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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LSHS Seniors light up the night during the annual Homecoming football game.

Seniors favorite moments in high school

Kayto Krueger, Staff Reporter June 10, 2019

Brian Call “My favorite moment was tolo when the theme was Disney duos.” Maizy Florez “My favorite moment in high school was the high school football games.” Darby Papaw “My...

Students honored at annual CTE Award breakfast

Harrison Orr, Staff Reporter June 10, 2019

Careers in Technical Education are the foundation of innovation. Whether it is the art of digital design, the production of film, or the delights of cooking, CTE is where it starts. Every year in Lake...

Senior Marshal Ryan wears a hard hat at school and a hard hat after graduation.

Seniors go to the workforce after high school

Sebastian Otness, Staff Reporter June 10, 2019

College isn’t always for everyone, so some decide to just go to work. People just like to go through thirteen years of school and not keep going because they are worn out of going to school.   “I...

LSHS senior suffers from the late stages of senioritis. The coffee has worn off and has left the student helpless, unable to find motivation in his final days of high school.

Senioritis hits Lake Stevens

Kayto Krueger, Staff Reporter June 10, 2019

Senioritis… a disease that has struck the senior class every year, leaving no trace behind. Some studies have suggested that senioritis is only airborne around school campuses, but results are inconsistent...

Yearbook Cover Reveal

Harrison Orr, Staff Reporter May 24, 2019

Construction has been a major presence here on campus, but that hasn’t stopped student life from thriving this year. This video embodies the way student life has adapted and changed through construction...

Sarah Hole holds up a sign that says ‘I Have Anxiety’ to illustrate the number of students suffering from anxiety.

Is Anxiety Overlooked in the Educational System?

Sara Daniels, Staff Reporter May 8, 2019

Dictionary.com defines anxiety as “distress or uneasiness of the mind caused by fear of danger or misfortune”. Many individuals struggle with anxiety. As an individual dealing with anxiety, it can...

Different Identities- Genders have multiplied in recent years; from two to twenty. All of which have their own pronouns and ways of identifying. “It gets confusing keeping up, but I do my best to respect everyone’s identifying pronouns,” sophomore Olivia Kunaschk said.

The Controversy over Gender Pronouns

Madison MacWatters May 3, 2019

In recent years a newfound conversation has been started by the LGBTQ+ community.  The issue of gender pronouns has become evident through many communities and showcased on mainstream media. With the...

A fan was placed in front of the used microwave to filter the smell of burnt plastic outside. Students evacuated the school during fourth period, and fan was placed in front of the microwave to disperse the smoke and odor.  “Our class was in the middle of a lesson when the alarm went off. Later I found out that someone microwaved food for too long,” senior Annalise Marie said.

LSHS Microwave Triggers Fire Alarm

Kayto Krueger, Staff Reporter May 2, 2019

On a late Monday morning during first lunch, the school’s fire alarm rang, giving students notice that they must evacuate the school. Students walked calmly towards the back lot to organize themselves...

Artwalk: Josie Chapman, Jerzee Metacam, Brenda Cole, Delani Paulie, Calli Canutson, and Olivia Whitney are the artists that painted the beautiful floral mural, a spectacle of colors and contrast giving a feeling and smell of summer. “I just got a group of my friends. We’re in the Sophomore Class. We got together and we decided to do flowers,” Josie Chapman said. With all the other murals and paintings by the artists this mural would definitely be worth stopping by to look at.

Do freelance artists aspire or inspire?

Harrison Orr, Staff Reporter November 26, 2018

Lake Stevens High School is currently under construction, and student life seems cramped and bleak. With the addition of plywood walls to keep the students safe from the construction, flexibility in terms...

Back To Space: Junior Kashan Hussain, pictured top row, fifth from right, stands with the rest of the Back to Space Ambassadors along with (left to right) the Back to Space founder Danielle Roosa, Apollo astronauts Walter Cunningham Apollo 7, Al Wordon Apollo 15, Charlie Duke Apollo 16, and President Michael Gordon, seated in the front row. “It was really cool getting to know everyone,” Hussain said.

Kashan Hussain wins elite position of student ambassador for Back To Space program

Maddy MacWatters, Staff Reporter November 26, 2018

Space has always been a vault full of unanswered questions that many people dedicate their lives to solving. The mysteries of space continuously intrigue kids and adults of all ages, including LSHS’...

Not Going With the Flow: These ten objects represent the ideas in the list. In the world outside, thousands of teenagers are either preparing for prom or preparing for an awesome night in. “I’m going to the movies,” junior Amirah Moodie said. There are many reasons to not go to prom, one being grade. “The fact that I’m only in eleventh grade it would like ruin the experience for when I try to go for senior year. It’s super expensive too,” she said.

Loser’s list of okay activities

Logan Smith, Arts and entertainment editor May 2, 2018

10.)  Create your own prom Create your own prom, just like in the movies! Except instead of a dance floor, you’ll probably be heading to McDonald’s. There you can eat cheap cuisine and meet the...

Going for the Gold:  From left to right: FCCLA gold medalists, junior Taylor Garcia, senior Emma Hoggatt, sophomores Courtnay Yelm and Harley Kayser, juniors Maleah Plank and Kylea Shepard, pose for a celebratory photo at the state conference in Kennewick, Washington. This group advanced to nationals this summer in Georgia. “[Competing] is really cool. It’s a good experience to have and you gain a lot of leadership experience, a lot of skills that you use when you are an adult. You learn how to communicate a lot,” Plank said.

FCCLA wins big at state

Sylvia Cohen, Staff reporter April 11, 2018

Members of the Lake Stevens FCCLA chapter traveled to Kennewick on March 7 to represent our school at the state level competition. Everyone who participated medaled, and six students earned the gold medal...