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Albert Lea High School Newspaper


Albert Lea High School Newspaper


Albert Lea High School Newspaper


Phone infographic
Cell Phone Protocol
Courtney Oakland, Staff Writer • November 27, 2023

Chris Dibble enforces new school protocol regarding Albert Lea students phones

Cancer fundraiser bracelets
Bracelets Sell-Out at Lunch
Student Council raises $400 in bracelet sales for Hope Chest.
Ali Hafstad, Editor • November 11, 2023

Student Council is helping to bring awareness to breast cancer this October by encouraging students to wear pink on Fridays and selling PureVida bracelets during lunches for...

Winter Break
“Winter is not a season, it’s a celebration.” — Anamika Mishra
Ace Dye, sophomore
The Joy of Art
Maddee Anderson, Staff Writer • November 11, 2023

Art is a way to be creative and express yourself, which is exactly why Sophomore Ace Dye does it.  “I like making things that make me happy,” she said about the joy...

Mariajose Ruiz, Staff Writer • October 6, 2023

Homecoming Week began with the royalty nominees accepting their sashes during pepfest on Friday, September 15. The court included seniors Ava Bremer, Erin Boorsma, Jaylee...

Htee Paw Art work
Htee Paw
Carley Ladlie, Staff Writer • October 5, 2023

Art is a stress relief and creative outlet for many and this is no different for Htee Paw. “For me it's just being creative.” She said when asked about why she decided...

Devin Truesdell
Nationals Pool Competition
Courtney Oakland, Staff Writer • October 5, 2023

Normally during the first year of a new sport you lose more than you win. However, senior Devin Truesdell is the exception. In his first year of playing 8 ball pool, he went...

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Cover of Malibu Rising
Book of The Month
Rosa Corey-Gruenes, Editor • November 11, 2023

In the month of October, Albert Lea High School Book Club read “Malibu Rising” by Taylor Jenkins Reid author of “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” (which book club...

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Isaiah McGaffey running for Albert Lea.
Senior Places 58th at State Meet
Carley Ladlie, Staff Writer • November 11, 2023

Senior Isaiah McGaffey placed 58th with a time of 16:59 at the Cross Country Running Boys & Girls State meet was on Saturday, Nov 4. “I just had to run my own race...

Cheer Squad
Cheer Squad
October 5, 2023
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Movie cover of The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Nightmare Before Christmas is a Halloween Movie
Madelyn Anderson, Staff Writer • November 11, 2023

The Nightmare Before Christmas is a stop motion film about a skeleton trying to steal Christmas. The title itself does not specify whether it is a heartwarming Christmas story...

Movie cover for The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Nightmare Before Christmas is Christmas
Carley Ladlie, Staff Writer • November 11, 2023

The Nightmare Before Christmas may not convey the same emotions that a traditional Christmas movie does, but it’s a Christmas movie nonetheless. The vibes may be spooky,...

Josephine Petersen, Staff Writer • October 5, 2023

Imagine this, an 8-foot creature with yellow skin that scarcely covers the muscles and arteries underneath, lustrous black hair, pearly white teeth, watery eyes that look...

The Ultimate Spooky Season Marathon
The Ultimate Spooky Season Marathon
Ali Hafstad and Alexis Godtland September 29, 2023

As Halloween approaches us every year people debate on what films to watch on movie nights. This is our take on a well-rounded marathon for the Halloween season.  Once...

Taylor Swift: Taylor’s Version
Taylor Swift: Taylor’s Version
Madelyn Anderson, Staff Writer • August 23, 2023

Taylor Swift is a name recognized around the world. She is an award-winning singer, songwriter and producer. She has 10 studio albums. The first, “Taylor Swift”, was released...

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Ahlahasa Staff
Carley Ladlie
Carley Ladlie
Staff writer

My name is Carley Ladlie and I'm proud to be part of the girl's tennis team, Mock Trial, Book Club, a boys' tennis manager and, last but not least, a writer on the Ahlahasa.

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 editor), Varsity Mock Trial, NHS, Book Club, Humanities...

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),...

Courtney Oakland
Courtney Oakland
Staff Writer

Hi! I'm Courtney Oakland. I’m in varsity Mock Trial, a speech captain, varsity jazz band, community band, marching band, NHS, Book Club, Ahlahasa, Humanities and Pit Orchestra for the fall musical.

My name is Josephine Petersen. Some of the activities I am in are Chess Club, Ahlahasa, Humanities, and Book Club.