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Albert Lea High School Newspaper


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Albert Lea High School Newspaper


Group of ALHS students at the barn

Prom 2024

Ahlahasa Staff April 23, 2024


Addison Dirkes and family after college signing to Gustavus.

Addison Dirkes Signs to Gustavus

Carley Ladlie, Staff Writer April 18, 2024

It is a great day for Tiger sports. Senior Addison Dirkes, signed to the Gustavus Lions this morning in front of her friends, family, and school staff. Dirkes will play volleyball for the 2024-25 season....

NHS Wants Your Blood (Donate)

NHS Wants Your Blood (Donate)

Courtney Oakland, Staff Writer April 9, 2024

On March 28, the National Honor Society and the NHS coordinator, Carissa Blizzard, sponsored the second blood drive this school year through the Red Cross. Students signed up during lunches for an appointment...

On March 28, the Ahlahasa staff conducted a survey that students took in English classes. The survey was voluntary and students were informed that their answers were not anonymous and could be used in the newspaper. There were 382 responses and the data for the article was pulled directly from that survey. ALHS administration provided additional data on fights and suspensions. The purpose of this survey was to gather insights into various aspects of the school’s culture, including but not limited to traditions, values, experiences and perspectives. The feedback provided a comprehensive picture of what it means to be a part of the ALHS community.

ALHS Students Reveal Culture of Fear

Ahlahasa Staff April 9, 2024

There were three significant conclusions that were drawn from the survey and one is that ALHS has a small comfort zone which inhibits exploration and experimentation. This was called by different names...

Wall of Inspiration inductees present their tiles in front of The Wall of Inspiration on March 1. The inductees are Max Irvine (12), Dean Sa Taw, Mason Attig (11), teacher Paul Dunn was absent and represented by assistant football coach Cole Janssen, Christian Reichl (12), Hannah Barclay (12), Hannah Veldman (12), Erin Boorsma (12), Evie Dawson (11), 2023 ALHS graduate Gavin Hanke who was represented by his brother Caden Hanke (9) and teacher Angel Welch. This was the 20th anniversary of the Wall of Inspiration.

Eleven Inductees on Wall Of Inspiration

Kae Bee, Staff Writer March 7, 2024

  This year marks the 20th anniversary of The Wall of Inspiration. Over the past two decades, The Wall has grown every year and with this year’s 11 inductees the total number of participants...

Juniors Sophie Quam and Lauren Raleigh skating at the Albert lea Arena on Feb. 17 for the Winterfest skate.

ALHS Celebrates 2024 Winterfest

Rosa Corey-Gruenes, Editor March 7, 2024

The high school kicked off Winterfest celebrations on Feb. 9 at a pepfest in the gym where the dress up days and royalty candidates were announced. The pepfest was hosted by Student Council President Senior...

Jess Hatland meeting with student

It’s One-on-One Registration Time

Jorja Bolinger, Staff Writer March 7, 2024

The Albert Lea High School counselors and administrators are working to improve how students register for classes for the 2024-25 school year. Changes are being made so things will run more efficiently...

Senior Spencer Vanbeek will receive a custom Minnesota Wild jersey and tickets to the Minnesota Wild vs. Ottawa Senators game in April. He was also highlighted on the Wild social media.

Skating into the Wild Spotlight

Courtney Oakland, Staff Writer February 1, 2024

Senior Spencer Vanbeek is a captain of the Albert Lea High School hockey team. This January, he had the honor of receiving the Minnesota Wild West Bend Hockey Spotlight Award. Only 10 people living in...

Senator Dornink participated in the new “Tiger Talk” Podcast with co-hosts Principal Chris Dibble, Jack Skinness (12) and Mike Olson (12). Senator Gene Dornink shadowed Dibble as part of the Minnesota Principal for a Day initiative. This event was sponsored by the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals and Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association and matches state politicians with local schools so they can get a feel for what a day in the life of an administrator--and therefore teacher--looks and feels like.  Senator Dornink got to see what a normal day looks like at ALHS and guest on “Tiger Talk’s” second episode.

ALHS Launches “Tiger Talks”

Josephine Petersen, Staff Writer February 1, 2024

There are many ways to entertain yourself: movies, television, books and social media. And the most recent mass media option calls back to the original radio broadcast of old- podcasts. Albert Lea High...

The Imag display case located outside of the upper E House has past Imags for students to see. Most English teachers also have copies of the literary magazine in their classrooms

Imag Comes Back After Five Years

Maddee Anderson, Staff Writer February 1, 2024

The Imag is a student-lead literary magazine that showcases Albert Lea High School students’ artistic talents.These talents include photography, art, poetry and more. The Imag has been an annual publication...

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