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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

Students from various heritages circle up to dance together to close out the evenings performances. This performance was impromptu.
People connect at Heritage Night
Vibol Huy (he/him), Photographer • May 29, 2024

The second annual Heritage Night was held at Cavelero Mid High  on May 1, 2024. Families and students across the district showed off cooking,...

Junior Abigayle Cozad embraces her cat, Luna, who brings her a source of happiness in her life.
Be grateful for what you have
Logan Frazier, Copy Editor • May 20, 2024

You’ve all heard it before. Don’t take things for granted, they’ll be gone before you know it, etc. At the age of 16, I don’t know much...

Seniors, Gerardo Martinez Cordoza, Morgan Heggem, and Zach Rhodes, Hack the Sack during A-lunch.
Hacky Sack a dying tradition?
Owen Townsend, Photographer • May 20, 2024

Hacky sack, sometimes known as footbag, has been quoted by the Los Angeles Times as being “the athletic equivalent to listening to the grateful...

State Champ Wrestler! Senior Koen Mattern stands in front of the new Lake Stevens wrestling trophy case. Mattern won the belt on the top shelf at the 2023 Brian Keck Memorial Preseason Nationals tournament.
Senior Koen Mattern wins state championship
Levi Allinson, Staff Reporter • April 19, 2024

Senior Koen Mattern won the state championship in the 215lb. weight class at the Mat Classic XXXV on February 15-16, 2024. Mattern earned second...

Erik Mahler breaks down the specifics of the tournament to the club members.
Sports Medicine Club prepares for State competition
Logan Frazier, Copy Editor • April 16, 2024

Lake Stevens High School’s Sports Medicine Club is returning to the Sports Medicine State tournament. The WCTSMA Spring Symposium will take...

Ramadan and the symbols that represent the importance of Allah
Ramadan from a different perspective
Connor Thornberg and Nadine Jaraysa April 15, 2024

I personally never thought I would be participating in Ramadan, partly because I love food, but also because I had absolutely no clue what it...

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That’s not any old iPad
Vibol Huy (he/him), Photographer • April 15, 2024

In any school, students have a variety of talents and needs. Some are talented in music, coding or memorizing facts. Others speak a number of...

During the Closing Session, Key Clubbers cheer with spirit sticks for a chance to win the lieutenant governors votes for best spirit!
Key Club officers venture to Portland, OR
Hannah Branham, Arts and Entertainment Editor • April 11, 2024

This year’s District Convention (DCON) occurred in Portland, Oregon, from March 8-10. Students and officers from all over the PNW in Key Club,...

Structured learning center student Vibol Huy loads the washer and washes cafeteria laundry on a daily basis.
SLC students perform jobs around campus to learn more skills
Vibol Huy, Photographer • March 5, 2024

Approximately 2,000 students walk the halls of LSHS. Among them are students who take at least some of their classes in the structured learning...

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Two thumbs up for frosted sugar cookies
Lola Touchette (she/her) and Kimmie Rios (she/her) March 5, 2024

Around Valentine’s Day, we made sugar cookies in Jennifer Bishop’s Culinary Class. The cookies were pretty easy to make. Junior Brianna...

Seniors Harini Arumugam Gandhimathi, Molly Rose Bates, and Amelia Vasquez along with Zoey Martin from Lynnwood High School at the FCCLA Regional Competition.
Lake Stevens High School’s FCCLA members support each other through competitions and events
Hannah Branham, Arts and Entertainment Editor • March 4, 2024

On Jan. 27 at Lake Stevens High School, some of the club’s members competed in the Regional Competition. FCCLA is the Family Career Community...

Sophomore Logan Johnsons demonstrates his cursive handwriting.
The soon to be lost art that is cursive.
Addison Bowen, Staff • February 29, 2024

Cursive has been taught in elementary schools across the country for many years. Recently, in the past ten years teaching this skill has declined...

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....

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...

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...

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