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

Kassie Gruel

Kassie Gruel, Photographer and staff reporter

Kassie Gruel is a sophomore and so is a newcomer to both the Valhalla staff and Lake Stevens High School. She is one of the staff’s Reporters, and a photographer. She has lived in Washington for 2 years. Some other places she has also been to are Oregon, Montana, Colorado, Arizona, California, Utah, and Mexico for a brief second. She is also an artist on top of being a writer. Her hope is to one day be an FBI agent, artist and author. So far Journalism is her favorite class, which she joined because she wanted to challenge herself and get out of her shell. The reason she became a reporter is so that she can write on any topic without being locked in a category. Some info about her non-school life is that her favorite music genres are pop and country and that some of her favorite TV shows are “Criminal Minds” and “Shannara Chronicles”, which is a series based on books by Terry Brooks. Back to school life however, stories that pique her interest are: anything that challenges an opinion, things you don’t see everyday and unknown items such as clubs that don’t get enough attention. Gruel is also extremely interested in History and has the capability to write in Ancient egyptian hieroglyphics.

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Valentines Day: Easy and quick DIY projects

Valentine’s Day: Easy and quick DIY projects

Create an origami paper craft for someone special
February 14, 2018
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Can you make a difference in the world? Yes you can! The third Monday of January is used to celebrate a great man by the name of Martin Luther King Jr. who made a difference in the world just as you can. King fought to end segregation and racism in America, and caused a huge civil rights movement outbreak. He gave speeches that caused a spark of change, one famous one being his ‘I have a Dream’ speech. “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character,” states King in his speech.

MLK Assembly in Review: A Positive Outlook

-Keynote speaker and poet, Christian Paige makes an appearance as the guest speaker for the MLK Assembly at LSHS
January 22, 2018
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Making a comeback: Dead Poets Society Club almost got shut down, but they are working on spreading the word that this club offers a safe haven after school for students interested in literature and the arts. Dead Poet Society Club had a rough start to the 2018 year, but had worked to get their club out there and continues to work towards that goal. The club has offered students a place to go to write, read, draw, and go see plays. They based themselves around the literature theme with Senior Chantel Murphy leading it. “In order to just kind of let it out [through writing and art], because high school can be really stressful and being creative and writing it down on paper rather than punching something or someone is a lot more healthy,” Murphy stated.

Dead Poets Society: Reviving a Dying Club

Dying club makes a comeback and plans events to grow in size
January 22, 2018
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Viska- Meaning wisdom and knowledge. The Norse rune (symbol) Viska is symbolic of the Norse god Odin. This rune also applies to you, Vikings and Valkyries, with upcoming finals, studying and any other tests.

Odin’s Ravens: Viska

January 12, 2018
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Lights! Curtains up! Cue music! Sister Act is the upcoming musical put on by the LSHS Drama Club on November 9th. Preparation for Sister Act has happened since the first day of school with having only nine weeks to make sets and rehearse scenes. “They[the set crew] are the thankless people because nobody really knows about them. Things just happen, they just create the magic,” Mindy Marks states.

The Magic That Makes the Stage Come Alive

What it really takes to create the sets for Sister Act
October 30, 2017
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September 20th, Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico with a category 4 strength. A month after the hurricane they are still struggling to regain what Hurricane Maria destroyed. “Yeah it was pretty crazy,” states Kaya Barker.

Disastrous Weather of 2017

Natural disasters across America and into Mexico, how it affects students at Lake Stevens High School
October 27, 2017
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