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Students doing hybrid learning. Photo credit: Emma Conklin (Carter Pham & Emma Conklin)

Ready or Not, Here Comes September 2021

Isabella Cheng, Reporter June 17, 2021

As we’re stepping away from this 2020-2021 school year, looking back at the road once traveled, we get to reminisce about the amount of chaos that occurred: zoom calls, accidental unmuting, and screen...

Seattle's 2021 Virtual Pride. Art by Halli Conom

Virtual Pride 2021

Halli Conom, Reporter June 17, 2021

Welcome to June, everybody! Tis the season for rainbows! The weather is warmer, the days are longer, and most importantly . . . it’s Pride Month! And though the festivities and decorations might be a...

Social media story advertising Student Senate meeting. Image credit: Tara Duong

What is ASB Student Senate?

Tara Duong, Reporter June 9, 2021

Every once in a while, on the daily announcements, a familiar but foreign event pops up to accompany birthdays and club meetings: Student Senate. I know what ASB is and I know what the Cougar Cast is,...

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Hybrid Learning

Isabella Cheng, Reporter May 24, 2021

We’ve hit a new milestone: hybrid learning. Personally for me, if someone had told me that we were going to be “hybrid learning” two years ago, I would’ve been a little weirded out. It seems...

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Should we still have Daylight Saving Time?

Diya Anoop and Felix Galicia May 20, 2021

Twice a year an hour is added or removed from our lives for daylight saving time (often incorrectly called daylight savings time). At first glance, the time change seems to serve no purpose other than...

In Defense of Crusty White Dogs

In Defense of Crusty White Dogs

Tara Duong, Reporter May 13, 2021

The internet finds a new subject to direct their bottled up angst at every couple of months. Like fads, topics such as the ice age baby, Matthew Morrison, and baby boomers cycle under internet scrutiny....

Why don’t you smile, Sir?

Why don’t you smile, Sir?

Kendyll Lindsey, Reporter May 13, 2021
To this day I wonder; what has to go through a man’s mind in order for him to feel the need to ask a 12 year old girl with her book “why don’t you smile?”
Rhiannon Ralbovsky shows off her Bothell pride. Art by Tara Duong.

New students at Bothell

Tara Duong, Reporter March 29, 2021

If you have ever been the new kid at school you would be familiar with the uneasy feeling of trying to find somewhere to sit at lunch, getting lost trying to locate your English class, and the daunting...

Asking ASB your questions!

Diya Anoop, Reporter, Online Editor March 26, 2021

Why does caffeine make me sleepy?

Why does caffeine make me sleepy?

Tara Duong, Reporter March 25, 2021

I have never drank a cup of coffee. I am an avid (decaf) tea person who enjoys the occasional chai latte or hot chocolate, but never coffee. Between witnessing my family’s persistent addiction to coffee,...

365 Days of Chaos

Isabella Cheng, Reporter March 24, 2021

One year since that fateful March 2020. The month where everything went upside down and into a blender. We’ve found new euphemisms for a year that has been chaotic event after chaotic event, from discovering...

Virus photo from the CDC, layered image by Kaya Suraci

My family traveled during a pandemic

Kaya Suraci, Reporter March 17, 2021

My family planned to go to Austria this summer for the first time, and as excited as I was for it, excitement certainly doesn’t overshadow the COVID-19 pandemic- so we canceled it. That was a pretty...

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