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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...

Isolation during COVID-19 affects mental health

Isolation during COVID-19 affects mental health

Ciara Kessel, Reporter April 16, 2020

COVID-19 has been a threat to the U.S. since January. As a precaution to keep us all safe, Governor Tim Walz placed a stay at home order from March 27 to April 10. However, since Minnesota was doing well...

Paul Elletson was drinking his daily morning coffee. He drinks it every morning to get a nice start to the day.

Sleep deprivation in students leads to health issues

Sam Elletson, Podcast Reporter April 8, 2020

Teens who don’t get enough sleep regularly have a greater risk of developing health issues. These may be obesity , diabetes, poor mental health and problems with attention. Getting enough rest at night...

Engaging in conversation during Journalism class, seniors Alayna Christian and Sophie Watkins discuss the different stereotypes associated with high school girls on Feb. 11.

Female stereotypes overlooked in high school

Paige Sanders, Photography Editor-in-Chief February 27, 2020

High school is more than text books and balancing several classes at once. It is an exciting time for teenagers to expand their knowledge, grow as a person, and begin to discover who they are and their...

Students from the 2018 trip gather together in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral, smiling excitingly. Notre Dame first started to be built in 1163 and finished in 1345. All this time and a fire destroyed the spirit of France.

Burning of Notre Dame affects trip to France and experience for students

Jordyn Le Vasseur, Layout Editor May 20, 2019

Notre Dame, a Cathedral church in the heart of France, recently burned down by an accidental construction fire. Next year, French teacher Jacqueline Parr will take a group of students to their annual...

Freshman Adrianna Garcia using Instagram, a popular social media app. These apps are most likely to be used by adolescents.

Social media’s varying effects on teens

Antonino Garcia, Distributive Reporter May 16, 2019

Social media is considered a controversial topic now because of the negative outcomes it can produce. These include depression, suicide and dependence on it. Adolescents continue to rely on their cell...

There are many types of e-cigarettes in the vaping industry. Each one is made to appeal to teenagers and younger generations.

Vaping epidemic takes toll on teens

Paige Sanders, Photography Editor-in-Chief May 14, 2019

There is a lingering epidemic in town and it is not a disease. It is vaping. An addictive substance known as nicotine travels to people's lungs as they inhale the fruity flavors of vape juice. Vaping...

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