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Endangered Species: First Step to Solution Is Being Aware

Maeve Wiley, Igaramkin Reporter

May 1, 2016

It is 2016, and 500 species go extinct every year. Why is it that in a time where we are rapidly looking for cures to cancer and on constant search for preventions to everyday problems such as bullying, lack of clean water...

Depression Should Be Recognized, Treated

Maeve Wiley, Igaramkin Reporter

May 1, 2016

A common misconception many people have of depression is that it is equivalent to sadness and treatable with similar remedies. They hear that someone is depressed and tell them to “smile”, “shake it off” or “wait...

Yup’ik Culture Was Almost Lost

Anna Guy, Igaramkin Reporter

May 1, 2016

Back in the late 1800s and early 1900s, missionaries came into the Yup’ik region of Alaska and thought their language and ways of living was evil so they banned all of it. The Yup’ik people had to stop talking in their...

Academic Awards Time Debated

Haesha Zeid, Igaramkin Reporter

May 1, 2016

The Academic Awards are held for students who have received a GPA of 3.5 or higher for two consecutive semesters. After they receive an Academic Letter, students are rewarded either a Silver Star or Gold Star Award depending...

New Rules for NHL Generate Opinions

Kyler Mack, Igaramkin Reporter

May 1, 2016

The National Hockey League (NHL) has incorporated new rules for the 2015/2016 NHL season. The rules include 3 on 3 overtime instead of 4 on 4 and a coaches challenge. 3 on 3 was introduced to try and generate more offense...

World Peace May Not Be Possible

Bryant Bohlken, Igaramkin Reporter

May 1, 2016

In 1945, the United States had its first successful nuclear test. Since then, over 9 countries have been recognized to have jumped on board the nuclear weapon train with Russia housing the most nuclear weapons known in the world. Although...

Speed of Technology Is Leading to Death of Classical Music

Joshua Estrada, Igaramkin Reporter

May 1, 2016

Classical music has been a part of the world for centuries, but what if it’s time to put it on the shelf? It can be beautiful, it can be aggressive, it can be sorrowful, and it can be joyous. It has a massive range, and...

Is Perfect Attendance Program Effective?

Ozair El-Omari, Igaramkin Editor

May 1, 2016

In the Anchorage School District, Juniors and Seniors who have completed an entire school year with perfect attendance will be put into a contest to win a brand new Jeep. Is this, however, truly motivating students to come...

Language Skills, Life Experiences, Friends and Cultural Understanding Are Benefits of Japanese Immersion Program

Tian Ah You, Igaramkin Reporter

March 11, 2016

The Anchorage School District currently has German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish immersion programs in 14 different schools. I’ve been enrolled in the Japanese Immersion Program for 13 years now, and firmly believe in the...

English Electives Have Place In Curriculum

Cara Frischkorn, Igaramkin Reporter

March 11, 2016

What career do you want to go into? What skills do you think you need to do well there? Writing specifically— will you need to write essays, letters, emails, proposals? Do you think your English classes are preparing you...

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