Month: March 2020

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 […]

Joseph Quintanilla

Joseph Quintanilla is a 17-year-old Junior. He is new to the RamPage and is looking forward to the work he can do writing-wise, as it’s a significant departure from his past hobby of sports. Joseph used to be very invested in sports, having played both baseball and basketball. Although he isn’t currently playing, due to scheduling, sports remain an impactful part of his life, with many of his role models being from the industry.  Joseph has three sisters, two of which are currently serving in the air force, with the other working in Vancouver to become a cosmetologist. With his […]

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 […]

In The Trenches

Wow. This was an incredible experience to watch, the sound, the look, the sense of dread and the set designs are all so well done. What more can I say, this was a well made movie in my opinion. Sam Mendes, the director, created a film that captures the feel of what it would’ve been like in WWI, all with the help of a special type of technique the camera men uses called one shot.  1917 is about 2 soldiers going behind enemy lines to deliver orders in an attempt to halt a march that will lead a battalion of […]

RC Ram

RC (radio-controlled) racing if you’re confused, is when people get together and race miniature cars around a track in an attempt to get first place (basically a normal car racing game). Many people know about it but very few people actually do it. North Thurston’s very own Nic Morhous is one of those racers.  He is a fast and furious redhead Sophomore, with a passion for RC racing. He’s been doing this for 7 years now and he ain’t stopping anytime soon. His determination to be like his uncle has led him to be fast and on top of the […]

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 […]