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


Bon voyage: A tassel with a 2023 symbol hangs from out of frame, standing out at the front of the school. The graduating class stands at over 500, and most of them will be walking out on June 13 to their future aspirations.
Graduating students prepare for the end
Isaiah Zimmerman, A&E Editor • May 22, 2023

There is no word that elicits great satisfaction and overwhelming dread like graduation. Sophomores find it years away, juniors hope for it to...

Promoting: Key Club members attend a booth at the LSHS club fair. Here, clubs set up booths to advertise their clubs to students.
Club capture; what's happening?
Elliott Chappel, News Editor • April 18, 2023

With 25 active groups, clubs are an important part of many students’ days after the bell rings. Clubs offer students a way to meet their like-minded...

A night of fun: Seniors Hannah Hackey and Sydeny Adee let loose on the dance floor. On Feb.10 Lake Stevens High School hosted the 2023 winter formal.
2023 Winter Dance Review
Brynne Shipman, Staff Reporter • March 2, 2023

On Feb. 10, Lake Stevens High School held its first winter dance since COVID to bring students together for a night full of fun.  This dance...

How active: Two juniors, Zachary Moreland and Alex Kleparek wait outside the Performing Arts Center for their rehearsal to begin. The Drama Club proved extremely successful in the past two years with high attendance and high profits despite the COVID crisis.
Clubs collapse due to lack of participation
Isaiah Zimmerman, A&E Editor • March 2, 2023

For as long as education has been a concept, there has been the concept of after-school gatherings. From a few people meeting behind the school...

The best things in life are free, like volunteers! An Interact Club volunteer hangs up a flyer promoting Cookies, Capri & Cram. On Jan. 18, the Interact Club received community service hours for putting up flyers around the school and picking up garbage on the street.
Community service opportunities available through the high school
Brynne Shipman, Social Media Editor • January 24, 2023

Community service hours are a requirement to graduate. Vikings need 45 hours, but how can students get them? There are multiple ways to earn...

Letter from the Editor
Josephine Wilcox, Editor-in-Chief • January 3, 2023

So far this year our journalism team has worked to create a very welcoming and hard-working environment. We have worked to bring news that our...

A young girl covers her face with her hand wearing a blank expression. Aling explored the unfamiliar field of realism when creating this piece. “After working on this piece, I definitely felt like stepping out of my comfort zone benefited me greatly,” sophomore Micaiah Aling said.
Artist Spotlight: Micaiah Aling
Monica Velasquez, Feature Editor • December 15, 2022

Sophomore Micaiah Aling has been interested in art from a young age, first inspired to start drawing from the books she read and her own experiences...

Working Hard: Pre-calculus students focus on their work in Caleb Allinsons class. They studied hard for their upcoming tests. Students can be great academically, but can also be influenced by the competitive environment and class pressure, senior Nathaly Fallas says.
Academic burnout is real and preventable
Monica Velasquez, Staff Reporter • November 16, 2022

Disclaimer: gifted students are not the only people affected by burnout. Burnout is one of the primary culprits concerning lack of motivation...

Senior Perla Ruiz eats lunch in the class she was struggling with earlier in the year. Joining her is her friend senior Bella Rippo. Together, they eat in their teacher, Joel Keslers class, discussing the things theyve overcome throughout the beginning of the year.
Student Spotlight
Rose Duke, Web Designer • November 14, 2022

Senior Perla Ruiz is a student with many of the same concerns and problems as any other student here at LSHS. She wants to do well in school,...

Hidden talents shine across Lake Stevens High School.  Here we have senior Hayden Furnari who can pop his tongue really loudly. We show people hidden talents that no one knows about. In May 2022 we held a choir fundraiser that showed people new skills that many didnt know about. We also hope to show many things people wish to show to others. Not a lot of people know unless you were in my kindergarten class, Furnari said.
Talents to be known
Isaac Olson, Staff Reporter • November 14, 2022

What is a hidden talent and who has one? Junior Abby Sauls and senior Hayden Furnari both have hidden talents that nobody would notice if they...

A picture of the titular Chicken sits directly outside of the school building, and next to a pole. The chicken was in a golf cart, prepared and ready to be ran after.
The impeccable experience of the chicken run
Isaiah Zimmerman, A&E Editor • November 14, 2022

Gullinkambi, Fjaler, and Nameless are the Norse roosters who live in Valhalla, the afterlife for Vikings, and whose crowing signals Ragnarok,...

In the know: Senior Cameron McTee takes some time during lunch to check Twitter. He scrolled through his feed to get updated on trending topics. “Twitter is probably the best social media app to to see what is going on and being talked about in general because it shows you trending things and suggested tweets instead of just posts from who you follow,” McTee said.
Elon Musk sets out to buy Twitter in $44 billion deal
Cameron Smutz, A&E Section Editor • May 23, 2022

In late April, entrepreneur Elon Musk announced his plans to completely buy Twitter and make it privately traded, along with other changes he...

I Wish: Seniors at Lake Stevens High School take a poll, addressing which class they wished they would have taken in their high school career. These classes, help students not just by getting more credits towards their diploma, but help them take advantage in the real world. I took Personal Finance, but this is the best class to learn about adulting and what you dont learn [in classes at school], senior Megan LaBay said.
Ready or not, here it comes
Madeline Duffy May 23, 2022

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know the year 2020 is a year no one will ever forget. Coronavirus took over the world, closed down...

Ignored patients: Medical gaslighting is an ongoing problem in our society, and it needs to be recognized. Affecting women, especially women of color, medical gaslighting is a dangerous act that can cause a patient harm and possibly even death. Medical gaslighting should not be overlooked,  sophomore Marrianna Shea said.
Doctors dismiss patients’ pain
MacKenzie Conniff, Social Media Editor • May 23, 2022

Often affecting women, more specifically women of color (WOC), and plus-size people, medical gaslighting is a practice in which a doctor dismisses...

Beach Lover: On days when the sun is shining, head to Mukilteo Beach for a picnic or a walk and enjoy the sounds of the waves gently crashing on the shore. Mukilteo Beach is one of the closest beaches to Lake Stevens, but also one of the most beautiful due to the view of the Possession Sound and Whidbey Island. “My one thing I would say to underclassmen about summer is soak it in, really enjoy your summer. I did not enjoy my summers and I took my summers for granted. Enjoy your summer. Live it up to the fullest. Because youre gonna make your best memories within your high school summers in my opinion,” senior Amanda Comfort said.
Vikings will make the most of summer
Ellora Lueras May 20, 2022

With summer rapidly approaching, many students are planning trips and activities for the summer. While travel can be limited for students due...

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