Nordic News

  • 2020 IB exams will no longer take place
  • Wash your hands
  • Washington K-12 schools closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year
  • AP exams will take place online from May 11 to May 22
  • Congratulations to the 2020-2021 class executives

Senior issue now available to print

The cover of the senior issue of Nordic News. The senior issue is now available to print. Art by Sonya Sheptunov.

June 30, 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Nordic  News Staff was unable to print and distribute our senior issue; the final issue of the school year. Our final issue serves to celebrate the graduating senior class and has been a tradition at Inglemoor for many years. Through the school closure, our staff has...

Nordic editors say their final goodbyes

Sonya Sheptunov, Rahima Baluch and Aditi Jain say their final goodbyes as Nordic News editors for the 2019-2020 school year. Photo by Joanna Little

Sonya Sheptunov, Rahima Baluch, and Aditi Jain

June 25, 2020

Sonya Sheptunov Over the course of my life, I discovered that I had lost my voice. Previously, I found it more appealing to stay quiet, to let others talk over me. I soon found myself feeling powerless; feeling alone. At the guidance of two very different people in my life I was pushed to join this inst...

How the murder of George Floyd rallied our community and our nation

Graffiti lines the walls of Seattle, pledging silent support for the BLM movement. Photo by Rahima Baluch

Priya Annapureddy, Reporter

June 8, 2020

      The Murder of George Floyd On May 25, 2020, the Minneapolis Police Department responded to a call that reported a 46-year-old black man, George Floyd, allegedly using a counterfeit bill to buy items at a local shop. About 10 minutes after the police came onto the scene, ...

Easy eats for the stir crazy vegan

Easy eats for the stir crazy vegan

Mireya Avalos, Reporter

May 14, 2020

During these unprecedented times, people in quarantine have taken to the internet to find fun and creative recipes to spice up their quarantine. With easy-to-find items and creative spins on the internet’s favorite foods, here are some of Nordic’s top quarantine recipes. For a vitamin-infused breakfast to bre...

Stimulus checks provide a band-aid solution to larger problem

Stimulus checks provide a band-aid solution to larger problem

Margaret He, Opinion Editor

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 places were forced to close in the following weeks in response to the pandemic, such a solution be...

Masks made easy

Masks made easy

Ella Barnard, Photo Editor

May 6, 2020

The  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that the general population wear a face mask outside to protect against COVID-19. Since masks are in low supply, why not make your own?   Step 1: Get a bandana or any square piece of cloth.   Step 2: Fold in half. ...

The true cost of public education

The true cost of public education

Aditi Jain and Kellen Hoard

April 20, 2020

Those between 8 and 18 years old in Washington state are required by law to regularly attend school. Public schools, including Inglemoor, are funded by taxes, which allow children to receive school services without directly paying for them. However, while instruction itself at Inglemoor is free, there are...

A day in the life of Mr. Desuatels

Principal Adam Desautels stands in his office at Inglemoor High School on Feb. 26. Photo by Ishika Kaushik

Ishika Kaushik, Reporter

April 18, 2020

Principal Adam Desautels said he always has his hands full.  While he enjoys getting to spend time with students and staff, a day in his life is hectic. He has been working at Inglemoor since 2018 and said the heavy workload has remained constant since the beginning.    “One thing that i...

Nordic’s mood-based beats

Nordic's mood-based beats

Margaret He, Opinion Editor

April 12, 2020

From study sessions to late-night parties, there’s always a perfect song to listen to — no matter how you feel or where you are. Often, the only issue is figuring out the soundtrack that will perfectly capture what you’re feeling. Nordic has handpicked our favorite songs for every mood and mindset....

Adopted family: a teacher’s best friend

All of Trafford’s diverse pets pose for photos. Callie Mae was out for a walk while the rest of her animal family’s photos were taken in their own space. Photos courtesy of Charles Trafford

Selin Asan, Cathy Zhao, and Ella Barnard

April 10, 2020

At Inglemoor many people choose to adopt pets instead of shopping for them. Teachers Charles Trafford, Christina Gutting and Erica Patterson chose to adopt animals from shelters or rescue centers instead of buying them from breeders. In Trafford’s classroom, English students are familiar with his ...

Paraeducators connect classrooms with specialized support

Paraeducators connect classrooms with specialized support

Sofia Leotta and Priya Annapureddy

April 8, 2020

The role of a paraeducator is to address the shortcomings of classroom-based learning, establish an environment that meets a broad range of needs and account for diverse learning styles. While they have a responsibility to students who have individual education plans, paraeducators also act as a sup...

Online curricula adapts to unknown circumstances

Online curricula adapts to unknown circumstances

Gloria Shen, Reporter

April 6, 2020

Amidst the extreme precautions taken by Northshore School District in light of the developing COVID-19 situation, normal school days were stopped in favor of an online learning curriculum for the week of March 9 to March 13. The school closure, which was targeted toward minimizing the spread of diseas...

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