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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 »

Four New Faces

There’s an exciting addition to this year’s SHS wrestling team; four female wrestlers. These girls include Junior Natalie St. Marie, Seniors Kayla Noyes, Courtney Rogers, and Esmeralda Bonilla. From looking at these good-looking and petite girls, you wouldn’t guess that they are tough wrestlers who dedicate countless hours working towards improving their skills for their newfound love of the sport. READ STORY »

It's a Family Affair in the SHS Basketball Program

Twelve pairs of siblings are part of the girls and boys Snohomish basketball program this year. There are two pairs of sisters, four pairs of brothers and six pairs of brothers and sisters. Players include, Callie Harwood (12), Shaylee Harwood (10), Joshua Shogren (12), Jacob Shogren (10), Will Layton (11), Jess Layton (9). All the players will be playing on the Freshman, JV or Varsity team for the SHS 2013-2014 girls and boys basketball season. READ STORY »

Mary Birdsong: Now and Then

Most know Mary Birdsong from the well-loved, if outrageous, television show Reno 911! as Deputy Cherisha Kimball. But prior to her acting career, she was very timid.  “When I was about five or six, I was crippling shy. So I started imitating people, doing characters, as a way to kind of ‘not be there’,” Birdsong said. READ STORY »

Doctor Who 50th anniversary special brings together Whovians around the world

It all started on November 23, 1963. That was the day that Doctor Who, a science fiction show created by Britain-based television network BBC, aired for the first time.

It was originally supposed to be an educational show. The mysterious alien (though human in appearance) called The Doctor, traveling through time and space in his bigger-on-the-inside, police box-shaped space ship called the TARDIS, brought his granddaughter and two schoolteachers along with him on his adventures, informing adult and children viewers alike of events throughout history. READ STORY »

Freshman Advice

Coming to a new school can be difficult for many kids and especially difficult for freshmen. A new school, new kids, and new teachers can be intimidating and what better then to hear advice from the people who have been through the whole process before? Here is a list of five pieces of advice freshman need to know when coming in to high school.

1. Go to activities outside of school READ STORY »

Running through life

The big move: At the beginning of her junior year, cross country runner Esmeralda Bonilla transferred from her old school in California to SHS. She had heard from her sister, who lives here, that the education was good and the people were nice. She wanted to try something new and cares deeply about learning, so she moved to Washington and started her junior year at SHS. READ STORY »