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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

Faith Hill

Faith Hill, Head Photographer

Faith Hill, (she/her), is a senior here at Lake Stevens High School. Faith enjoys writing articles along with stories and hopes to contribute to photography, here at Lake Stevens. Faith is part of the LGBTQ+ community, which she hopes will help influence more writers to write about their stories. Also, along with taking journalism, Faith has taken AP English classes, which definitely brings out more advanced writing skills, which will be used in the Valhalla. Her future goals consist of attending a four-year college, then hopefully moving to New York to become a dog trainer.  

All content by Faith Hill
Furry Friends: Dog owners over the pandemic start to see issues arising in their dogs. The COVID-19 lockdown led to many people getting dogs, who started to see behavioral issues with their pets as time went on. “It’s the people that only see ‘a dog has to go in this box’, and it can’t be outside of that box,” junior Christina Derry said.

COVID-19 puppy craze fosters severe anxiety in dogs

A return to normal and lack of socialization make for a disastrous recipe with our furry friends
April 25, 2022
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Blossoming Growth: Junior Gabrielle Dacar stands in front of sunflowers at the exhibition entrance. The Van Gogh Experience is a 360° immersive exhibition of the artist’s work and lifetime to show it to a new audience in a new light. “Bringing to life the culture and how people visualize things, it’s very important. It brings in individualism and just a new way of viewing aspects of life,” senior Lillianne Head said.

Van Gogh Experience attracts a new audience in Seattle

The traveling exhibition highlights the importance of art history in a modern form
March 16, 2022
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Last Resort: The Lake Stevens School District settles on a base plan in case of another emergency shutdown. Students voiced their thoughts and opinions regarding changes they want to see. “I’ve noticed huge gaps this year in the skills students who worked well at home over the past two years and those who didn’t, so I’ve got one level of students that is right on track… and then another level of students who is very behind,” Kelly Guilfoil said.

LSHS plans for the future of distance learning

Administration discusses what will happen in the case of a second shutdown
February 8, 2022
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Sunshine and Rainbows: The way LGBTQ+ students experience a ‘progressive’ high school, while helpful, isn’t always perfect. Despite legislative changes, students continue to see hateful and discriminatory actions from their peers. “There are still a few students I’ve encountered who have not been respectful regarding my identity or self-expression. If possible, I believe educating students on respecting gender identity, even if it’s little nudges, would be a step in the right direction,” senior Cindy Andrews said.

It’s not always ‘sunshine and rainbows’ being queer

LGBTQ+ students’ experiences in a 'progressive' high school
December 16, 2021
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[Photo] Madeline Duffy

November 19, 2021
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All This Time: The pandemic created some freedom around time, and we pass this time by getting into hobbies. New hobbies popped up in students and staff members lives. I had just had a baby and decided I wanted to get into better shape for myself so that I could play with my kids and have more energy, German teacher Malorie Wolk said.

Pandemic hobbies and how we pass the time

With all the free time the COVID-19 pandemic brought, it’s opened up lots of new ways to spend that time through new hobbies.
November 10, 2021
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