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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...

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...

editorial: tech dependency

editorial: tech dependency

Miles Gelatt, News Editor

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 or complete assignments they would need for the year. This attack caused setbacks in a lot of academic w...

Editorial: Open campus

Editorial: Open campus

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 what life will look like outside of high school. On top of it all, students’ school days can star...

Editorial: English classes overlook underprivileged perspectives

Editorial: English classes overlook underprivileged perspectives

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 today, teachers nationwide believe we can extract our own lessons about life and literature from them....

Editorial: Loving Valentine’s Day

Editorial: Loving Valentine’s 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: to value all those who are significant within our lives. Too many people pity themselves for not having a ...

Equity in school tech

Equity in school tech

Rachel Lawson, Managing/News Editor

December 29, 2018

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...

Editorial: Sick students should stay home

Editorial: Sick students should stay home

February 9, 2018

Being sick does not always equate to staying home from school. Students can be seen — or rather, heard — in their classes sniffling and sneezing all throughout the period. Even if ill students make sure to wash their hands consistently and cover their mouths when they sneeze, they still pose the threat...

Editorial: Core 24 makes students stress more

Editorial: Core 24 makes students stress more

December 28, 2017

Graduation is often the central goal of a student's high school career.  Whether one plans on attending a four-year college or joining the workforce right after senior year, acquiring a high school diploma is what much of a student's schooling has amounted to. However, with the introduction of a new g...

Editorial: The importance of counselors

Editorial: The importance of counselors

November 18, 2017

School counselors are a fundamental part of any high school. Yet, our school counselors are expected to supervise too many students — a responsibility that diminishes the individualized attention they can provide students. With the addition of a new grade this year, the school gained another counselor...

Editorial: Taking a gap year

Editorial: Taking a gap year

June 12, 2017

After nearly two decades of school, it can become difficult to remember that life exists beyond the classroom. Taking on a four-or-more year degree after years of study is daunting. In order to have real-world experiences, it's important to step outside of the classroom, and taking a gap year in bet...

Editorial: Homelessness

Editorial: Homelessness

March 17, 2017

Homelessness is often viewed as an unsightly problem that many would rather ignore. With homelessness rates on the rise in Seattle, the city must change the way they address it. It is the city's moral obligation to rehabilitate and provide aid to the homeless rather than punish them. Recently, Seattle...

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