Dear ALHS Staff,

Dear ALHS Staff,
December 14, 2020

  The last few months have been stressful for everyone. No one has had it easy. As a senior applying to colleges, preparing for ACT testing and taking college courses, it’s no easy feat. We have...

Speaking Up and Speaking Your Mind

Speaking Up and Speaking Your Mind
December 10, 2020

Technology is an interesting thing for so many reasons.We have the ability to speak our minds; to say what we want without the feeling of being judged.  For example, look at me right now. You can't.  You're...

Hybrid Model Limits Student Learning

Students are sitting six feet apart from others while at school in accordance with recommendations set by the state. However, students have shifted to Virtual Hybrid learning and with all the changes to learning this year, it has had major effects on students.
December 3, 2020

This year due to COVID-19, the school district decided to use a hybrid model for student learning. Although there are multiple benefits to this model, we feel that it only hurts student learning.  For...

Backpacks Should Be Allowed in School Permanently

Freshman Emily Heilman sits in class with her backpack. In order to limit the spread of germs amid the COVID-19 pandemic, students have been allowed to carry backpacks instead of utilizing lockers.
December 1, 2020

COVID-19 has changed many things this year including students’ ability to carry backpacks in school to slow the spread of germs. Although backpacks have not been allowed at ALHS, there is a list of reasons...

Our Future is on the Line: Vote Republican

November 2, 2020

As Election Day grows closer and closer, students at ALHS who are old enough to vote will have the opportunity to participate in one of the most consequential elections of our lifetime. Unfortunately for...

Slide to the Left

November 2, 2020

Growing up in a predominantly liberal household, I adopted my parents political views from a young age. In 2016, I proudly voted for Hillary Clinton in the middle school mock election, excited to come...

Election Opinions

Election Opinions
November 2, 2020

Switching Seasons

Nevaeh Wacholz is an eighth grader at Albert Lea High School. She had the opportunity to join girls' tennis in the fall due to the COVID-19 postponement of her volleyball season.
October 14, 2020

With all of the craziness going on, I was hoping for some form of normality by playing volleyball this fall.  At first the season being pushed to a fourth season in spring was frustrating. My mom brought...

Finals Week Survival Guide

Finals Week Survival Guide
Stressed out about taking your finals? Here are my top six tips to help you do the best you can on your upcoming tests and projects!
October 9, 2020

No matter what grade you may be in, you’re probably dreading taking your finals. Most people, myself included, don’t particularly enjoy taking three or more tests a day for multiple days in a row....

“Hamilton” or “Jamilton”?

The hit musical "Hamilton" has a masterpiece of an album. Here are my top five favorite songs!
October 5, 2020

On Jan 20, 2015, a new musical titled “Hamilton” about Founding Father Alexander Hamilton first hit the stage. At first glance, watching a nearly three hour long show about a historical figure might...

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