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Emera Ward

Emera Ward, Sports Editor

My‌ ‌name‌ ‌is‌ ‌Emera‌ ‌Ward‌ ‌and‌ ‌I‌ ‌am‌ ‌a‌ ‌senior!‌ ‌This‌ ‌year‌ ‌I‌ ‌am‌ ‌hoping‌ ‌to‌ ‌contribute‌ ‌a‌ ‌positive‌ ‌and‌ ‌professional‌ ‌spirit‌ to‌ ‌the‌ ‌staff.‌ ‌I‌ ‌hope‌ ‌to‌ ‌apply‌ ‌my‌ ‌sense‌ ‌of‌ ‌creativity‌ ‌and‌ ‌positive‌ ‌energy‌ ‌to‌ ‌my‌ ‌writing‌ ‌skills‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌staff‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ 
whole.‌ ‌Some‌ ‌of‌ ‌my‌ ‌personal‌ ‌interests‌ ‌include ‌jewelry‌ ‌making,‌ ‌reading,‌ ‌hiking,‌ ‌hammocking,‌ ‌trying‌ ‌new‌ ‌coffee‌ places‌ ‌and‌ ‌spending‌ ‌time‌ ‌with‌ ‌family‌ ‌and‌ ‌friends.‌ ‌My‌ ‌future‌ ‌goals‌ ‌are‌ ‌to‌ ‌graduate‌ ‌from‌ ‌WWU‌ ‌with‌ ‌my‌ ‌business‌ 
degree,‌ ‌start‌ ‌my‌ ‌own‌ ‌successful‌ ‌business,‌ ‌travel‌ ‌all‌ ‌over‌ ‌the‌ ‌world,‌ ‌do‌ ‌lots‌ ‌of‌ ‌hiking‌ ‌and‌ ‌backpacking,‌ ‌and‌ hopefully,‌ ‌settle‌ ‌down‌ ‌in‌ ‌Oregon.‌  
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Singing Siren: Starbucks drink and a phone displays Olivia Rodrigo's third viral song,

Social Media users hop on popular trends

TikTok,YouTube, Instagram and other platforms influence the spread of popular topics and issues
June 3, 2021
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Exhausting Proclamation: Citizens gather in protest to advocate for equal treatment of minorities and justice for those that were unjustly killed. Ma’khia Bryant was killed by police officers after calling for help, which caused another wave of protests. “I think the basis of the system is corrupt and that the system shouldn’t be built to where an innocent young woman could be shot and killed,” senior Ryan Van Der Put said.

Ma’Khia Bryant and Daunte Wright killed

Two high-profile cases intensify significance of the Chauvin trial, with heightened focus on justice for African Americans
May 18, 2021
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Traveling: U.S. Citizens continue to travel during the pandemic and follow all COVID-19 protocols in order to do so. Getting COVID tested, wearing a face mask, and symptom checks are required for travelers prior to boarding some flights.

U.S. Citizens continue to travel out of state throughout the pandemic

Despite COVID-19, family vacations and travel-based athletic tournaments are still a go
April 16, 2021
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Go Lake: Lake Stevens High School teachers are now teaching students full-time online. When hybrid learning was brought up, Kaleb Allinson, a math teacher, was more than pleased to start hybrid learning.

Teacher thoughts on hybrid learning

LSHS teachers are enthusiastic about having students back in their classroom.
March 26, 2021
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First Look: Nasa's Perseverance Rover lands on looks for any sign of life on Mars. While rolling around, it's collecting valuable data for NASA.

NASA Perseverance Rover successfully lands on Mars

Staff and students provide insight into the rover and its mission
March 18, 2021
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