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Hope for Houston

Hope for Houston

Haley DeSart, Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Issue 2, News

In the wake of massive devastation in Texas by hurricane Harvey, which caused catastrophic flooding and stripped millions of people of their livelihoods, there is an outpouring of sympathy and aid for the victims of Harvey across the country. A group of 8th grade student volunteers at Albert Lea High...

Schedule Changed

Morgan Bjorkland, Entertainment Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Issue 2, News

Albert Lea High School has recently made the change from the 20 minute late start on Wednesday to starting at 8 a.m. each day. It was changed to benefit both students and staff members. It now gives the teachers the prep time that they need before first hour to prepare for class. There was also some...

Face to Face: Students Weigh in on Pumpkin Spice

Haley DeSart, Editor

October 13, 2017


Filed under Issue 2, Opinion

It’s fall and that means three things: back to school, UGG boots (or whatever else is in fashion this year) and pumpkin spice. The very bane of my existence because not only does it contain no pumpkin at all, it excites the masses into a malt dextrin infused coffee craze for months on end until the...

International Students Come to ALHS- Helena Edstrom

International Students Come to ALHS- Helena Edstrom

Greta Hagen, Artist

October 13, 2017


Filed under Feature, Issue 2

Helena Edstrom, a 17 year old junior from Sweden is also attending ALHS this year. She let her organization know she wanted to come to America so they placed here in Minnesota. Edstrom chose America because she wanted to try something new. She was expecting for high school to be more like what she sees...

International Students Come to ALHS- Pipat Buntharaksa

International Students Come to ALHS- Pipat Buntharaksa

Greta Hagen, Artist

October 13, 2017


Filed under Feature, Issue 2

Pipat Buntharaksa, or “Big,” is another 11th grade exchange student. He is from Southern Thailand. Both he and Jan Stolz share a host family. Buntharaksa didn’t chose Minnesota but the organization “International Experiences” did. “I wanted to come to America because I wanted to be in a...

International Students Come to ALHS- Jan Stoltz

International Students Come to ALHS- Jan Stoltz

Greta Hagen, Artist

October 13, 2017


Filed under Feature, Issue 2

Jan Stolz, a 16 year old from Switzerland, is one of the new foreign exchange students in the 11th grade here at Albert Lea High School. Originally, Jan did not choose Minnesota but the organization, International Experiences, chose for him and he says he is glad to be here. If he were to choose a different...

Changing up the Game(s)

Changing up the Game(s)

Gracie Studier, Sports editor

October 13, 2017


Filed under Issue 2, Sports

How you choose to spend your time defines you, Zachary Luther and David Voller both chose to coach the sports they love. Zac Luther has been involved with soccer all his life. He played for Byron High School, played in college at University of Wisconsin-River Falls and continued to play after college...

Off the Shelf: Born a Crime

Off the Shelf: Born a Crime

Haley DeSart, Editor

October 13, 2017


Filed under Issue 2, Reviews

Born a Crime” by comedian and “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah is an autobiographical account of Noah’s life growing up as a biracial child in Apartheid torn South Africa. As the son of a Xhosa mother and Swiss-German father, Noah recalls his childhood and early life under the rigidly enforced...

Staff Editorial Natural Disasters

Staff Editorial Natural Disasters

October 13, 2017


Filed under Issue 2, Opinion

The United States in a period of natural devastation from hurricane Harvey in Texas, Irma in Florida and Maria coming from Puerto Rico. The villainous fires scorching Oregon and Washington but the United States is not the only place where natural disasters are striking. India is drowning under monsoon...

The Buzz on Caffeine

The Buzz on Caffeine

Emily Wangen, Online Editor

October 20, 2015


Filed under Feature, Issue 2

Caffeine.       The word in itself may conjure up memories of a certain Hawthorne fourth-grade teacher who drank coffee like there was no tomorrow, or maybe the word caffeine evokes thoughts of the crack of a can as an ice-cold soda is opened on a scorching hot day.       Many p...

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