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The student news site of Inglemoor High School

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The student news site of Inglemoor High School

Nordic News


Ye may be canceled for now, but he
won’t stay canceled
for long.

Unpacking the Kanye conundrum

William He (he/him), Photo Editor Feb 1, 2023

In the last months of 2022, renowned hip-hop artist Ye (he/him), who formally went by Kanye West, was seemingly canceled once and for all following his wearing of a “White Lives Matter” shirt — a...

Are AI art and essay generators a helpful tool or a hinderance for artists and authors?

Point/counterpoint: Are AI art and essays a threat?

Point: Yay I! You may have witnessed a peer on their computer creating artwork or writing faster than Seattle weather changes. Artificial intelligence art and text-generating websites are on the rise,...

Editorial: Ethics of military recruitment

Editorial: Ethics of military recruitment

Nordic News Staff Jan 27, 2023

As graduation draws closer, high school seniors across the country are faced with the daunting task of deciding what they’ll do next. While many will go on to college or the workforce, others may join...

The controversial subject of gender neutral restrooms has become widely debated as the school moves forward with plans to remodel.

Point/counterpoint: Gender neutral bathrooms

Point: Having more gender-neutral bathrooms on campus would benefit everyone and they should be added as soon as possible. Gender-neutral bathrooms are a necessity. It’s essential that more are added...

Holiday breaks centered around Christian holidays

Holiday breaks centered around Christian holidays

Arushi Sharma (she/her), Co-Editor-in-Chief Dec 19, 2022

Under Washington state law, public schools must protect students from discrimination and harassment on the basis of religion, including religious background, beliefs, dress and expression. However, by...

1...2...3...Fight! Classic Oreos and golden Oreos face off in a battle for superiority.

Point/counterpoint: Classic versus golden Oreos

Point: Classic Oreos are better than golden The creation of the classic Oreo was the greatest epiphany of man. Society would be in shambles without the lush taste of this cookie. The flavor of the...

Should cell phones stay or go away?

Point/counterpoint: New phone policy

Point: phones stay! Posters of a cell phone yelling ‘Put me away!’ are plastered around the school to aggressively remind students of the new phone policy. The policy states that phones must remain...

Students need to graduate high school with a comprehensive education that will prepare them to be healthy for the rest of their lives. 

Editorial: Flaws in the health curriculum

Nordic News Staff Nov 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...

Should students feel compelled to sit or stand during the pledge of allegiance?

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...

In an area where public transportation is often an inefficient and time-consuming option, increasing equity for teen drivers is crucial to open the doors to opportunities for all students.

Drivers inequity: the cost of getting behind the wheel

Alissa Lau (she/they), Social Media Editor Nov 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 Aug 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...

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