morning on the East Coast this past summer. It was the loneliest I’ve ever been. However, according to my essay I realized I am never truly alone and become a better person from having experienced it. Because that is what colleges want […]

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Italian opinion about Marysville shooting

Italian opinion about Marysville shooting

by Ludovico Galli When I was leaving for America, a lot of friends told me that I had made a bad decision. I especially remember one of them telling me, “Why are you going to the gun-crazy America, do you want to be killed by an insane gun-shooter inside your school?!” I can’t pretend that my parents weren’t a little […]

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Selfies Are Healthy!

By Casper Rushing You may not have thought about it, but pretty much everyone takes selfies. They post their selfies to websites and apps to get feedback. You’ve probably done it before, I’ve definitely posted a few selfies in my time– mostly on tumblr and Facebook. It seems like a normal thing now, and apparently, people are pissed. Time Magazine […]

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30 Wasted Minutes

By Zach Airth My pencil scrapes furiously across the page as I try to finish some of my homework at the end of the day. I need to get some of it done before practice after school. As I work, my teacher comes up behind me. “Put away everything and have a book out,” she says. “It is now reading […]

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Unequal Wages Equally

By Tzur Shupack The United States has a growing income disparity, which is concerning for even the most disconnected American, but some believe that the way to fix this issue is the ridiculous idea to raise the amount of money that the poorest Americans make. Thats right the minimum wage. The liberal elite of New York, Washington state, and Washington […]

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Is Dinner Ready?

By Diego Mendoza Food is beautiful and delicious. I love food. Their flavors, their spices, their mixtures, their smell. Eating is just my favorite part of the day, even more than sleeping. In every part of the world, food is just great and delicious. In Japan, India, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Vietnam, France. There are so many great food all over […]

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What’s the deal with snapchat?

What’s the deal with snapchat?

Despite what the company claims, Snapchat is not entirely private or secure. At the turn of the new year, the phone numbers and usernames of 4.6 million Snapchat users were hacked into by “a group of security researchers,”according to the New York Times. So why is it still so popular?  Why has it grown so far so fast, if it […]

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The Inclusion Model Goes Too Far

The Inclusion Model Goes Too Far

What Aedan thinks   Hale, in general, has significantly less rigorous academic programs than many other Seattle schools. It offers far less opportunities for motivated students to challenge themselves, and it leaves many students struggling to fulfill their potential in the classroom. This is something I was warned about when I was looking at high schools in 8th grade, and it’s […]

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Fully fund mental healthcare

Fully fund mental healthcare

Last month, I traveled to Olympia to participate in Statewide Poverty Action Network’s annual MLK Day legislative lobbying session.  I met a man in my group who was poor and had a mental illness.  He shared with me his experiences of trying to get help from state psychiatric clinics. The facilities he described were overcrowded and understaffed.  Overworked staff had […]

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