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Refugee Vetting Process

Refugee Vetting Process

Haley DeSart
March 24
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On Jan 27, President Donald Trump signed an executive order, which had the intent to bar citizens of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the United States for 90 days, banning refugees for 120 days with the exception of Syrian refugees, which would have been banned indefinitely. Despite...

Duty. Honor. Country.

Duty. Honor. Country.

Natalie Weiland
March 24
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While other high school seniors were filling out the common application, Maddy Funk was creating a government ID. To apply to her school of choice, The United States Military Academy at West Point, the ID was a necessary step toward admission. Following comes the more difficult process of being cleared...

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

Rhiannon Farr
March 24
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International Women’s Day is March 8 and celebrates women’s contributions in society. Obstacles have been thrown at women for hundreds of years: suffrage, wage gap, political power and many more. The main Women’s March took place in Washington D.C., but according to Heavy’s writer Stephanie...

Night to Shine

Night to Shine

Brenda De Rosas
March 24
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Hair, make up, the red carpet and the paparazzi. Tim Tebow, a professional football player, created the Tim Tebow Foundation, to spread love faith and hope. Part of this foundation was to give a special night to kids with special needs. This Foundation started in 2010, recently First Lutheran Church...

Senioritis

Senioritis

Brenda De Rosas
February 13
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Hats are flying and friends and family members have tears in their eyes, then reality hits. Some seniors describe senioritis as the will to do schoolwork vanishing. Senioritis has possibly been around since the first graduating class and it seems to be the most common and most contagious disease around. Senior...

Solo and Ensemble

Emily Wangen
February 10
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Each January, musicians from Albert Lea High School travel to Lakeville South High School to compete in the regional Solo and Ensemble contest. This year the contest was held on Jan. 21. After arriving at the high school, students prepare to perform their vocal or instrumental solos, duets or ensembles...

Mental Illness

Mental Illness

Rhiannon Farr
December 14
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Depression, anxiety, eating disorders: and many more. Some students and faculty of Albert Lea high school have seen mental illnesses throughout their lives, and have even had to deal with it themselves. Staff members find it most common to see motivation declining during this time of year, and both...

The Differences We Make

The Differences We Make

Haley DeSart
December 14
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Thousands of pounds of food, hundreds of dollars given and under it all staunch rivalries between classrooms are formed in this good natured dash to donate as much food as possible. With canned fruit and vegetable pyramids, boxed dinner towers and seas of rice bags and flour, flour and more flour make...

Deputy Superintendant Saves District Millions

Deputy Superintendant Saves District Millions

Emily Wangen
December 14
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Since 2009, Lori Volz has been working for the Albert Lea School District and currently serves as Deputy Superintendent. While students may not know her personally, her work is important to the district. Volz has a background in business administration as well as a masters degree in educational leadership...

The Boy Under the Mask

Brenda De Rosas
December 14
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Pep fest at Albert Lea High School are not truly pep fest without one important factor. The Tiger. Levi Kermes, junior, has been dressing up as the school’s mascot since the beginning of this year. A student council member brought it up in conversation and without an audition Kermes got the part. “It...

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