Author: JOSEPH QUINTANILLA

NTHS Student

Multicultural Club Creates Community

The Multicultural Club at North Thurston is a fantastic place to help students find their own voices. The club celebrates and displays the diverse students of North Thurston, with assembly performances that include cultural dances. On May 15, after several years, the group is bringing back the Multicultural Assembly which has created a sensational feeling for the club members… an assembly that relays the message of unity and diversity will continue to be celebrated once again.  The Multicultural Club not only teaches students the importance of diversity at school, but also provides a platform to discuss current controversial issues. Leaders […]

A Musical Mathematician

Michael Larson, also called by students Mr. Larson, is a math teacher here at North Thurston High School. Being an addition to the math department, he has taught the classes Precalculus, Geometry, Algebra II, Algebra I, ELL Algebra I, and Pre-algebra. In 2008 Mr. Larson started his teaching career, and taught social studies, then moved onto 6th and 7th grade math, before coming to NTHS. When asked why he moved on from teaching social studies to math, Mr. Larson said he liked how some students were able to see the math in different ways, and there were new ways of […]

Emily Purington

Emily Purington, is a 17 year old Senior at North Thurston High School, who loves poetry. Emily joined the Journalism Class just this semester of the 2020 class year, and has been a great addition to the RamPage staff!  Emily’s passion and love for poetry, inspired her to be part of the Thurston poetry slam team, Louder Than A Bomb. Performing a poem in front of an audience at first was terrifying and uncomfortable for Emily, but with help from a teacher and some friends, she gained confidence.  Last year, one of Emily’s newest achievements was being nominated for North […]

5 Study Tips

Many students spend long hours studying and preparing for exams, which ultimately increases stress and anxiety. Developing efficient study skills and habits can help you perform better in class and on exams. These 5 tips may help you become better at studying. 1) Space It Out  Hours of constant studying can lead to excess stress and tension that can burn you out. However, “spaced repetition” involves breaking up the information into small chunks and reviewing them constantly.  2) A Designated Study Space  Distractions while trying to study can challenge your focus, and you can lose your   concentration. Find a […]