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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.

SHS Students Deserve Better Lunch Options

Why don’t we have off campus lunch? I know plenty of other schools that do, and I am wondering why we don't.

Inside the school, the lunch options are very limited to what they have that day or that week, but outside of school, the options are pretty much endless. READ STORY »

Huskies Win The Apple Cup

Everyone is aware of the rivalry between the Pac 12 University of Washington Huskies and the Washington State Cougars. The 285 miles between the "Dawgs" and cats isn’t enough when it comes to the Apple Cup; a traditional football game between two universities in the same state.

Washington isn’t the only state to have rivalry football games. The Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans get together to play for their school each year as well. READ STORY »

Should NASCAR Crack Down on Brad?

Even if you’re not a NASCAR fan, you probably heard about the fight between Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski last Sunday night, November 2. This was the most recent of two fights that Keselowski has been in in the past three weeks, and from the looks of it, he’ll have another one before the year is out. Brad is making some powerful enemies, and it’s going to come back and bite him for the worse. Three weeks ago it was Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin and Tony Stewart, and his respect as a driver had taken a big hit as well. READ STORY »

Does Reality T.V. Alter the Way We See the World?

Shows like “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” “Bad Girls Club,” and many more are followed weekly by teenage girls and other pre-adolescent children around the world. The drama and fighting in Reality T.V., although appealing, raises expectations for appearance, highlights aggressive behavior, and promotes unhealthy relationships. Does the poor behavior of these T.V. stars mold our perspective of reality and influence the way we see the world? READ STORY »

Basic Vacation EP review

If you like the bands Imagine Dragons, The Strokes, and Carolina Liar, then you will love the up and coming alternative band “Basic Vacation.” READ STORY »

Too Much Homework

How many times have you come home from school, already exhausted from your day, and realized you still had hours of homework ahead of you? Well, it’s time for things to change. A high school student's work load is too much to handle. READ STORY »

School Times Affect Our Academic Performance

Can you imagine having algebra first thing in the morning? Functions, graphs and the value of X at 7:30 am? It’s tough, especially because algebra is an important class to be able to pass. Here’s my question: is it just me who is having difficulty, or can the early morning starts be effecting us in negative ways? READ STORY »

If You Don't Like It, Don't Watch It

You don’t know what you’re doing is wrong until you’re caught. You might have kissed or hugged someone on campus before and not faced consequences, but your next kiss on campus could be your last.

Public displays of affection in schools has been a widely debated topic across the globe. But how, exactly, does this relate to us here in Snohomish? READ STORY »

SHS Drowning In Paper

We’ve all had that one teacher that gives us 50 pounds of papers everyday making our binders burst at the seams. There is a solution to our problem…tablets!

Every student can use an electronic tablet to have our text books and paper handouts on. It will save money and trees by decreasing printing so many papers daily. We could be using them to read, explore the internet, do research projects, read, and do work from class textbooks. The possibilities are endless.  READ STORY »

No More "Boys Will Be Boys"

Last week, an anti-street harassment group called HollaBack released an awareness video following a woman around on the streets of NYC, being catcalled for hours. In order to discuss such a controversial ad, CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield brought in comedian Amanda Seales and Steve Santagati, the author of “The MANual”, a dating guide for men. READ STORY »