The Ballard Talisman

Mary Beth Tinker still spreading the word about students’ First Amendment rights

Kye Dipboye, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2013

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Mary Beth Tinker, the classic voice of First Amendment rights for students and a famous victim to the denial of freedom of speech, set off in the fall from the National Constitution Center with Mike Hiestand long time Student...

Day of the Dead display honors artist Jose Guadalupe Posada

Megan Biar, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2013

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The students and staff of Proyecto Saber has created a Day of the Dead display including student-made sugar skulls, traditional art and decorations. The display is a tribute to Mexican illustrator Jose Guadalupe Posada, whose work i...

Families now able to sign up for affordable health insurance in the Teen Health Center

Kellen Reeder, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2013

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With the recent passing of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, students and families can now sign up for affordable health care insurance through the Teen Health Center (THC). A meeting will be held on Nov. 3 in...

Community drug and alcohol meeting provides a reality check for local parents

Nancy MacGeorge, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2013

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Drug and alcohol abuse by high school students in the community is consistently higher in comparison to state averages. “Parents are the number one influencers [of this problem],” Frank Couch, Executive Director of the...

GSA hosts guest speaker

Kellen Reeder, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2013

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Randy Wiger has a message for the GSA: Get involved. Wiger, a parks and commons coordinator for Seattle Parks and Recreation, attended a GSA meeting to talk about opportunities for involvement with other GSA groups and in the...

Police find nearby drug house

Anna Ferkingstad, News Editor

June 13, 2013

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On Mary avenue northwest and northwest 70th street stands a yellow house. The windows are covered, paint is chipping and the lawn neglected– the street lined daily with the cars of high school students. “We had know...

Remembering Nygaard with a viking memorial

Ira Zuckerman, Copy Editor

June 13, 2013

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  As the Norwegian Independence Day, or Syttende Mai, parade winded down after hours and hours of marching through the streets of Ballard, hundreds of people were not finished with the event. At Golden Gardens, a fire was burning away the remains of history teac...

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