Issaquah High School rocks — literally

May 18, 2010

Explosions in the science lab, watermelon smashing and a lot of crazy cars and dancing were the order of the day as Issaquah High School students made a music video May 13.

“This is awesome and probably the best thing we’ve ever done as a school,” senior Artem Sorkin said. “To see the energy and everyone dressed up, it’s incredible.”

The school’s video production and broadcast class, led by seniors, set up the hourlong video shoot to do three takes for part of the school’s end-of-the-year video.

The video is usually a tribute to seniors mainly, senior Elise Lapasin said, but the students wanted to leave more of a legacy.

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Come to Bumbershoot with us!

September 4, 2009

NEW — 6 p.m. Sept. 4, 2009

We won’t let a rainy forecast dampen our spirits at Bumbershoot — and we want you to join us at the music fest.

Join The Issaquah Press ( and reporters Warren Kagarise ( and Tim Pfarr ( on Twitter as they tweet to the beat. Watch out for musings, photos and other snippets as the reporters roam the festival grounds in the shadow of the Space Needle.

Issaquah’s own Modest Mouse is a headliner at Bumbershoot. The indie rockers will close the festival Monday night.

When Modest Mouse takes the stage, follow The Press for even more about the homegrown act.

We want to hear from you, too. Issaquah folks with Bumbershoot plans: Talk to us — or, more specifically, tweet at us. We want to know what you like about Bumbershoot, what you don’t and which acts you’re psyched for the most.

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Follow us to Bumbershoot

September 1, 2009

Get ready to rock Labor Day weekend. Follow The Issaquah Press to Bumbershoot, the three-day music and arts festival at Seattle Center. Issaquah indie rockers Modest Mouse will close the festival Sept. 7. Read more

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