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Chess club to make its moves: New chess club at ALHS

Chess club to make its moves: New chess club at ALHS

Jon Kreun

March 27, 2012


Filed under Feature, Issue 5, Top Stories

The final bell rings at ALHS and students immediately rush out of class.  Most students race to the parking lot overwhelmed with joy that it is finally Friday.  When the halls have cleared, a faint noise can be heard in the corner of the second floor E-house. As you walk closer to the noise, you realize...

A foundation for the future: A senior finds his calling in teaching

A foundation for the future: A senior finds his calling in teaching

Anissa Nelson

February 23, 2012


Filed under Feature

Jobs. Many high schoolers have them; but they are often something that is taken for granted. For Graham Christopherson, senior at Albert Lea High School, his job has done something more than bring in the cash, it has helped him make plans for the future. He is a Homework Helper. “I love being a tutor,”...

We’re more alike than you know… :Students and teachers share interest in video games

We’re more alike than you know…  :Students and teachers share interest in video games

Jon Kreun

February 22, 2012


Filed under Feature

Every day many students go home from school, grab a bag of chips and a soda, turn on their gaming console and collapse on the couch where they remain for several hours. But students aren’t the only ones using video games as a way of providing entertainment and stress relief. Several teachers at Albert...

The Growl

The Growl

Kelsey Thomas

February 22, 2012


Filed under Feature

8 people, 3 cameras, 1 hour. This is all some students have to put together and run a show every day, 5 days a week. This is, The Growl. Previously known as Tiger Vision, this show gets daily announcements and important information to students and staff every day after 7th hour. The 5 minute show allows...

‘The key was education’: FFA students explore many activities, and amazing opportunities

‘The key was education’: FFA students explore many activities, and amazing opportunities

Robin Crawford

February 22, 2012


Filed under Feature

Pop quiz for all you hot shots out there, what does FFA really mean? Is it A. future farmers of America B. free fatty acid C. free for all D. none of the above. If you guessed A, well you’re wrong. The actual answer is D, none of the above. FFA hasn’t meant Future Farmers of America since 1988....

Late night studying not just for students:ALHS teacher Kevin Gentz is back to school

Late night studying not just for students:ALHS teacher Kevin Gentz is back to school

Ben Jones

January 13, 2012


Filed under Feature, Issue 3

t’s late at night. You’re probably in bed, snoring away the long day. But ALHS teacher Kevin Gentz is probably up, either grading papers or working on his masters, which Riverland community college requires him to have for AP students to receive college credit. Gentz spends 12 hours a week working...

Mental beatdown:Mock trial team prepares for competition with new team members

Mental beatdown:Mock trial team prepares for competition with  new team members

Robin Crawford

January 13, 2012


Filed under Feature, Issue 3

Being a lawyer takes time and dedication. It’s defiantly more than just an average person may think. Not too many people know what it takes. Judges, lawyers, plaintiff, defendant, victims, witnesses, time keepers and the list goes on and on. Believe it or not, it really does take this many people to...

Love me or Hate me: it won’t make me or break me

Love me or Hate me: it won’t make me or break me

Dean Anderson, Design Editor

November 18, 2011


Filed under Feature

Small class sizes. Turning the library into a haunted house. Building relationships with students. Family setting. What do these scenarios describe? A small, exclusive, private school in the suburbs? An Ivy League university? Alden-Conger? Wrong. Try again. It’s the Area Learning Center (ALC), located...

Success Coaches: the only coaches that won’t yell at you

Success Coaches: the only coaches that won’t yell at you

Ana Olson, copy editor

November 18, 2011


Filed under Feature

If you are lost or simply heading in the wrong direction, one of the best places to go would be to the Success Coaches. The Success Coaches, Virginia Herrera and Susan Peterson, are there to help students with a number of problems, ranging from schoolwork to problems at home. They are here to help you...

Tech-Yes juliet: tech crew plays a crucial part in production of plays

Tech-Yes juliet: tech crew plays a crucial part in production of plays

Aaron Woitas, Online Editor

November 18, 2011


Filed under Feature

One of the least recognized groups working hard in the high school is the Tech Crew. This is the group of students led by English teacher Mr. Corey-Gruenes. Under his supervision the students on the Tech Crew coordinate the lights and sounds for all performances in the auditorium, including plays, band...

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