Category Archives: Politics

Walkout for Columbine

By Ariana Burr
Over 200 students from Edmonds Woodway, and a group from College Place, walked out last Friday, on the 20th of April, in remembrance of the Columbine shooting which took place 19 years ago. In Columbine High School, 15 students and faculty lost their lives on April 15, 1999 due to two school shooters. This shooting shocked the nation because it was the first time a shooting this extreme had occurred. There has been an increase in school shootings as never seen by the United States before recently.

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Former U.S Attorney Becomes Seattle’s First Female Mayor Since 1928

By Emelia Persell
Seattle’s mayoral election made history this week. Jenny Durkan, 59, was elected mayor, the first woman to hold the office since 1928 and the first openly lesbian mayor in the history of the city. Seattle’s last female mayor was Bertha Knight Landes, the namesake of Seattle’s tunnel boring machine. Durkan won in a resounding…

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