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Super Seniors Get Focused

Movies like “Mean Girls,” “10 Things I Hate About You,” and “She’s All That” — and, oh, just every teen movie ever — paint a pretty negative picture of high school. The sacred hallways are a place for cliques and bullying, and the classrooms are full of terrible things like pop quizzes and teachers who actually take attendance. Even popular celebrities such as Lorde, Taylor Swift, and Lena Dunham understand the struggle.

So why are some students willing to stay an extra year? READ STORY »

Battling the FAFSA

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), also known as the FSA (Federal Student Aid) is just as it sounds- federal aid provided to students who apply. The determination of money that is received after applying for the FAFSA is based mainly on the financial income of your household (parents or guardian). The FAFSA not only grants student aid to students in need, but it also fulfills the requirement for many scholarships to have the FAFSA filled out completely.

Why would you want to apply for FAFSA? READ STORY »

My WHAT is called WHAT?

The human body consists of 206 bones, 640 skeletal muscles, and 78 organs. It would appear that they ran out of names for these body parts after 10, so they started getting creative. Some of them may even be humorous. READ STORY »

Heather Lake is a Phenominal Hike

Heather Lake is a 4.6 mile hike right outside of Granite Falls off of Mountain Loop Highway. The trailhead is on the same dirt road hikers need to take to get to the trailhead of the Mount Pilchuck hike. READ STORY »

"Ride Along 2" Is A Must-See

People who want to have the most laughs they have had in a long time should go see the buddy-cop comedy "Ride Along 2," which is overflowing with quality humor. Part one was a huge hit, with a gross of $41,516,170 in the U.S. and Canada, and a worldwide gross of $153,262,184. It has the record for the highest domestic opening weekend gross (ahead of 2008’s Cloverfield). "Ride Along 2" is directed by Tim Story, and stars greats like rapper Ice Cube, hilarious comedians Kevin Hart, Ken Jeong, and Olivia Munn. READ STORY »

The Undiagnosed Disease Raging in the NW

Musltiple sclerosis continues to affect people on a global scale. MS, also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata, is a demyelinating disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. MS affects an estimated 2.1 million people worldwide, including more than 12,000 of people in the northwest. READ STORY »

The Final Season of American Idol

The beloved singing competition, American Idol, has been scouring America to find the greatest singers for the show's final farewell season. American Idol started back in 2001 with Ryan Seacrest as the host, and Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, and Simon Cowell as the judges, with Kelly Clarkson as the first winner. READ STORY »

The Atheletic, Academic Inspiration of SHS

Madeline Smith is a senior at Snohomish High School. She has played on the varsity basketball team all four years of high school and made second team all-WESCO her freshman year and  first team all-Wesco for basketball her sophomore and junior year. Last November on National Signing Day, Smith committed to play basketball at Montana State University. READ STORY »

SHS's Acting Star

Lily Stephens is a senior at Snohomish High School who is so mcuh more than just a student. Over her four years, she has been involved in Speech and Debate, DECA, Leadership, and Drama Club through the high school as an actress and now as a creator and director. This year, she was nominated and elected as one of the ten homecoming princesses for the senior class. She was also elected as senior class president for the 2015/2016 school year. READ STORY »

A New Seahawk-Themed Car Club

Are you a car person? Are you also a Seattle Seahawks fan? A group of people decided to combine the two popular interests and form Hawk Wheels, a new club in the Everett area. Hawk Wheels is centered on Seahawks themed cars, motorcycles and rides.

Not just a lousy bumper sticker or antenna ball, however, is enough.

Hawk Wheels was formed about four months ago, when club organizer Mike Wear, 47, and two other guys with Seahawks themed rides met at the Evergreen Speedway in Monroe. READ STORY »