Author: BRITTANY ROGERS

NTHS Student

Mrs. Ward – Teacher Spotlight

Mrs. Ward is a teacher here at North Thurston, who primarily teaches Psychology and World History. She’s married and has two kids. Her daughter is 29, and her son is 17. Her daughter works for Hulu as a programmer and her son is in the process of graduating from Olympia High School. She has a true passion for writing books. She’s already written five manuscripts and she’s currently working on one right now. She tends to write about historical events because that’s what peaks her interest.  Something people may not know about Mrs. Ward is that she also went to […]

Alex Martinez – Assistant Editor

Warm welcome to our new assistant editor for the RamPage, Alex Martinez! Alex is a Junior here at North Thurston, and is a part of the thrilling sport, wrestling. He thoroughly enjoys wrestling and has for over two years. He also plays rugby in his off time from wrestling. One of Alex’s memorable achievements was when he placed 3rd in his weight training class last year. He also insisted on adding the fact that he won a trophy in 3rd grade for most eaten chips during a classroom competition. Some things people might not know about Alex is that he […]

Meet our FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)!

Clara Hoyte, FBLA president, has an exciting announcement to make, Congratulations to the future business members who attended the competitive conference at great wolf lodge on february 7th. Winners are as follows: Broadcast Journalism – Clara Hoyte, Bane Morgan Business Law – Tyler Mayberry-Meskel Client Service – Ellie Hebert Computer Problem Solving – Alexander Humburg Introduction to Business Communication – Hunter McKay Introduction to Business Presentation – Ellie Herbert, Tyler Mayberry-Meskel Introduction to FBLA – Hunter McKay Introduction to Financial Math – Tyler Mayberry-Meskel Introduction to Public Speaking – Bane Morgan Journalism – Manuary Mora-Ibarra Word Processing – Alexander Humberg Website Design […]

Meet our Marketing/DECA Students!

25 Marketing and DECA students from North Thurston High School were qualified to compete at the State DECA Career Conference. There were approximately 170 students competing to be in the top 3 for different categories and earn their spot to compete at the state level. North Thurston High School registered 32 students to compete and 24 qualified. It was an amazing competition and North Thurston DECA students once again proved their strong determination in the competition. State DECA is March 5, 6 and 7th in Bellevue Washington. Taking 1st place and earning top spot to compete at state                 Yesica Rios […]

Thurston Unified!

Ms. Laverty has a message for everyone: Hi everyone! Just another reminder that Thurston Unified is a club that allows high school students with and without disabilities to play on a school team together. Furthermore, if you have any of my athletes (people with disabilities) or partners (people without disabilities) in your classes, and you have a moment, invite them to share their experience in Unified! It’s a great opportunity to get the Unified message out in front of the general education students and the community so they can learn more about the acceptance and inclusion of people with disabilities. […]

Homeless Crisis

The homeless community continues to become a rising issue. Whether you go downtown Olympia, or downtown Seattle, you are bound to run into it.  What have been some of the primary reasons individual’s last resorts are to live out on the streets? Lack of affordable housing, mental illnesses, and substance abuse (drug/alcohol addiction). Olympia, along with Seattle, have had housing prices go up the past several years. Olympia’s cost of living is 4% higher than the national average, according to Washington State PayScale. Seattle, around 70 miles away from our home city, is dealing with the same type of crisis. […]

Meet our ASB Officers and Class Officers!

Freshman Class Officers for 2019-2020 Class of 2023 President- Emmalee Falter Vice President- Charlize Pasco Secretary- Yaseerah Asmath Treasurer- McKenzie Uyehara Historian- Jordyn Harn Sophomore Class Officers for 2019-2020 Class of 2022 President- Reyna Phung Vice President- Vinnie Nguyen Secretary- Dolly Manlapaz Treasurer- Mina Lukomski              Junior Class Officers for 2019-2020 Class of 2021  President- Nadaa Deana E.  Vice President- Samir Amin  Secretary- Joyti Miller             Treasurer- Helene Budd and Joseph Oliver Senior Class Officers for 2019-2020 Class of 2020 Co-President- Ashanti Johnson and Thomas Arend  Vice President- Emma Smith  Secretary- Madi Pitts  Treasurer- Charlie Rios-Villicana           Historian- Mckenzie Squires ASB Officers […]

Climate Change

The climate has been changing quite rapidly over the past couple of decades. There have been roughly 1,349 wildfires in the state of California; which have burned nearly 12,247 acres, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire). These uncontrollable fires have impacted the lives of 125 people. Last November, an electrical line, impacted by weather, was found responsible for a camp fire which burned terminated over 153,336 acres and led to more than 85 deaths; it is considered the most destructive fire in California history.  In California, “We are starting to see an increase in the […]

Student Spotlight – Nyah Wood, Track Star

Nyah Wood, is a 16 year old Junior, who absolutely loves track. It all began at Pleasant Glade Elementary School, in 4th grade. She joined the lively sport not only because she enjoys running for fun, but she gets to meet new and awesome people, and possibly future close friends.  She works at JCPenney’s from 3- 8pm, which is now going to be quite challenging to manage since track is about to start up in the spring. Track usually lasts about 2 hours after school for her. Practice is everyday, while track meets are about once a week. During track […]

Online Businesses Taking over Retail

Online businesses productivity and consumer rates have been adequately increasing, specifically regarding these past few years.  The benefits of e-commerce (a.k.a. online stores) is that they can promote their products across a worldwide market. With more market brings more opportunity for income; online stores’ products being displayed across a wide audience of people helps their businesses grow. Quite well respected walk-in stores are getting/have been closed down. Does Blockbuster ring a bell? On September 23, 2010, Blockbuster shriveled to its demise as it filed for bankruptcy. The known hot spot for movies buyers, video game renters, and DVD owners has […]