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The voice of the students

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The voice of the students

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How Soon is Too Soon for Christmas?

Wendy Brannon November 4, 2023

In late September, I entered the BHS library one morning only to hear the hauntingly familiar melody of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” echo from the bookshelves before disappearing...

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Killing in the Name: BHS and the Death Penalty

Tobin Kistler November 4, 2023

“An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.” - Mahatma Gandhi    I interviewed ten Bothell Cougars on their thoughts on the most severe punishment in the USA, execution. Here is...

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Are Potatoes Really Idaho’s Thing Anymore?

Deeksha Suthahar November 4, 2023

You've probably heard about Idaho being the "Gem State" and famous for its spuds, right? Not much goes on in the potato world, and Idaho has been able to keep up its promising potato reputation. But, guess...

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Follow Up: 25 Worst Movies of All Time

Chase Bachmeier May 19, 2023

I've done the 25 best movies of all time, which I greatly encourage to watch. Now, an antonym of my previous article. Here is a list of 25 worst movies that I have seen at least once or many times, personally....

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Scouting Out the Best Cookie

Brynn Deckard April 7, 2023

Like many other Americans, I counted down the days until Girl Scouts set up stands to sell their delicious one-of-a-kind cookies. I showed up bright and early on March 5th, the first day of selling in...

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Flaws of College Board

Ayana Javed March 31, 2023

For all highschool students nationwide and especially here at Bothell High School, it’s been hammered into us (metaphorically, of course) that the classes we take and our standardized scores are catalysts...

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I Survived…My Wisdom Teeth Removal Journey

Lydia Townsend March 20, 2023

Millions of people get their wisdom teeth removed. Here’s my story. When getting your wisdom teeth removed, you don't think of the process before and after the procedure. I will gladly tell you what...

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Trader Joe’s Favorites

Brynn Deckard March 13, 2023

  Trader Joe’s is one of America’s favorite grocery stores for a reason. Its relatively affordable prices and unique snacks make it a top spot for groceries. They are always coming out with...

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Book Review: Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow

Olivia Asmann March 13, 2023

  “Life is very long. Unless it is not” Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin follows gamers-turned-game designers Sam and Sadie over the course of multiple decades. From...

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Favorite K-Dramas

Jerri Wang and Amanda Sim February 16, 2023

Amanda’s Favorite  Reply 1988 Reply 1988 follows five different families who are living in the same neighborhood in Seoul. The show is based in the 1980’s-1990’s (hence, the name Reply 1988)...

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AI Art: Creativity, Labor, and Exploitation

Norma Lin February 14, 2023

Art is hard. The best artists, whose work inspire awe and admiration, dedicate decades of their lives to honing a skill. Of course, that can’t be expected of everyone. Not everyone has the time or money...

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Least Favorite K-dramas

Amanda Sim and Jerri Wang February 12, 2023

*Disclaimer: these are our personal opinions. If you like any of these shows, please don’t take it personally!*  Amanda’s Least Favorite: The Liar and His Lover  The Liar and His Lover is...

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