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Standardized testing fails to account for complete student profile

Standardized testing fails to account for complete student profile

Eli Shafer, Co-Business Manager

December 20, 2019

From the SAT to Common Core tests, standardized assessments have been used to measure student achievement for years. However, these tests measure student success in a very specific and limiting way, and they often do not provide an accurate reflection of a student’s achievements. With these tests,...

editorial: Growth based grading

editorial: Growth based grading

Miles Gelatt, News Editor

December 20, 2019

Growth-based grading is a measure of a student’s performance and improvement over time, in which teachers base a part of a student’s grade on growth. This grading system, in theory, is supposed to help students in their work by raising their grades and encouraging students to strengthen their ex...

Point-counterpoint: Items for service hours

Point-counterpoint: Items for service hours

Sofia Leotta and Naomi Nam

December 20, 2019

Yes, donations reflect meaningful service Naomi Nam National Honor Society (NHS) encourages students to support their community through volunteering. Donating items is one of the ways to earn hours during the holiday season. The Inglemoor honor society chapter allows their members to donate items to...

editorial: Need for transparency regarding sexual misconduct

editorial: Need for transparency regarding sexual misconduct

Margaret He, Opinion Editor

November 22, 2019

Last spring, a student at Bothell High School approached a campus police officer about a conversation he’d overheard, in which athletes described a practice called “Rape Squad” that involved players restraining a teammate and touching his genitals. As reported by the Seattle Times, this investi...

Point counterpoint: Is it appropriate to use Chick-fil-A as a partner?

Point counterpoint: Is it appropriate to use Chick-fil-A as a partner?

Gloria Shen and Selin Asan

November 22, 2019

On Oct. 25, students gathered at the Chick-fil-A in Canyon Park to celebrate the football game’s “fifth” quarter. From 9 to 11 p.m., 20 percent of all sales connected to Inglemoor students were given to the class of 2021 as part of a fundraiser to lower costs of next year’s senior class ac...

Bathroom breakdowns and fountain failures

Bathroom breakdowns and fountain failures

Kellen Hoard, Reporter

November 22, 2019

It does not take long after one begins learning or working at Inglemoor to identify two major problems with its infrastructure: the lack of restrooms and water fountains. These concerns are frequently voiced in conversations by students and teachers throughout the school year. However, two things have...

Breaking down the walls: a demolition or work in progress?

Breaking down the walls: a demolition or work in progress?

Mia Tavares, Reporter

October 31, 2019

    Breaking Down the Walls is a phenomenal program that works to create a united student body by removing biases. The slow buildup to emotionally taxing subjects creates a safe space where students can “break down the walls” and connect with other students they wouldn’t have o...

Lime Scooters to connect the urban world

Lime Scooters to connect the urban world

Sofia Leotta, Reporter

October 25, 2019

Scattered across the streets of Bothell are Lime Scooters: a form of micro-mobility that combines digital technology with physical convenience, providing urban communities with an accessible form of transportation.  The electrically-powered scooters can be tracked and unlocked through the Lime mobile app. Lime...

Sports waiver restricts access to varsity

Sports waiver restricts access to varsity

Caden Pavlovski, Reporter

October 25, 2019

Many transfer students who come to Inglemoor play a sport for their own personal reasons. There is an underlying expectation in our society to maintain fairness, including equity in our sports environment. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) was formed to create equitable...

editorial: tech dependency

editorial: tech dependency

Miles Gelatt, News Editor

October 25, 2019

  On Sep. 20, a significant cyberattack on the Northshore School District servers left most school systems non-operational. Suddenly, it became much harder for students to track their progress or complete assignments they would need for the year. This attack caused setbacks in a lot of academic w...

Editorial: Open campus

Editorial: Open campus

May 15, 2019

For many high school students, school is a major source of stress. School brings to light many known pressures: academic success, having a social life, extracurriculars, jobs and the looming question of what life will look like outside of high school. On top of it all, students’ school days can star...

Who should regulate over-the-counter medication?

Who should regulate over-the-counter medication?

Stephanie Dossett and Margaret He

May 14, 2019

The students by Stephanie Dossett From ibuprofen for migraines to allergy medicine for a stuffy nose, there are a variety of over-the-counter medications that students may need during the school day. According to district policy, all medications, prescription or not, must be kept in the nurse’s ...

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