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  • Improv Exhibition on May 24 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

  • No school on May 27

  • IB Recognition Ceremony on May 30

Editorial: Open campus

Editorial: Open campus

May 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

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


Filed under Opinion

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 ...

Promposals have become too extravagant

Promposals have become too extravagant

Kaitlin Angeles, Reporter

May 3, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Prom has earned its spot as one of the most monumental events during a student’s high school career. However, the reason behind its significance has shifted from an evening of celebration with friends to the recent trends of “promposals.” Many people only acknowledge the glamoured surface of th...

Editorial: the importance of study abroad opportunities

Editorial: the importance of study abroad opportunities

April 21, 2019


Filed under Opinion

For those studying a language, the importance of practice and immersion is well known as a way to better synthesize information and apply it on the fly. Outside of the classroom, however, students who don’t speak the language at home rarely have a chance to practice with others. This is why study ...

A healthy life is a basic right

A healthy life is a basic right

Stephanie Dossett and Miles Gelatt

April 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Everyone has a basic right to live in a healthy environment, and those who refuse to get vaccines do not show consideration of those rights, or the health and well-being of the people around them. Disease outbreaks are one of the largest health problems facing us today. But when an outbreak does...

Point/Counterpoint: Climate strikes

Point/Counterpoint: Climate strikes

Aditi Jain and Audri Saulters

April 4, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

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...

Editorial: English classes overlook underprivileged perspectives

Editorial: English classes overlook underprivileged perspectives

March 31, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Print Stories, Staff Editorials

“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....

Op-Ed: redesigning for club time

Op-Ed: redesigning for club time

March 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Print Stories

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

Point/Counterpoint: PDA in a school setting

Emmy Goetze and Kayla Kapralova

March 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint, Print Stories

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...

Editorial: Loving Valentine’s Day

Editorial: Loving Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Staff Editorials

Today, take a step back from all the paper hearts, chocolate hearts, balloon hearts, store-bought hearts and look at the real hearts. We should reflect on the real reason Valentine’s Day was created: to value all those who are significant within our lives. Too many people pity themselves for not having a ...

Scheduling for success

Scheduling for success

Margaret He, Reporter

January 28, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The end of the semester, particularly the infamous finals week, is dreaded by all students. This year, the school implemented a new finals week schedule that devoted large amounts of time to study for and to take these tests, which has helped students and teachers prepare for finals. With no school on M...

School buses should get replaced by ORCA cards

School buses should get replaced by ORCA cards

Aditi Jain, Feature Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Note from the reporter: I’m a junior this year and my love for the environment only grows; I enjoy learning about the complexity of nature and how it all fits. Through this environmental column, I am hoping to look at sustainable factors and challenges, ranging from our school to the world, with an in...

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