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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 »

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 »