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Albert Lea High School Newspaper


Albert Lea High School Newspaper


Albert Lea High School Newspaper


Human Sacrifice

Human Sacrifice

Izzy Sanchez, Issue Editor September 24, 2015

Pushing, shoving, complaining and whining. Students in the Albert Lea High School hallways and lunch line are all too familiar with this.  Students are constantly on the move, whether it be on their...

Cancer Sucks

Erin Murtaugh, Co-Editor August 31, 2014

    In 2008, I received news I never wanted to hear. News no one should have to hear. My mom had been diagnosed with breast cancer. I was in sixth grade at the time, and previously the...

No Filter Needed

Savannah Simpson, Art Coordinator August 31, 2014

  Followers: 900 and counting. One to two pictures daily. Three mental illnesses. Taylor Edson, junior, is overcoming those three illnesses through the followers and the pictures, all via Instagram....

‘Your Body is a Temple’

Jasmine Burkart, Copy Editor August 31, 2014

  Modest for me is skirts below the knee and shirts three fingers below the neck," said Carissa Blizzard, ALHS junior. Blizzard has a unique style of which she is very proud. At a young age...


Savannah Simpson August 30, 2014

  In 2012, more than 8,500 people per day used Minnesota Food Shelves. That’s more than 3 million visits a year, and the numbers are still growing. My family uses the food shelf. On the 10th...

How Much is that Doggie in the Window

Jasmine Burkart, Copy Editor August 30, 2014

    Everybody loves that little puppy in the window, but what about the dog behind bars? Dixi, an American Sheffield Terrier has been at the Humane Society of Freeborn County for four...

‘[My mom] was just thankful

Lindsey Freitag, Co-Editor August 30, 2014

  For history teacher Kurt Barickman, one of the sacrifices made was the life of his older brother Leon. Leon and Kurt would watch a WWII TV show named Combat! together. This show sparked their...

Poverty in A.L.

Jacob Jenson, Website Coordinator August 30, 2014
14 percent of people living in Albert Lea live at or below the poverty line. -U.S. Census Bureau

Lessions Learned

Kade Wiemerslage, Co-Editor August 29, 2014

  On Sept. 6, 2013, my grandmother, Marcella Rooney, lost her lengthy battle with cancer. It started with breast cancer that eventually spread to her bones and brain. She is, without a doubt, the...

On a mission

Kade Wiemerslage, Co-Editor August 29, 2014
“These kids were so full of life and energy, it was hard to think that these kids didn’t get everything they needed.” -Luis Hidalgo, senior
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