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Valhalla

The student news site of Lake Stevens High School

Valhalla

The student news site of Lake Stevens High School

Valhalla

Penelope Zickefoose

Penelope Zickefoose, Photographer

Sophomore Penelope Zickefoose (she/her) joined the Valhalla to pursue her interest in writing and photography. Penelope enjoys taking photos while traveling as well as portrait photos. In the future, Penelope intends to pursue a career in psychology as she aspires to help others, a decision influenced in part by her big move from Pennsylvania to Washington in 2018. Penelope works and lives at Cedar Springs Camp and is also involved with her church group. Penelope enjoys music and the arts, as well as spending time with friends.

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Main Character: Mei Lee is the hardworking, outgoing, joyful protagonist of Turning Red. Her words very clearly expressed her enthusiasm for her lifestyle and new experiences she was facing. Not to brag, but being thirteen means Im officially a grown-up,  Lee says.

Pixar tackles puberty: inappropriate or empowering?

Parents and critics react with strong opinions on whether or not Turning Red is suitable for kids.
April 25, 2022
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Most popular post: With 536 likes, this photo of a car wreck is the most well-known @lshsbadparking post. The car wreck shown happened Jan. 7, when school was canceled due to road conditions. I think the once-ler confused the trees for the power pole, the caption said.

Students make Instagram pages inspired by TikTok trend

For the past couple of weeks there has been a wildfire of new instagram accounts bringing light to a variety of topics around LSHS campus entertaining many students.
February 8, 2022
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SACo masterminds: (left to right) Aimel Rai, Grace Davis and Kaitlyn Johnson represent the students at a student advisory council meeting at the school district office. They have formed the council into what it is today. I think that change has to come from policy, and it has to come from people being willing to work at, at the big level, Johnson said.

Students find their voices

The Student Advisory Council (SACo), is a new organization established with the goal of giving students a voice on the school board.
December 16, 2021
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Counseling Center: Check in with the receptionist at the large window into the office where the counselor offices are in the hallway. The office was designed to be visible and accessible for every student. “We’re more visible now, being in this hallway, and there’s that window...Being more visible, I think it helps,” mental health support specialist Jennifer Hudson said.

Lake Stevens High School provides mental health resources to students

To help support student health, LSHS employs two mental health specialists, access to crisis resources, and a referral form for any student in need
November 10, 2021
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