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Editorial: Sick students should stay home

Editorial: Sick students should stay home

February 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Print Stories, Staff Editorials

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


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

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


Filed under Opinion, Print Stories, Staff Editorials

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


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Staff Editorials

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


Filed under Opinion, Print Stories, Staff Editorials

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...

Editorial: Trump’s Muslim Ban

Editorial: Trump’s Muslim Ban

February 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban is a regression to racist authoritarianism that has marred America’s past, one that we thought had been left behind. The racist rhetoric of his campaign has become racist foreign policy, and his ignorance and apathy toward voters and the media in regards to many ...

Editorial: Self-care and stress

Editorial: Self-care and stress

January 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Print Stories, Staff Editorials

Students are all too familiar with the frequent pressures of high school. Intense workloads plague students of all grade levels, causing stress and overall unhappiness. To maintain positive mental health, it’s beneficial to prioritize self-care over schoolwork. Self-care can mean many things: taking time ...

Editorial: protests lose sight of the issues

Editorial: protests lose sight of the issues

December 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Print Stories, Staff Editorials

In the wake of Donald Trump's election as President of the United States, the liberal United States exploded into protest; they could not believe that we, the people, could put a man like Donald Trump in the highest office in the land. Counter-intuitively, that outcry was diluted and delegitimatized ...

Editorial: the current state of education

Editorial: the current state of education

October 31, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Print Stories, Staff Editorials

Technology is ever-present in our modern day lives; In school, we have Activboards, projectors and the all pervasive internet. With the opportunity to lean on those technologies to satisfy our education, the need to have teachers is in some ways obsolete - however, teachers are still, if not more so t...

Editorial: We aren’t that special

Editorial: We aren’t that special

November 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

It’s so ingrained into our collective conscious as to be indistinguishable from fact: things were worse, but they get better. Too often, we believe without question that history marches down a straight line  toward the optimal world. Perhaps this way of thinking is justified; it creates optimism f...

Editorial: How we need to think about depression

Editorial: How we need to think about depression

April 9, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Print Stories, Staff Editorials

Depression is an illness that can be just as debilitating as any other, but it isn’t always perceived that way. While we unquestioningly sympathize with those who physically suffer, the public perception of emotional disorders like depression can prevent the same kind of sympathy; we just don’t v...

Editorial: Do not let numbers define self-worth

Editorial:  Do not let numbers define self-worth

November 6, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Print Stories, Staff Editorials

It’s November. Say hello to pumpkin spice lattes, fall leaves crunching under boots and Washington rain. But, most of all, say hello to the official season of college application chaos and midterm grades. As many of us transform into large combustible balls of anxiety, we are confronted with numbers ...

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