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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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Juniors Rayna Gaillardet and Cheyenne Kriede study for their finals together to make the process easier and less stressful. They focused on helping each other and spending time with one another. “Having Cheyenne to study with really helps me deal with the stress of finals. I also have her to help me when I’m confused about something,” Gaillardet said.

Being a junior: Tips & Tricks

Emma Crumley, Copy Editor June 18, 2019

Everyone says that junior year is the hardest. For me personally, it definitely was compared to sophomore year. This article is meant to help those who don’t know how to handle the stress of being a...


SAY CHEESE: Sophomores Gunnar France, Olivia Kunaschk, Carson Jackson, Sydney Hanson, Lauren Schulz, and Liam Palmer pose for a photo like the ones seen on the covers of college pamphlets. These students were excited for the end of the year coming up. “It’s been a long year of studying and prepping for the rest of my life, and now I can take a few months off and relax,” Schulz said.

Look to the future

Nadia Tucey, A&E Editor June 18, 2019

Everyone knows what comes after high school: more school. Getting into a good college is ultimately what many students strive for, and they spend their high school years making that opportunity more likely....

Brazilian exchange student makes the most of LSHS experience

Brazilian exchange student makes the most of LSHS experience

Julia Pinheiro de Oliviera, Copy Editor June 10, 2019

My life at LSHS was a little different from everyone else’s. Being an exchange student, English is obviously not my first language; oftentimes, I was judged and belittled for that, even though I believe...

The ongoing construction poses as an obstacle for students every day experience. In the beginning of the year, many students had to change their morning schedule to get to the high school earlier to find a spot. “Why cant students park in the main lot?” senior Gabe Aldape said.

Construction interferes with students’ lives

Kayto Krueger, Staff Reporter May 6, 2019

The 2018-2019 school year has been a start of a new chapter for Lake Stevens High School. During the summer of 2018, the first blue fence was put around the entrance of the school, symbolizing where the...

Technologie: German students craft computers and phones out of cardboard. German 2 classes were in their technology unit and focused on modern technology and its uses. “German class is super interactive. We do a lot of fun projects that relate back to whatever we’re learning that day,” junior Jeremy Ross said.

The Cultural and Educational Importance of Foreign Language Classes

Nadia Tucey, A&E Editor May 6, 2019

Many students dislike the fact that the state added a two-year language requirement to graduate at LSHS, due to the fact that they don’t find it important career-wise. Taking a language course may seem...

Dylan Moore (RIGHT, #25) receives a congratulatory high-five from Dee Gordon (LEFT, #9) after he hits a home-run. The Mariners were down 3-2 against the Cleveland Indians and needed a tying run.

The 2019 Seattle Mariners’ Interesting Season Start.

Gavin Horton, Staff Reporter May 3, 2019

Overview The Mariners were held to pretty high expectations after the 2018 MLB season concluded, just shy of making the wild card in the playoffs. Fans were feeling a culture change and getting excited...

Fun in the sun: There is plenty of space for you and many others to come party here at the Downtown North Cove. To the left we have a stage for you to show off your cool moves and some state of the art picnic tables to the right. Off in the back there is a dock for some on the water fun.

I guess we can hang out in Lake Stevens

Dawsen Hudson, Head photographer and news editor May 1, 2018

There is not a whole ton to do around Lake Stevens. As you all may know, Lake Stevens has no places for activities and has only a few parks, so what are we supposed to do? Well, here are a few ideas. Starbucks:...

Matching, homemade tattoos. Senior Cole Hohenstein displays his tattoo done by his older sister, Avery. He made a pact with his two older sisters to get coordinating tattoos symbolizing each of their astrological signs. Avery ordered tattoo materials off of the internet to begin her tattooing career and proposed the idea of giving family members some tattoos. She asked Cole to be her guinea pig, and he said yes. “I remember when she showed me this idea of getting matching tattoos of our symbols and I loved it. Then she tattooed me,” Hohenstein said.

The stigma around tattoos

Abigail Morgan, Design and features editor April 26, 2018

   Many people are getting tattoos nowadays, and there are countless  kinds of tattoos and places to put them. Everyone has their own thoughts on tattoos and whether they’re  good or bad, especially...

Can you make a difference in the world? Yes you can! The third Monday of January is used to celebrate a great man by the name of Martin Luther King Jr. who made a difference in the world just as you can. King fought to end segregation and racism in America, and caused a huge civil rights movement outbreak. He gave speeches that caused a spark of change, one famous one being his ‘I have a Dream’ speech. “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character,” states King in his speech.

MLK Assembly in Review: A Positive Outlook

Kassie Gruel, Photographer and staff reporter January 22, 2018

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward”(Martin Luther King Jr.). Martin Luther King Jr. is someone...

Cheater cheater pumpkin eater: Cheating is a large problem in our schools.  Junior Heather Head diligently works on her assignment while her peers Junior Kylie Davis copy her work and Junior Skylar Sutton takes pictures of her work to copy later. “ugh, dang cheaters” Head said.

How technology is making cheating easier

Abigail Morgan, Design and features editor January 22, 2018

This past year, technology has advanced in countless ways - from the iPhone 8, new laptops, to cars that can park themselves. Technology is evolving every second and influencing people’s everyday lives...

Click Clack! Breanna Brostrom shows all her apps that revolve around education. She had checked her grades to make sure she was on the right set as the semester is coming towards an end of her senior year. “I tend to use skyward on my phone to check my grades because I feel as if it is more convenient for me because I’m usually not around a laptop or my chromebook all the time,” senior Brostrom said.

The good, the bad, and the ugly of Apps on our phones

Abigail Morgan, Design and features editor January 19, 2018

   Technology has taken over almost every aspect of students’ lives. Students are told multiple times a day to get off their phones and tune into class, but there’s always at least one person who’s...

 The 2017-2018 cheering to the crowd at a home football game. Lee joined the cheerleading team at the end of her junior year, becoming more involved with the school. “High school is fun, enjoy it,” Lee said.

A look back from upperclassmen

Audrey Kristofferson, Online editor October 25, 2017

Sophomore year is full of learning moments and can tend to be quite stressful. Kids come into the school with little knowledge of the layout, how to adjust to the fast pace high school learning and are...