Students Strike for Climate Change
By Chance Mentink, Reporter
On September 20, one million students worldwide stood in protest against the powers that have long caused or prolonged the global disaster that is climate change. In April of 2018, Gretta Thurmburg, a 16-year-old Swedish girl, sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to give a speech on climate change to the NATO Climate Accord in New York. Her speech inspired thousands in Seattle, and many more around the world, to participate in a student-led walkouts and marches with the goal of sparking legislation that will begin to reverse the effects of climate change.
Congresswoman Jayapal visits island
By Amelia Spence, Reporter, and Isabelle Spence, Editor-in-Chief
On Tuesday, October 8, chorale harmonies filled the high school’s theatre. Though this is unusual for most town halls, Vashon put their unique spin on one and welcomed federal representative Pramila Jayapal to the stage with a burst of melody.
Jayapal has been representing the seventh district of Washington on the federal level for three years. Once arriving in Washington D.C. after a long career of civil rights activism, Jayapal quickly rose through the political ranks ...Read More
Getting Schooled in the Gym: ACal
Isaac Escovedo, Reporter
Every issue I follow a teacher’s exercise routine while asking them probing uncomfortable questions about their life.
I thought Andrew Callender was kidding when he told me to bring a muscle shirt to school, but when I arrived in the high school weight room, he reclined stretching in sleeveless glory. Callender moved to the bench, an...Read More
Absences to be enforced
By Mari Kanagy, publishing editor
Before the start of the school year, students and parents were informed via email that the absence policy would be changing. The policy change initially sparked confusion among students and teachers alike about how exactly the policy would be different from previous years.
Currently, the student handbook states that students who accumulate more than 10 absences, excused or unexcused, within a semester may not earn credit for their courses. This policy, however, has not been enforced for approximately the past seven years...Read More
Rivas excels on Vashon football team
By Savannah Butcher, Reporter
Senior Richard Rivas plays running back, linebacker and kicker on the school football team. Rivas has been incredibly successful while also juggling soccer and wrestling. He has grown into a valuable player and a great leader, and may be looking into playing football in college.
Rivas joined the high school’s football team late in the season of his freshman year....Read More
Student choir expands to the high school
Reese Thompson, Reporter
For the first time ever, choir is available to high school students. Originally created for the middle school in 2016, the choir is now open to both schools.
Eyrnne Smith has taken over the choir to ensure high school students have an opportunity to sing as they progress through their education....Read More