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Multicultural Week leads to class discussions and increased appreciation

Multicultural Week leads to class discussions and increased appreciation

Claire Moriarty, Opinions Editor

The Multicultural Club organized an assembly to promote diversity and cultural awareness in school. The assembly featured performances from several different ethnic dance...

March 20, 2017No Comments

Astronomers are on the hunt to uncover the ninth planet in our Solar System

Astronomers are on the hunt to uncover the ninth planet in our Solar System

Melina Monlux, News Editor

A landmark scientific discovery has been made recently. But it isn’t complete yet.  Scientists believe that a new planet, currently dubbed “Planet Nine” exists unseen...

March 17, 2017No Comments

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Fulfilling Prisoner’s Paperback Dreams

Fulfilling Prisoner’s Paperback Dreams

Eleanor Dudley, Features Editor
April 24, 2017

Today in America there are hundreds of thousands of people incarcerated. Prisons are bleak places, where people watch their hopes and dreams evaporate while they stare at a wall for infinite hours. According to USA facts, 728,600 people were incarcerated in America in 2015. This number, although high, shows a decline in prison populations since 2010. Current efforts are underway in Washington...

Students and staff share their experiences with cancer

Students and staff share their experiences with cancer

Eleanor Dudley, Features Editor
April 24, 2017

When I was in second grade, my grandma was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer, with a less-than-encouraging survival rate. Nine years, several surgeries and rounds of chemotherapy later, she’s still living life to its fullest. Although she walks with a cane, she spends the summer floating on an air mattress, going on rides at the fair my sister was too afraid to get on and bouncing on our...

Viking robotics makes their way to world championship

Viking robotics makes their way to world championship

Claire Moriarty, Opinions Editor
April 19, 2017

Each year, a group of dedicated students convenes with one goal in mind: to construct a robot that will carry them through a series of contests to an eventual championship title. Viking Robotics--so named because Ballard is a historically Norwegian area--emerged victorious after taking first place at the Glacier Peak Districts competition, which pulled teams from Washington areas. That win sent...

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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