Author: Tor Ormseth

Spring sports wrap up

By Katherine Kelly, Sports Editor   The final school sports have come to an end, thus wrapping up the sports season for the school year. The spring sports that the school offered this year included boys baseball, boys golf, boys soccer, boys track, girls golf, girls tennis, girls softball and girls track.   Boys Baseball: Boys Read More …

Student leaders eager to raise student engagement

By Luna-Bella Galliano-Salinas, Reporter    The votes are in.  Juniors Lizzy Sutherland and Duncan McMillan are the new class presidents; Tanner Venturi and Sam Knight are vice presidents; Sol Dehnert and Will Hennessy are sound commissioners; Wyatt Keppler is the treasurer; and Emme Osborne is the secretary.   Juniors Lizzy Sutherland and Duncan McMillan are eager Read More …

Levy decision to cover pool stirs controversy

By Garrett Mueller, Co-Online Editor   For over thirty years, Islanders have wanted year-round pool access. Unfortunately, the Vashon Park District pool next to the high school is only open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The alternative option for swimming is the Vashon Athletic Club, which features smaller swimming lanes and a higher rental cost. Read More …

Crew: Back at it again with nationals

By Campbell Foster, Design Editor   For the past few years, the Vashon Island Rowing Club has qualified several boats to go to the Junior National Championships, which takes place in different locations each year. This year there are two pairs going to Sarasota, Florida from June 9-11. One boat has senior Selena Mildon and freshman Read More …

Manatee Commune

By Julian White-Davis, Photo Editor   Hands sway through the air; feet jump up and down as sweaty bodies collide with each other in a moshpit at the front of the stage; a massive LED video wall portraying psychedelic images stands in the background.   It’s high noon, and the whole school is jiving out to Read More …

Wake Up, America: The MKULTRA Conspiracy

By Tor Ormseth, Online Editor   In recent years, a topic of much debate has been about what the government can legally or ethically do to its citizens, especially in the case of surveillance and monitoring. Even recent developments, such as the National Security Agency documents leaked by Edward Snowden, however, pale in comparison to what Read More …