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My daffodil experience

My daffodil experience

Kyla Stout, Staff

November 1, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Opinion, Showcase

When you think about what makes a Daffodil Selection you think of the objects. The lights, the gowns, timed speeches, sparkling crowns, impromptu questions, flower bouquets, fake lashes, theater curtains, silly dancing, pressed tuxedos and high heels. But do you think of the people that made it ...

Earl Thomas’s Exit

Jayton Rausch, Staff

November 1, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Opinion

Around the end of the fourth quarter in game four of the 2018-2019 season, free safety Earl Thomas suffered a lower leg fracture while defending a pass. As he was being taken off of the field, the camera only briefly showed the moment that defines Earl Thomas’s future with the Seattle Seahawks. &nbs...

Why banning plastic straws doesn’t solve the issue

Mariah Perez, Staff

October 17, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Opinion

Recently many people, companies and cities, including Seattle, have been declaring war on plastic straws. They say that plastic straws are bad for the environment, specifically that they are killing sea turtles. Anti-strawers claim only good can come from banning plastic straws in both sit down and fas...

Movie speaks to staffer

Hannah Palmer, Multimedia

June 4, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, A&E, Opinion

Coming out. Telling just one person the truth about who you are can be extremely scary. While watching the movie “Love, Simon” there were a lot of things that spoke to me. “Love, Simon” follows Simon Spier, played by Nick Robinson, through his coming-out journey and how he deals with diffe...

‘Love, Simon’ simplistic, yet poignant

‘Love, Simon’ simplistic, yet poignant

Kayla Morris, A&E/OP-Ed Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, A&E, Opinion

The recent release “Love, Simon” was adapted from the book ‘Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda’ and is closely  based on the plot of the novel. The movie begins with the main character Simon (Nick Robinson) introducing his family and friends to the audience. We meet his childhood best...

Texting better than calling?

Raquel Amato, Opinions

February 15, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, Opinion, Print Publication

With texting being one of the most popular communicational advances, it is rare to find someone who does not have a cell phone or does not text people. In fact, the average amount of texts sent across the globe in one year is approximately 8.6 trillion, according to a Portio study. Before the invention...

High school dating, worth it?

Raquel Amato, Opinions

February 15, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, Opinion, Print Publication

Stupid, gross and pointless. Those were the adjectives I would have used at the beginning of my sophomore year to describe dating in high school. I would complain about seeing couples holding hands in hallways, sitting and cuddling together at lunch, basically anything considered PDA. Relationships...

Registration causes contemplation

Registration causes contemplation

McKenna Zacher, Sports Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, Opinion

Every new semester brings a whole new wave of stress and adventure. I tend to adopt a “get-it-done” attitude by the end of January-- get through finals and try to come out sane on the other side. Adding to my mountain of stress has always been signing up for classes. As both a horrific overplann...

Not the Greatest Show, Man

Not the Greatest Show, Man

Emily Van Bergeyk, Managing

February 4, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, Opinion

Grossing more than $115 million in the U.S. and Canada alone, “The Greatest Showman” has dazzled fans and critics with smash-hit musical numbers and single-handedly resuscitated Zac Efron’s acting career. Trailer after delightfully gaudy trailer brought the movie national attention in late 2017...

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