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The Politics of Environmentalism

The Politics of Environmentalism

December 2, 2019

The last Climate Strike was on Black Friday, the strikes day leads into the topic of how the environmental movement is affected by America’s Capitalist society. With an uprising of the VSCO girl trend, there is more attention to the plastic straw movement, which looks to end the use of disposable plastic straws. A movement in which consumers refrain from using plastic straws in order to help oce...

The Many Traditions Surrounding Thanksgiving

The Many Traditions Surrounding Thanksgiving

November 26, 2019

Thanksgiving; a time of friends and family and for showing gratitude for those you’re most thankful for. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, exploring family traditions that have been around for many years might inspire others to create their own traditions.    Although American style Thanksgiving isn’t celebrated around the world, many celebrations are still held at the same time. ...

Returning Chico Creek salmon

Returning Chico Creek salmon

by Noah Hlavaty, Editor-in-Chief

November 26, 2019

    Every year during October and early November, seagoing salmon migrate from their feeding grounds to the rivers and streams of their birth.    In Kitsap County, there are 34 rivers and streams that sustain returning salmon, yet Chico Creek has been the focus of recent bridge and water quality restoration.    The opening of Chico Creek into the Puget Sound has prevented Sa...

Funding for Sports Medicine

Funding for Sports Medicine

November 13, 2019

The Central Kitsap High School Sports Medicine team lead by the athletic trainer Ken Ahlstrom is associated with almost every sport and activity here at CKHS. For the 2019-2020 school year, the sports medicine budget has come up in conversation recently.  Every year, Ken Ahlstrom, the Central Kitsap's athletic trainer and sports medicine teacher trains a new Beginning Sports Medicine class. One of ...

The Problem With Prom

The Problem With Prom

November 12, 2019

Prom is one of the pinnacle events many seniors look forward to in their last year of high school. The excitement of buying a ticket, picking a dress or tuxedo, and hanging out with friends creates memories that will last a lifetime.  Although these feelings are present this year, things may be done differently. As of right now, prom is waiting to be approved until senior students come to an a...

King County Opioid Crisis

King County Opioid Crisis

November 11, 2019

The homeless crisis is not only circling the city of Seattle, but all throughout the Puget Sound as well. King County has reached a peak in the highest recorded overdoses, mostly occurring due to opioid abuse. In the last two years, the Seattle Fire Department has responded to over 3,700 drug overdoses. Students who live in Bremerton know it's not uncommon to see homeless people tweaking on the stree...

Hungry? Too Bad

Hungry? Too Bad

October 29, 2019

For some school-aged children, breakfast and lunch can’t be found at home. This is why the Free and Reduced Lunch Program is so important.  The Free and Reduced Lunch program allows students of low-income families to eat meals at a free or reduced price. The Central Kitsap School District Food Service says that families must apply each year and if eligible, student’s benefits will begin immed...

Renaming Columbus Day

Renaming Columbus Day

October 29, 2019

Every year since 1968, the United States has celebrated “Columbus Day” to commemorate the arrival of Christopher Columbus and his three Spanish ships in the Americas. The arrival of the Niña, Pinta, and Santa Maria that sailed the ocean blue in 1492 is common knowledge to most Americans, yet the history of both the true arrival and the holiday has been lost in the pages of time.  Columbus’...

Homecoming Review

Homecoming Review

October 29, 2019

Since the beginning of October, all students have been talking about is Homecoming.  What they're going to wear, who they’re going with, and planning proposals. Homecoming 2019 was the very first dance in the brand new high school and it went well but had a few complications. Unlike previous dances at the old school, this year's Homecoming was a little different. ASB provided a game room, a kar...

The Juul Lawsuit From All Across America

The Juul Lawsuit From All Across America

October 29, 2019

Since 2015, vaping found its way into public schools everywhere, starting a vaping epidemic that continues to this day. Students even as young as the middle school have even acquired vaping products. Now at long last, four school districts have had enough and are suing the company, alleging that the company targeted teenagers when it came to marketing and starting the epidemic.  According to an ...

The Juul Impact

The Juul Impact

October 28, 2019

Most teenagers who not only attend Central Kitsap High School, either use or know about vape products. Over the past year or so, vaping has increased its popularity among many adolescents and young adults. It's very common to walk into the bathroom at a public high school, and see students vaping in one of the stalls.  The brand "Juul" has addressed that their product has special tools to keep the ...

Off Campus Passes at CKHS

Off Campus Passes at CKHS

October 19, 2019

Central Kitsap High School does not allow students to leave the campus during lunch or free-time. Students say they feel cramped and overwhelmed by the small cafeteria during lunch, so, off campus passes could possibly help students feel more free at the cost of security and control. According to CKHS student Malik West, “the hard truth” [is that] “not a lot of people are going” [to return...

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