December 23, 2014
The United States is often considered to be the melting pot of the world in terms of racial and cultural diversity, and along with this variance there comes an assortment of religious traditions during the winter season.
In modern America, we try to be conscious of how everyone celebrates the holiday season. However, there is an undeniable tendency for people to assume a majority of the population celebrates Christmas as opposed to other holidays during winter, such as Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Yule. Should Americans be expected to be more inclusive of these holidays, too, or is it perfectly acceptable to use the phrase “Merry Christmas” to anyone during the winter season?
November 26, 2014
For decades, school shootings have plagued our country.
In fact, since 1980, there have been more than 100 college and high school shootings recorded in the United States. There are a plethora of theories as to why they occur so frequently, but is there a single, definitive reason for these shootings or do they result from a complex combination of things?
March 25, 2014
Issaquah High School
Zoe Buchli, junior
“I take a few minutes out of each day to go outside on my deck and meditate.”
Jasmine Vu, senior
“I make a playlist of calming songs and listen to them when I’m busy and need to de-stress.”