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...


Téa Schmid, Co. Editor in chief

March 2, 2020

Recently, there has been something greatly affecting my life as well as the lives of many of my peers — senioritis. Even as I sit trying to formulate this very article, I am struggling to find the motivation due to my illness. However, I am determined to inform the public of the truth about senio...

Letter to the Editor & Catamount Editors response

Kailani Jackson and Maddie Endicott

May 13, 2019

Concerns from your ASB student body president, James Johnson: To Whom it May Concern, I have had concerns with the Catamount’s reporting, but, more specifically, the editorial, in the past, but it is only after reading the latest edition, and seeing the effect that its pointed language has on peop...

Romanticizing mental illnesses

Nyla Libed, Copy Editor, Co-Online Editor

May 13, 2019

“I really need to fix that, sorry, it’s just my OCD.” “Sorry I’m so distracted, I have ADHD, you know.” “I was really sad yesterday, my depression was totally acting up.” We’ve all most likely heard someone say some form of these excuses. Wearing mental illness as a token is bec...

Should crafting be this complicated?

Bianca Geib and Sanjana Chava

May 13, 2019

Dumb “do-it-yourself” (DIY) and craft tutorials have been taking over Instagram and YouTube for less than two years. 5-Minute Crafts on Instagram and TroomTroom on YouTube are notorious for these “crafting” videos. Often these videos will show the viewer how to utilize things such as saws, ...

Admin pushing AP?

Levi Gettleman, A&E Editor

May 13, 2019

For some students, Advanced Placement (AP) courses are a wonderful way to take a more challenging course while also earning college credits in high school. However, this is in no way the only route to earning college credit and being intellectually stimulated at school. In addition to AP courses, Bothell also offe...

Shaping students’ high school education

Sanjana Chava, Feature Editor

May 13, 2019

With more than 2.1 million students taking the SAT every year and 4.9 million AP tests distributed each year, it’s no secret the College Board is making a large profit. According to Business Insider, the College Board has had a yearly revenue of over $750 million and after expenses for creating, gr...

FACE OFF: Should higher education be publicly funded?

Nathan Kowsky and Kailani Jackson

May 13, 2019

Against: The idea of free college sounds appealing, that is no question. But Democratic Candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders’ fantasy simply does not work. At least, if you care about anyone’s money it doesn’t. Before I get into details, I’ll sum it up. If college is free, who pays for it?...

FACE OFF: Tupac vs. Biggie

Stephanie Rodriguez and Rebecca Del La Torre

May 13, 2019

Tupac: Tupac Amaru Shakur, the illustrious king of rap and hip hop, revolutionized west coast rap and brought to the industry gorgeous pieces of music. Tupac was 25 when his catastrophic death was announced on every television screen in America and since then, I believe, no one can show anything ...