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The Flu and YOU

The Flu and YOU

January 16, 2020

Influenza claimed the lives of roughly 61,000 people in 2018. Over the years, the numbers continue to increase; more and more people are affected by the flu. Many are uneducated about ways to prevent themselves from catching this often deadly illness.  Simple tasks, such as washing hands before and after eating can prevent sickness. Here are other safety tips for staying healthy.  Get a fl...

Central Kitsap High School music interests

Central Kitsap High School music interests

December 19, 2019

At Central Kitsap High School, many unique and diverse people are represented in the hallways. It's easy to recognize the students who stand out. For example, the students who have a very distinct sense of style. Band t-shirts and band names are bought up commonly. A survey was conducted with the results from 140 students, with the intention to figure out the most popular music among the students. Wi...

Review of the Pearl on Oyster Bay Christmas sing-along

Review of the Pearl on Oyster Bay Christmas sing-along

December 18, 2019

The Pearl On Oyster Bay Christmas sing-along took place on Thursday, December 6th, at the Pearl On Oyster Bay retirement home in Bremerton. Rain Griswold, a senior at Central Kitsap High School, worked alongside Wendy Falivina, who plans events like the sing-a-long at the retirement home. Last year's sing-a-long also took place at the Pearl on Oyster Bay retirement home in December, although it wasn’t Chri...

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...

Anti-Social Media

Anti-Social Media

December 3, 2019

The teenage demographic is the epicenter for social media use. With social media exponentially rising in popularity, it is easier than ever for kids to gain access to these platforms. In such a short period of time, social media has become an essential part of the majority of people’s lives. Social media has grown to impact kids, teens, and adults all over the world. It’s used for talki...

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...

International Thespian Society

International Thespian Society

November 26, 2019

Central Kitsap High Schools thespian troupe 326 is officially starting up again after being inactive over the past couple of years. The co-presidents of the thespian society are Abby Power and Hannah Hoftiezer. Zachariah Timm, the drama teacher at Central Kitsap High School, describes the thespian society as “an official organization of people from around the United States and the world. That includes a...

One Of Our Clowns is Missing: Play Review

One Of Our Clowns is Missing: Play Review

November 26, 2019

On November Seventh, Eight, and Ninth, the Central Kitsap High School Drama Club performed Robert Frankel’s comedy/drama, “One of Our Clowns is Missing.” Zachariah Timm, the theater director at Central Kitsap High School, chose this play for the fall performance. Katavena Djordjevic, a Sophomore at CKHS who played the character Chips, said, “I think the play went really well. I'm proud of my fri...

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...

Cercle Français!

Cercle Français!

November 13, 2019

Central Kitsap High School French teacher, Kimberly Yee, has reinstated a French Club. En français, le club s'appelle "Cercle français!" The club meets on Tuesdays one time each month and meetings last around an hour.  In French Club, students have the opportunity to learn about interesting and new Francophone topics and be exposed to a culture which may be completely new to them.  ...

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