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New teacher Matt Johnson inspires a new generation of CTE students

Walking down the stairs to D building’s lowest level, there is a forceful array of sounds drowning out the chatter and footfalls of students walking above. Following the buzzing and rumbling of machining equipment leads to a classroom where students are measuring and calculating dimensions, compressing sheets of carbon fiber, and cutting it out to fit the prints. The room looks more like a professional shop than a high school class, but in a class where the teaching and the equipment are at a professional caliber, perhaps that shouldn’t be a surprise. READ STORY »

Fashion through the 2000’s

From 2000 to 2012 the women’s fashion world has seen not only sophisticated, but also daring new trends.  Ranging from faux furs to combat boots, several designers including Pnina Tornai and Giorgio Armani say the 2000’s have been fashion’s greatest years yet. READ STORY »

Climbing to the top

The musty smell of chalk and sweat lingered in the air as Snohomish High School senior Mackenzie Kennedy-Hubler entered “Vertical World”, her rock climbing gym.

“When I first get to the gym I’m kind of like, wow, I can’t believe this is something I actually do,” Kennedy-Hubler said.

Kennedy-Hubler was introduced to climbing by a friend during the summer of 2011, and continued to climb since.  READ STORY »

Just horsing around

Snohomish High School contains an array of unique and talented students.  Senior Emma Johnson has contributed to this in her own way.

In addition to her day to day life, Johnson has also taken up a hobby that some might just find to be a bit frightening.  Johnson has been riding horses since “before she could walk”.

“Horseback riding is just part of who Emma is.  Without it I really don’t think she would be who she is today.” Senior Marin Jacobson said. READ STORY »

Upcoming Changes to Lischke's Kadybrook Farm

The economy is tough these days and it’s hitting some harder than others. Bothell’s Kadybrook Farm, which belongs to one of our favorite teachers, Stacy Lischke’s hobby farm. The farm is being moved to a different location in seven weeks, after she got a nine week notice that 16 houses would be put on their Kadybrook farm. READ STORY »

Oscar the Truck Keeps Tradition Alive

SHS is full of many different types of traditions which the students and staff members look forward to keeping alive. But a couple of students spent this year bringing tradition back in a big way. READ STORY »

Surprising improvement for Owl City's latest EP

Ever since the release of “Fireflies”, which sold over 3 million copies, Owl City has been a household name. The fantastic lyrics, soft techno beats and chip tune base of Owl City’s first big album “Ocean Eyes” instantly set this one man band apart from the rest of the music scene.  However, the album was not without its problems. In many songs including “Hello Seattle” and “Tip of the Iceberg” the singing was heavily auto tuned and therefore lacked individuality. READ STORY »

College Checklist

Leaving for college in the fall will most likely be a bittersweet event, even if you have been looking forward to escaping this rainy town for years. New opportunities, different people, and the chance to create a new life separate from what you experienced in high school: All this awaits you in the exciting new adventure that will be college. But for most of you seniors graduating on June 14, organizing your clothes and knickknacks is not a top priority. READ STORY »

Getting in their final say

In less than thirty days the class of 2012 will be leaving SHS. Moving on to bigger and better things, their time at SHS is almost up. One thing they still have to accomplish before they move on is graduation. Every year it is tradition to have the class president, valedictorians, and one selected student to speak at the ceremony. This year, valedictorians Grifynn Clay and Maegan Nelson will be speaking, along with class president, Kyle Ferguson. READ STORY »

SHS FFA heads to state

When some people see an FFA member, they see an itchy blue corduroy jacket and a sweaty face. But a fellow FFA member can look past that and deeper than just the surface. The jackets they wear stands for tradition and pride; made up of Corn Gold and National Blue. Their faces look pained because they’re focusing on the competition ahead; whether it is Veterinary Science, where they have to be able to recall hundred of different terms and tools used in veterinary hospitals, or Dairy Foods, where the competitor must be able to identify different kinds of dairy products. READ STORY »