The Pony Express

Senior Javier Rodriguez swears in at the Military Entrance Processing Station. This is just one of many big steps towards becoming a future Marine Rodriguez will take.

Seniors choose military as next step after high school

Jenna Maddux, Business Editor June 9, 2021

The class of 2021 school year is coming to an end and many have decided on their future after high school. For some their plans are going straight into the workforce or to college, but for others in this...

Patrons dining at Big Guys BBQ Roadhouse in Hudson, WI on Mar. 10.

During quarantine, people adapted, picked up new hobbies

Tucker Wyland, Podcast Reporter April 23, 2021

COVID-19 is a pandemic with far-reaching effects that have not been observed in nearly a century. But as vaccines begin to roll out and restrictions have begun to roll back, some people are feeling more...

Union Rooftop Bar and Grill in downtown Minneapolis on March 26. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are plexiglass barriers between tables, non-reusable paper menus, and masks are to be worn by all staff and customers when not actively eating or drinking.

COVID-19’s lasting affects

Mikai Tasch, Social Media Editor April 23, 2021

Throughout this year, many aspects of life have been different in regards to going out to eat, entertainment, and traveling for everyone across the country. Some want to travel around the country and others...

Vice President Mike Pence early Jan. 7 reads aloud the final tally of the Electoral College. It affirmed, even after an attack on the United States Capitol, that Joe Biden will be the President of the United States and Kamala Harris is the Vice President of the United States.

2021: a year of new political goals and vision

Alex Steil, Online Editor-in-Chief January 14, 2021

After the Electoral College confirms Joe Biden’s win on Jan. 6, Biden will be the oldest president ever to hold the office at 78. While the oldest, he will have some of the most daunting tasks faced...

Students walk down one way directed hallways in SAHS to follow the safety precautions for Covid-19, examples of the precautions set in place are; wearing a mask and many more.

Precautions for Covid-19 for upcoming winter school season

Lindsey Crain November 12, 2020

As the school year continues, the hybrid model continues to follow the guidelines for safety precautions for Covid-19. With Covid- 19 cases rising first quarter, safety precautions will be more strict. With...

President Donald J. Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden debate over different issues and how they are planning to fix them. Both candidates represent different political views and have varying ways that they want to help the American people.

Recent events change political beliefs

Morgan Delaney, Online Editor November 10, 2020

Often, people’s political beliefs are usually based on how they were raised. However, political beliefs can drastically change due to events that happen in their life and even the news that they watch. Generally,...

Supporters gather at Lincoln Memorial to demonstrate their unity to March on Washington on Aug. 28.

Civil rights remembrance: how it changed America

Jay Lohr, Food Blog Reporter November 5, 2020

“Our children are the living messages we send to a future we will ever see... Will we rob them of their destiny? Will we rob them of their dreams? No - we will not do that.” This is the message former...

Senior Missa Lunzer watches the protests from a distance. She sits on the side of the street to recover from being tear gassed. The streets are full of smoke yet people stay out to chant.

George Floyd’s story erupts in protests through America

Emma Wagner, Copy Editor-in-Chief November 4, 2020

George Floyd is now a name familiar with nearly every American. Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis police officers. Protests erupted throughout the country after a video surfaced of the officer kneeling...

Former student Zach Sobiech was the inspiration for the upcoming move Clouds, which premiered on Disney + Oct. 15.

Disney plus will be releasing Zach Sobiech ‘Clouds’ this October

Macy Gonnion, Online Editor October 29, 2020

“You don’t have to find out you're dying to start living,” 17 year old Zach Sobiech said. At the age of 14, this Oak-Land Junior High School student was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a rare type of...

Ms. Yates B-day social studies class using part of their 84 minute class period as work time. This year, in addition to a quarter schedule, class times have also been adjusted in length from 55 minutes to 84 minutes.

Students reflect on what they took for granted in previous school years

Nissa Wilcox, Layout Editor October 15, 2020

Students have been given a choice of whether they would like to learn online or attend hybrid learning for the 2020-2021 school year. Neither option is anything like previous years, and looking back,...

Photo by Julia Bennett

Peer helpers continue progression

Julia Bennett, Social Media Editor-In-Chief April 22, 2020

Social studies teacher Michael Kaul founded peer helpers last year. Since then, they have not only grown in members but in their work and outreach through the community. With added structure and leadership...

Mental Health Awareness signs and posters are hanging around the hallways of SAHS. Over the past decade, depression and anxiety has increased in students.

Reaching out during tough times is more important now than ever before

Charlie Valerius, Online Editor April 20, 2020

Throughout the entire world population, mental health has become a major worldwide concern. Over the past decade, depression and anxiety diagnoses have increased in the school population. The stress of...

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