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Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go

Claire Jones

October 7, 2016


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It happened over the summer. Came like the plague. Pokémon Go. You probably saw people running around town, eyes glued to their phone screens. Shouts of excitement as they found the Pokémon they were tracking and then a bunch of people swarming their location. The feedback of the game has been overall...

Very Superstitious

Very Superstitious

Haley DeSart

October 7, 2016


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Black cats, walking under ladders, breaking mirrors and rabbit’s feet. With October being right around the corner and Halloween at our doorstep, superstitions and myths run rampant during this time of year. Aside from creepy myths, most superstitions are relatively normal. Many people believe in...

In it for the Ride

Brenda De Rosas

October 7, 2016


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Traveling over the Gulf of Mexico or even the Pacific Ocean to a foreign country. Not seeing your friends or family for months and being introduced into a totally different society. Receiving foreign exchange students has become a sort of tradition here at Albert Lea High School. Students traveling...

Glow Up

Emily Wangen

October 7, 2016


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Glow up is a term used on social media and in pop culture to describe a transformation in appearance usually during someone’s teen years. With the end of high school is in sight for the class of 2017, two seniors, Audrey Laite and Jacob Bordewick, reflect on their experience “glowing up”. Growing...

Student Issues: Bullying

Student Issues: Bullying

Rhiannon Farr

October 7, 2016


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Bullying. A topic covered daily across the world, but the problem does not stop. How can we end this epidemic? Teachers, administrators, and students at ALHS offer their insight on this tough topic. Mindy Kruger, mathematics teacher, has been in situations where she found herself stopping an incident...

An Artist at Heart

An Artist at Heart

Kylie Brown

October 6, 2016


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In a shed in the woods by the lake, a beautiful piece of art stands. Dark and bright, lively colors cover a once white wall. Carine Rofshus, a junior, spent her free time over the summer painting a mural. At 6 feet high and 7 feet wide, it is the biggest project she has made. Her plan started of...

Sorrow Toward Stores

Sorrow Toward Stores

Rhiannon Farr, Opinion Editor

May 14, 2016


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On Sept. 15, the only bookstore in town, Book World, closed permanently. This store is one of the many stores in Albert Lea that has closed.       Junior Katie Boettcher has worked at the public library for three years. She said Albert Lea does not have a bookstore, she said it results in ...

Survival Guide

Survival Guide

Maddy Funk, Activities and Entertainment Editor

November 25, 2015


Filed under Feature, Issue 3

  Ben Seavey, ALHS junior, recently experienced something that opened his eyes to the terrible conditions of Minnesota roads. On Oct. 18, Seavey was driving to school with his sister, Jenna, when his brakes stopped working.       “All of a sudden I couldn’t stop,” Seavey said. “I...

Hazardous Holidays

Hazardous Holidays

Rhiannon Farr, Opinion Editor

November 25, 2015


Filed under Feature, Issue 3

During the holiday season, most families want everything to run smoothly with no imperfections. But, things don’t always go to plan. For junior Bethany Tennis, the holiday gone wrong was Thanksgiving.       “My mom had to go to school that morning and my dad bought a turkey that was too b...

Remembering Erin Finnegan

November 25, 2015


Filed under Feature, Issue 3

On Nov. 17, 2015, Albert Lea High School Speech Pathologist Erin Finnegan died after an extended battle with cancer. Many teachers and staff wore green, or had a clover Post-it note pinned to their shirt the day after her death, in remembrance of her.       Her funeral was Nov. 20, 2015 at Queen of Angels Ca...

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