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New start times bring weekly 75-minute early releases

New start times bring weekly 75-minute early releases

Olivia Burdick, staff reporter

Next year the start time will remain the same, 8:45, but school will get out 20 minutes later, at 3:35. Each Wednesday will be a 75-minute early release at 2:20 p.m for students. After...

June 22, 2017No Comments

BHS teacher wins soccer Coach of the Year

BHS teacher wins soccer Coach of the Year

Olivia Burdick, Staff Reporter

Physical Education teacher, Gary Hunter, won the Coach of the Year in the 3A division. While teaching at BHS, he coaches the Roosevelt High School varsity boys soccer team,...

June 22, 2017No Comments

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Q&A: Untraditional plans

Q&A: Untraditional plans

Reporting by Jake Rehfeldt, Staff Reporter
June 22, 2017

Sam Scheiber                Q.What are your plans for after graduation? A. Nothings really set in stone yet.I would eventually like to join the Coast Guard, or potentially the Navy and save lives and start from there. Right now, after high school my plan is to stay working at my job. I work at Starbucks and I love it. I’m still deciding if I want to move over to my dad’s ...

Senior Locator 2017

Senior Locator 2017

June 20, 2017

Exporing the metaphysical

Oscar Zahner, Political Correspondent
June 15, 2017

Hidden in the basement of the Kress Building in Old Ballard, unmarked save for a lone sandwich board, lies one of the neighborhood’s best-kept secrets: the Seattle Metaphysical Library. Despite only being a short trip from the school, the business has a tendency to fly under the radar. Even if you're looking for it, it’s hard to spot. But if you do find that little unmarked glass door between the Bop Street Records and the Pie Bar, and make the trek downstairs into the long, winding annex,...

Neil Gaiman returns with his personal rendition of the Norse myths

Neil Gaiman returns with his personal rendition of the Norse myths

Ana Marbett, Online Editor | April 6, 2017

Neil Gaiman, author of “Good Omens,” “The Graveyard Book” and graphic novel “Sandman,” returns to the literary scene with his rendition of the ancient Norse myths, “Norse Mythology.” Gaiman is famous for his storytelling voice, which is perfectly equipped to bring the Norse gods and goddesses out from under the shadow cast by Homer’s “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey.” Gaima...

Behind the scenes of the spring musical

Behind the scenes of the spring musical

Katie Read Kearney, Copy Editor | March 21, 2017

When audience members attend a musical they view a finished product: an integration of the cast, chorus, orchestra and set design. If done well, it is easy for the audience to become immersed in the magic such a production has to offer. However, what is rarely seen from this perspective is how this magic is created and a masterful rendition is produced. Directors and cast members of the pro...

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