Students in the Symphony Orchestra practice their music during class. This orchestra is one of the many electives available to students, while the chamber orchestra is an extracurricular available to musicians looking for an opportunity to play more advanced music.

Get Involved

Abby Chalmers , Editor October 15, 2021

You only live once.  That’s what everyone always says, right? You only have one life to live, so live it to the fullest?  When I was younger, I mostly thought of that phrase as a joke--something...

This or That: Valentine’s Day

Zoe Sadauskis, Editor February 12, 2021

Dear ALHS Staff,

Dear ALHS Staff,

Zoe Sadauskis, Editor 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

Zoe Sadauskis, Editor 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...

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.

Hybrid Model Limits Student Learning

Sophisticate B Day, Guest Writer 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...

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.

Backpacks Should Be Allowed in School Permanently

Sophisticate A Day , Guest Writers 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

Aaron Farris, Guest Writer 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

Macy Taylor, Guest Writer 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

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.

Switching Seasons

Nevaeh Wacholz, Guest Writer 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...

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