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Albert Lea High School Newspaper


Albert Lea High School Newspaper


Albert Lea High School Newspaper


Senior Spencer Vanbeek will receive a custom Minnesota Wild jersey and tickets to the Minnesota Wild vs. Ottawa Senators game in April. He was also highlighted on the Wild social media.
Skating into the Wild Spotlight
Senior Spencer Vanbeek is a captain of the Albert Lea High School hockey team. This January, he had the honor of receiving the Minnesota Wild West Bend Hockey Spotlight Award.
Courtney Oakland, Staff Writer • February 1, 2024

Senior Spencer Vanbeek is a captain of the Albert Lea High School hockey team. This January, he had the honor of receiving the Minnesota Wild West Bend Hockey Spotlight Award....

Senator Dornink participated in the new “Tiger Talk” Podcast with co-hosts Principal Chris Dibble, Jack Skinness (12) and Mike Olson (12). Senator Gene Dornink shadowed Dibble as part of the Minnesota Principal for a Day initiative. This event was sponsored by the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals and Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association and matches state politicians with local schools so they can get a feel for what a day in the life of an administrator--and therefore teacher--looks and feels like.  Senator Dornink got to see what a normal day looks like at ALHS and guest on “Tiger Talk’s” second episode.
ALHS Launches “Tiger Talks”
Albert Lea High School launches a podcast for students and the community
Josephine Petersen, Staff Writer • February 1, 2024

There are many ways to entertain yourself: movies, television, books and social media. And the most recent mass media option calls back to the original radio broadcast of...

End of Quarter Three!
Happy Spring Break!
 May 25, 1976 Ahlahasa comic
Hasa Throwbacks: Chaos of School Newspaper
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...

Ahlahasa staff member, Mariajose Ruiz-Ceronio (12) made a Lego build as a tribute to Ahlahasa. Alongside that, Ahlahasa staff all added their own perosnalized Lego figure’s to acompany the build. If you want to check it out, it is in display right in front of room E200 Photo by Mariajose Ruiz-Ceronio
Warning: Don’t Eat the Legos
Mariajose Ruiz, Staff writer • February 1, 2024

Spend time on the internet and you’ve probably run into some stop-motion animations, specifically stop-motion Lego cooking videos. A channel that makes these types of videos...

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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...

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Eighth-grader Lily Ber created a duck for class and said, “People make art seem easy because when most people show how they do their work, they already know how to do it. To you, it looks like it’s easy since they can do it. But, when you actually try, and you’re a beginner, it’s not as easy as you thought. It’s more complicated.”
Art Taught Through The Generations
Alexis Godtland, Staff Writer • February 1, 2024

Drawing can be a good way for families to bond and learn, which is the same for eighth-grader Lily Ber, and her family. Drawing is a way to help her younger siblings. “I...

Tenth-grader Anna Laskowske has been on the trap team since seventh grade. “The nice thing with trap shooting is that it’s on a Sunday,” she said. “But I try to make sure that I get my schoolwork done before I worry about sports stuff or anything.”
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Alexis Godtland, Staff Writer • February 1, 2024

It’s not often that a student is coached by their parent for a school team, but for sophomore Anna Laskowske it is a reality. Laskowske mentions that she got into trap shooting...

Kevin Gentzs Calculus class (ugly sweaters)
Ahlahasa Holidaze Photos
Ahlahasa Staff December 15, 2023

Black Belt Teaches Next Generation
Alexis Godtland, Staff Writer • December 14, 2023

Lots of people play sports as children, but it’s rare for it to be karate, much less a student teaching other kids. Vivian Nguyen (11) started karate when she was seven,...

Given Saws drawing of a Bird
Threads of Inspiration
Alexis Godtland, Staff Writer • December 14, 2023

To Given Saw (9), art is a way of showing his emotions and expressing himself. Saw also mentions that he has drawn since he was little, and his artistic skills continue to...

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 “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...

Anyone But You
Anyone But You
Rosa Corey-Gruenes, Editor • February 1, 2024

Anyone but You” starring Sydney Sweeney (Bea) and Glen Powell (Ben) is already arguably one of the most popular romantic comedies of the year. This movie has swept over...

Senior Mariajose Ruiz-Ceronio giving blood
Blood For All
Mariajose Ruiz-Ceronio, Staff Writer • December 14, 2023

I’ve never donated blood but I didn’t feel as nervous as I thought I would. I am not afraid of blood nor needles. I think members of our student council were helpful....

I Simply Cannot
Rosa Corey-Gruenes, Editor • December 14, 2023

Now more than ever, it’s important to donate blood. We are currently in a national blood shortage. You quite literally can save lives and it’s easy enough to do. NHS sets...

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...

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Meet the Staff
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.

Jorja Bolinger
Jorja Bolinger
Staff Writer

Alexis Godtland
Alexis Godtland
Staff Writer

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

Josephine Petersen
Josephine Petersen
Staff Writer/Artist

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

Mariajose Ruiz
Mariajose Ruiz
Staff Writer

Hi! I am a new member of Ahlahasa and I’m in Choir.