Bryanna Fernandez

March 13, 2019

Graduating Year: 2020 Catamount Staff Position: Reporter Joined Catamount Because: I was interested in journalism. I thought it was a good way to stay updated with the news of Bothell and the rest of the world. I also wanted to see the perspectives of others. Favorite Section(s) Of The Catamount...

Timed Writes

Téa Schmid and Nyla Libed

March 12, 2019

PRO: By: Téa Schmid Every AP English and AP US History student knows about timed writes. Whether you like them or hate them, they are very helpful. There is no easy way to test one’s skills in writing with the same controlled circumstances for every student. Timed writes are the best way to...

Is TikTok making teens tick?

Nathan Kowsky and Michael Marquess

March 12, 2019

PRO: By: Nathan Kowsky TikTok has taken the world by storm. It is a video streaming app with 4.8 out of 5 stars on the App Store, where people post 15-second videos, similar to Vine. The company that runs TikTok also bought and incorporated Musical.ly, which was weird to me, but on TikTok things are...

TV could be harming young kids’ minds

Téa Schmid, Design Editor

March 12, 2019

Since the first programs were made in the 1940s, kids’ TV shows have become increasingly popular over the years. This has caused much worry for parents and medical professionals because of the many hours of screen time young kids are consuming. However, TV shows and personal devices are not entire...

What makes a good teacher?

Mary Conaway, Malavika Santhosh, and Maddie Endicott

March 12, 2019

Dear Teachers, As students of the prestigious institution of Bothell High School, we want to address what we feel makes a good teacher. Of course, teachers are a very important part of our world here at Bothell. They help build what will soon be the foundation of our society by influencing and...

First Semester Thoughts

Rebecca Del La Torre, Reporter

March 12, 2019

Finals are over and through with,  it is already the second semester. For most students at Bothell High, the first semester was either quite breezy or a complete disaster. Since grades are restarting it is a given opportunity to start fresh and throw out your old habits. An easy step to startin...

Showing off AirPods

Nathan Kowsky, Reporter

March 12, 2019

AirPods came out in December 2016, but have gotten a lot more attention this past Christmas, two years after their initial release date. As someone who owns AirPods, I recognize their benefits completely over normal headphones. There seems to be a trend disrespecting AirPods, but this is likely done out...

Living the Hollow Earth Theory

Bryanna Fernandez, Reporter

March 12, 2019

The Hollow Earth Theory is a theory just as erroneous as the Flat Earth Theory.  There are organizations that were made to promote these theories. As absurd as the earth being hollow sounds, let’s try to understand these theories and why people are so passionate about proving them to be true.  “M...

Black History Month

Stephanie Rodriguez, Reporter

March 12, 2019

African American History month, or more commonly known as Black History Month, is an annual celebration which commemorates the achievements of African Americans and their contribution to the history of the United States. Black History Month used to be only a week. A Harvard historian named Cart...

UW Big Game Dilemma

Cody Winkelman, Co-Sports Editor

March 12, 2019

Many have complained or pointed out how the University of Washington’s Football program has struggled in some important football games in the last few years. There’s no doubt about it. When the Huskies face ranked opponents it seems as if they almost always lose. However, this isn’t necessarily true. ...

Athletes of the month

Audrey Rainwater, Co-Art Editor

March 12, 2019

Austin Cartwright (‘19) is a varsity basketball captain, and he plays point guard. He hopes to end his final season by making it to state this year. Cartwright has been playing basketball since he was only four years old because his grandfather had a passion for basketball and Cartwright later develo...

500 years ago, a man predicted the future

Bryanna Fernandez, Reporter

March 12, 2019

Michele de Nostrame, more widely known as Nostradamus, is believed to be one of the greatest seers of all time.  In 1555, Nostradamus wrote all of his prediction in a book called Les Prepheties.  Many believe his predictions to be true.  Some of his predictions include the 9/11 terrorist attack, the G...