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

Hailey Cordell

Hailey Cordell, Editor-in-Chief

Hailey Cordell is a junior at Lake Stevens High School and believes that everyone at the school has the right to know what is going on in their community, and she hopes to write stories that reflect her peers. Hailey is joining journalism for the second year to continue working in her position as editor-in-chief for the Valhalla. In the future, Hailey hopes to become an elementary school teacher. Hailey enjoys reading and hopes to try creative writing. Hailey has been mainly focused on her academics and schoolwork. Her proudest journalistic accomplishment is writing about important legislation such as Referendum 90 and Gender-inclusive schools policy. Aside from journalism, Hailey enjoys her history and English classes.

All content by Hailey Cordell
Gender dysphoria: A study conducted by Cedars-Sinai in which adult transgender individuals were surveyed found that most transgender individuals experienced gender dysphoria in their developmental years. Lake Stevens School District Policy 5590 aims to make transgender youth comfortable and safe at school. “Its probably going to ruffle some feathers and cause some waves in our community, and I would say that based on the response to our last policy five years ago, I think our district is ready for this,” counselor Angelia Riebli said.

Lake Stevens School Board passes Gender-Inclusive Schools policy

Policy NO. 5590, adopted by the school district Aug. 25 2021 will expand the protection and rights of transgender individuals in the District.
November 4, 2021
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Letter from the editor

Letter from the editor

June 14, 2021
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The high price of living with a mental illness

When affording necessities comes first for low-income students, treatment for mental illnesses dangerously takes a back seat.
June 3, 2021
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GSA Club: Lynn Atchley is the Gender-Sexuality Alliance club advisor. Atchley has had past experience with the LGBTQ community and spoke out on her experiences. I have family members who are gay, so I am fiercely protective of them. I have loved being involved with this group of kids as I am very protective of trans people as well, Atchley said.

2021 presents a record-high number of anti-transgender legislation

States like Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee are targeting transgender youth
May 18, 2021
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Sarah Everard and violence against women

Students weigh in on violence against women and their reaction to the death of Sarah Everard
April 12, 2021
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Letter from the editor

Letter from the editor

March 23, 2021
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Ref. 90: Bill passes on Nov. 3, 2020. Bill was voted on by 2,283,630 Washington state voters. “If students don’t learn about sex from trustworthy adults like teachers and parents - where are they going to find the answers to their questions?” sophomore Alison Powers said.

Referendum 90 will change Sexual Health Education in Washington state

New legislation requires that sexual health education is offered to all students and will expand upon previous requirements
March 9, 2021
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Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event in Iowa, March 2019 (Pre-COVID-19). During the Primary Presidential election, in reference to the Crime Bill Biden said, “I havent always been right, I know we havent always done things the right way. But Ive always tried. Photo courtesy of CreativeCommons.

The danger of political complacency in a Biden-era Presidency

Joe Biden is officially the president of the United States; activism still cant take a back seat
January 27, 2021
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April Berg campaign FaceBook page.  “[COVID] was a dark cloud that hung over the campaign,” Johnson said. Photo courtesy of the Berg campaign.

Students of Lake Stevens High School helped elect April Berg to the Washington legislature  – 

Johnson and Rai describe their experiences on the Berg campaign 
January 26, 2021
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The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington DC.

White comfort and the whitewashing of Martin Luther King Jr.

Anti-racism requires accountability and action.
January 18, 2021
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Search results of Capitol Hill on Jan 6th, 2021

Mob overruns US Capitol as US Congress attempts to certify 2020 election

Students and staff react to the violence.
January 7, 2021
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