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Young locals get raucous at Halloween live show

Young locals get raucous at Halloween live show

By Elliot Bailey, Ballard HS, Seattle

December 8, 2014

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SpringBoard? More like Spring-bored!

SpringBoard? More like Spring-bored!

By Lucy Arnold, Peninsula HS, Gig Harbor, Wash.

December 4, 2014

Though SpringBoard has some benefits, many students and teachers believe that it is detrimental to PHS students’ education.

Pokémon games updated for 3GS systems

Pokémon games updated for 3GS systems

December 3, 2014

Nintendo has updated its Pokémon series of role-playing video games for the 3DS handheld system, releasing two new games this month. "Omega Ruby" and "Alpha Sapphire" are updated versions of games released in 2002 for the Game Boy Advance device and are the latest in a series of Generation VI games....

13 years after original, new Pokémon games debut

By Lucas Cook, Emerald Ridge HS, Puyallup, Wash.

December 3, 2014

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire for the Nintendo 3DS were released in Japan and North America Nov. 21, the 13th anniversary of the original Japanese release. Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are remakes of Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire, the games that first introduced the third generation of Pokémo...

New ‘patriotic’ AP U.S. History curriculum would cause much more harm than good

New ‘patriotic’ AP U.S. History curriculum would cause much more harm than good

By Joe Jolley, Ballard HS, Seattle

November 20, 2014

This is a very clear attempt at censoring the uglier parts of U.S. history. Not only would this new “patriotic” course deprive students of a proper education, it would also be extremely damaging to the country it claims to be defending if implemented on any sort of large scale.

Mice infestation becomes schoolwide problem

Mice infestation becomes schoolwide problem

By Chase Charaba, Emerald Ridge HS, Puyallup, Wash.

October 28, 2014

Emerald Ridge’s pet mice are scampering around in the walls all around you, but don’t panic just yet. Just two months into the school year, ER staff and students have spotted mice roaming the halls and lurking in the corners. Confirmed sightings have occurred in the library, office and the career...

Loud, proud and positive: the ‘Panther Pit’ is nucleus of student cheering section

Loud, proud and positive: the ‘Panther Pit’ is nucleus of student cheering section

By Jackson Powell, Wenatchee HS, Wenatchee, Wash.

October 20, 2014

Students pile in, all around a nucleus of purple-and-gold clad kids wielding flags with painted faces. They blast pump-up music from a speaker, yelling chants to intimidate the enemy team. They aren’t affected by the cool winds that howl on fall nights. Instead they’re hot from the packed in and...

Sixx A.M.’s third album brings back rock n’ roll

Sixx A.M.’s third album brings back rock n’ roll

By Chase Charaba, Emerald Ridge HS, Puyallup, Wash.

October 9, 2014

  With a fist of knock-out guitar riffs and hooks, wailing vocals and great, easy-to-follow choruses, rock n’ roll is back and it’s here to stay. Rock band Sixx A.M. released their first album in three years, “Modern Vintage,” Oct. 7 to stores everywhere, signaling the start of a fall, w...

Through class interview, student shares struggle of losing parent

Through class interview, student shares struggle of losing parent

By Michelle Norton, Glacier Peak HS, Snohomish, Wash.

June 11, 2014

With his average-length brown hair and his consistent smile, the struggles hidden behind the rectangular glasses of junior, Ethan Anderson, were revealed during his interview in Mr. Bonner’s class. Before he decided to volunteer for one of Mr. Bonner’s interviews, not many people knew that Anderson...

Just ‘Let It Go,’ you guys: Why new Disney princesses are better

Just ‘Let It Go,’ you guys: Why new Disney princesses are better

By Manola Secaira, Bellarmine Preparatory School, Tacoma, Wash.

April 4, 2014

Nostalgia can be blinding. Having grown up with all the older Disney princess movies—for the purposes of this article, defined as any princess movie made before 2000 — it’s really tempting for me to think of them as the best ones. And don’t get me wrong, they are pretty awesome. The songs, the...

Ukulele club brings Hawaiian sound to Seattle neighborhood

Ukulele club brings Hawaiian sound to Seattle neighborhood

By Ian Gwin, Ballard HS, Seattle

March 20, 2014

It’s a Thursday afternoon in Matthew Harkleroad’s art classroom SW110, and the air is filled with a droning cluster of notes rising and falling in small, leaning intervals. Greg Taufassau, school security guard and musician, plucks string by string up his ukulele, letting the notes resound acro...

Seattle tutoring center poses as travel supply company

Seattle tutoring center poses as travel supply company

By Ian Gwin, Ballard HS, Seattle

March 13, 2014

Near the corner of 85th and Greenwood you can buy a bottle of uncertainty for less than $10.  It is, of course, just a jar; its surrounding shop – the Greenwood Space Travel Supply Company – isn’t just a novelty store, however. In truth it is a storefront funding 826 Seattle, a nonprofit wr...

‘Urinetown’ spices up theater

‘Urinetown’ spices up theater

By Ira Zuckerman, Ballard HS, Seattle

March 5, 2014

Each year, at the turn of winter to spring, a special aura emanates out from the black box and through the freshman hallway. It constitutes the after-school atmosphere, seeping out like incense through the sounds of choral songs and the vibrations of choreographed dance. Last year, the theater produced...

Racing toward a win — on the dirt track

Racing toward a win — on the dirt track

By Gabe Carroll, Puyallup HS, Puyallup, Wash.

February 25, 2014

For most, flying across dirt tracks at high speeds in a sprint car is not something they can list on their résumé, but senior Trey Starks has been racing for most of his life. “Sprint car is what I race,” Starks said. “It started as a family thing and my grandpa started racing in the '70...

‘Her’ — Guy meets gadget

‘Her’ — Guy meets gadget

By Lydia Johnson, Puyallup HS, Puyallup, Wash.

February 20, 2014

Technology has immersed itself so fully into the world that it is normal to have an entire relationship through a phone or a computer. We can talk to somebody in Australia, Boston or Singapore. The internet has brought a new medium of communication and has proven time and time again that physical tou...

Learning beyond the classroom, students testify before Legislature

Learning beyond the classroom, students testify before Legislature

By Emily Cieslak, Wenatchee HS, Wenatchee, Wash.

February 11, 2014

Four Wenatchee High School students testified for House Bill 2410, which strives to enhance student’s nutrition in public schools through equipment, in Olympia on Jan. 30 to the House Committee on Capital Budget. State Representative Brad Hawkins asked seniors Jackie Bollinger, Carie Graves, Logan B...

School can be tough for hard-of-hearing students, but teachers accommodate

School can be tough for hard-of-hearing students, but teachers accommodate

By Tre'Veon Flowers-Robinson, Kentridge High School, Kent, Wash.

January 16, 2014

Imagine a world in which you look around and see everyone speaking a language you don’t know. A world in which you’re laughed at for not knowing what is happening around you, where need help. How would you feel? That’s what life can be like for the deaf and hard of hearing. Alyssa Walker...