The student news site of Lake Stevens High School


The student news site of Lake Stevens High School


The student news site of Lake Stevens High School


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Jumping In!;
Mario brings his brother on a new adventure meeting new friends and enemies in the Mario Movie. Mario captures the audiences attention through a nostalgic experience in the mushroom kingdom.

Mario Movie jumps into action

May 22, 2023

The Mario Movie released on April 5, 2023, is an awaited film all over the world. It is something that has been in the works for about three years, and many people believe that was worth the wait.  “I...

Break a leg: Junior Alexander Kleparek and senior Katy Menzel clash swords in preparation for the opening night of She Kills Monsters on April 20. The cast and crew worked hard on the production to deliver their best work.

Dungeons and Dragons fans take center stage in She Kills Monsters

Monica Velasquez, Editor in Chief May 22, 2023

From April 20-29, the Drama Club presented their rendition of She Kills Monsters, a drama-comedy play by Qui Nguyen that debuted in 2011. Directed by Barry Cogswell, the play starred senior Katy Menzel...

Record Broken! Beyoncé (left) and Harry Styles (right) go head to head for the Album of The Year at the 2023 Grammys. Shockingly Styles was announced the winner, but Beyoncé took home a different award to break the record for most Grammys won in history.

Unexpected turn of events at the 2023 Grammys

Ella Edens, Staff Reporter March 2, 2023

It was the 65th annual Grammy Awards and took place in Los Angeles. All eyes were on Beyoncé, who had 9 nominations, to see if she would break the record of most Grammys in history. Later that night it...

How do they stack up? A comparison of last years video game releases and their pros and cons. Diving into the world of gaming and took a closer look at the most critically acclaimed video game releases of the year. (Halo master chief collection, Sea of Thieves, Tom Clancys Rainbow Six Siege, Minecraft, For Honor, Destiny, Destiny 2, Jedi Fallen Order, PVZ GW2, Battlefield 1, Overwatch, Lego Movie Video Game, Halo 5).

Video games released in 2022 that give players more than just a game

Isaac Olson, Staff Reporter January 24, 2023

Has 2022 been the best year for gaming yet? Since 2023 has arrived, it's best to go back and see what games were good, bad, new, and repetitive. Last year, many new games were released such as Elden Ring,...

How chilling! A sharp dressed man stands just outside of a crowd, prowling over everyone, his face obscured. His name was Arsene Lupin, gentleman thief, and on his way to the next big caper he wanted to perform. It gives off such a powerful energy, he feels dangerous, but... Almost impressive. Like hes cool, but, you shouldnt mess with him, said senior Franco Vidal.

Gentlemen thieves steal the show throughout history! 

Isaiah Zimmerman, A&E Editor December 15, 2022

The year was 1905. Sherlock Holmes permeated the public consciousness like no other fictional character had before. Everyone and their dogs knew who the detective was, but in the French magazine Je Sais...

Out of the Way, Doctors Orders Ahead!
Seniors Brynne Shipman, Erin Wright, Teigun Pesce perform the opening song of Act 2, Doctors Orders.
This years annual Drama Clubs performance was outstanding, and the box office numbers kept rising as the shows continued. The ensemble was incredible, and the actors just jumped into place and became the role! Unknown Source

“Catch Me If You Can” steals the night

Rebeca Cortez-Vega, Staff Reporter December 15, 2022

Originating from Broadway and created by the producer Terrence Ncally, the musical “Catch Me If You Can” is set in the 1960s and is all about the true story of a teenager, whose name is Frank Abagnale...

Paying Tribute: Shuri (Letitia Wright) salutes center stage in front of the main cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever which premiered Nov 11. Marvel fans worldwide flocked to theaters to watch the sequel. Im a huge Marvel fan, and I watched [the film] the day it came out,  sophomore Samuel Orduna said.

Wakanda Forever fosters strength through diversity

Monica Velasquez December 14, 2022

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, directed by American producer Ryan Coogler, was released to theaters on Nov. 11, 2022, as a sequel to “Black Panther” (2018). Much has changed since the first...

Do you know your horoscope? People used to use astrology to predict their own future or an outcome of a problem, and people still use this astrology for this reason until this day. Students tend to look up their compatibility for relationships even though it may not line up with their relationship. “My best friend is an Aries and I am a Cancer and I guess Aries are my worst relationships, but I do see how we can bump heads from time to time,” senior Sinead McLoughlin said.

The ancient art of horoscopes

Lilianna Rodriguez, Opinion Section Editor May 25, 2022

Astrology has been around for 2,400 years, and people still use it in their daily lives by looking at their horoscopes or how the stars are aligned on their birthday or any other celebrations. Astrology...

Summer Fun: Schools almost out, summers coming up quick, and reading both new and old releases is a great way to kill some time. In 2021, Sno-Isle Libraries offered a summer reading program, in which students could submit a form documenting their reading for ten hours and earn a free book of their choice from the library. Im looking forward to reading Book of Night by Holly Black and Babel by R.F. Kuang this summer, sophomore Natalie McCullough said.

The sand, the sun and a good book

Addison Delgado May 25, 2022

Summer is around the corner, with the 2021-2022 LSHS school year coming to a close and taking its final bow. Seniors, juniors and sophomores alike are all going on break and taking a much deserved rest...

Creative expansion: MerMay is a monthly art challenge during the month of May. These challenges have their pros and cons, but always offer inspiration to budding artists. “Sometimes it’s the song I hear, sometimes it’s something I see, but usually it’s what’s around me,” Jody Cain said.

MerMay encourages creativity

May 25, 2022

Imagine the art community, then combine it with mermaids for the month of May — that’s a rough description of a well-known monthly art challenge known as MerMay. In short, this is a annual celebration...

YouTube sensation, Emma chamberlain flaunts the necklace of the Patalia royalty at the 2022 Met Gala. After disappearing from the Patiala treasury, the heirloom De Beers diamond wasnt spotted for another 34 years. Certain clothes and jewelry have a cultural significance which is often washed away when people wear them just for aesthetics. In this instance, that necklace had a lot of history and importance behind it. Especially considering that it was stolen from Indian royalty. It’s just wrong and disrespectful for her as an influencer to wear to an event that doesn’t benefit south Asians in any way or highlights them. She wore it for her own benefit which I believe is so disrespectful, junior Fernanda Chavez Hernandez said.

Lost diamonds found on the red carpet

Aimel Rai, Head Photographer May 20, 2022

The Met Gala is a display of extravagance, wealth and expensive exclusive fashion. The Met Gala was founded by Eleanor Lambert in 1948 as a fundraiser to fund the costume exhibit; however, the early years...

Nostalgia: Early 2000s Barbie movies capture childhood memories and magic. Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper is a computer-animated musical film released on DVD in 2004. “My dad worked a lot and so did my mom, I was too little to be on my own so anywhere I would go they would bring Barbie DVDs with them,” junior Gabi Prieto said.

The first generation of Barbie films encapsulate exemplary storytelling

Hailey Cordell, Editor-in-Chief May 20, 2022

In Post-2010 Barbie movies, Barbie embodies an older sister archetype, always having the correct emotional response to situations and giving perfect advice. Audiences no longer see Barbie make any significant...