The student news site of Lake Stevens High School


The student news site of Lake Stevens High School


The student news site of Lake Stevens High School


Nadia Tucey

Nadia Tucey, A&E Editor

Nadia Tucey is a senior this year, and is excited to be a part of this year’s Valhalla staff! She hopes to bring forward stories that students can be excited about, as well as giving a voice to those who feel less heard. Tucey is passionate about music, psychology, politics, and philosophy. She hopes to express these passions through some of her articles. Nadia plans on attending Western Washington University and getting her bachelor’s degree in communications. She believes that journalism is a great segue into what could be her future career.

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Climate Change: Kirstin Olson, a science teacher at Lake Stevens High School, is rather intrigued about climate change. K. Olson has considered climate change one of the biggest problems humans have to deal with. I believe that if nothing is done to mitigate our impacts, we are in for dramatic changes in our climate on every part of the planet. But despite all the doom and gloom, Im still hopeful. We as humans are incredible innovators and have the capacity to alter our behavior and adapt as things change, but its going to take all of us working together on a global scale to make sure that happens, Olson said.

The burden of climate change wrongly placed on individuals

Holding a magnifying glass to the environmental faults of large corporations
June 6, 2021
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Not Funny: Some men explain that Rape Day is only a joke, as women struggle with their sexual trauma. Many social media posts and videos were made by men regarding the validity of Rape Day and how it shouldnt have been taken seriously. This holiday should have never had an upbringing, junior Amanda Comfort said.

The consequences of modern rape culture

Rape Day is not a joke
May 18, 2021
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Spiritual Exploration: Junior Cecilia Valles learns how to give a tarot reading. Valles had always been interested in tarot reading, but felt that she wasnt allowed to learn due to the constant gatekeeping from the spiritual community. You dont need to read tarot cards or believe in it to qualify as a spiritual person. Spirituality is more about exploring your inner feelings and self, and tarot cards can help you with that, Valles said.

Gatekeeping and its effects on community

A socially accepted form of exclusion
May 10, 2021
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Facetime is a common tool that people use to keep in touch with their friends and family, especially during these difficult times where it is hard to see people in person. Seniors Lizzy Fritzler and Maddie Iseminger face-timed, so they could catch up on the things going on in their lives. “Covid makes it really difficult to keep friendships stable since we arent really allowed to see our friends in person due to the guidelines,” Iseminger said.

Quarantine puts relationships to the test

Focus on the connections that last
March 26, 2021
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Musical connection: Junior Audrey Burrows practices some of her original music with her electric guitar. She entered in some of her original songs to share with the school, which she hoped would inspire other students. “Music is such a communal thing for me, so being able to use it to connect with people is really cool,” Burrows said.

Senior class president partners with school newspaper to promote creativity in the student body

LSHS students given outlet for all art forms in new section of the Valhall
March 9, 2021
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SAY CHEESE: Sophomores Gunnar France, Olivia Kunaschk, Carson Jackson, Sydney Hanson, Lauren Schulz, and Liam Palmer pose for a photo like the ones seen on the covers of college pamphlets. These students were excited for the end of the year coming up. “It’s been a long year of studying and prepping for the rest of my life, and now I can take a few months off and relax,” Schulz said.

Look to the future

Make a good impression on colleges
June 18, 2019
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BRIGHT LIGHTS: Senior Harrison Orr snaps a photo of sophomore Taylor McCallister Seattle at Pike Place Market. “I took three of my friends down to Seattle for some nighttime photography. I specifically chose Pike Place because of all the neon lights,” Orr said.

Graduating students at LSHS decide to join the arts in college

Eight seniors choose to focus on their artistic abilities after high school
June 10, 2019
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WINNER TAKES ALL: Junior Rianna Dean pushes her way through and competes against fellow teammates. She and her roller derby team split in half and scrimmaged before an upcoming game. “We all go to a lot of games, but since there’s not many roller derby teams, games are pretty limited,” Dean said.

Rianna Dean makes a name for herself

Dean’s roller derby skills rank nationally
June 10, 2019
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TOUCHÉ: Seniors Joshua Day, Luke Joss, Julia Pinheiro, and sophomore Ryan Van der Put play out the fight scene during dress rehearsal. The cast became really close due to the small number of characters in the show. Its hard to replicate a relationship like that into words; theres such a natural tight bond and they basically become your second-hand family, Van der Put said.

The Fantasticks blows away show-goers

2018-2019 spring musical at LSHS offers a hard-to-forget show
May 24, 2019
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Technologie: German students craft computers and phones out of cardboard. German 2 classes were in their technology unit and focused on modern technology and its uses. “German class is super interactive. We do a lot of fun projects that relate back to whatever we’re learning that day,” junior Jeremy Ross said.

The Cultural and Educational Importance of Foreign Language Classes

World language is more than just a graduation requirement
May 6, 2019
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STUBBORN AS A BULL: These figures represent each of the twelve signs. The figures symbolize an animal or person that generalizes an important trait of that zodiac sign, such as the bull for Taurus, a sign known for its determination.

Zodiac signs for dummies

A deeper look into the 12 horoscope signs
May 2, 2019
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