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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.

Incredible Local Café is a Must Try

Jake's Café is a traditional old style café located on 2nd street in Snohomish, Washington. Doors open at 6:30, so it is the perfect place to grab breakfast before work or school.

The waitresses are very friendly and keep your coffee full, which are both necessities that early in the morning. Service is very quick. For being a small café, Jake's is very accommodating to large parties. READ STORY »

Rogue Finals Test Wreaking Havoc in Small Town

This article is satirical.

School officials are scrambling to contain a rogue final exam that was released from containment before its scheduled days of freedom during January 27 and 28.

“He’s a devious little scamp,” said Crumshaw Flintfoot, a greasy man in overalls from Louisiana hired by the district to re-contain the exam. “He snuck in a freshman’s house and licked all of his spoons. Real nasty.” READ STORY »

Explorer Falls Review

Explorer Falls, otherwise known as Wheeler Falls, is a little-known waterfall just outside of Snohomish. It is an easy mile walk down a logging road to the base of a 50-foot horsetail formed waterfall. It is located near Lake Roesiger, off of Monroe Camp Road. READ STORY »

The Girls Who Made Country Songs

Young country music artists Maddie and Tae released their first album called "Start Here" on August 28, 2015

One of the albums hits is “Girl in a Country Song," which dominated local country music radio stations and quickly became one of the top songs of summer 2015. The lyrics of the song describe the emotions of women that feel that they are expected to just sit quietly and look pretty, and that they are not being given the respect that they deserve from men. READ STORY »

New Year's Resolutions, A Good thing Or Pointless?

With the New Year just beginning, many people are making their annual New Year’s resolutions. Its always been a tradition that at the start of the new year, people come up with a resolution to accomplish in the year ahead. While some are as simple as wanting to pick up your dog's poop everyday so that your grumpy old neighbor doesn’t get mad, or not going to fart so much in front of your girlfriend because it always makes her mad, some are more in depth and meaningful. READ STORY »

A Wild Wilcard Weekend

Seahawks squeaked past the Vikings this week in one of their wildest wildcard weekends in Seattle history beating. The defending NFC champions squared off against the division winning Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. The Hawks would not only have to deal with a revenge hungry Vikings team, but also the weather. The game temperature ranged from around -6 to 0 degrees, with a wind chill of -20 below at times. This game was by no means a cake walk like their last matchup. READ STORY »

Battle of 2016 presidential race

The 2016 race for the White House is filled with exemplary candidates from both sides of the isle. The topic of the presidential race has dominated media coverage over the past year and is still persevering into 2016. READ STORY »

Fan Girls Need to Cool Down

Fan girls everywhere love to share their opinions about their favorite celebrities, especially when it comes to their relationships. From Brad Pitt and his love triangle with Jen and Angelina to Kim Kardashian and her 72 day marriage, to Big Sean and Arianna Grande's short lived romance, celebrity drama tends to demand a lot of attention. READ STORY »

Member of SHS English department hospitalized over break

This article is a satire piece.


Paramedics were called over break to the home of an SHS staff member who was found to be suffering from a case of miner’s lung. The cause is suspected to be the four hundred pounds of finely powdered coal dust that was found crudely dumped on top of her Christmas stocking near her fireplace, as she was apparently "naughty." READ STORY »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

After two showings and weeks’ worth of pondering, I can safely say that I am no closer to deciding if I loved Star Wars or not. No other movie has put me through the wringer this thoroughly and gut wrenchingly as this one. As a lifelong fan of possibly the most influential movie saga in history, and one of the few people who actually understands what the Kessel run is, I went into the theater under the impression I knew Star Wars. I came out a changed man. READ STORY »