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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

Sylvia Cohen

Sylvia Cohen, Staff reporter

Junior, Sylvia Cohen is a staff reporter on The Valhalla staff and is really looking forward to writing about others opinions on school matters, random pieces and critiquing other journalism students’ articles. She joined Journalism because she loves to write and knows it will look good on her college applications.  When Cohen is not writing for The Valhalla she spends her time in the club Big Viking Little Viking, playing recreational soccer, reading in her book club and gardening. She has been in the Lake Stevens School District her entire educational career and is a member of the National Honor Society. Reading is one of her favorite things to do and among her favorite books are The Riverman Trilogy, Gabi a Girl in Pieces and In the Land of the Armadillos.  Cohen is very much looking forward to getting her classes organized and befriending her new kitten.

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Going for the Gold:  From left to right: FCCLA gold medalists, junior Taylor Garcia, senior Emma Hoggatt, sophomores Courtnay Yelm and Harley Kayser, juniors Maleah Plank and Kylea Shepard, pose for a celebratory photo at the state conference in Kennewick, Washington. This group advanced to nationals this summer in Georgia. “[Competing] is really cool. It’s a good experience to have and you gain a lot of leadership experience, a lot of skills that you use when you are an adult. You learn how to communicate a lot,” Plank said.

FCCLA wins big at state

Students use the power of binders to dominate state
April 11, 2018
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Social and Welcoming. Sra. Arcos and class Tiffany McAllister converse back and forth to help during an in-class activity. Throughout the class, students walked around and spoke with each other by asking questions and then filling out a chart  they were assigned. “Today we were learning how to have full-on conversations in Spanish, rather than just asking “how are you” and being done with it.” sophomore Dan Nguyen said.

Why is my hamburger a lady?

An examination of the assignment of gender to inanimate objects.
March 26, 2018
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Gender Sexuality Alliance paints faces and raises awareness

Gender Sexuality Alliance paints faces and raises awareness

GSA uses the art of face paint to raise awareness at their March Madness booth
March 12, 2018
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Dead Poets Society puts on a lunchtime poetry slam

Dead Poets Society puts on a lunchtime poetry slam

Students read original poetry during all three lunches
March 6, 2018
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Peaceful pillager

Peaceful pillager

A look at this year’s Olympic host country
January 22, 2018
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Give a Grinch a Break! The Grinch smiles up hopefully from a novelty dinner plate, imploring all those who see him to reconsider the anti-Grinch sentiment which runs rampant in this day and age. The term “Grinch” was first introduced by the legendary Dr. Seuss in 1955 and since then had been used liberally to refer to anyone who is less than jolly during the holiday season. “I think it was two years ago I was called “the Grinch” because I refused to get up early for [Christmas],” junior Journey Scott said.

Playing Grinch’s advocate

Two students argue their case against Christmas
January 16, 2018
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The Peaceful Pillager

The Peaceful Pillager

Students get their daily dose of Denmark.
October 23, 2017
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You’ll float too: Stephen King’s Pennywise looks sinister, as per usual, on the “It” movie poster. The movie, released in early September, has been a huge success, receiving a deluge of positive feedback and widespread viewership, including many LSHS students. “It was interesting that they used more like suspense instead of just trying to gross out the audience,” junior Sierra Tucker said.

Investigating “It”

What do LSHS students think of the movie and why "It” is so popular?
October 19, 2017
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Left to right: Sophomores  Vuthi Vong, Gyshie Pinkihan, and Mariama Konteh are working on reading and analysing English language in Mrs. Van der Put’s ELL class.

ELL Program Divides and Conquers the Ins and Outs of English

This year’s ELL program benefits from smaller, more personalized classes with new instructor Lynn van der Put.
October 16, 2017
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