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Trotting Her Stuff

Ciara Benson, senior, is not only a talented Cross Country and Track athlete, as well as a participant in our school band, she also rides horses. She has been riding horses since she was very young, just for fun with her family. Ciara started riding horses competitively when she was only eight-years-old. The event she typically takes part in is eventing, “which is dressage, show-jumping, and cross country,” says Benson. READ STORY »

Super Staff: Master Sergeant Reuben Urquidez, JROTC teacher

Master Sergeant Reuben Urquidez recently began instructing in the JROTC program at Snohomish High School in December of 2013. After serving 22 years in the Marine Corp, he still continues to serve his country by better preparing students for a career in the military.

Q: When did you begin working at SHS?

A: December of last year.

Q: What brought you to SHS? READ STORY »

Super Staff: Tuck Gionet, Government Teacher

Tuck Gionet, a Government and Economics Teacher, Head Track and Field Coach, Panther Pal Advisor, Community Service Coordinator, and Key Club Advisor has been teaching in the Snohomish School District for 32 years. He started his career teaching PE, Science, and Social Studies at the original Snohomish Junior High for three years, which is now where the Snohomish Aquatic Center is.

Q: What made you want to teach history and government classes in high school? READ STORY »

Super Staff: Pete Wilson, Band

The band teacher at Snohomish High School is greatly known throughout the halls of campus. Being involved in band not only brings you into the classrooms of the PAC, but also into the musical world.

Q: Why did you decide to work in the Snohomish School district?

A: Because they hired me. I got out of college when I was 23. On my 30th birthday, I got a letter from my current job at the time saying they had hired a new person for my job. I had jobs that were long time sub jobs and through connections, [I] got the job at SHS. READ STORY »

The Real Impact of Panther Pals

A big part of growing up is having someone to look out for you. Having role models in your life from the very beginning is a big part of learning who you are in this world. They’re always there for you, they will never judge you as anything other than yourself, and they will make you feel important, both in your life and theirs. Panther Pals, essentially, are those role models. READ STORY »

Super Staff: Tomm Stewart, Math

Tomm Stewart is a world  traveler, a very open-minded person, the father of eleven kids, a volunteer in Africa, and a SHS math teacher. Mr. Stewart can’t imagine his life without traveling because, as he said, "You can’t come back the same person after your adventures.”

-Mr. Stewart, when did you go to Africa and what did you do there?

- I went there this summer in a mission of mercy, education, and new adventures. You are changing somebody’s life, or giving them an opportunity to change their life. READ STORY »

The Truth about Ebola

Every news station is covering it; every ad is warning about it; every student at SHS is talking about it. The Ebola outbreak has caused citizens across the country to panic.

Rumors are being spread all throughout Snohomish High School about the seriousness of the disease, and not many people are taking the time to check their facts. READ STORY »

Online Intermingling at SHS

For the past week, Nev Schulman, creator and host of Catfish the TV show and Catfish the original movie, has been in Pullman, Washington to talk to students about the dangers of online intermingling.

Catfish is an extremely popular TV show on MTV, and has running for just two years. Catfish has become quite popular with young viewers, along with online dating.

Schulman may have been in Pullman, which is just a jump over the Cascade Range, but how close is online dating to SHS? READ STORY »

40 Clubs; a Surplus or a Benefit?

Ask any SHS student, and most of them will say they are involved in at least one of the 40 clubs offered at their high school. According to a recent national survey, 79 percent of American high school students are involved in some type of extracurricular activity such as drama, debate, foreign language, writing, community service, and leadership clubs.

While clubs are extremely fun, there are some rewarding benefits from joining an extra-curricular activity that some students are not aware of. READ STORY »

SHS's "Mew" Religion

Lengthy black streaks are applied across cheeks to give the amusing illusion of kitty-cat whiskers. Hearts and black ovals are painted on noses with free-flowing kohl.  For quite some time, you may have noticed some of these curious cat faced individuals around SHS. You see them in the hallways and in your classrooms. You may have heard rumors and asked yourself, "Why? Is it casual cosplay? Is it a club? Why are these people dressed like cats?"

“Some people think it’s a cult,” says SHS Senior Kameron Burns, the founder of Meowism. READ STORY »