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Hailey Cordell

Hailey Cordell, Editor-in-Chief

Hailey Cordell is a sophomore at LSHS and Valhalla Editor-in-Chief. Hailey is interested in local, national and global politics and hopes to have a career involving politics and writing. Hailey joined Journalism to learn how to better articulate her opinions and arguments, as well as to increase her writing quality and proficiency.

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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.

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 haven't always been right, I know we haven't always done things the right way. But I've always tried.

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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