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  • Improv Night from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Little Theater on Feb. 8

  • Practice SAT on Feb. 13 and ACT on Feb. 27 from 1-5:30 p.m. in IHS cafeteria (go to tinyurl.com/startpreparing to register)

  • Valentine's Day Jazz Performance from 7-8 p.m. at NPAC on Feb. 14

  • Mid Winter Break from Feb. 18 to 22

  • DECA State Competition from Feb. 28 to March 2

Girls basketball advances to regional playoffs and state tournament

Girls basketball advances to regional playoffs and state tournament

Evelyn Yang, Opinion Editor

February 20, 2019


Filed under Girls Basketball, Showcase, Sports, Winter

The girls basketball team finished their season with a 10-3 conference record and a successful performance at the 4A KingCo and Wes-King tournaments. They placed third in KingCo after losing 51-73 to Eastlake and winning 65-58 against Newport. The team advanced to Wes-King, where they placed in the top fi...

Vikings share their most valuable relationships

Vikings share their most valuable relationships

Jocelyn Ayenew, Carina Bixby, and Rachel Lawson

February 15, 2019


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Junior high sweethearts by Rachel Lawson Seniors Aaron Greisen and Anne Poole have been dating for longer than the average high school couple. The two lovebirds met in sixth grade when Poole transferred into Greisen’s elementary school, Arrowhead. Rather than love at first sight, Greisen said ...

Love songs through the decades

Love songs through the decades

Ryan Brownell and Sam Goetze

February 14, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music Reviews, Showcase

The '10s: “LOVE” by Kendrick Lamar Throughout the album “DAMN”, Kendrick Lamar delivers one of the most emotionally and sonically deep songs of 2017 titled “LOVE.” ft. Zacari. The song has cemented its place as one of the best love songs of the decade. Too often, love songs are saturated ...

Editorial: Loving Valentine’s Day

Editorial: Loving Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Staff Editorials

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 ...

Super Bowl LIII preview and NFL Playoff recap

Super Bowl LIII preview and NFL Playoff recap

Caden Frank, Sports Editor

February 1, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Super Bowl LIII is set to be the NFC champion Los Angeles Rams versus the AFC champion New England Patriots, a rematch of Super Bowl XXXVI where Tom Brady and his Patriots bested Kurt Warner and the Rams 20-17. In 2002, the Rams were the 14-point favorites, and Brady was the youngster at quarterback. H...

Creativity Corner: Stylistic Consistency

Creativity Corner: Stylistic Consistency

Carina Bixby, Reporter

January 31, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

In this installment of the Creativity Corner column, I’d like to discuss forced consistency within an artist’s work. Ever since I began engaging with the artist community, I’ve noticed a sort of pressure to define and hold tight to a particular style. For visual artists this might mean limitin...

Scheduling for success

Scheduling for success

Margaret He, Reporter

January 28, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The end of the semester, particularly the infamous finals week, is dreaded by all students. This year, the school implemented a new finals week schedule that devoted large amounts of time to study for and to take these tests, which has helped students and teachers prepare for finals. With no school on M...

School buses should get replaced by ORCA cards

School buses should get replaced by ORCA cards

Aditi Jain, Feature Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Note from the reporter: I’m a junior this year and my love for the environment only grows; I enjoy learning about the complexity of nature and how it all fits. Through this environmental column, I am hoping to look at sustainable factors and challenges, ranging from our school to the world, with an in...

MLK Day is more than just a holiday

MLK Day is more than just a holiday

Rahima Baluch, Reporter

January 21, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The first Martin Luther King Jr. Day was celebrated on Jan. 20, 1986 with marches, church services and a freedom train that ran from San Jose to San Francisco. Today, we celebrate it with a day off. This isn’t enough to commemorate all the work that King did for African Americans during the Civil Righ...

Impressive Arsenal tightens the gap in the race for the top four after defeating Chelsea

Impressive Arsenal tightens the gap in the race for the top four after defeating Chelsea

Monserrat Villaseñor, Reporter

January 19, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea LONDON — Goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny sealed Arsenal’s needed victory over rivals Chelsea F.C. this Saturday at the Emirates Stadium. This was the second face-off between the London based rivals this season, where Chelsea defeated Arsenal 3-2 in Aug...

“Pride and Prejudice” comes to the Little Theater

“Pride and Prejudice” comes to the Little Theater

Stephanie Dossett and Minita Layal

January 17, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

The latest production by the Valhalla Players is an adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” that will open on Friday, Jan. 18. Senior Emily Bass, one of the two student directors, describes the show as “a very dynamic love story with a hint of comedy and splash of drama.” As told by ...

Students motivated to succeed after TSA regionals

Students motivated to succeed after TSA regionals

Olivia Oomen, Reporter

January 17, 2019


Filed under Feature, Showcase

The Regional TSA Competition was co-hosted by Inglemoor and Tesla STEM High School on Jan. 12 at Inglemoor. All Inglemoor students who competed will have the opportunity to advance to the state competition or join another team. Although regionals didn’t permanently eliminate TSA members from competing at...

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