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Panthers Now

Panthers Now

Your inner critic doesnt have to hold you back

Your inner critic doesn’t have to hold you back

Klohi D., Writer May 16, 2022

People will always be their own worst critic, but it doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Holding yourself to a high standard is okay but putting yourself down when you aren’t where you want to be is not. I...

Get your brackets in -- its time for March Mad, er, Happiness!

Get your brackets in — it’s time for March Mad, er, Happiness!

March 11, 2022

Round 2 results click here. Round 1 results click here. Happy Brackets is kind of a Stewart 8th grade tradition, but this year, it's expanded to the whole school. Teachers asked students about the things...

Panthers back LJ runs it in for a touchdown Friday, March 4. Stewart fell to First Creek, 20-12.

Panthers strike twice, but come up short

March 5, 2022

Stewart's football squad scored two touchdowns against First Creek in Friday's matchup at the Cat Box, but fell to the Eagles, 20-12.

If and when the mask rule goes away, it wont mean the end of mask anxiety.

Thinking about a mask-less future

February 17, 2022

As the surge in coronavirus cases brought by the Omicron variant recedes across the United States, governors in several states have started lifting mask mandates for indoor public spaces and schools. Washington...

Students in Ms. Tomkinsons 8th grade science class flexed their vocab skills to create punny, sciency Valentines Day cards.

‘Our chemistry is undeniable’

Tori H, Writer February 16, 2022

Have you ever seen a class do science Valentines? This year Mrs. Tomkinson, an 8th grade science teacher here at Stewart, had her classes make science-related Valentine’s cards. They are these small...

Middle school Valentines Day as imagined by guest artist Sarai M.

Unwanted On Valentine’s Day, Ouch!

Kyle’Aundreh D., Writer February 9, 2022

Valentines, or single awareness?  Ah, Valentine's Day, a day to some people that's about love or friendship or just candy. ...  To me it’s loneliness because every Valentine’s Day I’m single...

Student fiction: An end-of-semester call to action

Student fiction: An end-of-semester call to action

Charlyn G, Writer February 3, 2022

I was skipping through the halls, jumping around corners and sneaking through doors. Soon, I found myself in my advisory, Ms. Calhoun’s class. I slid through the door, just in time as a song started...

Baby Jeff has sideburns and a stylish haircut. Hes one of the dozens of tiny plastic babies that have suddenly populated Stewarts classrooms and hallways.

A Stewart population boom?

Rina H, Luis Z, and Giancarlos D October 11, 2021

Where do babies come from? No—not those babies! The plastic babies that are appearing around Stewart, where did they start coming from? One student said she found her baby from the floor; other...

Wait What? A New Mascot?!

Wait What? A New Mascot?!

Anonymous~ March 31, 2021

Stewie the Panther has been our mascot for many, many, years... and he's still our mascot! He's not getting switched out, got you! Ha! Made you click, April Fools! Make sure to stay clear of clickbait!...

Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles star in Gabrielles favorite movie.

Tacoma icon: 10 Reasons to Watch 10 Things I Hate About you

Gabrielle M., Writer March 11, 2021

One thing I would recommend is watching 10 Things I Hate About You. Here are some reasons why you should give this movie a try. Reason No. 1: The movie was filmed in downtown Tacoma at Stadium High...

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Face the Music

Kaydence P., Editor/Writer March 5, 2021

Indolent. Dreary. Monotonous. That’s truly how I was feeling. Strong words, I know. To put that in simple terms, sadness and disinterest were constantly in the back of my mind. It’s like running...

The U.S. Getaway

The U.S. Getaway

Alexander S. March 4, 2021

The U.S getaway:  Traveling is one of the best experiences that you should try. Walking into the airport makes everyone excited to go on their trip. However, everyone must wait...

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