Docks close, future remains unclear
By Isaac Escovedo, Reporter
What will we call Dockton when there’s no more dock? Vashon has had docks for as long as it’s had white settlers, and without these docks, Vashon is at risk of losing tourism from sailors. The Dockton and Tramp Harbor docks have been popular fishing, swimming, and boating destinations on Vashon Island for years, and with their closing
“The fisher people … like the Tramp Harbor Dock because of its deep water access. There's a shelf that dips down pretty precipitously down at the 300 foot mark and it's excellent fishing,” Elaine Ott-Rocheford, Vashon Parks Department executive director, said.
Without this fishing location, fishers will have to...Read More
Senior Barlow trains with Pacific Northwest Ballet
By Amelia Spence, Reporter
Everyone has their passion, something that makes them tick, an activity they do just because they enjoy it. However, few people get the opportunity to pursue this passion as a career. Senior Duncan Barlow, a dedicated dancer who recently began training at the Pacific Northwest Ballet, is one of these lucky few.
Barlow has been dancing for twelve years, but when he first began, his goals were nowhere near what they are...Read More
Forks get the chop with switch to alternative utensils
By Elizabeth Lande, Managing and Copy Editor
Humor and cynicism broke out among the student body on Friday, Jan. 10 in response to an email from assistant principal Andrew Guss. The school wide email announced that, in the following week, the lunchroom would begin using chopsticks. A string of witty student responses followed this initial email, but the fact remained: forks were off the menu.
In the email, Guss directly laid forth the reasoning for the utensil transition. Since the beginning of the school year, the lunchroom’s reusable plates and silverware had been disappearing — into garbage cans, into lunchboxes, and even into the school’s grounds.
“I think it’s a very small number of students who are maliciously destroying or throwing away forks,” principal Danny Rock said. “But we’ve gone out into the woods over here and … pulled out 30 plates. … That's deliberate...Read More