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


A & E

Valentines Day: Easy and quick DIY projects

Valentine’s Day: Easy and quick DIY projects

Kassie Gruel, Photographer and staff reporter February 14, 2018

In this column, you will get lessons for different DIY projects and activities that will be explained step-by-step. This month we will take a look at some simple origami gifts for your significant other...

Vonart:  A sticker on the retro phone booth in Seattle’s iconic Easy Street records store. In this location, music and other mediums of art are presented and sold to customers looking for tasteful additions to their lives. One may find some writers typing on their laptops in the cafe located inside or musical artists performing on their mini-stage. All are welcome to share their art and experience others as well. “Art is anything anyone creates. Whether that be on a canvas or paper - on their body or even clothing,” junior Sydney Judnich said.

The method to the madness

Clara Langerveld, Photographer and staff reporter January 30, 2018

The hormonal blockade, when all of the stresses of life come together in thick fog. One moment everything is clear; translucent that an attainable goal lying right at the end of life’s tunnel. Then suddenly...

Comic-Sans Horror: Butcher Billy, a Brazilian artist and creator of contemporary art has his work on display- vintage comic book style cover art designed in caricature of each episode of Black Mirror. The art itself is difficult to depict without having watched the episodes, although even without context were quite intriguing.

Pop culture highlight

Lorin Wells, Opinion editor January 19, 2018

It’s hard to imagine what the future holds, especially considering some of the amazing and unprecedented discoveries and inventions sure to be revealed in years to come. Black Mirror, a Twilight-Zone-esque...

The Last Jedi:  The second movie in the new Star Wars Trilogy came out on December 14, 2017 and made $1.040 billion. The movie was directed by Rian Johnson and was dedicated to the late Carrie Fisher. The movie was very well done and leaves Star Wars fans wanting more.

Star Wars Movie Spoilers and Review

Sadie Malmevik, Photographer and staff reporter January 18, 2018

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the 8th movie in the Star Wars series, came out on December 14, 2017 and made $1.040 billion. The movie was directed by Rian Johnson and was dedicated to the late Carrie Fisher,...

Viska- Meaning wisdom and knowledge. The Norse rune (symbol) Viska is symbolic of the Norse god Odin. This rune also applies to you, Vikings and Valkyries, with upcoming finals, studying and any other tests.

Odin’s Ravens: Viska

Kassie Gruel, Photographer and staff reporter January 12, 2018

In the last issue, we covered Odin’s ravens, Hugin and Munin along with the Winter Nights Festival, which is similar to the American Thanksgiving. To view this information, check out our hardcopy December...

Sister Act opening night is a hit among the community

Sister Act opening night is a hit among the community

Marin Nielsen, Staff Reporter & Design Editor November 17, 2017

After months of hard work and long rehearsals, this year’s fall musical, Sister Act, under the direction of Mindy Marks has finally hit the stage. With the Broadway production’s upbeat, jazzy numbers...

Crash’n’Bang!: A symbol of both the school and the orchestra, waiting for the opening night. The drama crew was practicing and the Pit was preparing. Come see sister act!

The Unspoken Pit

Logan Smith, Arts and entertainment editor November 2, 2017

Lights Dimming , curtains opening  and the actors are getting ready. But there’s another element to live theatre: an engine of wind, brass, and percussion. The engine is hidden, however, in the darkness,...

Lights! Curtains up! Cue music! Sister Act is the upcoming musical put on by the LSHS Drama Club on November 9th. Preparation for Sister Act has happened since the first day of school with having only nine weeks to make sets and rehearse scenes. “They[the set crew] are the thankless people because nobody really knows about them. Things just happen, they just create the magic,” Mindy Marks states.

The Magic That Makes the Stage Come Alive

Kassie Gruel, Photographer and staff reporter October 30, 2017

When it comes to musicals or plays, people tend to give credit to the actors on stage, but without the set crews it would simply be actors on a stage not medieval peasants on the streets, a police officer...

Favorick moments: Campbell’s favorite thing about the show is Rick’s relationship with Morty. “You can tell that he cares for him in the smallest, subtle moments,” Campbell said. “But the rest of the time he treats him like he’s living poop.”

Viking custom, culture and convention

Lorin Wells, Opinion editor October 20, 2017

The “ABC’s of Beth”. “A Rickle in Time”. “The Rickshank Rickdemption”. Other than a potential copyright issue, what do these episode titles sound like? If you said the popular television...

Throughout Its time in theaters, the movie grossed $631 million worldwide, the second highest grossing horror film ever after The Sixth Sense with $672 million. It has been praised by critics as one of the best Stephen King adaptations ever made. A sequel, titled It: Chapter 2 is scheduled for September 2019.

“It” introduces Stephen King to new generation of moviegoers

Payne Patchett, Posting Editor October 19, 2017

The critically acclaimed horror film “It”, directed by Andy Muschietti, is based off the 1986 novel by Stephen King, and the 1990 miniseries of the same name. The story follows seven outcast teens,...

You’ll float too: Stephen King’s Pennywise looks sinister, as per usual, on the “It” movie poster. The movie, released in early September, has been a huge success, receiving a deluge of positive feedback and widespread viewership, including many LSHS students. “It was interesting that they used more like suspense instead of just trying to gross out the audience,” junior Sierra Tucker said.

Investigating “It”

Sylvia Cohen, Staff reporter October 19, 2017

This fall’s “It” was a huge success at the box office, raking in an impressive $305,250,480 in the domestic market by October 13; nearly triple that of the highest grossing horror movie last year,...

The Valhalla will be publishing comic strips every issue submitted by our student body. Have you ever wanted YOUR work published? Try your chance at having your work featured in next months issues. This months theme was Halloween, Next months theme will be Thanksgiving. Turn your comic strips into Room 303 during your lunch on November 1. This weeks issue has been made by Robert “Bobby” Shields.

Comic Strips

Dawsen Hudson, Head photographer and news editor October 17, 2017