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The Washington T21 Bill taking effect

On April 1, Gov. Jay Inslee signed the T21 bill at the Fred Hutch building in Seattle.

Kaitlin Angeles, Reporter

April 5, 2019

As of March 27, the Washington State Senate had a vote of 33-12 in support of House Bill 1074, also known as the Tobacco 21 or T21. On April 1, the bill was delivered to Gov. Jay Inslee, and the official signing occurred on April 5. T21 calls for a raise in age from 18 to 21 in order to legally purch...

Point/Counterpoint: Climate strikes

Will these climate strikes actually amount to any change?

Aditi Jain and Audri Saulters

April 4, 2019

We need to put consistent pressure on the government for policy changes by Aditi Jain The recent debate for climate change is about finding the most efficient approach to solve the problem. To protest government action, some students plan to skip school every Friday to partake in a climate strike, whos...

Senior shares passion for ballroom dancing

Anzu Yonezawa rehearses at her tri-weekly ballroom dance lesson at the Aria Ballroom. Although she is currently just a beginner, Yonezawa said that she is taking private lessons right now and hopes to level up to bronze soon.

Margaret He, Reporter

April 3, 2019

Soft classical music drifts across the studio during senior Anzu Yonezawa’s weekly lesson, as she works on perfecting her promenade step. Since she started it last August, Yonezawa has found a love for ballroom dancing and plans to continue it even after she graduates high school this year. Befo...

Foreign films

Foreign films

Ryan Brownell, Janick Gold, and Maria Solórzano

April 2, 2019

Roma by Maria Solórzano Oscar-winning movie Roma is adding to the legacy of “The Three Amigos,” consisting of directors Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo Del Toro and Alejandro González Iñárritu. For the past five years at least one of these directors has won a category in the Academy Awards. ...

News Briefs: April 2019

News Briefs: April 2019

Kayla Kapralova, Reporter

April 1, 2019

Local Attempted kidnapping in Kenmore Kenmore police are on high alert after a twelve-year-old girl reported that a man attempted to kidnap her on March 21. Sgt. Ryan Abbott, spokesperson for the Kenmore Police Department reported that the victim was walking toward her bus stop that morning when s...

Editorial: English classes overlook underprivileged perspectives

In all 11th grade English courses (English 11,
AP English 11 and IB Language and Literature 11 were observed), 11 of 21 works are written by white men, American or British. Only one is written by a woman of color.

March 31, 2019

“The Crucible,” “Of Mice and Men” and “Macbeth:” these are the classics many of us will eventually read in our English classes. The timeless themes of these books are so enriching that even today, teachers nationwide believe we can extract our own lessons about life and literature from them....

2019-2020 school schedule changes to seven periods

After recieving the registration forms, students talk with the counselors about their schedules for the 2019-2020 school year. In the
career center, students work out their plan for the rest of high school.

Aditi Jain, Feature Editor

March 22, 2019

Throughout the past year, members of Northshore school district appointed committee has been looking for better ways to support students in meeting the new Core 24 credits graduation requirement: a state-based framework to increase rigor in schools. After many discussions, the final decision is a seven-pe...

Shelf-awareness: a library of representation

Recently, diversity in children’s books has expanded to include a wider range of races, religions and LGBTQ+ topics. As a result, the stories in our libraries are beginning to change for the better. Even as teens, children’s books can offer an entertaining read and also remind us of valuable life lessons.

Rahima Baluch and Margaret He

March 18, 2019

“Imani's Moon" Written by Janay Brown-Wood Illustrated by Hazel Mitchell Even though Imani is the smallest child in her Maasai village, she has big dreams of touching the moon. Despite constant teasing, she slowly finds herself believing in her own abilities. Brown-Wood incorporates the Maasai ...

Why aren’t we sleeping?

Many students aren’t getting enough sleep, which can affect their health and academic performance.

Stephanie Dossett, Reporter

March 7, 2019

For children, sleep means bedtime stories, grandma’s quilt and snuggling up with their teddy. For high school students, sleep is the unattainable bliss — the holy grail carefully hidden beyond the mountains of homework, sports practices, jobs and the temptation of social media. Many students have...

Op-Ed: redesigning for club time

This Op-Ed is an opinion page written by members of the community acting in a role unaffiliated with Nordic News.

March 7, 2019

This Op-Ed is an opinion page written by members of the community acting in a role unaffiliated with Nordic News.

Point/Counterpoint: PDA in a school setting

Based on a survey of 360 students, 44 percent of students believe PDA is acceptable on campus while 56 percent believe it is not.

Emmy Goetze and Kayla Kapralova

March 7, 2019

PDA is appropriate by Kayla Kapralova Public displays of affection (PDA) are far from rare on most high school campuses. However, the appropriateness of PDA, especially in a school setting, is largely debated. PDA shouldn’t be such a taboo topic to take part in. Not only should PDA be more accep...

Video game reviews

Video game reviews

Jonah Austin, Ryan Brownell, and Sam Goetze

March 7, 2019

"PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" by Jonah Austin As the best-selling video game for the Xbox One and finding similar success on other platforms, “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” (“PUBG”) is a widely popular game released on Dec. 20, 2017. Everything from the stunning graphics to the intriguing...

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