Changes in church policies

Téa Schmid and Evie Smith

May 13, 2019

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced on April 4, 2019 that “children of parents who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender may be baptized without First Presidency approval if the custodial parents give permission for the baptism and understand both the doctri...

Dangers of cell phones

Audrey Rainwater, Co-Art Editor

May 13, 2019

Experts have long investigated in finding negative consequences about cell phones being harmful to a person’s health. Cell phones have been recognized as the most common distraction for drivers. It has been estimated by the National Safety Council that about 26% of all car collisions involve a cell p...

Vaping: a new epidemic

Aleah Josephsen, Co-Sports Editor

May 13, 2019

Is vaping actually safer than smoking? Vaping is marketed to be safer than the traditional cigarette; however, this discovery doesn’t mean it’s “good” for the body. According to the New York Times, 78% more high schoolers vaped in 2018 than in 2017. Almost 5 million highschool and middle...

World News Whiparound

Nathan Kowsky and Kailani Jackson

May 13, 2019

Trump Administration against recent UN Human Rights declaration: April 2019 negotiations regarding revisions to a United Nations human rights doctrine have run into a roadblock as the Trump administration refuses to continue in the agreement if sexual violence is seem as a weapon of war. According t...

Nazis gather in Seattle

Nyla Libed, Copy Editor, Co-Online Editor

May 13, 2019

Long after the end of World War II, Nazism still resonates with some, who have been inspired to continue to spread this idea. For white nationalist groups, which are still present today, this has become a way of life, and is the centric viewpoint on their morals and values. Patriot Front and Identity Evropa, which are...

Harvard sued

Aleah Josephsen, Co-Sports Editor

May 13, 2019

On March 20th, Harvard University faced a lawsuit for the possession and use of photos of two slaves, Renty and Delia, which dates back to 1850. Harvard has been caught selling a book on anthropology with the photo published on the front cover for $40. According to NPR, their relative Tamara Lanie...

Update from Olympia

Levi Gettleman, A&E Editor

May 13, 2019

The founding fathers built the United States upon a system of federalism, dependent on both the federal government and the state governments fulfilling certain duties and responsibilities. However, in the current world, it is easy to focus on the work being done on the federal level and lose track of...

Momo terrifies

Mary Conaway and Malavika Santhosh

April 3, 2019

Let’s talk about Momo… the terrifying chicken lady thing that’s been haunting the internet. With stringy black hair, a beak-like nose, and protruding eyes, her look is topped off with a thin, bloodthirsty smile. Created by Japanese artist Keisuke Aiso, she made her way onto social media, slowly...

India vs. Pakistan

Aleah Josphsen, Co-Sports Editor

April 3, 2019

For over 70 years, India and Pakistan have been in conflict over the Kashmir region, fighting three wars since 1947.This is developing deep concern around the world. The panic over the conflict rises from the possibility of Iran and Pakistan using nuclear weapons against each other. The start of the...

Understanding the U.S. and N.K. relationship

Aleah Josphsen, Co-Sports Editor

April 3, 2019

According to North Korea-History, North Korea was established in 1948 after the United States and the Soviet Union divided their control over the 38th parallel; the latitude at which North Korea and South Korea are separated. The struggle for control between the Communist Soviet Union and the U.S was a ...

The Pacific orca problem

Audrey Rainwater, Co-Art Editor

April 3, 2019

Killer whales living in the Pacific Northwest have suffered over the years from pollution, lack of food, and other ailments causing pod numbers to virtually disappear. “They are mammals and they stay in groups, it’s pretty similar to humans.” says Jaiden Childs (‘20) “That would be a sad sp...

This day in history

Audrey Rainwater, Co-Art Editor

April 3, 2019

46 years ago today, the first ever phone call was made on a mobile phone by Martin Cooper and delivered to Joel S. Engel. Cooper used a handheld mobile phone to make the call. When he made the call, Cooper was present at an interview with reporters at a 900-MHz base station when he sent the call to the...

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