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May 27, 2015

Movie: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’  

Beat ListAvengers 20150500The highly anticipated sequel to Marvel’s “The Avengers” that was released in May 2012 came to theaters everywhere May 1. This second installment to Marvel’s most successful series follows the superheroes as they battle an evil lord when he is summoned from the Ultron program. Additionally, there is the development of each character’s individual story. It is well done, with very few scenes that are lacking in plot, and the movie is constantly entertaining.

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A safe space: Equal Club

April 22, 2015

High school is one of the most difficult times for teenagers when it comes to expressing their sexuality.

Zoe Buchli Issaquah High School

Zoe Buchli
Issaquah High School

Thankfully, there are clubs like Equal Club at Issaquah High School to provide students with a safe environment for talking about gender identification.

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A foundation to a clean lifestyle

March 25, 2015

Peer pressure to experiment with drugs and alcohol regularly plague teenagers in today’s society.

Zoe Buchli Issaquah High School

Zoe Buchli
Issaquah High School

The two main factors that can galvanize a clean lifestyle are whom you choose to spend time with, and what sorts of positions you put yourself in.

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Try wishing each other happy holidays

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.

Zoe Buchli Issaquah High School

Zoe Buchli
Issaquah High School

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?

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Let’s Talk About It — What causes school shootings?

November 26, 2014

For decades, school shootings have plagued our country.

Zoe Buchli Beat reporter

Zoe Buchli
Issaquah High Schoo

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?

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Teen Talk: How do you manage stress?

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.”

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