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Albert Lea High School Newspaper


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Albert Lea High School Newspaper


Group of ALHS students at the barn
Prom 2024
At Last We See the Light
Ahlahasa Staff April 23, 2024


Addison Dirkes and family after college signing to Gustavus.
Addison Dirkes Signs to Gustavus
It is a great day for Tiger sports. Senior Addison Dirkes, signed to the Gustavus Lions this morning in front of her friends, family, and school staff
Carley Ladlie, Staff Writer • April 18, 2024

It is a great day for Tiger sports. Senior Addison Dirkes, signed to the Gustavus Lions this morning in front of her friends, family, and school staff. Dirkes will play volleyball...

Prom 2024
At last we see the lights
Issue 91
Hasa Throwback: Racing the Clock
Ali Hafstad, Editor

Ahlahasa is on a mission to throw back to the past and better understand where we came from. Searching through the historical newspapers, Hasa Throwbacks is about bringing...

Safe Haven Is Actually Dangerous
"Safe Haven" Is Actually Dangerous
Jorja Bolinger, Staff Writer • April 9, 2024

If you had the chance, would you take it, even if it means risking everything? The novel “Safe Haven” by Nicholas Sparks follows a girl named Erin. She has dealt with...

8th Grader Ethan Gordon, 8th Grader Kendal Clarey, Sophomore Parker Munson and Sophmore Levi Monson are practicing in F203 for a League of Legend match. Photo Submitted
Madelyn Anderson, Staff Writer • December 14, 2023

Esports is a new activity at the high school this year. The Esports team is a group of players that meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the fall and winter. There are two...

Tenth-grader Taison Salle in his Anglers gear holding a newly caught fish. He said, The Biggest Fish I ever caught was a 42-pound greater amberjack.
Fish At Your Own Risk
Alexis Godtland, Staff Writer • April 9, 2024

For angler and Sophomore Taison Salle, being on the Albert Lea Anglers team requires varied demands and team work. For Salle there isn’t much to balance, he loves it all....

Tenth-grader Janely Tuxpan created a paper mache for class and said It doesnt come out how you want it. I just take it apart and try it again to get it how I want.
Working Through Mistakes
Alexis Godtland, Staff Writer • April 9, 2024

Sculpting, for sophomore Janely Perez Tuxpan, is her favorite art form. She likes to create things in 3-D rather than 2-D. “It’s just something I like to do for a hobby,”...

Senior Carly Stevens calls this art piece The Hummingbird. Her grandmother inspired her to make this since she loves hummingbirds. Once completing it I was glad I was able to make something that looked good,  said Stevens It was a bit of a struggle to make because I had to make sure everything was in the right spot.
Light and Dark Through Art
Mariajose Ruiz, Staff Writer • March 7, 2024

A typical day for Black and White Photography class is working in the dark room and walking around school with a camera,” said Carly Stevens, a senior at ALHS. Black and...

Senior Lillian Hernandez in a past rugby match against Eagan, where she was a jumper.
Jumping Over Obstacles
Mariajose Ruiz, Staff Writer • March 7, 2024

One of the 2024 spring sports is rugby. Rugby is a ball-and-field game where a ball is both kicked and held. Not to be confused with American football, rugby uses a regular...

Morgan Goskeson and Mika Cichosz
100 Career Points On The Same Night
Alexis Godtland, Staff Writer • March 7, 2024

Hockey demands players to be team-oriented but this season two players stepped into the spotlight. Junior Mika Cichosz, defense, and Freshman Morgan Goskeson, right wing,...

Editor Rosa Corey-Gruenes (11) and Josephine Petersen (11) show off their ten dollar outfits thrifted from The Salvation Army in early March.
Hasa Trys
Kae Bee, Staff Writer • April 9, 2024

Throwback to our editorial on Free Spring Break Activities, the Ahlahasa Newspaper were discussing as a group one day about, what could you do in a small town during spring...

The sky on March 14 of spring break.
It's Not a Break
Maddee Anderson, Staff Writer • April 9, 2024

Spring break is a time where students are supposed to be able to take a much needed break from school. However, this isn’t the case for everyone. While some students take...

Saguaro Cacti in the San Tan Valley.
Taking a Break
Rosa Corey-Gruenes, Editor • April 9, 2024

In my 17 years on this earth, I have never been on a spring break, until I traveled to Arizona with my family. Arizona is well-known as the Grand Canyon state, however, we...

Junior Maddee Anderson and alumni Roel Palomo attended prom last year. Anderson estimates to have spent around $260 on the night.
The Hidden Expenses of Prom
Maddee Anderson, Staff Writer • April 9, 2024

The high school’s annual prom is coming up quickly on April 20. It is a night for friends and dates to get together and have fun. It’s a night to go out, get all dressed...

 “Girl With a Pearl Earring” is an oil painting painted by Johannes Vermeer.
Loss of Art
Kae Bee, Staff Writer • February 1, 2024

The years are increasing and technology is advancing. And so is art. But is it really advancing? Modern art is not as appealing to look at than art from say, the Renaissance...

Meet the Staff
Ali Hafstad
Ali Hafstad
Online Editor

Hi! My name is Ali Hafstad. My current extracurriculars and leadership positions: Speech team (Captain), French Club (President), Ahlahasa (Social media and Website editor), Varsity Mock Trial, NHS, Book...

Jorja Bolinger
Jorja Bolinger
Staff Writer

Hi, I am a new staff member!

Hello, I'm Rosa Corey-Gruenes. I'm a junior this year and editor of Ahlahasa. I am involved in a few different extracurriculars and leadership positions throughout our school: Student Council (Media Liaison),...

Alexis Godtland
Alexis Godtland
Staff Writer

My name is Alexis Godtland and my current extracurriculars include: NHS, Ahlahasa, Concert Choir and Humanities.

Madelyn Anderson
Madelyn Anderson
Staff writer

My name is Maddee Anderson. My current extracurriculars include Ahlahasa (staff writer), Well Being Club, a Link Crew Leader, and a part of the Freeborn Eagles Rugby Club (not affiliated with the school).