Senior Feature Q&A: Cody Winkleman

Kaya Suraci, Reporter

July 20, 2020

Q: Name/Staff Position A: Cody Winkelman/Sports Editor Q: Why did you decide to join the Catamount staff? A: My first year I just saw that Mr. Crouch was the teacher and it seemed like a pretty easy class. But I ended up really enjoying being able to write about pretty much whatever I wanted ...

The Coronavirus pandemic and Gen Z

Malavika Santhosh, Reporter

June 11, 2020

It’s been around three months since quarantine began and the coronavirus pandemic has taken over lives. As the pandemic has shut people into their homes, overworked medical professionals, and pushed the economy into a rapid decline, the question remains: How will this crisis affect us in the future?...

Reopening America

Diya Anoop, Reporter

June 11, 2020

  On May 4th Washington State’s Governor Jay Inslee first announced his “Safe Start” plan for reopening Washington state. An updated plan further outlining specific guidelines was later released on May 29th.  The plan consists of four phases that counties move through on a case-by-c...

Coronavirus and the Environment

Malavika Santhosh, Reporter

June 11, 2020

It seems that the only good news we have gotten during this pandemic, aside from John Krasinki’s Some Good News of course, has been the news of how the environment is benefiting from the pandemic. With the majority of the population inside, it’s no wonder that nature has hit the reset button. But d...

Fun Things to do with your Friends

Malavika Santhosh, Reporter

May 18, 2020

  With all of us stuck inside our homes for what feels like an eternity, we’re all yearning to go back before the time of a global pandemic, where going out and spending time with friends was something we took for granted. Being in quarantine has left many of us feeling bored and isolated. ...

Mental Health during the Pandemic

Aya Long, Reporter

May 8, 2020

So we’re all cooped up at home-or at least we should be-but what does this mean for mental health? According to the CDC, this abnormal time in our lives can lead to change in sleeping and eating patterns, worsening of chronic and mental health conditions, increased substance use, and, not surprisingly, fea...

Positivity during Pandemic

Ethan Yamamoto, Reporter

May 3, 2020

  In a world where a microscopic organism has taken over all of humanity and has stricken fear within all beings on planet Earth, the positive stories of the world have been overcast by the commotion this virus has created and it feels as if all is lost! However, The Catamount has come to save ...

How Viruses Work

Diya Anoop, Reporter

May 3, 2020

A virus is a tiny particle, typically even smaller than bacteria, with the ability to infect humans/animals. Virus particles (virions) come in many shapes and sizes and consist of nucleic acid —which contains the virus’s genetic information—  cased in protein and sometimes surrounded by a lipid...

Chuck E Cheese catastrophe

Michael Marquess, Cover Editor, Co-Art Editor

May 13, 2019

Amidst a flurry of allegations of health code violations, the lovable little mouse of Chuck E. Cheese Entertainment will squeak clean no more. According to a new wave of social media influencers, the uneven slices of pizza served at local establishments point to a shady business practice that underm...

Calming down guide

Gabe Araujo, Co-Litterbox Editor

May 13, 2019

School stress can be difficult to manage. With the first 3/4 of the year behind us, many students may be getting more concerned about their GPA. However, unless you are one of those people who is motivated by stress, it will only make your grades worse. Therefore, I’m writing this guide to calm down...

Perfecting pronouns

Gabe Araujo, Co-Litterbox Editor

May 13, 2019

Pronouns are an important part of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as the rest of society. They define us as a person, and give us as humans more comfortable labels. If not for them, conversations would sound pretty weird. For example if you are telling a friend about your favorite song artist, and l mak...

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Evie Smith, Photo Editor, Co-Litterbox Editor

May 13, 2019

The 5th of May is just the day after May 4th and the one before May 6th for many, but for Americans, Beer companies, and the city of Pueblo, Mexico it is much more. Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday that celebrates the country's victory in the Battle of Puebla. It all started because Mexico owed Fr...

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