Author: Tor Ormseth

Washington State Ferries is inefficient and expensive

By Aidan Courtney, Reporter   Recently, many island residents have harbored complaints with the Washington State Ferries (WSF). Some residents and commuter students have struggled to catch ferries due to an unreliable schedule and misleading alerts, with some boats leaving hours behind schedule and filled far below their maximum vehicle capacity.   Residents are now Read More …

Faculty attempts to respond to student drug use

By Clara Atwell, Business Editor   The Healthy Youth survey is taken by students of all grades every other year and presents questions focusing on various factors of adolescent health in Washington state.   The fall 2016 survey surveyed 393 students. According to the survey, in the 30 days prior to being surveyed, 27 percent Read More …

Sophomore races to compete

Katherine Poston, Reporter and Designer   Adrian Leonard, a sophomore, recently traveled to Oklahoma to compete in the Grand National and World Championship Morgan Horse Show.   Leonard began riding horses when she was 10 years old. Since then, she has participated in competitions primarily within Washington state.   “[Riding] has taught me discipline and Read More …

Dalia Aladin Profile

By Elizabeth Lande, Reporter   As fall sports come to a close, many colleges are looking for potential seniors to recruit for their athletic programs. One student is already grabbing the attention of schools, despite only being 16.   Junior Dalia Aladin, a varsity soccer player, has already attracted multiple college scouts. In eighth grade, Read More …

Fall sports in review

By Katherine Kelly, Managing Editor   Football: Football finished sixth out of eight teams in the Nisqually League. They had two wins and five losses in the league, plus two additional losses outside of league play. The team was made up of 29 boys and one girl, with 18 upperclassmen and 12 underclassmen.   Volleyball: Read More …

First Open Mic receives enthusiastic response

  By Marisa McTighe, Assistant Social Media and Distribution Editor   Open Mic is a school tradition at which students with various talents get to perform.   The first Open Mic took place on October 18.   “The atmosphere was energetic, enthusiastic and above all fascinated,” sophomore Evan Erickson said.   Open Mic previously started Read More …

Green Team

By Mari Kanagy, Reporter   The name ‘Green Team’ has been floating around the school lately because of the club’s cap and gown rental fundraiser. However, that is not the only project they are working on.   In a recent meeting, the Green Team began plans to install solar panels on the roof of VHS Read More …

LRC Teacher Resignation

By Mari Kanagy, Reporter   Following the resignation of Deb Brown at the end of last school year, the school was left without a teacher to fill the Learning Resource Center (LRC) position.   In August, Laura Weston was hired as the new LRC teacher. Approximately one month into the school year, she resigned. Laura Read More …

Appleford Enrichment Fund

Léa Ringeval, Reporter   Do you remember your favorite elementary school library book? What about that great field trip you took in middle school? Chances are they were funded by Partners in Education (PIE).      PIE is a local non-profit charity that has been raising money for Vashon schools for 30 years.  It funds Read More …