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Nordic News

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...

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

Mimi 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...

The Nordic staff debates the difficult question of which fruit snack is the best: Scooby fruit snacks or Motts?

Which fruit snack is better?

Tammi Tran and William He February 7, 2022

Scooby-Doo fruit snacks are better.  It’s time to step back and realize that the Scooby-Doo fruit snacks are at the top of the fruit snacks hierarchy. A childhood staple for many, the Scooby-Doo fruit...

In a survey of 41 Inglemoor students, 34 said they supported affirmative action in college admissions while 7 did not. Art by Margaret He.

Point/Counterpoint: Should affirmative action be used in college admissions?

Margaret He and Arushi Sharma May 19, 2021

Point/Counterpoint: Should affirmative action be used in college admissions? Yes, affirmative action promotes equality in a flawed system Arushi Sharma For much of America’s history, elite universities...

On March 15th, it was announced that IB exams will be cancelled for the May 2021 testing season and AP exams will be taken online. Art by Kath Shelden.

Point/Counterpoint: Should Inglemoor have made in-person IB and AP testing mandatory this year?

Minita Layal and Kath Shelden March 16, 2021

Point/Counterpoint: Should Inglemoor have made in-person IB and AP testing mandatory this year?   Yes, in-person IB and AP tests should have been mandatory this year  Kath Shelden Due to...

Stan culture can be seen as both a place of obsessive toxic behavior and a digital space that builds community. Art by Link Gazey

Point/Counterpoint: Is stan culture toxic?

Link Gazey and Sofia Leotta February 13, 2021

 Is stan culture toxic? Yes, stan culture disrupts fanbases Link Gazey With the rise of social media as an increasingly-essential communication tool, a phenomenon known as stan culture is now...

Restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to protect public health is vital, however it has negatively impacted the economy. Art by Arushi Sharma and Ishika Kaushik.

Point/Counterpoint: Restrictions vs Economy

Arushi Sharma and Ishika Kaushik December 12, 2020

Should public health be prioritized over the economy during Covid-19?  Public health takes precedence over stabilizing the economy during COVID-19  Arushi Sharma On Dec. 2 Governor Jay Inslee...

Giving back during a pandemic is important, but in-person volunteering has the potential to put students, families and the community at risk. Art by Mia Tavares.

Point/Counterpoint: Honor Society volunteering during Covid-19

Ishika Kaushik and Mia Tavares December 3, 2020

Should Honor Society require service hours during the Covid-19 pandemic? Yes, service hours are even more important during the pandemic Mia Tavares On March 23, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee issued...

Cancel culture perpetuates both hostility and accountability within the digital world. Art by Sofia Leotta.

Point/Counterpoint: Cancel Culture

Sofia Leotta and Minita Layal October 8, 2020

Does cancel culture have a positive impact on our society? Yes, cancel culture fills in the gaps left by unequal societal systems Sofia Leotta Social media enables action. Amid a rapidly digitalized...

Point/Counterpoint: college phone tracking graphic for web. Art by Priya Annapureddy and

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...

PointCounterpoint on items for hours; thumbnail graphic. Art by Naomi Nam

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...

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...

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