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Animal testing is abuse

Animal testing is abuse

By Erin Hyatt

May 8, 2014


Filed under Op/Ed

The laboratory is dark. You are huddled in the corner of your cold, steel cage, and your tortured body is engulfed with the constant sensation of pain and desperation. The toxic chemicals that have repeatedly been poured over your right eye have finally claimed your eyesight, and you are now partially...

Pro/con: Should school administrators monitor and block social media sites?

Pro/con: Should school administrators monitor and block social media sites?

By Brie Benvenuti

February 18, 2014


Filed under Op/Ed

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] When you think of the topic of social media, what comes to mind? Is it positive, negative or even useful? Many schools have rules as to what students can look up online. With that in play, at least 40 school districts have put restrictive po...

Graduation stoles ‘stolen’ from seniors

Graduation stoles ‘stolen’ from seniors

By Alyssa Vallester

February 12, 2014


Filed under Op/Ed

As the long-awaited graduation ceremony approaches and equally the fourth fiscal year of high school comes to an end, MTHS seniors look back to reflect upon their challenges and achievements obtained. The garments worn at the ceremony affirms these milestones by physically representing academic achievement an...

Black history month is more than just slavery’s legacy

Black history month is more than just slavery’s legacy

By Beza Ayele

February 10, 2014


Filed under Op/Ed

What comes into your mind when you hear Black History Month? Martin Luther King Jr.? Rosa Parks? People related with the dark past of slavery? Shouldn’t it be called “Black Slavery History Month” because that is always the main focus? If Black History Month usually goes as a reminder of slavery we shoul...

Aaron Castleton: February ASB column

Aaron Castleton: February ASB column

By Contributor

February 9, 2014


Filed under Op/Ed

Hello Mountlake Terrace, it's that time of year again, and love is in the air. And not just romance, but kindness for everyone. This week we are trying raise school spirit and have some of the best dress up days ever! Starting on Monday we have "wear your crush" in where you will find every single st...

‘Good Luck Charlie’ takes a different approach in the media world

‘Good Luck Charlie’ takes a different approach in the media world

By Erin Hyatt

February 7, 2014


Filed under Op/Ed

When you live in a society consumed by the media, it goes without saying that new and unprecedented topics are constantly being introduced to the younger generation, and few have left audiences in mutual agreement. In years past, outlets such as the Internet and television have cleverly danced around more controversial subjects – the “elephants in the ...

Five ways to help survive finals week

Five ways to help survive finals week

By Jannon Roque

January 12, 2014


Filed under Op/Ed

                      The week before finals week and the week of finals, is a very stressful time for students and teachers. With students not only having to adjust to a new schedule a week later, they also are ...

Do you have an accent?

Do you have an accent?

By Nick Fiorillo

December 26, 2013


Filed under Op/Ed

The New York Times thinks it can guess your area of origination based solely on the way you speak. In a quiz published on the New York Times website on Dec. 21, readers were invited to answer a series of questions regarding their pronunciation of certain words and their terminology for regional terms....

PSAT/PLAN test shouldn’t be forced on students

PSAT/PLAN test shouldn’t be forced on students

By Editorial Board

October 17, 2013


Filed under Op/Ed

While both the PLAN and PSAT tests are very helpful in preparing students for the future, District officials should not have made these tests required for all juniors and sophomores. The testing on Oct. 16 took up more than half of the school day. And like numerous other testing days, the second half...

Dress code unfairly punishes female students

Dress code unfairly punishes female students

By Stephanie Garcia

October 9, 2013


Filed under Op/Ed

People express themselves through the way they dress just as they do through their speech. However, schools all over the country claim that dress codes are necessary to promote safety, prevent gang activity and “disruption to the educational process.” While those are very respectable points on wh...

Another mass shooting, still nothing being done to prevent it

Another mass shooting, still nothing being done to prevent it

By Conner Worman

October 2, 2013


Filed under Op/Ed

It’s that time of year again. No not the season of giving thanks, or dressing up in costumes for candy, the time of year where America experiences another firearm tragedy. Yes just two weeks ago the Washington Navy Yard in Washington DC was the victim of a mass shooting by suspected gunman Aaron Alexis...

The Staff Diaries: Andrea Collins

The Staff Diaries: Andrea Collins

By Jannon Roque

September 25, 2013


Filed under Op/Ed

In this first edition of our new weekly staff profile, the Staff Diaries, we ask Spanish teacher Andrea Collins about her life, both professional and personal. When you were a child, what job did you want to have when you grew up?    Early childhood it was animal science/veterinary medicine. Middle sch...

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