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Northshore School District approves name for new elementary school

Northshore School District approves name for new elementary school

Margaret He

December 20, 2019

On Dec. 9, the Northshore School District School Board finalized and announced the name for Elementary #21, currently under construction, as “Ruby Bridges Elementary School.” The choice was selected from eleven finalists and was based on feedback from students and the community. The chosen name ...

Tidbits and plaudits: December

Tidbits and plaudits: December

Sofia Leotta, Reporter

December 20, 2019

Tidbits Be a part of the Chinese Club’s Lion Dance Team by contacting @ihschineseclub on Instagram. Trainings are from 2:35-3:45 every Monday in the Great Hall. Come to Link Cookies and Cram from 1:15-2:30 p.m. on Jan. 8 to study for finals while eating cookies! Good luck to DECA at their Area C...

Washington State revises overtime laws

Washington State revises overtime laws

Margaret He, Opinion Editor

December 20, 2019

Washington is implementing what the Seattle Times considers to be one of the nation’s toughest overtime policies. The laws were finalized by the Department of Labor and Industries on Dec. 11 and will be formally implemented by 2028. According to the Seattle Times, the legislation states that salarie...

Bothell city council approves higher school impact fees

Bothell city council approves higher school impact fees

Sofia Leotta, Reporter

December 20, 2019

On Dec. 3, Bothell’s City Council voted to increase school impact fees. The price paid by housing developers for single-family homes increased from $16,038 to $20,092, and the fee paid for multifamily units increased from $1,818 to $3,540.  When housing developments are built, and the number of families ...

Lawsuit filed over Seattle Children’s Hospital mold

Lawsuit filed over Seattle Children’s Hospital mold

Mia Tavares, Reporter

December 20, 2019

On Dec. 2, a class-action lawsuit was filed by the Stritmatter Firm in association with Layman Law Firm against Seattle Children’s Hospital regarding the Aspergillus mold contamination in the air-handling system. The lawsuit alleges that the mold has been present in Seattle Children’s Hospital s...

FCC approves 988 as new suicide prevention hotline number

FCC approves 988 as new suicide prevention hotline number

Eli Shafer, Co-Business Manager

December 20, 2019

  On Thursday, Dec. 12, the Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to proceed with an effort to establish the number 988 as a way to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This action is the first step in the 18-month-long process to make the Lifeline more accessible. ...

Unified bowling looks for partners and players

Unified bowling looks for partners and players

Rahima Baluch, Web-Editor-in-Chief

November 27, 2019

After a successful first season with AJ Olson competing at state, Inglemoor’s unified bowling is looking for Special Olympic Athletes and Partners—students without intellectual disabilities—to participate in their second season that begins on January 6.  The season will run from January 6, 2020...

King County elections see big victories for both parties

King County elections see big victories for both parties

Miles Gelatt, News Editor

November 22, 2019

The Washington state elections that occurred on Nov. 5 turned into victories for both incumbents and newcomers in King County Council elections. Incumbent Kshama Sawat maintained her District 3 seat, defeating challenger Egan Orion by more than 1,500 votes and securing 51 percent of the total votes c...

Congress announces impeachment inquiry into President Trump

Congress announces impeachment inquiry into President Trump

Miles Gelatt, News Editor

November 22, 2019

The United States House of Representatives announced the start of a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Sept. 24. The inquiry was launched after reports emerged that Trump had called the president of Ukraine in a private phone call to investigate former vice president and 2020 ...

Tidbits and plaudits: November

Tidbits and plaudits: November

Minita Layal, Feature Editor

November 22, 2019

Tidbits: Congratulations to girls soccer for making it to quarterfinals on Nov. 22. Amazing job to Ella Marzac, Maddy Brown, Maddy Chow, Megan Chow, Savannah Nelson, Grace Lui, Naomi Voeller, Allison Koonce and Jewel Hau for qualifying for the state swim meet.  Congratulations to Tommy A...

Students learn to defend themselves

Students learn to defend themselves

November 22, 2019

On Monday Nov.18, students participated in a self-defense class in the cafeteria aimed at teaching them basic self-defense skills. The class was open to students of all grade levels and teachers attended a separate training on Nov. 6. There were twenty-four participants, including students and teachers....

Students in Washington face new MMR requirements

Students in Washington face new MMR requirements

Miles Gelatt, News Editor

November 22, 2019

In May 2019, Governor Jay Inslee signed bill EHB 1638, which cracks down on religious and personal exemptions for the MMR vaccine, designed to prevent the spread of diseases such as measles, mumps and rubella. The law also allows students to be barred from attending school if medical records can’t prov...

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