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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.

Editorial: English classes overlook underprivileged perspectives

Editorial: English classes overlook underprivileged perspectives

March 7, 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....

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...

MLK Day is more than just a holiday

MLK Day is more than just a holiday

Rahima Baluch, Reporter

January 21, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The first Martin Luther King Jr. Day was celebrated on Jan. 20, 1986 with marches, church services and a freedom train that ran from San Jose to San Francisco. Today, we celebrate it with a day off. This isn’t enough to commemorate all the work that King did for African Americans during the Civil Righ...

Equity in school tech

Equity in school tech

Rachel Lawson, Managing/News Editor

December 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Print Stories, Showcase, Staff Editorials

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 93 percent of households in Washington own a computer (including a smartphone), and 87 percent have access to the internet. This may seem like a satisfactory number, but keep in mind that 7 percent of Washington households is 198,000 households, m...

Point/Counterpoint: Unweighted vs. Weighted GPA

Point/Counterpoint: Unweighted vs. Weighted GPA

Nicole Turtle and Evelyn Yang

September 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint, Showcase

A grade point average (GPA) summarizes a student’s academic performance by assigning each class grade to a numerical value (A = 4.0, B = 3.0, etc.) and taking the average of the point total. Some schools, including Inglemoor, use an unweighted grading scale, meaning that the points for a specific gra...

Two bees or not two bees?

Two bees or not two bees?

Rachel Lawson and Olivia Sasson

August 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Despite anyone’s personal opinions on bees, there is no doubt that their hard pollination work is the basis of a vast majority of our nutritional needs. One-third of every bite of food eaten is dependent on pollinators, Greenpeace says, with bees making up 80% of the pollination process that ensure...

Sex ed is outdated and not inclusive

Sex ed is outdated and not inclusive

Maya Holt, Web Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We live in an age where the taboo on discussing sex, gender and sexuality has largely been lifted. Media coverage of LGBTQ+ people’s stories has expanded dramatically, TV and movies have diversified their characters’ gender/sexual identities and the internet seems to host an unending conversatio...

Point/Counterpoint: Honor Society

Point/Counterpoint: Honor Society

Kaylea Agate and Shannon Hong

March 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint

Honor Society misses the point by Kaylea Agate Character. Scholarship. Leadership. Service: these four values are the pillars that Honor Society supposedly rests on and to which its members aspire, yet in practice, the organization may not do as much to further these ideals as it could or should. ...

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