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Hidden in the Walls

Hidden in the Walls

Josh Chestnut

March 13, 2017

In Seattle, a total of 8% of registered voters voted for Donald Trump in November of 2016. In comparison to the large cities in the U.S. this number is incredibly low, effectively creating an environment dominated by liberals. This same environment can be found within the historic purple and white covered...

A Growing Issue

A Growing Issue

Claire Boudour

March 13, 2017

Human trafficking is a worldwide illegal industry, in which people are sold for domestic agricultural, and industrial labor as well as sex work, that creates up to 150 billion dollars in revenue every year.  In recent years, King County, especially Seattle, has become a hub of sex trafficking. Many...

A Long Season

A Long Season

Jessica Morales

March 13, 2017

In the throes of winter here in Seattle, it can be hard to catch a glimpse of blue skies and sunshine. While the gray rainy days may leave some with the urge to head over to their local coffee shop with a friend, others can become socially isolated and depressed due to changes in weather. According...

Gotta Catch ‘Em All

Gotta Catch ‘Em All

Bella Rowland-Reid

March 12, 2017

If you had a television or Nintendo system growing up, chances are you wanted to be a Pokémon trainer at one point or another. For competitive Pokémon players around the world, and in Seattle, this childhood dream has become reality. The sport of competitive Pokémon where players battle characters...

She’s a Shooting Star

She’s a Shooting Star

Ester Chien

March 10, 2017

Most freshmen are shy when surrounded by upperclassmen on a varsity team, but that doens’t come as a  challenge for Sah’Cari Davis. Most of her stats are already higher than the national average, (2.0 steals per game and 1.4 assists per game) and that’s just for playing a few months since the...

Where’d You Hear That?

Where’d You Hear That?

Elena Orlando

March 3, 2017

With politics as divisive as they are right now, separating fact from fiction has become more difficult, but also more important. In the mass quantity of information and viewpoints that the internet allows to be shared, fake news has become a political weapon that people often do not know they are encountering....

News Briefs

News Briefs

Julia Reguera

March 3, 2017

Cats! Declaw or Nah?  While declawing feline nails may seem like a easy way to keep a pet from ruining furniture, most people do not understand the painful effects it has on cats. Because cat nails include part of the last bone in their toes, certain declawing surgeries resemble cutting off a fing...

Get To Know

Get To Know

Alex Ferry

March 3, 2017

Andres Godinez moved to Seattle last year, and is known as the new kid from Chicago and his skills on the lacrosse field. Being the humble guy he is, most are unaware of his unique skills in aviation. “I started flying planes in early July,” Godinez said. “Right now it’s really on and off...

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