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  • 2020 IB exams will no longer take place
  • Wash your hands
  • Washington K-12 schools closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year
  • AP exams will take place online from May 11 to May 22
  • Congratulations to the 2020-2021 class executives

Becky Chisholm retires after 19 years of teaching

Becky Chisholm. Art by Margaret He

Tam Tran, Reporter

June 25, 2020

Paraeducator Becky Chisholm said she strives to help students find a safe place to be themselves. Apart from teaching in the Mid-Level special education for nine years, Chisholm is involved in and a part of GSA club. She said her involvement in GSA was the highlight of her time teaching at Inglemoor....

Nordic editors say their final goodbyes

Sonya Sheptunov, Rahima Baluch and Aditi Jain say their final goodbyes as Nordic News editors for the 2019-2020 school year. Photo by Joanna Little

Sonya Sheptunov, Rahima Baluch, and Aditi Jain

June 25, 2020

Sonya Sheptunov Over the course of my life, I discovered that I had lost my voice. Previously, I found it more appealing to stay quiet, to let others talk over me. I soon found myself feeling powerless; feeling alone. At the guidance of two very different people in my life I was pushed to join this inst...

Lori Dougherty says goodbye to Inglemoor

Lori Dougherty. Art by Margaret He

Margaret He, Opinion Editor

June 24, 2020

Students will miss seeing a familiar face in the counseling office next year, as registrar Lori Dougherty will be retiring. Dougherty interacted with countless students and said that she has made many memories from her time at Inglemoor. Her fellow staff members described her as dedicated, whip-smart...

Viking graduate explores military career

Lilli Wildermuth at her swearing-in ceremony for the air force. Wildermuth plans to serve in the air force for four years before pursuing a nursing degree. Photo Courtesy of Lilli Wildermuth.

Margaret He, Opinion Editor

June 23, 2020

Serving one’s country through involvement in the military is one way graduates can make a difference and impact their community. Senior Lilli Wildermuth will be doing just that by joining the Air Force.  Wildermuth is planning to serve for four years before continuing on to a nursing degree at...

Retiring german teacher offers wisdom for students

Susanne Kanning. Art by Aditi Jain

Mireya Avalos, Reporter

June 23, 2020

With 30 years under her belt, Frau Kanning is entering a new life of retirement. German teacher Susanne Kanning has been teaching at Inglemoor since 1990. Her position as a Viking was her first job out of college and turned out to be a lifelong career. She said she has been dedicated to her work and...

How the murder of George Floyd rallied our community and our nation

Graffiti lines the walls of Seattle, pledging silent support for the BLM movement. Photo by Rahima Baluch

Priya Annapureddy, Reporter

June 8, 2020

      The Murder of George Floyd On May 25, 2020, the Minneapolis Police Department responded to a call that reported a 46-year-old black man, George Floyd, allegedly using a counterfeit bill to buy items at a local shop. About 10 minutes after the police came onto the scene, ...

Athletes find new ways to practice during quarantine

School sports were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students continue to stay active and practice at home. Photo by Nathan Guest

Nathan Guest, Sports Editor

May 25, 2020

As Washingtonians remain in lockdown after the stay-at-home order was extended to May 31, all workout and fitness centers remain closed. However, this hasn’t stopped many of the athletes from getting their activity.  Boys Soccer senior captain Peter Lie is using a wooden board for drills in his bac...

Working through a pandemic: essential employees

Working through a pandemic: essential employees

Gloria Shen, Reporter

May 11, 2020

As a result of the statewide stay-at-home order and other measures taken to reduce the movement of people, many workers have been forced out of their jobs or converted to working from home. One group of employees, however, are still working as usual.  “Essential workers,” defined by the Esse...

ASB elections continue despite school closures

Rory Knettles, A&E Editor

May 1, 2020

Meet your ASB President candidates for the 2020-2021 school year  Despite school cancelations, ASB executive elections will still be held virtually on May 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. via a Google Form sent through student email accounts. Voters will decide who will lead Inglemoor’s ASB, therefore deciding...

The true cost of public education

The true cost of public education

Aditi Jain and Kellen Hoard

April 20, 2020

Those between 8 and 18 years old in Washington state are required by law to regularly attend school. Public schools, including Inglemoor, are funded by taxes, which allow children to receive school services without directly paying for them. However, while instruction itself at Inglemoor is free, there are...

A day in the life of Mr. Desuatels

Principal Adam Desautels stands in his office at Inglemoor High School on Feb. 26. Photo by Ishika Kaushik

Ishika Kaushik, Reporter

April 18, 2020

Principal Adam Desautels said he always has his hands full.  While he enjoys getting to spend time with students and staff, a day in his life is hectic. He has been working at Inglemoor since 2018 and said the heavy workload has remained constant since the beginning.    “One thing that i...

Adopted family: a teacher’s best friend

All of Trafford’s diverse pets pose for photos. Callie Mae was out for a walk while the rest of her animal family’s photos were taken in their own space. Photos courtesy of Charles Trafford

Selin Asan, Cathy Zhao, and Ella Barnard

April 10, 2020

At Inglemoor many people choose to adopt pets instead of shopping for them. Teachers Charles Trafford, Christina Gutting and Erica Patterson chose to adopt animals from shelters or rescue centers instead of buying them from breeders. In Trafford’s classroom, English students are familiar with his ...

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