Year: 2020

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 […]

How is climate change affecting the bees?

There has recently been a huge production of articles all over the web about animals being hurt by climate change. Animals, however, are not the only victims of the rapidly changing climate, insects are also being affected, especially one very important insect in particular: Bees. Even without climate change, bees have a huge list of problems ranging from children stomping their brains out, to parasites killing huge populations of them. As if the bees didn’t have enough problems already, climate change is now affecting the bees more than ever. One major problem is the bees hibernation schedule. When bees are […]

Is the Future Folding?

Folding phones are a relatively recent development in the smartphone industry with the Royole FlexPai narrowly beating Samsung and Huawei. Currently, there are two different categories of folding phones, which are the book-style and clam shell variants. The book-style offers a narrow build that unfolds to reveal a tablet size screen. At the same time, the clam shell has an average, modern screen that folds to become a more compact package. Folding phones appear to be an attractive trend as many significant companies are beginning to craft their version. Samsung, for instance, has already released two separate variants. Meanwhile, Apple […]

What can your Handwriting say about your Personality?

Someone’s handwriting can say a lot about their personality and how they think. There are actually over 5,000 personality traits that your handwriting can suggest you have. Messy handwriting Not everyone has perfect handwriting, in fact, some people can have very messy handwriting. When you have messy handwriting, you usually write very fast and don’t pay attention to detailing your letters very much. You just want to get stuff done, the more you write the better! If you have messy handwriting you might be: IntelligentCreativeIndependent thinkerFast learner Pretty handwriting When someone has pretty handwriting it means they go out of their […]

Andrew Galbraith

Andrew Galbraith, is a 17 year old senior here at North Thurston High School. He lives with his mom, dad, grandma, brother and sister.  This artistically involved student is in theater and choir, and even went to a performing arts school from 6th to 8th grade. Andrew says he has always liked singing; he’s been doing so since 6th grade, so for about 7 years now. He also went to Disneyland with the choir! Andrew considers the best part of his high school career to be participating in music and theater. On the flip side, he says the most challenging […]

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 […]

Ways of Greeting in Different Countries

Do you ever wonder how people greet in other countries? A warm handshake is usually the way of greeting in many western countries, while in other places they have their own unique ways of greeting. Below are 5 kinds of greetings from Tibet, Middle East, Africa, Malaysia, and Asia. Tibet: Tibetans stick their tongues out as a greeting in traditional Tibetan culture to show that they come in peace, and to also show that they are not one of the cruel kings that have black tongues. Middle East: Middle Easterners shake hands to greet. Just a heads up fist bumping […]

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 […]

Democratic Nominee votes

Thank you to everyone who voted on the survey and gave us feedback! We would like to explain that the reason that the survey was titled Democratic Nominee is because the only Republican running is president Donald Trump, and the Democrats are currently deciding on their candidate. Many of you decided to separately vote for him anyway, so we included it in the pie chart below. There were also many votes in the other section but they did not fit the theme of this survey and were off topic. We held a separate survey where students could make any comments […]

KamiHanaHori

What is a god? Is it a lie? A concept? A hope? Who knows, as we cannot prove nor disprove their existence, we shall never know what a god truly is. Though, if you want an answer, I could give you my opinion. A god, is whatever you want it to be. To one person, a god may be some higher being of greater power. To another, it may be a character in a tv show, or someone that they know. I believe that a god is simply a title, that is why a god can be everything, but at […]