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The face behind Seattle’s March for Our Lives

Zoe Bodovinitz and Eileen MacDonald, Staff Reporters
May 4, 2018

Before early February of this year, Emilia Allard was a senior in highschool, dreaming of a career in politics and doing her best to keep up with school. Fast-forward to now, and she is the founder of Seattle’s March for Our Lives, and her life will never be the same. March for Our Lives Seattle began as an Instagram page inspired by the nationwide movement that developed after the shooting at...

Jazz I member gets into Berklee College of Music

Kylie Williams, Staff Reporter
May 4, 2018

To this day, 120 Berklee College of Music alumnus have received 283 Grammy Awards, including John Mayer and members of Imagine Dragons and Aerosmith. Next fall, senior saxophone player and Jazz I member Katie Webster will be attending Berklee in Boston, MA. On a full-tuition scholarship. While in Monterey, Calif. on a field trip with the jazz band, Webster auditioned, for a second time, to get into...

Student pursues alternative athletic route

Claire Moriarty and Ana Marbett
March 29, 2018

Everyone is born with an instinctive fear of heights. Many people never get past it, but others learn to thrive at great heights. Junior Keely Carolan is one of those few. Since joining the Stone Gardens climbing team in 2016, Carolan has become a devoted rock climber. Her connection to the sport is apparent in the college of climbing stickers that cover her Nalgene water bottle and in the hours...

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May 7, 2018

The art in our school was selected by alumni Alice Rooney and Matthew Kangas in 1997, when the new remodel opened. Students at school are lucky to have such beautiful and unique pieces to see everyday but, chances are that with all the business of everyday life, you’ve never really looked at the art on the wall.   Interview How did you pick the art that’s hanging around the...

Annika Bergstrom, Staff Reporter | May 7, 2018

I would probably be one of the only people who didn’t enjoy Love, Simon to the fullest extent. The acting was good, the cinematography was of an average quality, and the plot was mediocre. I’m a big believer in the quality of a film being based largely around the plot, and Love, Simon didn’t fit this criteria extremely well. This is mainly because the plot was centered on the fact that...

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