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

Marin Nielsen

Marin Nielsen, Staff Reporter & Design Editor

            Marin Nielsen is a junior at LSHS as well as design editor and staff reporter for The Valhalla. A dedicated student and band member, she enjoys doing school work and playing her trumpet. But trumpet isn’t the only instrument Marin can play - she also enjoys bluegrass fiddle on her violin! Bluegrass fiddle is hard because “with fiddle you don’t read music; you memorize everything”, so she’s obviously very talented. When she isn’t studying or making music, she spends a lot of time binge-watching NCIS on Netflix or rewatching The Office...again (currently, she’s on her third go). Marin also has a deep love for hedgehogs and hopes to someday own one. By working The Valhalla, she is looking forward to widening her horizons, working with new people, and bettering her writing skills. Marin is really interested in plate tectonics and, after she graduates, wants to be a geophysicist and dreams of attending Berkeley.

 

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May upcoming events

May upcoming events

April 26, 2018
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Cold and Intense. As the team, Everett Jr. Silvertips 18UC Grizzlies gathers around coach Joe Hammond for an explanation as to how to run the next drill. Before the team gathered once again, they worked on passing the puck at certain angles at which would help them score at a better rate. “The season so far has been a good one and has been a lot of fun. The team is full of a wide range of skill levels, so it has been exciting to see how each individual performs on the ice and give to them. We are currently midway through the season with an upcoming tournament in Bremerton,” senior Cameron Ford said.

Creating an athletic career outside the classroom

Student’s passions carry outside the curriculum as they take on out of school sports
January 22, 2018
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Hook, line, but no sinker: Senior Ryder Kavanaugh makes a fast break past Kamiak defense in attempt to score a basket. Though the boys played well, the Vikings lost 59-38 in their second match of the season against the Knights.

[Photo] The journey to the postseason

January 22, 2018
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Behind the scenes: Michele Thomas (left) and Lisa Riecks (right) work hard to feed the hungry students. They are always willing to help when you are low on money. “You will need money tomorrow or we can provide you with a courtesy lunch if you are short on money,” Riecks said.

Staff in the spotlight

Those performing background tasks get pushed to center stage
January 19, 2018
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Majority minors: During tour, Executive Director Lori Vanderburg shows an exam room within Dawson Place. Though they offer services to any age of individual, the staff the staff Dawson Place see a majority of kids aged 7-12. After their exams, patients are invited to throw a sticky hand onto the ceiling of the exam room, creating an impactful visual showing them they are not alone. “90-95% of sexual violence happens with someone you know. Somebody at your Thanksgiving table, somebody at your Hanukkah celebration, whatever it is,” Vanderburg said in reference to their largest largest demographic.

Sexual assault on the rise

Numerous resources step forward to aid the community
January 16, 2018
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Sadie Says Online

[Photo] Sadie says

January 12, 2018
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LSHS student left starstruck: Senior Cara Lewis receives honor of presenting her work to hometown celebrity, Chris Pratt. After winning local art contest, Lewis attended the opening ceremony of the Dan Pratt Memorial Center. “This guy pulled [my art] out for me to give it to [Chris Pratt] and he took it and he was like ‘you did that?! She did that?!’ and he held it up for everyone and he was like “she did that!’ and he was freaking out like a little kid, it was awesome,” Lewis says.

Faces In The Hall: Meet your fellow viking

Senior Cara Lewis takes the art world by storm
November 28, 2017
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Sister Act opening night is a hit among the community

Sister Act opening night is a hit among the community

Amazing acting fills this Broadway musical as Mendez’s talent truly takes you to Heaven
November 17, 2017
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“The only good use for a golf course”: Senior Bryce Mefford and sophomore Ki Thomas approach the second mile marker in their Varsity Cross Country meet at Cedarcrest Golf Course. With only a mile left to go, Mefford injured his ankle and fell to his coaches seconds after this photo was taken. With a grimace, Mefford dropped out of the Varsity race and with his coaches help, limped back to the Lake Stevens XC tent. Though he was injured, Mefford is expected to make a fast recovery and race in at the Wesco Divisional Meet on October 21.

LSHS cross country sprints to the end of their season

Injuries aside, cross country looks strong going into the qualifiers
October 17, 2017
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ASK ASTRID!

ASK ASTRID!

March 31, 2017
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The 2017 Lake Stevens boys swim team.

Boy’s swim leaves the competition in their wake

A multitude of students dominate at recent swim meets and dive competitions
March 1, 2017
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The hallmark holiday of the year

The hallmark holiday of the year

Does Valentine's Day revolve around materialism?
February 22, 2017
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Seniors attack with Nerf guns blazing

Seniors attack with Nerf guns blazing

Dirty deeds don't run dirt cheap when there’s $1000 on the line
January 19, 2017
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Baby it may be cold outside but it’s hot in the kitchen

Create a bit of holiday cheer by making these chocolate cupcakes with peppermint frosting
December 20, 2016
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Photography class looks to lend a hand to students in life skills

Kalena Tadio volunteers to take students' senior photos
December 20, 2016
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Looking for a fun way to pass the time this fall? Keep reading to find out how to make your very own DIY fall wreath!

Ten fun activities for the fall season

Instead of being stuck inside all day, here are some events to inspire a fun time!
November 21, 2016
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Senior Nathaniel Gaswint as Harold Hill in LSHS production of The Music Man. Gaswints character, Hill, is a con man who falls in love with the librarian while trying to make some money by organizing a boys band in River City, Iowa.

The Music Man marches by LSHS with splendor

Harold Hill swindled the people of River City and stole the audience's heart.
November 17, 2016
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Senior Luc Violette competing at the Youth Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.

Faces in the hall: get to know your fellow Vikings

Meet Senior Luc Violette
October 25, 2016
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New English teacher, Annemarie Russell, delegates 4th period English during book sign-ups.

New staff at LSHS

LSHS welcomes Chaffee, Fountain, Saller, and all other new staff
October 20, 2016
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