The student news site of Lake Stevens High School

Valhalla

The student news site of Lake Stevens High School

Valhalla

The student news site of Lake Stevens High School

Valhalla

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Beach Lover: On days when the sun is shining, head to Mukilteo Beach for a picnic or a walk and enjoy the sounds of the waves gently crashing on the shore. Mukilteo Beach is one of the closest beaches to Lake Stevens, but also one of the most beautiful due to the view of the Possession Sound and Whidbey Island. “My one thing I would say to underclassmen about summer is soak it in, really enjoy your summer. I did not enjoy my summers and I took my summers for granted. Enjoy your summer. Live it up to the fullest. Because youre gonna make your best memories within your high school summers in my opinion,” senior Amanda Comfort said.

Vikings will make the most of summer

Ellora Lueras May 20, 2022

With summer rapidly approaching, many students are planning trips and activities for the summer. While travel can be limited for students due to their age, there are still local places kids can go to have...

Decisions, decisions: sophomore Mackenzie Dunkin searches for a book in the Lake Stevens High School library. The LSHS library has nineteen sections, split onto the second and third floors of the East building. My favorite thing about our library is probably the way its set up. I really like how each shelf is a different genre, sophomore Katie Cook said.

Student voice welcomed in the library

Dakota Latham, Photographer April 28, 2022

According to Kit Shanholtzer, the LSHS librarian, renovations done in the library halved the amount of total books from 24,000 to 12,000. But has this really taken a toll on the students? And more importantly,...

Hunt or be hunted: Multiple seniors participate in senior assassin and eliminate their targets. This non-school-related event has had seniors looking over their backs whenever they leave their house.  Im just glad with the eventful high school experience we had we can still do this, senior Mateo Castillo said.

Senior Assassin

Lucien Sevilla, Sports Section Editor April 26, 2022

Senior Assassin has been a long-standing tradition for the Senior Class. Entry into the game provides participants with a target on a weekly basis and you hunt them down and shoot them with a Nerf gun. To...

Nominee Ruth Bader Ginsburg stands before the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 20, 1993, on Capitol Hill.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Addison Delgado, Staff Reporter March 17, 2022

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was born on Mar. 15, 1933, in Brooklyn, New York. She was the youngest of two kids, but her older sister passed away at the age of six when Ginsburg was only 14 months old. She grew...

Photo of Norma McCorvey, featured on the left, and her attorney, Gloria Allred, featured on the right, outside the US Supreme Court in 1989.

Norma McCorvey

Addison Delgado, Staff Reporter March 17, 2022

Norma McCorvey, also known as Jane Roe, was born on Sept. 22, 1947, in Simmesport, Louisiana. A daughter of a single mother, she grew up suffering from financial hardship, after her father abandoned her...

Picture of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who was a prominent leader in the movement for equal rights for women.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Addison Delgado, Staff Reporter March 17, 2022

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born on Nov. 12, 1815, in Johnstown, New York to Margaret Livingston and Daniel Cady. Her parents were prominent citizens, and her father worked as a lawyer at the time.  Stanton...

Photograph of a steaded statue of the longest-reigning female Egyptian pharaoh, Hatshepsut discovered in 1929.

Hatshepsut

Aimel Rai, Head Photographer March 17, 2022

Hatshepsut, the longest female pharaoh of the Egyptian empire was born around 1507 BCE. She married Thutmose II and assumed the traditional role of queen and wife.  After the death of Thutmose II after...

Portrait of Empress Wu Zetian

Wu Zetian

Aimel Rai, Head Photographer March 17, 2022

Wu Zhaou or better known as Wu Zetian the only empress of China was born in Wenshui in 624 in Shanxi province. She was born to a family of high rank which aided her in her reign by allowing her to move...

Photograph of New Zealands Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in 2018.

Jacinda Arden

Lilyana Salazar, Staff Reporter March 17, 2022

Jacinda Arden is the current prime minister of New Zealand. Not only is Arden one of three females to have had the opportunity of holding this position, but she is also one of the youngest. In the political...

Photograph of a street performer dressed as Frida Khalo showcasing her artwork.

Frida Kahlo

Lilyana Salazar, Staff Reporter March 17, 2022

On July 6, 1907, a world of opportunity for art and interpretation opened up. This is the day Frida Kahlo was born. Frida was born in Mexico City and lived much of her youth bedridden due to polio. However,...

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez takes the stage at a conference in 2019.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Lilyana Salazar, Staff Reporter March 17, 2022

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the United States Representative for New York’s 14th congressional district. Cortez was born into a hardworking Puerto Rican family and grew up in the Bronx.  Cortez’s...

Angela Morley

Hailey Cordell, Editor-in-Chief March 17, 2022

Angela Morley was an English composer and conductor born Mar. 10, 1924. Morley was nominated numerous times for her outstanding musical work and was the first openly transgender person nominated for an...