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Stop using the R-Slur

Stop using the R-Slur
Kaya Suraci and Diya Anoop December 20, 2020

Slurs are a tough topic. They were once words that were widely used, and with this word in particular it was even a medical term. In fact, only in 2010 was the official term changed to “intellectual...

Avatar: The Last Airbender – A showcase of cultures

Art by Diya Anoop
Diya Anoop, Reporter December 20, 2020

Over these long quarantine months, myself and many of my peers have found ourselves revisiting beloved childhood TV shows and movies- likely because we are drawn to the comfort of nostalgia in a world...

Where are the teachers of color?

Art by Tara Duong
Tara Duong, Reporter December 18, 2020

In a predominantly white institution, being a student of color can be isolating, to say the least. Every ethnic kid in a mostly white school can relate to the feeling of being different from their peers,...

Bothell’s hot takes

Art by Tara Duong
Tara Duong, Reporter December 18, 2020

Throughout the year, especially during the presidential election season, Bothell students have either engaged in a plethora of heated debates with friends and acquaintances or avoided them at all cost....

Winter Wellness

Inner growth. Art by Halli Conom.
Halli Conom, Reporter December 18, 2020

It’s that time of the year again folks, and no, we’re not talking about the Christmas crazies or the hopes of snow. A lot of people have written off the holiday cheer this year, and with COVID-19 running...

Crouch’s Couch 12/20

Mr. Crouch hard at work on his couch at Stately Crouch Manor. Photo by Ms. Claire Crouch.
Mr. Crouch, Catamount Advisor December 18, 2020

“They were careless people, Tom and Daisy – they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and...

Clothes have no gender

December 2020 Vogue cover shot by Tyler Mitchell, edited by Tara Duong
Tara Duong, Reporter December 18, 2020

Clothes can be a form of nonverbal expression for many teens and adults. Every day we choose what to put on and how we will present ourselves for the whole day. For a lot of us, clothing and identity go...

Wear a mask

Clipart from Pixabay
Felix Galicia, Reporter December 3, 2020

Over 270,000 people have died due to COVID-19 and 14 million people have been infected in the United States according to the CDC, yet people still refuse to wear masks. This is due to the fact that some...

Why correct pronouns are important

Art by Halli Conom
Halli Conom, Reporter November 26, 2020

Teens have always been stereotyped with the overwhelming urge to fit in, to be included with the rest of their generation. Today’s teens aren’t much different, but fitting in is a little more complicated...

FOCO is a No-Go

Kaya Suraci, Lillian Deer, Diya Anoop, and Malavika Santhosh get ready for their first HOCO, 2018.
Kaya Suraci, Reporter November 23, 2020

At the beginning of October this year, it was disappointing to see the pictures showing up on my “memories” of last year. Many of them were pictures from my Homecoming in years past. During my freshman...

Holidays? More Like Holidon’ts

Holidays? More Like Holidon’ts
Halli Conom, Reporter November 23, 2020

It’s been a long eight months, and everybody is just about to go stir crazy, but should people break away from state mandates and have family get-togethers for the holidays? Some people might have...

Sugar, Pumpkin Spice, and Everything Nice: That’s What Fall is Made Of

Kaya, Kendyll and Hannah try PSLs. All reporters were masked.
Kaya Suraci, Kendyll Lindsey, and Hannah Goodmansen November 19, 2020

Every year middle-aged moms flock to Starbucks when they hear the call of the Pumpkin Spice Latte. Millennials may even put down their avocado toast to get a taste. Since 2003, this latte has swept the...

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