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.

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 up playing a different fall sport. I immediately thought of tennis because that's what my mom play...

Finals Week Survival Guide

Finals Week Survival Guide

Abby Chalmers, Staff Writer

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. Maybe you like that kind of thing, and you should probably talk to someone about that. But if you’re lik...

“Hamilton” or “Jamilton”?

Abby Chalmers, Staff Writer

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 not sound like an entertaining way to spend time. However, this skillfully crafted masterpiece of a theate...

The COVID-19 Counterattack

Eighth-grader Bryant Johnston utilizes the hand sanitizer station located in the Commons. Albert Lea High School implemented these stations at every entrance, and there are two thermal scanners situated at the Pool Doors and the Commons entrance as well.

Abby Chalmers, Staff Writer

September 28, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic first arrived in the United States in March of 2020, we didn’t know how serious it was. The media was putting out all sorts of information, and we were left to determine what we thought was true and what was not. Some people chose to treat it as a big deal. Others shrugg...

Half a Season, Half a Heart

Senior Maddie Schneider is a captain on the girls' varsity soccer team with aspirations of playing college soccer. Before the season was halted, a college scout was planning on attending the Sept. 18 game against Owatonna to possibly recruit her.

Abby Chalmers, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

Wash your hands. Wear a mask. Remain six feet apart from others whenever possible. If you feel sick, stay home.  These statements are all included among the many guidelines and recommendations that have been provided to the people of the world from the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak. These instru...

Social Distancing As a Senior

Social Distancing As a Senior

Sabrina Gold, Staff Writer

May 20, 2020

One last hug, one last hallway high five, one last walk. There are so many things the seniors have been looking forward to. Senior year is a time for many new beginnings but it is also a time for bittersweet goodbyes. We have come so far from our first steps to walking across that graduation stage. A...

Tik Tok VS Vine

Sabrina Gold, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

Is TikTok the new Vine? A seemingly controversial debate has separated a generation of young adults. It has brought about many questions that may not have a solid answer. What even is TikTok? Hasn't Vine been dead for a while now? TikTok is a new video-sharing social media network. The original platform for...

Being An Essential Worker

Being An Essential Worker

Lydia Fluth, Editor

April 21, 2020

I am an essential worker.  On March 25, Minnesota governor Tim Walz made the executive order of “staying at home” to begin on Friday, March 27. This began the quarantine of Minnesota due to the Coronavirus. I worked in a children’s activity job and a food service job. My children's activity job got tr...

Letter to the Editor for Haley

Morgan Bjorklund, Entertainment Editor

May 9, 2018

Dear Haley, There are no words to express that could completely capture the impact you have had on the Ahlahasa staff this school year. You are so dedicated to the work that we do, and I can see the passion that is behind each and every article you pour your heart into. You are such an amazing writer...

Brenda De Rosas

Brenda De Rosas, Editor

May 9, 2018

Everything I know is a lie. Realizing that high school was nothing like “High School Musical” one through three was quite a disappointment. Except for one thing. College stress. I don’t think high school has ever more stress than picking a college did. College seemed like a constant battle between...

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