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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...

Nine Inducted to Wall of Inspiration

Nine Inducted to Wall of Inspiration

Kylie Brown

May 3, 2017


Filed under News

The Wall of Inspiration honors those who are giving, passionate and selfless. It was started in 2004 after Josh Kuphal, who had Spina Bifida, passed away. Kuphal’s family wanted a place to honor their son and others who also inspire their community. Nominations are made anonymous and are open to the...

Trump Revokes Title IX Protections

Trump Revokes Title IX Protections

Alec Wendelboe and Emily Wangen

May 3, 2017


Filed under News

Under new leadership of President Donald Trump, changes in legislations involving the transgender community have been in the works. President Trump and his administration have withdrawn federal protection for transgender students under Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 which states schools...

Sorenson Named Teacher of the Year

Sorenson Named Teacher of the Year

Isaiah Wall

May 3, 2017


Filed under News

On March 29, Jacque Sorensen won Teacher of the Year (TOY) in District 241 for the 2016-17 school year. The ceremony was held in the ALHS commons area. All the nominees were introduced: Matt Bitz, fifth grade teacher at Lakeview Elementary; Kris Burnett, kindergarten teacher at Hawthorne Elementary;...

School Serves Summer Meal

School Serves Summer Meal

Brenda De Rosas

May 3, 2017


Filed under News

In the Unites States there are an approximately 13 million hungry kids and teens. Federally the poverty line for a family of four is $24,300. Sixteen percent of the population in Albert Lea lives in poverty. According U.S. Census Bureau, the average income is $24,621. Schools provide students with two...

New Kid on the Street

New Kid on the Street

Aliyah Verness

May 3, 2017


Filed under News

Sesame Street” has long been known for celebrating diversity. Characters in the show deal with hardships such as racism, divorce, disabilities, death and Down Syndrome. They’ve also had a muppet character who was HIV positive as well as an Afghan muppet that promoted girls’ rights. A new character...

It’s Not a Trap

It’s Not a Trap

Haley DeSart

May 3, 2017


Filed under News

Lightsabers,Skywalker therapy sessions and Vader controlled dancing Jedi. This year’s Tiger’s Roar acts travelled across the galaxy to perform their talents for the community on March 23-25. The show was directed by Mrs. Heaney. She was aided by a coalition of creative masters of ceremonies, a formidable...

Coaching Streak Ends

Coaching Streak Ends

Gracie Studier

May 3, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

Roy Nystrom and Joe Sczublewski have retired with a combined 89 years of coaching. Sczublewski has been a head varsity baseball coach for 38 years, 27 in Albert Lea. He has mostly coached in central Minnesota. Sczublewski played baseball as a high schooler; his main positions were pitcher and outfielder. “I’ve...

Tran Wins Golden Apple Award

Rhiannon Farr

May 3, 2017


Filed under News

Mr. Dibble kicked in the door,” Hoang Tran, biology teacher said. “He had a reporter and a camera behind him, and at first-- I thought I was in trouble.” Recently, Tran had been nominated and received The Golden Apple Award thanking him for all of his hard work inside and outside of the classroom. Sophomore...

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