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  • AP exams will take place online
  • All school activities and sports postponed until further notice

Online curricula adapts to unknown circumstances

Online curricula adapts to unknown circumstances

Gloria Shen, Reporter

April 6, 2020

Amidst the extreme precautions taken by Northshore School District in light of the developing COVID-19 situation, normal school days were stopped in favor of an online learning curriculum for the week of March 9 to March 13. The school closure, which was targeted toward minimizing the spread of diseas...

More protection for student self-expression is needed

More protection for student self-expression is needed

Naomi Nam, Cheeky Editor

April 4, 2020

Students are told that they are given the right to freedom of speech and expression by the First Amendment, the very first thing prioritized when writing the Bill of Rights. Although the foundation of the United States is based on our rights to certain freedoms, students are not always protected by the...

Point/Counterpoint: college phone tracking

Point/Counterpoint: college phone tracking

Priya Annapureddy and Minita Layal

February 7, 2020

Pro: Throughout the nation, dozens of colleges are starting to track their student’s phones, using an app called SpotterEDU. The primary goal is to increase student attendance, thereby encouraging students to engage. The school’s faculty has access to the students’ whereabouts,  attendance rate...

editorial: staff and student speakers create impactful assemblies

editorial: staff and student speakers create impactful assemblies

Sonya Sheptunov, Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2020

Assemblies in memoriam hold a unique place in the hearts of those with ties to the event they honor. Their purpose is to honor the event’s foundations while paving a road for the future— a balancing act sometimes difficult to achieve. The assembly itself is a true indicator of whether or not the...

Vaccine exemptions jeopardize public health

Vaccine exemptions jeopardize public health

Mia Tavares and Miles Gelatt

February 7, 2020

In May 2019, the Washington State Legislature passed a bill that nullified vaccination exemptions grounded in personal or philosophical beliefs for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). The new law took effect on July 28, 2019, and it still allows exemptions for religious or medical reasons. Although...

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...

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