ASB creatively takes on the new year
By Marina-Rae Gill, Reporter Over the years, Vashon ASB has encouraged school spirit through dress-up days, morning announcements, pep assemblies, and other school-wide events. Never before however, has our student government had to inspire school spirit and class community entirely online. Faced with a new challenge, Vashon’s ASB members are not short on creativity, and have discovered new ways to keep their student body connected and...Read More
Staff paints over senior rock
By Savannah Butcher, Reporter Since the senior rock was put on the VHS campus in 1988, layers of student history have piled over each other, every tag competing for space and a voice. Recently the administration has stepped in and covered up writing deemed inappropriate, which has students wondering- what are the rules of the rock?
Office Manager Jackie Merrill...Read More
What the Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Means for America
By Isaac Escovedo, Editor-in-Chief Normally the death of an 87-year-old civil servant is cause for remorse and remembrance on both sides of the aisle, but 2020 is not a normal year, and the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has set the political wheels in motion at a furious pace.
Justice Ginsburg, who died last Friday, was a feminist icon, a cancer survivor...Read More
Young People Need to Vote
By Isaac Escovedo, Editor-in-Chief, and Elias Canterbury, Reporter Let’s face it, politics are complicated. In November we get to choose between two old men - and quite frankly, neither of them seem to represent our values as young people particularly well. As a young person, it is easy to feel like our voice does not matter, but it is important to recognize that politics affect every element of our lives.
According to a study on voter turnout by ElectProject, young people have historically voted at lower rates than...Read More
Getting tested for COVID-19 is safer than not
By Catherine Brown, Photo & Business Editor With COVID-19 and all the craziness that 2020 has given us, getting tested for coronavirus might seem a little scary. However, I think it is extremely important. Many islanders are acting as if there isn’t a global pandemic going on. The virus will only spread if islanders do not take the necessary precautions.
Even if you feel you are safe, you will...Read More
Which streaming platforms are the most valuable during lockdown
By Aidan Janssen, Reporter & Designer
Streaming has taken over the visual media market. Millions of people have been using streaming platforms to gain access to thousands of hours of entertainment right at their fingertips, and uncertainty during the COVID-19 lockdown has meant that many still need a convenient way to...Read More
Vashon restaurants serve up fresh schedules and menus
By Milo Carr, Content & Social Media Editor. Quarantine has seriously impacted some of our favorite island eateries, and it can be a bit difficult to broadcast changes in hours or menus. To prevent the disappointing realization that a go-to restaurant has changed its hours yet again and a trip into town was for nothing, here is a helpful guide that should keep you updated...Read More