Lillian Carpenter

Lillian Carpenter, Viking Gallery Editor

I’m Lillian Carpenter, and I’m a section editor at the Valhalla. I want to be a supportive voice in my writing. I hope to write articles for students who are not voiceless but are treated like they are. When I’m not fretting over Valhalla activities, I’m most often found writing fiction, drawing, playing video games, or talking about stupid animes for hours. I’m hoping to get my vet assistant license, and when I graduate I’m planning on moving in with my best friend of six years.

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According to NPD BookScan's Top 20 Graphic Novels sales, Manga series are overtaking over, with the iconic publisher DC Comics only managing to snag one spot.

Marvel comics are dropping in quality; Japanese comics are dominating the industry

As the comic company tries to solve its diversity problem by making it worse, international comics start to steal their sales
June 15, 2021
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Washington’s pride won’t subside

Learn about Washington’s history of LGBT+ pride, and how you can celebrate this year
June 4, 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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LGBTQ+ Student Art Spotlight

See art made by LGBT+ students here at Lake Stevens!
May 18, 2021
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The idols of Blackpink pose during one of their concerts. The singers (from left to right: Rosé, Jennie, Lisa, and Jisoo) are often judged online for their appearance and weight. “These idols don't get to choose what they look like unless it's their day off, which is rare,” freshman Gabrielle Short said.

K-pop fans need to fight against idol abuse

It’s time that Kpop fans call out the abusive behaviors of management companies
April 19, 2021
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Senior Han Sangwin poses for the camera. They rocked an ‘academia’ style, one they seemed particularly fond of. “I'm wearing a corset, which has also gotten big recently and is super versatile because, high-key, it can be used in a variety of styles. Academia tends to have turtlenecks, plaid patterns, long coats, sweaters, overall just sophisticated and clean with that ‘academic’ touch,” Sangwin said.

Odd year, odd fashion trends

Increased popularity of hobbies caused an increased interest in fashion
April 16, 2021
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This drawing is the introduction page of the sketchbook I’m currently working on. The character is Yamaguchi Tadashi, a character from Haikyuu. I draw him quite often since he’s one of my favorites. I like him because he is a very hard worker, and he’s always trying to improve himself. He does this not only for himself but so that he can support his friends and team. He’s very self-conscious but as time goes on he becomes more confident in his abilities. I would like to be like him.

Artist spotlight: Lillian Carpenter

March 31, 2021
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Ableism Advocate: Shining light on a subject that is widely unmentioned, this infographic explains the effect that ableism has on people with disabilities.

The hidden trials of having disabilities

More than 80% of people with disabilities face bullying and discrimination- being more aware of these problems could help
March 29, 2021
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Diversified Warriors: Marvel movie

Marvel has minimal diversity, and they must lead the way for change, not profit

As a popular movie studio, Marvel Studios has a responsibility to feature diversity, a responsibility that many fans think they’ve fallen short on
March 23, 2021
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Tranquil Gamer: Senior Brenda Call plays relaxing video games on her Nintendo Switch. She worked all day in distance learning and attended classes on google meet. “I’m really grateful that I am able to relax after a stressful day of school work,” Call said.

Lake Stevens students indulge in simulation games to destress

These games could be the perfect way to refresh the brain after a stressful school day
March 9, 2021
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