Author: MAXWELL NELSON

NTHS Student

What We Know – Halloween Kills 2020

Halloween (2018)–or Halloween Returns–will have it’s 2 year anniversary in October, and is celebrating with the next installment in the Halloween film series.  40 years ago, the serial killer Michael Myers was shown to all audiences across the globe and has since become an icon, along with his revival, Laurie Strode. The 1977 masterpiece, Halloween, has spurred numerous sequels, books, toys, etc., but in 2018 the series was rebooted completely, leaving the original and new Halloween to be the only canonical film in the series. Movie-goers loved the newest installment rating it “fresh” on RottenTomatoes, and begging for a sequel. […]

Top 5 Tim Burton Films

Chances are, you have seen at least one, maybe two, or maybe all of Tim Burton’s films. He is one of the greatest movie makers of all time with his stylistic sets, characters, and stories. Below are my top 5 favorite movies he has ever made. They were judged on their stories, morals, visuals, score, and characters.  5 – Bigfish (2003): To start, Bigfish should be placed closer to the number one spot, but the other films are just too good! This movie flies somewhat under the radar, but mustn’t be overlooked. An entire little town was built just for this […]

We Mustn’t Be Silent

February is Black History Month. A time where all the great persons of color who have improved our society, are celebrated. On February 5th, some students participated in the “Day of Silence,” a day in which silence is held to commemorate those who are and have been affected by racism from both harassment, physical violence, and/or even death. It is incredibly serious and I cannot stress that enough, but after February 5th we can no longer be silent. The greatest way to show respect and appreciation to those who we have lost is to stand up for them, fight for […]

Is School Worth It – English

“I hate writing!” That’s a phrase spoken by many, if not most students in high school. Writing anything from essays to poems can seem like a boring, laborious task brought on by teachers, but unlike History Classes, English is possibly the most important class you will take in elementary, middle, and high school. Communication will be the key to living a life you truly want. Through reading and writing, you will be able to expand upon your vocabulary and conversation skills. How long can you talk about sports, food, your day, etc. without getting bored? With the infinite number of […]

MLK Celebration: What Happened? – Opinion

It has been a little over a week since we last experienced the advisory presentations regarding Martin Luther King, but the news is still smoking hot. It was apparent to all students that there would be no assembly and when the RamPage sent out a survey it showed that 68.8% of students who responded would much rather see an assembly than sit through and interact with another advisory project.  Ms. Reed, our activity director, has since told me (the Chief Editor of the RamPage) that there in fact will be a national speaker by the name of Mike Smith. Mike […]

Frightening Films II – The Thing

“Not knowing” is one of the greatest fears man possesses. Imagine being forced to live in a desolate camp in Antarctica, surrounded by your colleagues, only for one of them to be infected by an unknown creature. That would be frightening for any body, and that’s what makes John Carpenter’s 1982 film, The Thing, such a masterpiece. This film contains both the fear of “not knowing” and horrific special effects, allowing for the creation of a truly terrifying film. Before diving into the truly horrifying element of The Thing, it’s important to note the visuals. This film was made quite […]

Volunteer Opportunities for Students

Volunteering is critical to the graduation of all students here at North Thurston. We have provided links for those who still need service hours below: Here is a link containing multiple volunteer options for students Or you can go to the North Thurston webpage  https://www.nthurston.k12.wa.us/domain/3735  Take these 4 steps to reach the volunteer opportunities: Home ↠ Academics ↠ College & Career Center ↠ Volunteer Opportunities

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Movie Review

Spanning over 40 years, Star Wars has entranced people of all generations with its simple yet fun story telling, fantastic spectacles, and an ever-expanding variety of movies, shows, and more. The Skywalker saga (the first Star Wars saga in fact) started back in 1977, and has finally come to a close with the recent release of Star Wars Episode IX, The Rise of Skywalker.  As someone who loves the originals, likes the prequels, and again, loves the recent sequels, I think it’s fair to say I am heavily qualified to speak on how this movie made a “super-fan” feel. This […]

Were My Star Wars 9 Predictions Correct?

Star Wars Episode 9, The Rise of Skywalker, was one week away when I made my 10 predictions. After seeing and enjoying the film, I can easily state whether or not my predictions were spot on, or far from what actually happened. Here are my 10 predictions for The Rise of Skywalker with answers if they were correct or not. Warning, spoilers ahead. Kylo Ren will be redeemed as Ben Solo – YesAnakin Skywalker will return to finally kill Sidious alongside Ben – Not entirelyAll the main characters will survive – NoLeia and Lando will survive – Leia did notStormtroopers […]

Is School Worth It – History

Examples of history repeating itself: Lincoln and Kennedy assassinations, 1929 and 2007 economic crash, the constant school shootings, racial descrimination, conflicts with Russia, impeachment. History constantly repeats itself, so why are we still taught it in the way we are? According to Beto O’Rourke, there have been at least 391 shootings this past year; more than one a day sometimes! Columbine happened 20 years ago, but we continuously lack the competence to learn from our mistakes.  In U.S. History, World History, all the histories, we take notes, make posters, and present to the class nothing but useless bullshit. Since the […]