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MLK Day On

On January 19th, Students gathered together on campus to celebrate and recognize Martin Luther King’s dream. The MLK Day On service project consisted of picking up trash around campus, creating positive posters, and making chalk art outside. The purpose behind the project was to commemorate and honor Dr. King’s message of serving and giving back to your own community. So rather than getting to sleep in and have a Monday off, students came to school with the simple goal of beautifying Timberline. Comments closed

Facades: The Art of Faking It

School brings a whole plethora of troubles. In addition to the tremendous workload, students are expected to wake up at the crack of dawn to leave home for hours on end, and often have to find a balance between school and extracurricular activities. There’s something else, though, that can be seen as the very basis of how the student body works, and is as prevalent as work in schools: socialization. Comments closed

Battle of the Beverages

The winter season is now in full swing, with temperatures dropping and the gradual emergence of more festive fuzzy socks. But one thing cannot be missing from this Pacific Northwest winter motif, something that is quintessential and crucial—a coffee shop. Coffee shops are the usual go to safe haven from the cold rain showers and a great place to meet up and connect with friends over a nice “cup of jo”. But a brewing question that we at The Blazer wanted to further investigate is whether chain, or local coffee shops are better? To answer this question we went to a nearby Starbucks branch (the multi-billion dollar coffee mogul), and then to Batdorf & Bronson (a local coffeehouse down at the heart of Olympia), to compare the two places. Comments closed

Talent Show: Drag Performance

The talent show presents students with a chance to show their peers something about themselves beyond what is seen throughout the halls each day. This year the crowd went wild when two students, Senior Anthony Penarejo and Sophomore MJ Dixen hit the stage oozing charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent, giving the very first drag performance ever at Timberline. The Blazer sat down with these gentlemen to get details about everything from their pre-performance nerves to the story behind their drag alter egos. Read all about it: Comments closed

GSA Spotlight

A few Wednesdays every year, students are given the opportunity to meet with their clubs.There are a wide variety of clubs available. Some are both popular among the student body and nationally accredited such as National Honor Society, while others are little known and in the process of a revival. One such club is Timberline’s Gay Straight Alliance Club, or, GSA. Comments closed

El(bow) to El(bow)

For the students at Timberline who participate in the performing arts programs offered, the classroom that instruments and materials are stored in is an important space. However, Timberline High School’s construction did not include a room for the orchestra program. Those students involved have had to adjust themselves and their stringed instruments to other rooms. Orchestra teacher and director Chad Hocutt explained, “During the remodel there was no orchestra room built. There was a band room, and there was a choir room. With the intention that the orchestra would share one or the other.” Comments closed