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



Sophomore team 8931R Arsenic Riley Walrod, Chris Rapues, Colwyn Roberts, and Corbin Kingston getting ready for the competition to begin.

Robotics goes to world

Paige Phillips, Editor-in-Chief May 22, 2024

Lake Stevens High School Robotics team “Arsenic” was victorious at the state championship, winning the Innovate Award. Not only did they secure a spot, but their performance earned them an opportunity...

All of LSHSs WAHSET team members: Molly Colvin, Ava McGee, Breanna Parks, Ashleigh Neihart, Paige Phillips, Lily Dow, and Roslyn Radford.

All about Wahset

Paige Phillips, Editor-in-Chief May 21, 2024

WAHSET stands for Washington High School Equestrian Team. Being a part of the equestrian team is a lot of work, but worth it in the end. Few people know what WAHSET is or that we even have a high school...

On your marks: Seniors David Brown (left) and Steven Lee Jr. (right) line up for the 300m hurdles race. David Brown came out on top, and Steven Lee Jr. earned third place.

Lake Stevens Completes the Sweep

Bryce Slezak, Staff Reporter May 20, 2024

The most popular sport in terms of turnout, track and field, hosts an annual meet where they compete against other teams from around the area. This year the Viking classic consisted of Lake Stevens, Bothell,...

Players wait patiently as their track coach talks to them about practice for the day.

Practice wins meets

Connor Thornberg, Staff Reporter April 22, 2024

LSHS track and field officially started their season on Friday, March 9. they kicked off . Their first track meet with scores on Thursday, March 14, 2024. After their first six meets, they were undefeated. Viking...

Ankle Stability: Head athletic trainer Mariah Luedtke tapes a track athletes ankles to give more stability and prevent injuries.

One trainer to support hundreds of athletes

Bryce Slezak, Staff Reporter April 17, 2024

This year track and field has over 300 participants at LSHS, and that is only track and field athletes, which does not include other spring sports like boys baseball, girls softball, boys soccer and girls...

Lady Vikings take to the courts to face the Everett Eagles in a tennis match. Senior Izabella Daer charges to the net to make a point-saving play. “Great team win everybody,” Pitkin, the Varsity coach said after the 6-1 win overall.

Steady Serves

Aiden Hubble, Opinion Editor April 16, 2024

  The Viking Ladies stepped onto the courts April 10 and 11 about to play their biggest rivals of the season, Glacier Peak. Glacier Peak’s standings before the matches that followed were 6-1....

Juniors Shad Schmitt and Ian Ju celebrate as senior Grayson Wheeler and Caiden Ross hug after a dominant 10-1 win over Ferndale.

This year is Lake Stevens’ turn to win

Braeden Crossen, Sports Editor April 16, 2024

This year both Varsity and JV have started the season hot. They have topped all of the past season's records. So far, varsity is undefeated with a record of 6-0. They have had hard-fought victories over...

Central focus: LSHS senior David Boogy Brown shows off his new threads in front of the Central Washington University Athletics mural after committing to the Wildcats on January 30, 2024.

Lake Stevens senior “hurdles” into his college career

Bryce Slezak, Staff Reporter April 11, 2024

Senior David Brown is one of the few Lake Stevens students blessed to earn scholarships to play sports at the collegiate level. He is one of the few in the state to commit to a college as a dual sport...

Basketball on LSHS logo, signifies girls basketball on their way to state.

The girls basketball team makes it to state with new coach

Connor Thornberg, Staff Reporter March 5, 2024

Girls basketball made a strong showing in the postseason after taking first place in WESCO. After facing adversity in district tournament, they closed out the season in the top 12 in Washington state. The...

Striving for greatness: Junior Cassidy Bolong-Banks runs the ball downfield during an LSHS playoff game while senior Esteban Sedano (34) blocks for him.

After missing the 2023 season, Cassidy Bolong-Banks makes a comeback statement with a Division 1 offer

Bryce Slezak, Staff Reporter March 4, 2024

Junior Cassidy Bolong-Banks earned his first full-ride division 1 offer from Montana State University, a powerhouse football team in Bozeman, Montana. They are always a top contender in the Big Sky League,...

The boys swim team hype themselves up before a meet.

Lake Stevens boys swim through another successful season

Alyssa Queja, News Editor March 1, 2024

This year the Lake Stevens boys swim and dive team had their best state meet ever. With a new season came new goals and records. Their goals and records hold a lot of value individually and as a whole...

Senior Ahmad Banishamsa shakes his opponents hand before his match against Jackson during the regular season. Im glad that I started wrestling. Everyone are like my brothers, so I fell in love with the sport, Banishamsa said.

Lake Stevens wrestling heads to the Tacoma Dome

Bryce Slezak, Staff Reporter February 29, 2024

The Lake Stevens boys wrestling team has had nothing short of an amazing season, winning every single dual they have had besides one, leaving them at a near-perfect season. Senior Ahmad Banishamsa has...