Breaking News
  • February 5Purchase IHS Improv tickets! Second performance is Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Little Theatre!
  • February 5Congratulations Nathan Choy and Franklyn Xue for qualifying for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination!
  • November 16Congratulations to “Murder on the Nile” for ranking first place in every category in the Seattle Repertory Theatre’s adjudication program!
  • November 16Congratulations to all our National Merit semi-finalists!
The student news site of Inglemoor High School

Nordic News

The student news site of Inglemoor High School

Nordic News

The student news site of Inglemoor High School

Nordic News

Letter to the editor: dinosaur cheeky nuggets?

Audri Saulters

Letter to the editor,

While I understand that a letter to the editor has certain conventions, I will absolutely disregard them for the sake of this response. The paper is intended to address the lives and needs of the students. Students always complain about being unhappy or stressed. I have a single “suggestion” for the school that would fix all the issues of student moral. The answer is the most wholesome and heartwarming food imaginable: Dino Chicken Nuggets! This delightful delicacy makes anyone not inclined toward vegetarianism or (god forbid) veganism full of a ravenous hunger. This fabulous food fills everyone’s heart with mirth and can thaw any sadness. This fantastically filling food has the capacity to fill everyone with joy and it relieves stress like a relaxing weekend. Such a meal simply offered for lunch, could increase student productivity tenfold. I dearly hope that the school will consider this modest proposal for the greater gain of all students.

Thanks for listening,
An anonymous high school senior 

Dear Reader,

Thank you for bringing us some much needed food for thought. We at Cheeky, while unable to implement these changes ourselves (due to a certain lack of willpower and authority), agree with your presented benefits of Dino Chicken Nuggets to the student body. We would like to supplement your proposal with our own ideas to appeal to the school board. Please consider the following suggestions:

• When writing your proposal, make sure you radiate professionalism in every sense. Stick to 12 point font size in order to refrain from appearing “too eager,” as size 13 starts to get a little obnoxious. If you’re feeling fun and bold, a stately Curlz MT, a dash of Papyrus or straight-up Comic Sans should get your point across.

• The district makes a conscientious effort to prioritize inclusivity in every aspect of a student’s life. As you noted, dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets exclude vegans, so to accommodate for them, please add plant shaped chicken nuggets to your proposal.

• You can also boost the educational appeal of these nuggets by dubbing the different species’ shapes “STEM-osaurus” or “Velocity Raptor.” You could even throw in a “Thesaurus” if you’re desperate.

• We live in an age where we must be conscious of our carbon footprint. Be sure to mention that diverting the use of fossil fuels (which are essentially made from dinosaur schmuck) into fueling American children will reduce carbon emissions more so than any smart car or solar panel could.

• Most importantly, stay in touch with the board. In order to demonstrate your willingness to communicate, your passion and readiness to take action, email the school board every day asking if they’ve read your proposal yet. Sometimes one email simply isn’t enough and it might help to send a minimum of three emails a day, but no more than four.

We wish you the best of luck in your tasty endeavors.


Cheeky <3

This article is purely satire. While the authors may personally enjoy the occasional Jurassic themed meal, it may not be appropriate to impose on the school board. Those guys probably have otherly shaped foods to worry about anyway. We at Cheeky are sorry.

Leave a Comment
More to Discover
About the Contributors
Audri Saulters, Cheeky Editor
Audri Saulters Coach is the designated kazooist of Nordic News for the 2018-2019 school year. Her goal is to fully master the instrument, play at Carnegie Hall, and eventually get all three of her albums Bzzt Bzzt, BZZZZZZ!, and Solitude certified platinum. In her spare time, she likes to edit Nordic’s Cheeky section and collapse under the crushing weight of IB. She’s also a staff and secretariat member of five Model UN conferences this year and cannot physically stop talking about them.
Sonya Sheptunov, Co-Editor-in-Chief
Sonya Sheptunov is the Nordic News Co-Editor-in-Chief for the 2019-2020 school year. She has a passion for storytelling and a desire to bring people together, which has presented itself in a goal to bring podcasting and radio journalism to Nordic News. Aside from Nordic, she can be found grinding away at schoolwork, producing radio for KUOW 94.9 as an Advanced Producer and practicing kickboxing at West Family Martial Arts.

Comments (0)

Please leave your name and email when commenting. Harmful or spam comments will be removed. Visit the comments policy tab for more info.
All Nordic News Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Activate Search
Letter to the editor: dinosaur cheeky nuggets?