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Tonya Grindes niece and The Viking  pose together for a photo after the Viking  helped her get over her fear of the mascot.

Lake Stevens Vikings mascot changes people’s lives

Alli Smoots, Staff February 1, 2024

Have you been to a school event lately? Have you seen the Viking at assemblies of games? School mascots are a big part of morale and school spirit. Our school mascot, The Viking, whose name is Mjölnir...

Senior Maxwell Hill, a student in Leadership and the Executive Vice President, gave a speech at the LSHS Veterans Day Assembly, in 2023.

Leadership students run LSHS’s activities as a team

Hannah Branham, Arts and Entertainment Editor January 31, 2024

Lake Stevens High School highly values student participation and student voice in the community. Most activities and assemblies at LSHS are run by Che Mai Gray and Monika Tabor’s Leadership class. Leadership...

Sophomore Gracie Varnell and senior Esther Gardner are in the midst of making a breakfast pizza with toppings of their choice. The class was given the opportunity to make three different types of pizzas this week. Students get to eat their creations after baking. Only put pineapple on half, Varnell commented.

Culinary Catering

Aiden Hubble, Opinion Editor December 14, 2023

Culinary is the art and practice of preparation, cooking and presentation of food. The Culinary Catering Program at Lake Stevens High School offers students the ability to bring out their inner chef and...

Three students disregard school policy as they walk out the east gates during fourth period.

The Real Cost of Skipping Class

Jared Hardie, Staff Reporter December 14, 2023

After the remodeling of Lake Stevens High school, the district decided to add a fence around the school. This was to keep unwanted people out and to keep our students inside campus where they are safe....

Multiple students wait to be served in the LSHS lunch line.

Not all schools “got milk”

Chloe Sanders, Features Editor and Photographer December 14, 2023

Across the nation, schools are feeling the impact of the current milk carton shortage. While the milk supply is normal, companies are struggling to provide enough cartons and resources to their purchasers....

The Career Center (VH109) is a room in East Hall across the hallway from the Counseling Center. If a student has any questions about what they want to do for a career or how to get a job, they can ask Kim Lafortune, the career specialist.

College and career visitors help students make plans for the future

Jory McColley, Staff Reporter December 11, 2023

At some point every high schooler is asked some variation of “What do you want to do in life?” and there are many possible answers. Many students want to go to college or trade schools; others will...

Dahmonni Allen plays his drum after Wind Ensemble.

Dahmonni Allen

Logan Roberts, Head Photographer December 7, 2023

Senior Dahmonni Allen attended Seattle Black College Expo on Nov. 4 at Rainier Beach High School and received an offer from University of Arkansas Pine Bluff. They offered him a $50K full ride scholarship...

The community service form can be found online at the LSHS website or you can pick up physical copies in the career center. They must be filled out completely and submitted by email or turned in to the Career Center to Gina Buckmiller by May 1.

Community Service

Jory McColley, Staff Reporter December 7, 2023

At LSHS, students must complete 45 hours of community service before May of their senior year in order to graduate. Community service is work provided free of charge for the betterment of a community....

Beef is the most consumed type of meat in America, and the health of cows is important. This graphic illustrates a cow infected with Chronic Wasting Disease. The cow is malnourished and foaming at the mouth with flies eating at its open wound. Its eyes are unfocused and sunken in. These are warning signs that the brain is infected with brain-eating bacteria.

Food-borne illness found in the US and Canada

Maria Andrade, Graphic Designer November 9, 2023

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is also known as “Zombie Disease” due to the nature of its infected bovine victims looking like zombies once infected. CWD is a food-borne illness and a protein disease...

Beef is the most consumed type of meat in America, and the health of cows is important. This graphic illustrates a cow infected with Chronic Wasting Disease. The cow is malnourished and foaming at the mouth with flies eating at its open wound. Its eyes are unfocused and sunken in. These are warning signs that the brain is infected with brain-eating bacteria.

Chronic Wasting Disease

Maria Andrade, Graphic Designer November 9, 2023

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is also known as “Zombie Disease” due to the nature of its infected bovine victims looking like zombies once infected. CWD is a food-borne illness and a protein disease...

Bon voyage: A tassel with a 2023 symbol hangs from out of frame, standing out at the front of the school. The graduating class stands at over 500, and most of them will be walking out on June 13 to their future aspirations.

Graduating students prepare for the end

Isaiah Zimmerman, A&E Editor May 22, 2023

There is no word that elicits great satisfaction and overwhelming dread like graduation. Sophomores find it years away, juniors hope for it to come sooner and seniors either fear the deadline or ecstatically...

Promoting: Key Club members attend a booth at the LSHS club fair. Here, clubs set up booths to advertise their clubs to students.

Club capture; what’s happening?

Elliott Chappel, News Editor April 18, 2023

With 25 active groups, clubs are an important part of many students’ days after the bell rings. Clubs offer students a way to meet their like-minded peers and share common interests together. Clubs not...

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