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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 Drama Club's "The Addams Family" A Huge Success

The SHS Theatre department pulled off another spectacular production for this year’s spring musical The Addams Family. There were a lot of familiar faces in the cast this year as well as some new, budding talents. Overall, Saturday night’s musical was a huge success and loved by audience and actors alike. READ STORY »

Comments from a Former 4.0 Student

It is the day after finals week and you have been watching the gradebook all month. Your teacher is handing back your test and you know that your entire grade is hinged on that one piece of paper. Because your perfect 4.0 GPA, or chances at graduation, hangs at a balance, you had studied your butt off to master this test, and now is the moment of truth.

And then you see the red ink. READ STORY »

Letter to the Editor: Love and Unity Can't Stop a Bullet

A Response to Javon Hinton’s Letter to the Editor:

Let me make myself clear before I begin: in no way shape or form am I trying to be disrespectful or rude to anyone, whether they be in ASB, a student here at SHS, a teacher, or a member of the administration. I’m merely trying to share my views, and the views shared by a few other students. That being said, I do disagree with you, Javon. READ STORY »

Letter to the Editor: ASB President Javon Hinton on SHS Awareness Day

To Whom It May Concern: READ STORY »

Why the ASB-Planned School Activities Left a Bad Taste in Students' Mouths

On Wednesday morning, March 14, students, staff, and administrators at SHS acted against violence in spreading love and unity, and discussing how standing together as a school against violence and remaining safe and loving everybody would prevent future school shooters and other acts of violence on campus.

The question running through this journalist’s mind, as well as much of the student body, is this: was this the right move by the school during a day of national, widespread walkouts in the United States? READ STORY »

Short People: The Struggle is Real

As people, we automatically judge our surroundings. A building color that you may think is too dark, the way a dress falls off someone's shoulders, and most of all, other humans. When you meet someone new, you judge them by the way they dress, act, laugh, smile, etc. However, the one thing people judge for their whole life, regardless of what stage of life they are currently in, is themselves. READ STORY »

The Chi Explodes with Political Drama and Detail

After watching the first episode of "The Chi", a brand-new show on Showtime, this writer needed to see more.  READ STORY »

A Look Inside Rupi Kaur's "Milk and Honey"

"Milk and Honey," by Rupi Kaur, is a collection of poetry about survival, loss and recovery. The 25-year old Indian woman has made a remarkable difference in the culture of teens today with well over two million copies sold. After having gained immense popularity, the book skyrocketed, reaching #1 on the "New York Times Bestseller" list. Not only is there a poem on every page, but an (aesthetically pleasing) original sketch to go with it. READ STORY »


As last years' holidays went on, many looked forward to cooking and indulging on slow cooked turkey or ham, but for 0.5 percent of Americans, this is not the case. 

In the United States, approximately 0.5 percent of the population is vegan, which may not seem like a lot but is actually 1.6 million people. These 1.6 million people do not participate in eating or using any animal products, and there are many reasons people choose this lifestyle, with the top three being health, taste preference, and animal concern. READ STORY »

Art Program Budget Cuts

For a long time now in America, schools' art programs have been targeted for budget cuts by the federal government, and it seems to be getting worse and worse each year. Schools have much less diversity in their art programs due to the cuts to their budgets, and art programs always seem to be the first sent to the chopping block. It is in this writer's opinion that this is unfair and that schools do not seem to find arts programs to be very important. Art is undervalued in American schools and this should not be the norm. READ STORY »