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The Arrowhead OpEd section presents analysis and opinion on current issues and news. Editorials represent the views of a majority of The Arrowhead staff. Bylined articles are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the entire Arrowhead staff, the Snohomish High School student body and faculty or the Snohomish School District Board administration.

Letter to the Editor: Love and Unity Can't Stop a Bullet

A Response to Javon Hinton’s Letter to the Editor:

Let me make myself clear before I begin: in no way shape or form am I trying to be disrespectful or rude to anyone, whether they be in ASB, a student here at SHS, a teacher, or a member of the administration. I’m merely trying to share my views, and the views shared by a few other students. That being said, I do disagree with you, Javon. READ STORY »

Letter to the Editor: ASB President Javon Hinton on SHS Awareness Day

To Whom It May Concern: READ STORY »

Why the ASB-Planned School Activities Left a Bad Taste in Students' Mouths

On Wednesday morning, March 14, students, staff, and administrators at SHS acted against violence in spreading love and unity, and discussing how standing together as a school against violence and remaining safe and loving everybody would prevent future school shooters and other acts of violence on campus.

The question running through this journalist’s mind, as well as much of the student body, is this: was this the right move by the school during a day of national, widespread walkouts in the United States? READ STORY »

Short People: The Struggle is Real

As people, we automatically judge our surroundings. A building color that you may think is too dark, the way a dress falls off someone's shoulders, and most of all, other humans. When you meet someone new, you judge them by the way they dress, act, laugh, smile, etc. However, the one thing people judge for their whole life, regardless of what stage of life they are currently in, is themselves. READ STORY »

The Chi Explodes with Political Drama and Detail

After watching the first episode of "The Chi", a brand-new show on Showtime, this writer needed to see more.  READ STORY »

A Look Inside Rupi Kaur's "Milk and Honey"

"Milk and Honey," by Rupi Kaur, is a collection of poetry about survival, loss and recovery. The 25-year old Indian woman has made a remarkable difference in the culture of teens today with well over two million copies sold. After having gained immense popularity, the book skyrocketed, reaching #1 on the "New York Times Bestseller" list. Not only is there a poem on every page, but an (aesthetically pleasing) original sketch to go with it. READ STORY »


As last years' holidays went on, many looked forward to cooking and indulging on slow cooked turkey or ham, but for 0.5 percent of Americans, this is not the case. 

In the United States, approximately 0.5 percent of the population is vegan, which may not seem like a lot but is actually 1.6 million people. These 1.6 million people do not participate in eating or using any animal products, and there are many reasons people choose this lifestyle, with the top three being health, taste preference, and animal concern. READ STORY »

Art Program Budget Cuts

For a long time now in America, schools' art programs have been targeted for budget cuts by the federal government, and it seems to be getting worse and worse each year. Schools have much less diversity in their art programs due to the cuts to their budgets, and art programs always seem to be the first sent to the chopping block. It is in this writer's opinion that this is unfair and that schools do not seem to find arts programs to be very important. Art is undervalued in American schools and this should not be the norm. READ STORY »

Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson smolders in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle!

The latest version of Jumanji, released December 20, is a thrill ride of action and comedy. Stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan have tremendous chemistry, making this a must-see movie. You will be pulled along with these characters into the exotic world of Jumanji, a game of life and death.  READ STORY »

Star Wars: The Last Jedi review

Star Wars: The Last Jedi features Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Daisy Ridley as Rey, Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren and Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron. Set in a galaxy far, far away this movie is an action adventure with some comedy and drama elements mixed in. This film was a mess riddled with plot holes and it didn’t feel like a piece of art to me and instead felt like a product made solely for money. READ STORY »