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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.

U2 - Songs of Experience Review

When U2 released a brand-new album on December 1, people quickly jumped on it. However, is the album worth the $11.99 price on iTunes? U2's new album "Songs of Experience", which happens to be a companion piece to their previous album released in 2014, "Songs of Innocence", has received critical acclaim, which must automatically make the album a big hit, right? Well, sadly "Songs of Experience" does not live up to the band's previous albums. READ STORY »

Las Vegas Shooting Harms the Lives and Emotions of Millions

On October 1, Stephen Paddock, 64, started shooting at a concert in Las Vegas, leaving 59 people dead and 527 injured. Police later found more weapons, explosives, and ammo in his hotel room and house. His motives are still unknown. READ STORY »

SHS' Production of Les Miserables is a Hit!

Breathtaking. If there is any way to sum up the beautiful production on display in the SHS Performing Arts Center, it’s in that one word. The incredibly talented cast, rich music and brilliant costumes and sets create a euphoric experience for the audience that leaves one in tears of joy and sorrow. READ STORY »

A Review of Snohomish Theatre’s Almost Maine

The SHS Theatre club put on an impressive first performance of the year in the form of Almost, Maine on November 17-19, featuring excellent talent from the actors and stage crew alike.

Almost, Maine features nine love stories, all occurring in an unnamed territory of Maine. These brief vignettes follow the interactions of a varied cast of couples whose relationships range from uplifting to devastating. READ STORY »

It's Okay

You’re seventeen or eighteen, and all of a sudden your teachers, parents, and other various adults in your life are asking what you want to do with your life. Well, that’s a good question, although I can hardly make a choice on what I want to eat for breakfast let alone what I want to do with my life, you think to yourself. READ STORY »

Singin’ Praises for the 2016 Drama Spring Production “Singin’ in the Rain”

Once again, the SHS Theater Club pulled off an incredible performance with the classic musical "Singin' in the Rain," demonstrating spectacular choreography, realistic sets, convincing acting, and flawless singing and dancing.

The audience roared with laughter at the comedic personas of Cosmo Brown and Lina Lamont, played by juniors Stevie Jorgenson and Sarah Sapadin, while watching with awe and cheer at the incredible singing and dancing of seniors Braden Sigua and Kelsie Watkins acting the roles of Don Lockwood and Kathy Seldon. READ STORY »

Your Facebook friends really convinced by your hot opinion

Yesterday evening, all of your friends on Facebook were totally convinced to vote for your favored presidential candidate by that Huffington Post article you shared.

“I wasn’t really feeling it, until I saw that little fragmentary paragraph of writing above the article link in their post. That really resonated with me, even though the punctuation was iffy and they spent roughly thirty seconds writing the thing,” said your partner from math class.

Out of your 957 friends, all nine of the people that liked that link were definitely sold. Really. READ STORY »

The Many Ways of Saying I love You

I love you. Even though Valentine’s Day has passed, there is never a wrong time to spread a little love. We as a whole say I love you so casually these days. Maybe it’s thrown out after a week long relationship of middle-school puppy love, or maybe you hear it every day before you go to school from your family. No matter who you hear it from, those three little words can mean a variety of things, but their initial meaning boils down to the fact that you are cared for, appreciated, wanted, and loved by someone. READ STORY »

House Full Of Talent

Annual Variety Show was in full swing in the PAC on Wednesday night, and was full of powerful performances at SHS. Once again, the students of Snohomish took the word Variety and ran with it, with performances ranging from a Masters of the Universe karaoke jam to a neon light show done on a pitch black stage. The performers reminded students that art comes in many forms, and every person on the stage Wednesday was enthusiastic and full of life. READ STORY »

Let's Clear Up the 'Diet' Confusion

The American population has a population that is alarming two-thirds overweight. When people realize that consuming grains and sugars cause weight gain, the obesity and weight issues will decrease. The human body has not fully adjusted to eating the foods which have developed in the last 12,000 years. These "new" foods have aided in the rise of digestive problems, heart disease, autoimmune diseases, systematic inflammation, obesity, and diabetes. READ STORY »