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Students receive one-to-once devices

Students fire up their new devices for the first time outside the library on Sept. 23, 2019.

Sam Husemann, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

With the release of the one-to-one devices on Sept. 23, both students and teachers are adjusting to the new technology. “The challenges have been learning how to use the new technology and how to adapt my assignments to be conducive to a paperless classroom,” said social studies teacher Jenny Hollowa...

Wildcats advance to state championship game

Jabe Mullins celebrates with the student section following the Wildcats' semifinal victory.

March 1, 2019

With a 53-46 victory over Curtis High School, Mount Si will play for the 4A State Championship tomorrow night. The state title game tips off a 9 p.m. at the Tacoma Dome. Tickets for the final game are $16 for adults and students without an ASB card. Students with an ASB card and senior citizens are...

Basketball beats Puyallup 45-40, advances to Final Four

Freshman Bennett O'Connor takes a shot during the quarterfinal game. O'Connor and Jabe Mullins were the Wildcats' leading scorers, with 13 points each,

February 28, 2019

The boys basketball team beat Puyallup 45-40 in a state quarterfinal game earlier today, punching their ticket to the Final Four. The team will play Curtis High School tomorrow, March 1,  at 3:45 p.m. in the Tacoma Dome. A rooter bus will be provided for $5 per person. Those students wishing to...

Third gym is demolished as part of new school construction

Third gym is demolished as part of new school construction

Ezra Bacon-Gershman

February 28, 2019

Students returned from Midwinter Break and Snowmageddon to to find the third gym in the process of being demolished. The weight room has been temporarily relocated to the wrestling room over the main gym.

Cheer wins national championship

Cheer wins national championship

February 8, 2019

Congrats to the cheer squad, who are the 2019 National High School Champions in Super Non-Tumbling Game Day! The competition continues tomorrow and Sunday.

Wildcat Idol cancelled due to looming snowstorm

Wildcat Idol cancelled due to looming snowstorm

Ezra Bacon-Gershman, Editor-in-Chief -- Newspaper and Cat Tales

February 7, 2019

Due to the expected blizzard, Wildcat Idol has been cancelled to ensure the safety of the contestants and of the audience. It has been rescheduled to the next available Friday: March 1st. Everyone is encouraged to come out then and support their favorite idol! We hope that everyone stays safe and warm...

ASB encourages students to ‘Cram the Stands’

ASB members cheer during a home gymnastics meet as part of their Cram the Stands project.

Beth Hungerpiller, Editor

January 24, 2019

You might have heard about ASB starting a new event to help create an inclusive school environment around less attended student events. After their fall Interhigh meeting at Liberty High School, Mount Si’s ASB decided to start implementing Cram the Stands at sporting events.  The events are d...

Robotics team wraps up season

During the robotics meet at the FC, Davis Sauer and Natalie Cowan maneuver their robot through the appointed task.

Abby Laufer, Staff Reporter

January 10, 2019

The robotics club recently just competed in the interleague competition, rounding out the end of their season. FTC, or FIRST Tech Challenge, is a not-for-profit organization that creates and hosts competitions for teams of middle to high school students. Each year, FTC releases a video at the beginn...

New kits and training aim to ‘Stop the Bleed’

The new bleeding control kit hangs next to the AED in the 300 hallway.  There are now bleeding control kits next to all AEDs building-wide.

Sofa Hopper, Staff Reporter

January 3, 2019

Walking down the 300-wing or by the main office, students may have noticed the new bleeding control kits affixed to the wall and wondered about the contents. Located next to the AEDs throughout the building, the bleeding control kits are a precaution for possible disasters that could occur, such as an ea...

Parking lot changes help improve flow and safety

The gravel lot exit onto Meadowbrook Way now features two distinct turn lanes. Prior to the start of the school year, the entrance to the gravel lot was  in this location.

Fleur Uittenbogaard, Staff Reporter

January 3, 2019

In an effort to relieve the congestion that plagues the student parking lot, the entrance and exit have been flipped, and new right-hand and left-hand turn lanes have been added. According to Principal John Belcher, these changes have come from the district's transportation department in order to ...

Pride Time changes frustrate students

Jostens representative Mike Annis  addresses the senior classing during PRIDE Time in September. More Pride Time sessions are filled with High School and Beyond Plan activities in comparison to last year.

Kenzie Saunders, Staff Reporter

January 2, 2019

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you’ve heard of the changes that have been made to Pride Time--more specifically, the lack of check-and-connect sessions. While many feel as though it’s been taken away, Mount Si counselors Rachel Raff, Shauna Jacobs, and Miranda Partridge were quic...

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