The student news site of Lake Stevens High School

Valhalla

The student news site of Lake Stevens High School

Valhalla

The student news site of Lake Stevens High School

Valhalla

All content by Bryce Clark
Gas Prices: The increase in gas prices is causing people to have to change their lifestyle to be able to afford gas. U.S. oil companies made record profits last year, which has caused them to face scrutiny from people who believe that they should lower their prices in favor of making gas cheaper. This is not the time to sit on record profits, President Joe Biden said in a March 31 speech.

The cause of rising gas prices

April 25, 2022
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Running Start: Taking classes through EvCC allows students to earn college credit while in high school without having to pay for tuition. Students who have done Running Start full time for both their junior and senior years of high school can earn their associates degree on top of their high school diploma.

Why should students consider Running Start?

The program gives the opportunity to earn college credit with the possibility of graduating high school with an associates degree
March 16, 2022
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A report by the Washington State Department of Health states that 91 COVID-19 outbreaks and 1,519 COVID cases occurred in Snohomish County K-12 schools between Aug. 1 and Nov. 31, 2021. According to data from the Washington Department of Health, 60.2% of people aged 16-17 have been fully vaccinated, while 51.8% of people aged 12-15 have been fully vaccinated. My sister’s like college and stuff went online for a few weeks, so [going online] it’s not like out of the picture. I don’t think we would go full year, but I feel like temporarily would probably be pretty likely, junior Jake Loucado said.

COVID-19 causes massive teacher shortages

LSHS struggles to fill gaps left by staff who are out sick
February 8, 2022
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Gap year: A survey taken by the Gap Year Association shows that after taking a gap year, 55% of survey participants had improved their cultural awareness, 48% of participants had improved their communication skills, and 39% of participants had improved their self direction. Gap years have provided many students with opportunities that they wouldnt get in an academic environment.

Consider taking a gap year

There are more pros than taking a year off
December 16, 2021
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