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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

All content by Addison Delgado
Summer Fun: Schools almost out, summers coming up quick, and reading both new and old releases is a great way to kill some time. In 2021, Sno-Isle Libraries offered a summer reading program, in which students could submit a form documenting their reading for ten hours and earn a free book of their choice from the library. Im looking forward to reading Book of Night by Holly Black and Babel by R.F. Kuang this summer, sophomore Natalie McCullough said.

The sand, the sun and a good book

Summer reading recommendations will keep your mind relaxed over vacation
May 25, 2022
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Inclusivity matters: GSA network reports that 67% of students feel unsafe in their school environment without LGBTQ+ curriculum, compared to the 43% of students with. California was among the first states that implemented mandatory LGBTQ+ curriculum, after the FAIR Education Act was passed in 2011. I think that we need LGBTQ+ school curriculums because theres so many uneducated people in the world who dont know what it is, sophomore Rory Berger said.

Teach students about LGBTQ+ topics

April 25, 2022
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Nominee Ruth Bader Ginsburg stands before the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 20, 1993, on Capitol Hill.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

March 17, 2022
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Photo of Norma McCorvey, featured on the left, and her attorney, Gloria Allred, featured on the right, outside the US Supreme Court in 1989.

Norma McCorvey

March 17, 2022
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Picture of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who was a prominent leader in the movement for equal rights for women.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

March 17, 2022
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Powerful Women: Celebrate female trailblazers influence throughout history and explore their contributions today. After the feminist push for equal access to education and jobs in 1980, public law was passed by Congress in 1987 establishing March as Womens History Month. It is important to teach womens history to youth in schools because it is important to understand womens journey to where they are now. It is important to understand that often in the past (and in some cases still today) womens voices were silenced and they were treated like property, not people, English teacher Annemarie Gaudin said.

Women’s History Month

March 17, 2022
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To commemorate banned book week from Sep. 26 - Oct. 2, schools across the US set up displays of commonly restricted books in libraries. In 2020 alone, the American Library Association reported that 273 books faced censorship challenges from parents. I think the way school libraries are supposed to be set up is that they represent all students, North Lake Middle School Librarian Erin Burleigh said.

Public schools need to put a stop to book bans

Book bans fueled by parent outcry target and censor diverse novels focused on important issues such as race, gender and sexuality in school libraries
March 15, 2022
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Supreme court square-off: Protestors gather as the US Supreme Court hears arguments in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Pro-choice activists and pro-life activists gathered throughout the day on Dec.1, as tensions increasingly rose. 
You should have a right to your own body, sophomore Alexei Roberts said.

The possible overturn of Roe v. Wade

Dec. 1 US Supreme Court hears Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and causes concern for possible changes in women's reproductive health rights and abortion laws
February 8, 2022
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Holiday gift ideas

Holiday gift ideas

Budget-friendly presents to give to family, friends, and strangers
December 13, 2021
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Whats the standard? Currently, standards are already a norm in some classrooms. Kati Tilley instructs her students as they work. Tilley implemented standards grading around ten years ago in replacement of points. One of the hurdles is getting students to understand the skill you’re trying to teach them, and making sure they understand how they’re assessed, Tilley said.

Standards-based grade system: A viable replacement for points

The benefits that standards grading on a one to four system holds, and replacing our current system of percentages and letters students are scored on.
November 11, 2021
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