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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.


What comes to mind when you hear the word feminism? Some thoughts might lead to stereotypes like aggressive woman who hate men, feminists are unfeminine, that they look down on women who lead a normal life style. This might be true for some, but you don’t have to be those stereotypes in order to be a feminist. In fact, feminism is not about any of the stereotypes stated. Feminism is not about hating men. It's not just for women and it's not a bad word. READ STORY »

Cell Phone Addictions

The last few years, people have grown to be very addicted to their phones and other electronics. For the most part, all age groups have them. Ever since smart phones have become popular, people have bought them more and more. This includes smart phones, tablets, iPods, iPads, etc. They are always being used. Some may say a little too much. People use them for not only playing games, but texting and staying in contact with their friends and family.

I believe it’s important that people should have a limit on how much they use their electronic devices because it is addictive. READ STORY »

Please Stand

In the United States, citizens are blessed with a slew of civil liberties and freedoms that many people in the world can only dream of possessing, however it seems to be that as newer generations grow, the sense of pride and respect for our nation has declined. The other day, it was brought to my attention that a student did not even stand for the Pledge of Allegiance without religious reason. It was shocking. I present an open letter to all students who do not stand for the Pledge of Allegiance: READ STORY »

Waste Management

The management of waste in our country and even the world is a huge problem. Our environment will not be able to handle all of the waste and pollutants for much longer and not to mention, the impact that waste and landfills have on humans and animals. READ STORY »

Rape jokes are not funny

When we were younger, we were taught that yelling “fire” is more effective than yelling “rape.” We were taught “don’t leave your drink alone” instead of “don’t drug someone.” How about we teach “don’t rape” instead of “don’t get raped.” I always hear how awful our rape culture is. If it is so awful, why do I hear multiple people every day making jokes about rape? Maybe they are being hypocrites, or maybe they don’t understand what rape culture is. READ STORY »

More Stop Signs Necessary

SHS is for the most part a very safe place, however, there is one thing that stands out to me and also some of my fellow students. The safety of walking to school and walking home is very important to students who live near the school. There are not many stop signs around the school. There are street lights, but that doesn’t help much by the little streets and crosswalks. Two SHS students have been hit by cars this year. READ STORY »

GSA: A Place Where You Can Be You

The Gay/Straight Alliance is for everyone; you don’t have to be gay to join. It's a club to help prevent bullying the gay. A lot of gay people get bullied for being different, but really, they’re not different; they're just attracted to the same gender. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. READ STORY »

College isn't for everyone

College is not for everyone, plain and simple. I’m always hearing adults saying things like, “You have to go to college to be successful or to go anywhere in life,” and I feel like that isn’t true. I feel like a lot of kids are convinced they have to go to college because of years of people telling them that that is the only way to succeed in life. READ STORY »

Are Assemblies Beneficial?

Ever since Snohomish High School was founded in 1894, there has been an abundance of spirit that flows through the halls of SHS. These are primarily due to spirit and pep assemblies.

There is a question that is hiding in the back of our minds; are these assemblies actually useful to us, or are they detrimental to our education?

“My leadership class plans all of the assemblies as assignments,” says Vince Ivelia, SHS’ Activities Coordinator. READ STORY »

Is school spirit necessary?

Some schools have it, some schools don’t. Some students take pride in it, some don’t even think about it. We’re talking about school spirit. Pride and spirit for your school isn’t just for the “preppy” kids, or the cheerleaders or the athletes. Every student can benefit from taking pride in their school. READ STORY »