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‘It’s Just a Ballin’ Opportunity’: Two Seniors take post-secondary option

‘It’s Just a Ballin’ Opportunity’: Two Seniors take post-secondary option

Chelsea Petersen, Opinion Editor

November 3, 2011


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“I thought I was ready for it,” senior Christopher Weniger said. “So I was like, ‘go for it.’” Weniger along with senior Brody Sundblad both decided to “go for it” this year— go for the Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) that is. However, while both decided to go PSEO, they ended...

Recognized and Rewarded:Student services secretary nominated by staff, students for statewide award

Recognized and Rewarded:Student services secretary nominated by staff, students for statewide award

Emily Brazil, Coordinating Photographer

November 3, 2011


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Excited, honored, humbled, shocked, and elated. These are the feelings Jen Zoller felt on July 25, 2011. Jen Zoller is the Minnesota Assistant of Secretaries to the Principals Southwest Division Office Professional of the Year. She attended Alexandria Technical College for interior design for one and...

Hats Off to Headbands: Students show off their Headband Justice

Hats Off to Headbands: Students show off their Headband Justice

Robin Crawford, Photographer

November 3, 2011


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Native Americans pumped up with ritual dances. Ballroom dancing, ballet and waltz were just a few that paved the way for formal dancing. Michael Jackson’s Thriller, the Macarena, and the Cha Cha Slide are some modern grooves that helped burn calories after many cake-filled wedding receptions. And just...

Cone-ing and Stuff: Highschoolers cash in on new pranking fads

Cone-ing and Stuff: Highschoolers cash in on new pranking fads

Aaron Woitas, Online Editor

November 3, 2011


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Three McDonalds ... two Dairy Queens ... all hit in one small, southern Minnesota town by the plotting of local high school juniors. Their plan of attack ... Cone-ing. Ina Larson and her friends, including Karli Kriewall, jumped into one car and drove through all five drive-thrus, purchasing only one...

From High school to Boot camp: Senior Joins army national gaurd

From High school to Boot camp: Senior Joins army national gaurd

Chelsea Petersen, Guest Writer

May 22, 2011


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It’s the end of the year. More specifically, the end of senior year. Most graduating seniors are looking forward to their last summer at home before heading off to college. A summer of fun, friends and looking forward to discovering their future. For one senior, this is not the case. Shawn Ferguson,...

Impact Student: Caleb Gaudian

Impact Student: Caleb Gaudian

Annabelle Randall, Opinion Editor

May 22, 2011


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You may see him on the football field, helping an opposing player to his feet after a hard fall. It would be common to see him explaining an English concept or a math problem to a struggling student. He is often volunteering his time in the community. It’s not the big things but the small ones that...

Impact Teacher:Jim Haney

Impact Teacher:Jim Haney

Anissa Nelson, design editor

May 22, 2011


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He bursts through the door and declares to the room “Hello my little race car drivers!” The girls in the back row giggle and the others try to play it cool and keep a straight face. This is how class is started everyday, and it certainly gets everyone’s attention. The teacher of this class is a...

Randall pursues firefighting dream

Randall pursues firefighting dream

Brady Falk, co-news editor

May 22, 2011


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Being thought of as heroes, firefighters risk their lives every day to save lives. Senior Silas Randall’s goal is to become a firefighter. He has been thinking about this for the past two years. He has wanted to be a firefighter since the beginning of his junior year, and he will pursue that goal when...

EMT: Elisha Marin in Training

EMT: Elisha Marin in Training

Zach Wilke, Co-news editor

May 22, 2011


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Senior Elisha Marin has been all around the world, but the majority of his “college years” will be spent right here in Albert Lea. While many of his peers are off to four year colleges and spending a small fortune on tuition, Marin plans to earn his associates degree from Riverland Community College,...

Fate of 17 teachers decided:Band program instructor switching again.

Fate of 17 teachers decided:Band program instructor switching again.

Sarah Hoverson, Copy Editor

May 22, 2011


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Sad expressions crept across people’s faces in the audience as they called for the final vote, the vote that affected 17 teachers’ fates for next school year. Peter Gepson, ALHS band teacher, was recently informed he will no longer be teaching here. After three years of his service, the school board...

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