Anti-Vax? More like anti common sense

Nathan Kowsky, Reporter

March 22, 2019

Within the last decade, more and more people have stopped getting vaccines. This movement follows an ideological belief that vaccines are universally “bad,” despite their known benefits. Amongst the most prominent is the belief that vaccines cause autism. This is just wrong. Vaccines are either...

Buying the season

Malavika Santhosh, Reporter

March 22, 2019

I walk around the stores, eyeing the flashy holiday displays that are being put up. Shop windows call out to me, screaming the words "SALE!" Hundreds swarm stores, online included, in a mad frenzy, scrambling to get hold of the best deals. The holiday season has truly begun. But why is it this way? Commercialization...

Dissecting Hallmark movies

Bianca Geib and Mary Conaway

March 22, 2019

Holiday films have been built into our society as annual traditions, bringing families closer together as they watch and enjoy. Our personal favorites are the infamous Hallmark Christmas movies. In all of the best Christmas movies, you have the same Hallmark tropes. You have the city girl who works...

Enjoying holiday foods

Gabe Araujo, Co-Litterbox Editor

March 22, 2019

Tis the season that we all love, the most wonderful time of the year. It’s Eggnog and peppermint season! Granted, there is also the weather to keep in mind, but let’s ignore the freezing cold for a bit and focus on the food. Eggnog is made with milk, cream, sugar, and eggs. The texture mixed with...

Timed Writes

Téa Schmid and Nyla Libed

March 12, 2019

PRO: By: Téa Schmid Every AP English and AP US History student knows about timed writes. Whether you like them or hate them, they are very helpful. There is no easy way to test one’s skills in writing with the same controlled circumstances for every student. Timed writes are the best way to...

Is TikTok making teens tick?

Nathan Kowsky and Michael Marquess

March 12, 2019

PRO: By: Nathan Kowsky TikTok has taken the world by storm. It is a video streaming app with 4.8 out of 5 stars on the App Store, where people post 15-second videos, similar to Vine. The company that runs TikTok also bought and incorporated, which was weird to me, but on TikTok things are...

TV could be harming young kids’ minds

Téa Schmid, Design Editor

March 12, 2019

Since the first programs were made in the 1940s, kids’ TV shows have become increasingly popular over the years. This has caused much worry for parents and medical professionals because of the many hours of screen time young kids are consuming. However, TV shows and personal devices are not entire...

What makes a good teacher?

Mary Conaway, Malavika Santhosh, and Maddie Endicott

March 12, 2019

Dear Teachers, As students of the prestigious institution of Bothell High School, we want to address what we feel makes a good teacher. Of course, teachers are a very important part of our world here at Bothell. They help build what will soon be the foundation of our society by influencing and...

First Semester Thoughts

Rebecca Del La Torre, Reporter

March 12, 2019

Finals are over and through with,  it is already the second semester. For most students at Bothell High, the first semester was either quite breezy or a complete disaster. Since grades are restarting it is a given opportunity to start fresh and throw out your old habits. An easy step to startin...

Showing off AirPods

Nathan Kowsky, Reporter

March 12, 2019

AirPods came out in December 2016, but have gotten a lot more attention this past Christmas, two years after their initial release date. As someone who owns AirPods, I recognize their benefits completely over normal headphones. There seems to be a trend disrespecting AirPods, but this is likely done out...

Living the Hollow Earth Theory

Bryanna Fernandez, Reporter

March 12, 2019

The Hollow Earth Theory is a theory just as erroneous as the Flat Earth Theory.  There are organizations that were made to promote these theories. As absurd as the earth being hollow sounds, let’s try to understand these theories and why people are so passionate about proving them to be true.  “M...

Crouch’s couch: get involved

Jacob Crouch, Adviser

December 30, 2018

“The speed of communication is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue.” --Edward R. Murrow, American journalist (and native Washingtonian), 1964 “The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and e...