The Beat — Healthy food regulations need work

February 24, 2015

School cafeterias have never been renowned for their gourmet cuisine. Students especially, however, are criticizing the new regulations regarding school nutrition.

Mathew Duff Issaquah High School

Mathew Duff
Issaquah High School

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 aimed to create a healthier menu in school cafeterias across the nation to increase student health. That includes limiting the maximum calories of a dish, increasing available fruits and vegetables, limiting sodium and fat, and mandating that the first ingredient of any food offered be a meat, vegetable, fruit or whole grain.

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The Beat — DECA will showcase student skills at state

February 24, 2015

Technically defined, DECA is a business and marketing club whose mission is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.

Noela Lu Skyline High School

Noela Lu
Skyline High School

But at Skyline High School, DECA becomes as much as about leadership, innovation and teamwork skills as business skills. With a total of 276 members, Skyline DECA is both the largest academic organization in the Issaquah School District and one of the biggest in the state.

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Student squeezes beauty pageant into busy schedule

February 4, 2014

The sheer course load involved with the rigorous curriculum overwhelms many International Baccalaureate diploma students, but that hasn’t stopped Ava Trindeva from running for Miss Teen Washington USA this year.

“I never thought of myself as doing one,” Trindeva, a member of DECA at Skyline High School and a classical piano player, said regarding pageants.

Ava Trindeva

Ava Trindeva

But a pageant adviser found Trindeva on Facebook, and she then considered the prospect of running.

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