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Editorial: Potentially-contagious workers should be paid to stay home

Paying exposed or symptonic workers to self-quarantine should be a fundamental component of the United State’s COVID-19 response. Art by Sofia Leotta.
December 10, 2020

With the U.S. slowly approaching 15 million cases in early December, the country’s response to the pandemic has been closely followed by the public eye. Essential workers are at the center of relief...

Instagram advocacy needs a more direct approach

Though social media activism has it's benefits, activism must extend beyond social media content in order to make a real impact. Art by Jackie Su.
November 28, 2020

With the civil unrest that our country has been facing, social media activism, primarily on Instagram, has emerged as an accessible tool to help inform people of important issues in our world.  Instagram...

editorial: Test-optional is the only option

Standardized testing is simply another barrier for students to scale in their journey to higher education.  Art by Margaret He.
October 7, 2020

On Sept. 1, a judge in California ordered that the University of California system discontinue use of standardized testing in admissions this fall; in other words, UC schools will not accept test scores...

Stimulus checks provide a band-aid solution to larger problem

Stimulus checks provide a band-aid solution to larger problem
May 11, 2020

On March 5, an op-ed calling for a government stimulus package of $350 million and stimulus checks of $1,000 to most Americans was published in the Wall Street Journal. As businesses, schools and public...

More protection for student self-expression is needed

 The impact of the New Voices Act on student journalism highlights the progress being made for students’ self-expression rights. Art by Naomi Nam
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...

editorial: staff and student speakers create impactful assemblies

Memorial assemblies graphic for page five. Art by Sonya Sheptunov
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.
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...

editorial: Growth based grading

Growth-based grading has its benefits and downsides. Art by Margaret He
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.
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...

editorial: Need for transparency regarding sexual misconduct

Illustration of a football helmet in the boys locker room. Art by Margaret He
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.
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...

editorial: tech dependency

editorial: tech dependency
October 25, 2019

  On Sep. 20, a significant cyberattack on the Northshore School District servers left most school systems non-operational. Suddenly, it became much harder for students to track their progress...

Editorial: Open campus

The debate around whether students should be allowed to have an open campus for lunch continues.
May 15, 2019

For many high school students, school is a major source of stress. School brings to light many known pressures: academic success, having a social life, extracurriculars, jobs and the looming question of...

Editorial: English classes overlook underprivileged perspectives

In all 11th grade English courses (English 11,
AP English 11 and IB Language and Literature 11 were observed), 11 of 21 works are written by white men, American or British. Only one is written by a woman of color.
March 31, 2019

“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...

Editorial: Loving Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is often recognized to celebrate romantic love. But what is the real meaning behind this special day?
February 14, 2019

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:...

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