Cougar Chronicle

Students and Their Cell Phones

Students and Their Cell Phones

December 9, 2019

In the beginning, cell phones were strictly used for communicating with others, but now,  they are often used for gaming, music, social media,video streaming , and picture taking, so much of the day is easily spent on phones alone. Aside from cell phones, there are many other types of screens teenagers have access to.  Tech companies and apps have made screen time very tempting and easy. Devic...

Freedom of Expression? Only If Majority Says, “YES!”

Freedom of Expression? Only If Majority Says, “YES!”

November 26, 2019

The First Amendment of the US Constitution lays the foundation for many of America's freedoms. Right to free speech and expression allow for a free-flowing, open communication of grievances and suggestions.  High school student Gabrielle Gabbard of Gulf Coast High School in Naples, Florida was rejected an application to form a “Sharks 4 Life” club, as it was deemed ‘too controversial’ a...

Saugus High School Shooting: Thoughts and Suggestions

Saugus High School Shooting: Thoughts and Suggestions

November 25, 2019

On November 14th, on Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow’s birthday, at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California he shot 7 of his classmates at approximately 7:30 am. The shooting lasted only 16 seconds before he took his own life. The reason as to why the student pulled a handgun on his classmates is unknown.  The Saugus High School shooting has joined a macabre and heartbreaking list containing...

A RESPONSE to school shootings

by Noah Hlavaty, Editor-in-Chief

November 12, 2019

A RESPONSE to school shootings: Twenty years after the infamous Columbine shooting in 1999, there have been more than 813 mass shootings in the United States. Several congressional proposals have been put forward to combat the increase in the number of shootings, yet few of the measures have had lasting effects. By comparison, after the deadly Christchurch mosque shooting in March of 2019, New Zealand passed strict gun laws banning semi-automatic weapons and effectively shutting down private gun use in the country. Enter the RESPONSE Act, or the “Restoring, Enhancing, Strengthening, and Promoting Our Nation’s Safety Efforts Act.” Proposed by Republican Senator John Cornyn, the action plans to combat school shootings on several fronts by providin...

Terminator: Dark Fate

Terminator: Dark Fate

by James Guillory, Reporter

November 12, 2019

“Terminator Dark Fate” is not a great movie, and ultimately doesn’t live up to the attention and box office expectations.  There are  six movies to the “Terminator” series, but “Dark Fate” is set as a sequel to the second Terminator movie “Terminator: Judgement Day”. For a bit of background the first Terminator and it’s sequel both follow similar formulas when one Terminator...

Everyday Heroes

Everyday Heroes

October 30, 2019

Paraeducators are the unsung heroes of Central Kitsap High School. They go from class to class, helping multiple students stay focused and get their tasks done. They are here to support the teachers and the students with additional learning needs. Paraeducators love the kids, their job, and the chances to give them different opportunities and share experiences with each one. One way to improve the spe...

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...

LGBT Youth at CKHS

LGBT Youth at CKHS

October 29, 2019

When discussing LGBT topics, people who identify with the community are often "othered". Treated as a third party, they exist, but it's assumed they exist elsewhere, not here. But LGBT youth are often closer than you think, you may not care what others think of you, but being respectful can have a large positive impact on your peers.   Washington is a fairly liberal state, and CKHS is quite an open-...

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 ...

The Student News Site Of Central Kitsap High School