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College vs. Trade School – Which is the better choice?

Everybody will be in a different position, some lucky enough to afford to get into the university of their choice, and some having to settle for something that isn’t their first choice. Whether you have graduated or are still in high school, sooner or later you will be deciding whether you should enroll in a college, or a trade school.  Though there are lots of options for students who want to go to school. The government offers financial aid, while thousands of scholarships are awarded to students based on their academic standing.  Many considerations go into choosing between a college […]

18 Things to Know Before You Turn 18

Turning 18 is a big deal. Not just for your parents, but also for yourself . You may think at the age of 18 you know everything, but you may want to think again; even a 23 years old still doesn’t know what they want to be. Here are 18 points you should know before you turn 18. 1. School is not forever Every high school student has had enough of school, but know that you will not stay in school forever. Time goes by really fast, and before you know it, you’re out of high school. Treasure every moment […]

5 Health Benefits of Cuddling

Reduce stress:  When you cuddle with someone you love and care, the body releases a hormone called Oxycontin, (the “love hormone”) which calms you as you make physical contact with another human. For example, laughing or having deep, heart-to-heart conversation with that person can, lower levels of stress hormones. Helps you sleep: Oxytocin is like a potion because of its effects. The more your body is relaxed and comfortable, the easier it is to fall asleep. Especially when you are with the person you love, it makes it more comfy, and makes you just want to snooze off. Relieves Pain:  […]

What does playing video games do for you?

When it comes to playing video games, Senior Seneth Lacdag is a minority in a sea of mostly male competitors. After school, this lively, happy girl comes home excitedly to sit down and have the controller in her hands ready to go into battle. Seneth gave reasons as to why video games can help you. 1. Helps people memorize patterns When playing chess, patterns begin to appear. In a way it’s like playing Tetris–it creates brain activities. Patterns can be applied anywhere. For example, when talking to people, their action can be predicted based on how they act. 2. Connects […]

Manaury Mora-Ibarra

“Concrete brutalism.” What does that mean? Ask Manaury Mora-Ibarra. He will explain that the term means “concrete blocky architecture”. He then explained to the Journalism Class that the structures of The Evergreen State College are a good example of the blocky nature that is “concrete brutalism”. That is where Manaury would like to attend after graduation this year, possibly majoring in design, business, architecture, or some type of art major.  Some of his favorite hobbies are fashion, art, embroidery, and sewing which he learned from observing his mom, who made clothes in the past. He simply picked up on it. […]

Oliver Loor Blum

Oliver Loor Blum, is one of the youngest students in North Thurston’s Journalism Class. He has a great interest in writing, and is currently working on a very imaginative and original fiction story; Oliver is very, very imaginative. Oliver is an only child, but that doesn’t faze him; he likes it that way. He did however say that sometimes life gets a little bit lonely and boring. In his free time he likes to watch anime, read, and write his own stories, like most of us in the Journalism Class. Oliver has been to been a vast variety of different […]