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Beloved chemistry teacher retires after 14 years
Senior friends pursue dance majors after high school

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Beloved chemistry teacher retires after 14 years

Mitra Shafii, Staff Reporter
June 16, 2018

Dr. Dewey Moody has been teaching General Chemistry and Biotech Chemistry for 14 years, and AP Chemistry for 10 years. Before becoming a teacher, he worked in business development and biotechnology. He got laid off in 2000 when he got a new boss who wanted to pick his own team. “Being attached to a corporate office is a high risk endeavor, and that just wasn’t appealing anymore,” Dr. Moody said....

Senior friends pursue dance majors after high school

Niko Newbould, Staff Reporter
June 12, 2018

Like many dancers, seniors Olivia Anderson and Phoebe Cote started young.  Anderson recalls practicing at many studios from the age of 3 and Cote started at age 5. Both girls expressed their love of dance but agreed that they “didn’t get truly serious until freshman year” Cote said. Together, the two started training at the pre-profession eXit Space School of Dance.   At eXit, the...

Mindfulness sticks for a second year

Kate Inge, Staff Reporter
June 8, 2018

At the beginning of the school year, Administration implemented the Mindfulness program by giving teachers weekly lessons about kindness, meditation and other topics. With mixed reviews from both students and teachers, the program is up for change, possibly bearing credits in the future. Next year students should expect to still see Mindfulness, but not every week. Principal Keven Wynkoop and Assistant...

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Elsa Anderson and Ella Andersen | June 16, 2018

Fans of the Seattle Biscuit Company food truck will be excited to know that it now has a permanent location on 40th and Leary. When we walked in, we saw the waitstaff all dressed in blue gingham shirts, contributing to the restaurant’s blue theme. The light fixtures were comprised of old whisks which added to the folksy feel of the place. Wood shelves, ceilings, and paneling made it feel like...

Performing Arts finishes off the year with the production of  ‘Our Town’

Kylie Williams, Staff Reporter | June 10, 2018

The play “Our Town,” directed by student teacher Alexis Garramone, tells the story of the lives in the fictional city Grover’s Corners, circa 1938. Focusing on the characters in the small town, the seemingly insignificant lives of parents, kids, and random townspeople are exposed. Many times, scenes are paused for the narrator to analyze the events taking place. As soon as the doors open,...

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