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Austin: being a packer

Austin: being a packer

ashlyn freitag

April 8, 2011


Filed under Feature, Issue 6

7:23 Arrive at school and first words out of my mouth are “what’s that smell?” I am suddenly reminded one major difference between Albert Lea and Austin. Spam. First hour Journalistic Writing with Mr. Boelter 7:55 First class starts and I get a quick tour of the school. Lockers everywhere...

New administrator to help with incoming eighth graders

New administrator to help with incoming eighth graders

Meagan Wicklace

April 8, 2011


Filed under Feature, Issue 6

With a swarm of more than 250 eighth graders about to attend Albert Lea High School, new jobs, roles and positions have popped up to make the transition as smooth as possible for everyone involved. Marcia Langseth, previously the principal of Southwest Middle School, has fully taken on this challenge...

‘Meow’ enjoying U.S.,Of Asian descent, but foreign exchange student from the Netherlands

‘Meow’ enjoying U.S.,Of Asian descent, but foreign exchange student from the Netherlands

Zach Wilke

April 8, 2011


Filed under Feature

Usually, you wouldn’t think of someone with a last name like ‘Leow’ to come from a country with a language that coughs up phlegm every other word. One of the foreign exchange students roaming the halls of ALHS seems to break the grip we put on our stereotypes. Vivian Leow is that exchange student. Her ...

A Different life: Burmese students new to ALHS

A Different life: Burmese students new to ALHS

Kate Ellertson

April 8, 2011


Filed under Feature, Issue 6

They were told not to leave the refugee camp at night. They were told that there could be Burmese people looking to capture them for money. They heard screams late at night and didn’t know what was happening. They were children. Leaving Burma when they were young, Ka see Yar and Tabe Htoo, juniors...

Around the World By Freshman Year

Around the World By Freshman Year

Kelsey Thomas

April 8, 2011


Filed under Feature, Issue 6, News

Freshmen Ashton Friend has been surfing and snorkeling in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama. He has seen amazing feats of architecture in South America. He has been to 10 different countries, and has been to many parts of the United States. Most  people only get a few opportunities in their lifetime...

Nod and say ‘Yeah’

Nod and say ‘Yeah’

Nya Lony, Co-Ed

March 10, 2011


Filed under Feature, Issue 5

       The first day of school can cause apprehension for many students, including seniors. But when you’re a foreign exchange student equipped with a schedule in a language you can’t read and a fanny pack, you already know it’s going to be tough.         Sergio Ivan Castillo-Alvarez...

A School of Families

Annabelle Randall, Photographer

February 9, 2011


Filed under Feature

       Several minutes before the 3rd hour bell rings to end class, a tall student slides out of his desk and walks up to the teacher. He lays down his math book and explains his question. She carefully describes how to work the problem. When he understands he reaches back for the book and nonc...

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