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



First Look: Nasas Perseverance Rover lands on looks for any sign of life on Mars. While rolling around, its collecting valuable data for NASA. This is the first high-resolution, color image to be sent back by the Hazard Cameras, NASA said.

NASA Perseverance Rover successfully lands on Mars

Emera Ward, Sports Editor March 18, 2021

On Thursday, Feb.18, the Perseverance Rover landed on the surface of Mars, with a mission of searching for signs of ancient life. The rover is also collecting rock samples for a hopeful return to Earth....

Viking carving wearing a mask. Photographer: Julie Henggeler

District prepares to shift towards hybrid learning during COVID

Mikayla Finnerty, Social Media Editor March 10, 2021

This school year has been a series of unknowns tossed into the air with no knowledge of when the other shoe will drop. Attending school and what that looks like during Covid-19 may change as vaccines roll...

Musical connection: Junior Audrey Burrows practices some of her original music with her electric guitar. She entered in some of her original songs to share with the school, which she hoped would inspire other students. “Music is such a communal thing for me, so being able to use it to connect with people is really cool,” Burrows said.

Senior class president partners with school newspaper to promote creativity in the student body

Nadia Tucey, A&E Editor March 9, 2021

Lake Stevens High School overflows with artistic talent. From the band, choir and art students, there is more than enough creative representation throughout the school. How, though, do those students express...

Ref. 90: Bill passes on Nov. 3, 2020. Bill was voted on by 2,283,630 Washington state voters. “If students don’t learn about sex from trustworthy adults like teachers and parents - where are they going to find the answers to their questions?” sophomore Alison Powers said.

Referendum 90 will change Sexual Health Education in Washington state

Hailey Cordell and Evan Aldag March 9, 2021

Sexual Health Education is an aspect of the American education system that has been a topic of controversy in recent years and is beginning to make more breakthroughs in expanding its role in students'...

Distant Fan: The yellow/gold T-shirt represents the Sophomore color. Sophomore year has proven to be more challenging than everyone thought through distance learning. It has been no easy feat for sophomores to navigate high school on an online platform. “Take 
advantage of everything your teacher offers you right now,” Guidance Counselor Amy Wiklund said.

Sophomore Class transitions to the high school during a pandemic

Mary Wadner, Features Editor March 9, 2021

Online learning hasn’t been the easiest for students during COVID-19. Many students have missed out on school spirit, have not been able to connect with friends and family, and have been stuck inside...

April Berg campaign FaceBook page.  “[COVID] was a dark cloud that hung over the campaign,” Johnson said. Photo courtesy of the Berg campaign.

Students of Lake Stevens High School helped elect April Berg to the Washington legislature  – 

Hailey Cordell, Editor-in-Chief January 26, 2021

April Berg, former small business owner, and Everett School District director was sworn into the Washington House of Representatives on January 8, 2020.  April Berg, endorsed by progressive organizations...

Screenshot of Wards Instagram post from January 18, 2021. Screenshot taken on January 19, 2021. Showcasing Wards crystal rings.

Seniors pave a way with small businesses

Mikayla Finnerty, Social Media Editor January 19, 2021

If you've exhausted all your new found hobbies over quarantine, here's one that is surely on the rise: Starting a small business.   Millions of Americans are still confined to limited contact...

Search results of Capitol Hill on Jan 6th, 2021

Mob overruns US Capitol as US Congress attempts to certify 2020 election

Hailey Cordell, Mikayla Finnerty, and Rachel Howard January 7, 2021

On January 6, 2021 the US Capitol was stormed by a mob of Trump supporters during the counting of the Electoral College votes of the November’s presidential election.  Seven hours before the pro-Trump...

People are suffering in many ways, some that people don’t even see. What about children in abusive homes who aren’t able to leave? What about K-12 grade students who depend on school meals that don’t have easy access to them anymore? What about people who live alone and are struggling to keep themselves busy? What about single parents who now can’t work and are struggling to support their children now and going forward? Many are suffering in many different ways. If there’s one thing everyone can agree on, it’s that we are all ready for this pandemic to subside.

Coronavirus pandemic shakes reality

Selah DeLong, Photographer May 21, 2020

There’s no question the Coronavirus pandemic took the world by surprise. Government officials were pushed to make judgement calls based on something no one had ever gone through. “Stay at Home” orders...

We honor those who have served to keep our flag flying high.

Veterans Day Assembly

Christine Cannal , Staff Reporter December 4, 2019

Veteran’s Day is a respected holiday dedicated to honoring the men and women who have fought and sacrificed for our country, including those who couldn’t come home to their families. It’s important...

Can you imagine a world without hunger? The food bank helps people who are unable to work, parents with children who are sick or those who are homeless. A few donations can help feed over a thousand people so your donation does and will make a difference. If we all had that kind of mindset then there would be little to no food and what good would that do for our community.

Can-structing a Stronger Community

Corsen Siconolfi, Section Editor December 3, 2019

During the holiday season, it’s hard for some to even come up with necessities like food and clothing. That’s why the school holds a food drive that any student could donate to. It’s a way to give...

The once proud standing statue of the Lake Stevens High School campus surrounded by the aftermath of construction.

High School Construction Impacts Students

Kieran Diezi, Section Editor October 29, 2019

The construction of our school is one of the most exciting things to the students as a whole. The three-story building towers over the original buildings that have been in Lake Stevens since most of us...

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