Racial education seminars, where did they go?

 Part of the Wednesday schedule on the Northshore School District website

Kaya Suraci, Reporter

October 30, 2020

The summer of 2020 was a time of great social movement and great change, especially in America. In the wake of the unjust killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, among many others, the Black Lives Matter campaign and others relating to social justice gained new momentum and sparked world-wide protests...

The problem with Character Strong

NSD Petition, email by Ally Sutherland (WHS '21)

Tara Duong, Reporter

October 29, 2020

For many BHS students, the spring/summer of 2020 was, in short, traumatic. From self isolation, to losing loved ones to COVID-19, to the politicization of human rights and racial equity, this was a summer like no other. The students in our school, and our district, needed support. All summer, students s...

Schools and COVID: Should we ever open up?

Schools and COVID: Should we ever open up?

Stone Wolfgang, Reporter

October 29, 2020

“I think it would be great if schools opened up soon, but of course the safety of everyone should be the main priority.”- Yasmine Shubber (‘22) This is the debate that all students,teachers, and administrators have been having for the last 8 months. For me, this entire time of Covid has been...

Black Lives Matter.

Diya Anoop and Malavika Santhosh

June 19, 2020

People scream in the streets, their voices hoarse as they cry for justice. They march protesting the murder of innocents. Fires flare, windows shatter, and an acrid chemical smell fills the air.  People fall gasping for breath, tears filling their eyes, their words snatched out of their throats. Police sw...

America’s Chronic Case of Systemic Racism

Diya Anoop and Malavika Santhosh

June 19, 2020

Racism has been rampant in this country since its very foundation. It is enforced by systems that have been in place for hundreds of years. America’s first organized police force, for example, was initially formed to control slave riots. While the police force today is intended for an extremely di...

Well, AP Exams sucked.

Jane Wang, Reporter

June 11, 2020

There are few feelings more disgusting than the shamelessness of your nervous system as soon as the AP exam proctor says, “You have 50 minutes to complete the first part of the exam. Your time starts now.” You scour the pages of the booklet in front of you for something to clutch into, a shred of hope...

Staring at Screens

Jane Wang, Reporter

June 11, 2020

In 6th grade, my English teacher made my class read an article about how, on average, teenagers spent 8 hours a day on various electronic devices. I thought that was stupid, because 8 hours was as long as we were in school each day, and that was a very long time, and it wasn’t possible to be on one’s phone for...

The Value of Finding a New Hobby During Quarantine

Mary Conaway, Reporter

June 11, 2020

Most days in quarantine can feel like an endless cycle of scrolling through the various social media apps on your phone. For me, during the first few weeks of quarantine at least, this is what most my days seemed like. I was just waiting. Waiting for school to reopen, waiting to see my friends, wait...

Side Hustles during Quarantine

Malavika Santhosh, Reporter

May 19, 2020

Being in quarantine is a tough experience, especially for the many that have lost their jobs. With more than 26 million people having filed for unemployment, according to The New York Times, shutdowns and layoffs have hit minorities and those with low income jobs the hardest. Those in our age group usually...

An Accurate Apple Rating

Téa Schmid, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2020

Let’s be real here: quarantine has made us all go crazy. So when it came time to determine what I would like to write about for this month’s ~online exclusive~ issue of The Catamount, naturally I wanted to write about something that would be interesting and fun, something that would pull people out ...

Wrong Place to Hate

Jane Wang, Reporter

May 5, 2020

As an Asian-American woman living on the west coast, I think it’s likely that the racism I’ve experienced is small compared to many who live in other parts of the country, where the concentration of Asian populations is relatively low. I’ve gotten the “ching chang chong,” the “you people eat...

Sparknotes is good, OK?

Téa Schmid, Reporter

March 26, 2020

If one thing has been consistent among my many years of English classes, it has been the phrase “and don’t use SparkNotes”. This simple phrase made me terrified to even look at the website in middle school, thinking if I did, my teachers would know immediately and give me an F. However, upon tak...