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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.

Surviving Washington Rain

With this magical weather we are being dumped into because we live in the wonderful state of Washington, SHS students are finding it difficult to stay dry. The constant down-pour is drenching students as they walk to the bus, walk to class, walk to school, or even set a toe outside. To an outsider, the rain seems inescapable.

However, being used to this soaking weather, SHS students and staff have found a few tips on staying relatively not-drenched as they battle the natural elements in the name of education. READ STORY »

The Desolation of Smaug: Movie Review

Think of your favorite place to play when you were a child, but imagine it is now a Walmart. Actually, you don’t have to imagine it, because that is how it feels watching Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The posters tell that Martin Freeman is the “star” as the Bilbo Baggins, but the person you’ll see the most of is Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield in the film’s fantasy setting. While the book is somewhat dreamlike and relaxed, the movie tends toward action-packed, and you should go in expecting as much. READ STORY »

A Madea Christmas Movie Review

At last, A Madea Christmas has opened in theaters Friday, December 13. Being the eighth installment to the Madea franchise. Like most Tyler Perry films, A Madea Christmas had originally been a play. Both are written, produced and directed by Tyler Perry himself. READ STORY »

High Demand For Women's Basketball Fans

If you’ve been to both a girls and boys basketball game then you know the boys are more likely to get fans than the girls. Most people’s initial thought about basketball is that males dominate the sport and that’s why they get more fans than female basketball teams do. However, there should be an equal amount of fans at both genders’ games because after all, it is the same exact sport. READ STORY »

Heroes of Olympus: The House of Hades Book Review

Bestselling author Rick Riordan finally published the newest installment in the Heroes of Olympus series on October 8, 2013. A sequel series to the popular Percy Jackson and the Olympians books, The House of Hades marks the fourth adventure in Heroes of Olympus. Fans all over the world eagerly tore through the book and finished it within days – fan art and excited discussions littered the Internet almost immediately. READ STORY »

Days of Gold Album Review

American Country music artist, Jake Owen's release of his new album, Days of Gold, has been greatly anticipated by many and is likely to produce some of the top hits on the country music charts. Owen scored his first blockbuster in 2011 with Barefoot Blue Jean Night and has continued his success in to his latest album. His newest hits in, Days of Gold, "Beachin'" and "Life of the Party" all have similarities in that the mood is positive and serves as that perfect summertime day. READ STORY »

Violet and Daisy Movie Review

Violet and Daisy is an enchanting and daring film written and directed by Academy Award-winning Geoffrey Fletcher. Alexis Bledel and Saoirse Ronan play the titular characters who just so happen to be incredibly young assassins in New York City. The black-comedy allows traces of dark humor while remaining profoundly emotional. READ STORY »

Frozen Movie Review

Disney released its long-awaited new musical film last Wednesday. Frozen, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s story The Snow Queen drew in $93 million from the day it was released to Sunday. The princess movie was directed by Chris Buck and starred actors Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, and Jonathan Groff. READ STORY »

Catching Fire Movie Review

The action packed film Catching Fire did not disappoint die-hard Hunger Game fans, relating to the book almost exactly. As many of those fans know, the much anticipated movie directed by Francis Lawrence premiered in theaters on November 22 starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark. READ STORY »

Cheerleading is a sport

I was sitting at the lunch table the other day and as we were talking about sports the discussion of cheerleading not being a sport came into play. My friends and many other people have the assumption that cheerleading is not a sport but for someone who doesn't cheer will never know how much work you put in.  In cheer, you work harder than most other sports, but maybe in different ways. I have been a competitive cheerleader as well as a school cheerleader and I can tell you that being a cheerleader is a lot of work. READ STORY »