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Why 2018 has been so long

Why 2018 has been so long

Mariah Perez, Staff

December 17, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Opinion

As the new year approaches, it is only natural to reflect on the year we will be leaving behind. When I myself recently thought back on the year, I came to the sudden realization that I didn't actually remember much of it. Sure, I remembered living through the Winter Olympics, the Tide Pod epidemic and that ...

Controversy in Music

Gavin Herrington, Staff

December 17, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Opinion

Every generation seemingly boasts notorious celebrity figures, particularly musicians, often driven by a social conscious or intentions of disrupting the status quo. When people discuss these controversial musicians usually recognizable names such as Elvis Presley, Slayer, Marilyn Manson or Eminem are fi...

Split Christmas

Split Christmas

Jacob Wyatt, Staff

December 11, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Opinion

My nephew runs through the house waking everyone up, letting everyone know what day it is. It’s Christmas. The sun has barely risen but everyone is awake and ready to open up presents. We turn on the lights and begin opening gifts, starting to enjoying our day as a family. From the reall...

Why You Should Have Voted Yes on Initiative 1634

Gavin Herrington, Staff

November 29, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Opinion

As political turmoil was reignited with the recently passed mid-term elections which included a multitude of impactful initiatives to be considered, a state of renewal was ushered in bringing forth a future the people of Washington designed with their votes. There were various problematic issues many o...

What Thanksgiving means to us

Mariah Perez, Jaime Hernandez-Goldberg, and Jacob Wyatt

November 29, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Opinion, Uncategorized

Jaime Hernandez-Goldberg It's Thanksgiving and I’m just getting home from my uncle’s yearly Thanksgiving flag football game,as the smell of freshly-cut apples fills the air. The smell of my grandma's reminds me of what it's like to be home while my dad prepares his fruit salad and my uncle mak...

Kanye West diagnosis, excusable?

Parker Rosdahl and Jasmyne Smith

November 27, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Opinion, Uncategorized

  Excusable Kanye West has always done or said something that renders us speechless. Infamous events, such as interrupting Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the VMAs, the countless times that he refers to himself as a God or when he stated that the institution of slavery was a choice. All...

How the World Ends

Autumn Scriven, Staff

November 7, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Opinion

This is the end of the world. Where the fighting never seems to end, and violence destroyed the earth. This is how it begins: two kids getting into a disagreement, whether it was small or big we may never know but the one fight led to the end. Years later they become adults and never forge...

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...

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