ACT moves to digital testing

ACT moves to digital testing

By AnhViet Nguyen
May 16, 2013
Filed under News, School News

Move aside pencil and paper. The ACT is preparing to move to a computer-based exam by spring 2015. The college readiness test, taken by over a million high school students each year, will include the same content as found on the pencil and paper test with four sections – math, English, writing and... Read more »

Former student charged with robbery

By AnhViet Nguyen
April 29, 2013
Filed under News

Former MTHS student Darian Sharpe was formally charged with first-degree robbery on April 24. Sharpe, who was expelled for his involvement in the Dec. 4 assault and robbery of another student, was also facing legal troubles from an incident from June 2012. The other suspect, a former MTHS junior,... Read more »

Prom thoughts

Prom thoughts

By AnhViet Nguyen
April 23, 2013
Filed under recent

Hi, I'm AnhViet Nguyen, also known as AV in the newsroom. Pretty. Smart. Funny. Isn’t that what every guy wants in a prom date? Look, it’s not an easy task finding the right person to ask but I think I’ve found her. In each issue last year, I wrote a column in the opinion section reserved... Read more »

Letters About Literature honorees

Letters About Literature honorees

By AnhViet Nguyen
April 10, 2013
Filed under News

Six MTHS sophomores were honored in this year’s Letters About Literature contest, sponsored by the Washington State Library and Library of Congress. The contest encourages students to write letters to their favorite authors, living or dead. Cassandra Cariker, Blake Christianson, British Fort, Rachel... Read more »

Softball coach with ties to Terrace resigns after sending players to find him dates

By AnhViet Nguyen
March 12, 2013
Filed under News

Troy Hennum, 25, resigned from Seattle Public Schools last Friday after he was accused of using his girls on the Roosevelt H.S. softball team to find him dates. Hennum was recently hired as the Roughriders’ softball coach, but was put on leave after a Seattle woman, Katharine Aagard, 25, notified... Read more »

Hopeful for the future

Hopeful for the future

By AnhViet Nguyen
November 16, 2012
Filed under Multimedia, News, U.S. and World News

President Barack Obama may have scored a decisive win in his re-election bid on Nov. 6 but expectations remain high. Millions of Americans want the President to do more to improve the economy. Though... Read more »

Herky, the missing mascot

Herky, the missing mascot

By AnhViet Nguyen
October 22, 2012
Filed under News

In a scenario reminiscent of an assembly script, MTHS mascot Herky is missing. The beloved hawk costume, donned regularly by senior Bailey Bame, was stolen prior to the football game against Shorewood H.S. “The last time I saw Herky was at the [Edmonds School District 5K Fun Run] going on at the... Read more »

Several upgrades as school year begins

By AnhViet Nguyen
September 5, 2012
Filed under News

Each school year brings new changes and a chance to start anew. Over the summer, construction crews worked on the $1.3 million roof renovation project. Students and staff had limited access to the building, but many back to school events took place. While students and staff may have already noticed the... Read more »

@TerraceNice, spreading niceness and kindness

By AnhViet Nguyen
September 5, 2012
Filed under News

A Twitter account by the name of @TerraceNice (www. twitter.com/terracenice) sprang up on Aug. 18. The account, created by an anonymous MTHS student, regularly posts nice things about students and teachers. With an increasing number of students using Twitter to voice their opinions and thoughts, the... Read more »

Vending machines get makeover

By AnhViet Nguyen
September 5, 2012
Filed under News

Need a snack or a drink? There are new vending machines in the school with a wider variety of choices. MTHS chose Advantage Vending and Distribution (Ferndale, Wash.) to run the machines after the district provided a list of potential vending companies. The machines come loaded with the usual snacks,... Read more »

A Night in Vienna

A Night in Vienna

By AnhViet Nguyen
August 20, 2012
Filed under A&E

Although its planned Vienna trip isn’t until next summer, the MTHS band program’s fundraising efforts led by the music boosters have already started. Last night, the MTHS Jazz Ensemble performed at Matthew’s Winery in Woodinville... Read more »

The “other” Washington

The “other” Washington

By AnhViet Nguyen
August 1, 2012
Filed under Op/Ed

%%wppa%% %%slide=6%% Reflecting on my week at the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference is a uniquely difficult task. I could write a novel but I’ll try to succinctly recount... Read more »