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Spring musical brings new talent to drama department

Spring musical brings new talent to drama department

Carina Bixby, Reporter

April 20, 2019

In preparation for their upcoming debut, the cast of this year’s musical practices every day after school as they sing and dance their way across the theatre stage. “Working” is based on a book written by Studs Terkel and was first performed in 1977. Adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, the sho...

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....

2019-2020 school schedule changes to seven periods

2019-2020 school schedule changes to seven periods

Aditi Jain, Feature Editor

March 22, 2019

Throughout the past year, members of Northshore school district appointed committee has been looking for better ways to support students in meeting the new Core 24 credits graduation requirement: a state-based framework to increase rigor in schools. After many discussions, the final decision is a seven-pe...

Shelf-awareness: a library of representation

Shelf-awareness: a library of representation

Rahima Baluch and Margaret He

March 18, 2019

“Imani's Moon" Written by Janay Brown-Wood Illustrated by Hazel Mitchell Even though Imani is the smallest child in her Maasai village, she has big dreams of touching the moon. Despite constant teasing, she slowly finds herself believing in her own abilities. Brown-Wood incorporates the Maasai ...

Op-Ed: redesigning for club time

Op-Ed: redesigning for club time

March 7, 2019

This Op-Ed is an opinion page written by members of the community acting in a role unaffiliated with Nordic News.

Point/Counterpoint: PDA in a school setting

Point/Counterpoint: PDA in a school setting

Emmy Goetze and Kayla Kapralova

March 7, 2019

PDA is appropriate by Kayla Kapralova Public displays of affection (PDA) are far from rare on most high school campuses. However, the appropriateness of PDA, especially in a school setting, is largely debated. PDA shouldn’t be such a taboo topic to take part in. Not only should PDA be more accep...

Video game reviews

Video game reviews

Jonah Austin, Ryan Brownell, and Sam Goetze

March 7, 2019

"PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" by Jonah Austin As the best-selling video game for the Xbox One and finding similar success on other platforms, “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” (“PUBG”) is a widely popular game released on Dec. 20, 2017. Everything from the stunning graphics to the intriguing...

Girls basketball finishes 8th in state

Girls basketball finishes 8th in state

Caden Frank, Sports Editor

March 7, 2019

The girls basketball team’s last visit to the state tournament was four years ago, and on Feb. 14, they had a chance to return. However, heading into the half they trailed Lake Stevens 33-29. Senior Jenna Troy said this game, in particular, was her favorite game of the whole season. “It was a must-win...

Athlete features

Athlete features

Caden Frank and Minita Layal

March 7, 2019

Jenna Troy takes her talents to Central by Minita Layal As one of the top contributors to the success of the basketball program in recent years, senior captain Jenna Troy has an average of 15.8 points per game in the 29 games she has played this year and has been playing on the school team ever si...

New unified bowling program offers unique bonding opportunities

New unified bowling program offers unique bonding opportunities

Aditi Jain, Feature Editor

March 7, 2019

Getting a strike was, according to participant and freshman Alexander Running, his favorite memory. “It’s hard for me to aim the ball sometimes, and the fact that I actually got a strike,” Running said, “that filled me with more joy than winning a competition ever could.” The new unified bowl...

Original music with local origins

Original music with local origins

Jocelyn Ayenew, Shannon Hong, Rachel Lawson, and Evelynn Li

March 7, 2019

Jenny Xiong: Composer by Evelynn Li alking into the band room, you can hear the playful notes of a silver flute or the soft yet passionate musical tones of a piano. When junior Jenny Xiong played around on her family’s piano at only three years old, she developed an acutely strong desire to learn ...

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