To sleep or not to sleep?

Sanjana Chava, Feature Editor

October 26, 2018

With so many students staying up late and waking up early, it’s no wonder that many of them are unable to focus during their first class in the morning. With a later school time students could get the sleep they need; in fact, they could wake up a little early and study before school starts. Accor...

Who’s fearing the five schedules?

Bianca Geib, Forum Editor, Co-Online Editor

October 26, 2018

In any given week, there are five different schedules for the five days of school. This means that class start times change daily, plus whenever there’s an altered schedule. I talked to Rebecca Del La Torre (‘22), and she said that the bell schedules are “very confusing”, “need to be more...

Hurricane Maria’s death toll

Stephanie Rodriguez, Reporter

October 26, 2018

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

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

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, ...

We love you, Band!

Nyla Libed, Online Editor, Copy Editor

October 26, 2018

The atmosphere of a Bothell High School football game is never complete without the Cougar marching band present. “Every game is better with the band,” says Sharky Gasparek (‘20), an avid student section member and previous member of the Cougar marching band. But what is it that makes the marching ba...

Flood of freshmen

Bianca Geib, Forum Editor, Co-Online Editor

October 26, 2018

Over 30% of BHS’s students are freshmen, even though there are four grades at the school. In an interview with Bothell High School’s Principal, Mr. Juan Price, he stated that “enrollment has gone up” since last year. He also projects that “enrollment will keep rising,” in relation to the increase...

“You can’t stop that Blue Train!”

Evie Smith, Photo Editor, Co-Litterbox Editor

October 26, 2018

Back in the day, in the year 1998, students at Bothell High practiced one of the same traditions that we still do today: tailgates. Before heading down to the Pop, students would meet up and drive down in their decorated cars ready to cheer on their team. This festivity soon came to be known as ...

Homecoming: 1920’s meets 2018

Audrey Rainwater, Co-Art Editor

October 26, 2018

This year, many students were excited for homecoming. The theme was “A Night At Gatsby’s.” The ASB had planned this since the beginning of the school year, brainstorming during their work days and introduced the homecoming theme at the back to school assembly on the first day of school. Mo...

Teen Issues: past and present

Rebecca Del La Torre and Malavika Santhosh

October 26, 2018

Even before the word "teenager" was coined, teenagers have faced issues concerning health, society, culture, and politics. Looking at the past, you can see how social concerns and perspectives have changed or remained the same. The 1970s was carefree and filled with new technology. The BHS Catamount f...

Apple’s face ID faces scrutiny

Rebecca Del La Torre, Reporter

October 26, 2018

Apple has created its latest iPhones, iPhone XS and iPhone XS MAX. They’re supposedly Apple's most improved iPhones yet. iPhones XS/MAX have the largest display ever for iPhone records, XS starts at 5.8 inches whereas IX MAX starts at 6.8 inches, giving the phones a 4k view and Apple has stated”...

Horrific horror movies

Gabe Araujo-Kill, Co-Litterbox Editor

October 26, 2018

Staying in for Autumn because it’s just too cold out? Ms. Lisa Carson, Michael Marquess II (‘20) and I have some horror movies to recommend for you to watch this fall season, as well as some recommendations from  So stay warm from the chilly breeze, and cuddle up on the couch to se...