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

Mackenzie Conniff

Mackenzie Conniff, Social Media Editor

Mackenzie Conniff (she/her) took journalism because she loves to write, and she says journalism sounded like fun. After high school, she wants to be a psychologist at the University of Washington. She has lived in Lynnwood, Snohomish, and here in Lake Stevens. In her free time, she likes to paint and has kept a journal.

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Ignored patients: Medical gaslighting is an ongoing problem in our society, and it needs to be recognized. Affecting women, especially women of color, medical gaslighting is a dangerous act that can cause a patient harm and possibly even death. Medical gaslighting should not be overlooked,  sophomore Marrianna Shea said.

Doctors dismiss patients’ pain

There is no excuse for medical gaslighting
May 23, 2022
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Homework pile up? Youre not alone. A variety of students struggle with homework overload. The overwhelming pressure to complete homework for multiple classes on time has built on the stress of teenagers for far too long and has caused them to lose sleep and possibly develop other health issues. [Out of 10] my stress levels are at a 7, sophomore Colin Surridge said.

Too much homework causes overload in teens

Assigning large amounts of schoolwork is counterproductive and increases students' stress levels
February 7, 2022
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Depending on the individual, a 4 day work week can be beneficial. The induced stress of the pandemic has made it harder for people to maintain their mental health and their life in general. By changing the standard 40 hour work week to 32, employees are less stressed and balanced. “Having the extra week day is incredibly helpful in balancing my personal and work life,” said Amanda Newell, an escrow assistant.

Four-day work weeks should be the new norm

With a maximum of 32 hours a week, full-time employees benefit greatly from implementing this less-stress concept.
December 16, 2021
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[Photo] Emilie James

November 15, 2021
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