Air Pollution and the Environment

Stephanie Rodriguez, Reporter

December 30, 2018


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Air pollution is believed to be a big factor regarding climate change according to the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, which is a change in global and regional climate due to increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. According to Science News, factories release many harmful chemica...

A 60 day duel for Juul

Nathan Kowsky, Reporter

December 30, 2018


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The FDA has been cracking down on Juul Labs, the company responsible for the extremely popular device Juul, which dominates the e-cigarette market, according to cnbc.com. On September 12th this year, the FDA gave five vape brands sixty days to develop a plan to stop vaping amongst youth. After milli...

World News

Kailani Jackson, Co-Editor in Chief

December 30, 2018


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California going up in flames Wildfires in California have claimed 50 lives as of Nov. 8, 48 passing in what is deemed the Camp Fire, the “most destructive and deadly blaze in state history” according to CNN. 2 passed in the Woolsey Fire near Malibu. More death is expected to be uncovered once f...

Animal Extinction

Stephanie Rodriguez, Reporter

December 30, 2018


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To comprehend animal extinction, one has to first understand the difference between extinction and endangerment. According to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History extinction is when a species has died out and an endangered animal is an animal that is at risk of extinction. A primary re...

SpaceX & Travel

Cody Winkelman, Co-Sports Editor

December 30, 2018


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In recent years, there has been a push to make space travel cheaper and easier to access. SpaceX is a privately funded company that “designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft.” They have been up to the task of making these advancements. Just this year, SpaceX launched...

Teachers’ salaries being raised!

Bryanna Fernandez, Reporter

December 30, 2018


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Many teachers have gathered in protest against their current wages.  The website Top Education Degrees shows that the median annual salary for a teacher is approximately $55,000 a year.  This salary can be fortunate or unfortunate depending on where you live, how many people you are supporting, and ...

This Day in History

Aleah Josephsen, Co-Sports Editor

December 30, 2018


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November 20th is an important day in American history. In 1975 Ronald Reagan announced his run at presidential candidacy. As president, Reagan was a generally well-liked and appreciated president who served from 1981-1989, who stimulated the economy and created a widespread trust in the governmen...

Cougars in playoffs!

Audrey Rainwater and Aleah Josephson

December 30, 2018


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The Bothell High School varsity football team has once again made their way into playoffs! With the goal of State in mind, the players have continually brought their very best effort onto the field. When Allain Arenas (‘19), a varsity captain and full-back, was asked how he felt to have reached...

Hurricane Maria’s death toll

Stephanie Rodriguez, Reporter

October 26, 2018


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Hurricane Maria has been the deadliest Atlantic hurricane since Hurricane Jane in 2004. According to CNN Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico on September 17th, 2017. Destruction rained on Puerto Rico, The Washington Post reports that Hurricane Maria reached a maximum of 115 mph. The buildings were tor...

How seniors are using their vote

Nathan Kowsky, reporter

October 26, 2018


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On November 4th, all ten seats for Washington State’s delegation in the US House of Representatives are up for election, as well as 25 of the 49 state legislature lower house seats, while the other 24 will be elected in 2020. That said, many students are approaching voting age, and offered to share t...

The case for equity in Israel

Levi Gettleman, A&E Editor

October 26, 2018


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Israeli Knesset passed the Nation-State law on July 19, 2018, which reaffirms Israel as a Jewish State governed primarily by Jewish principles per Israeli News Source Haaretz. Although this law mainly reflects values already in place, it also helps to put them in writing, and in the eyes of many, ...

AGI and Robotics

Nathan Kowsky and Bryanna Fernandez

October 16, 2018


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Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) is what we know as robots.  These robots could perform any intellectual task a human can. Based on the path our world is heading with technology, it seems that self-aware autonomous constructed intelligence will appear in 2025.  Cascio, J. (2014, August 6) Predic...

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