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Opinion

Editorial: flaws in the health curriculum

Editorial: flaws in the health curriculum

November 18, 2022

Inglemoor’s health curriculum covers a wide variety of topics: health foundations, sex education, nutrition, mental health, alcohol, drugs, tobacco, vaping, self-esteem and stress. But the curriculum...

Point/counterpoint: The Pledge of Allegiance, to sit or to stand?

Point/counterpoint: The Pledge of Allegiance, to sit or to stand?

Point: Stand up When the Pledge of Allegiance is recited during morning announcements, the voice from the speaker is largely ignored. In many classrooms around the school, students remain seated while...

Drivers inequity: the cost of getting behind the wheel

Drivers inequity: the cost of getting behind the wheel

Alissa Lau (she/they), Social Media Editor November 16, 2022

Driver’s licenses are the key to increased independence and mobility, especially for students who have responsibilities that require personal transportation. Although obtaining a driver’s license is...

Map of the four dams placed along the Snake River.

Protect the salmon, remove the dams

Before the 1900s, the Columbia River Basin produced between 10 million and 16 million salmon annually, but this number has dwindled to an average of 660,000 in recent years. One factor behind this decline...

Is Greek life really as good as they say?

Point/counterpoint: is Greek life worth it?

William He and Klaira Zhang August 24, 2022

Point: Go Greek! Greek life is known for empowering its members by enhancing their college experience with friendship, service and support. According to the National Panhellenic Conference for sororities...

Letter to the editor: IB inclusivity

Letter to the editor: IB inclusivity

June 17, 2022

Our articles are meant to provoke conversation, and we accept letters to the editor so that those wishing to formally contribute their perspectives to that conversation may do so. If you wish to submit...

The benefits and repercussions of the IB diploma program has been in debate over the last few years. But how does this prestigious program, truly affect students?

Is it really you and me against IB?

Jana Dimikj and Miriam Miller-Friday May 4, 2022

Point: The International Baccalaureate program is known for being a rigorous and academically challenging program that pushes students to dive deeper into their education. However, one of the stand-out...

HapARA you on task?

HapARA you on task?

Arushi Sharma, News Editor May 4, 2022

Teachers have the ability to track students’ internet activity. They can see what YouTube videos students watch, what sites students visit, what private emails students receive and send, all the time—even...

It is our firm belief that our primary job as student reporters and editors is to highlight the students, families, staff and administrators who shape and lead our school.

editorial: Northshore School District vs. Free Speech

March 22, 2022

We try not to write about ourselves in this newspaper. It is our firm belief that our primary job as student reporters and editors is to highlight the students, families, staff and administrators who shape...

Its time to address and social, mental, and physical strains that toxic masculinity has on boys. In such a modern age, how is traditional masculinity still expected of boys?

Boys cry, too: unpacking toxic masculinity

Mimi Avalos and Tammi Tran March 20, 2022

The cultural and societal pressures placed on men have created harmful and damaging effects to their body image and self-esteem. The standards of “manliness” and anti-femininity glorify unhealthy habits....

In order to promote inclusivity, schools should celebrate all kinds of groups both socially, academically, and culturally. But are schools effectively promoting equity, or has it become a check list of items for them to check off as equity?

Point/Counterpoint: Checkuity vs Equity

Mireya Avalos and Tammi Tran March 20, 2022

Point: The school doesn’t do enough for equity. During the months of November and December, the hallways are filled with candy cane murals and classroom doors decorated with pine trees, bedazzled...

Editorial: Stricter COVID measures are needed

Editorial: Stricter COVID measures are needed

February 7, 2022

In the one-month period following the beginning of winter break, Northshore School District saw a tenfold increase in total new COVID cases, peaking at a record 163 on Jan. 18 alone. With high numbers...

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