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Wellness Center supporting self-change

Wellness Center supporting self-change

Nick Carlson, Field Reporter

February 10, 2016


Filed under Focus, In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows

High School is a time for students to have fun, lay down the final preparations for what they are going to do in life, and pursue their passions. Unfortunately sometimes this is not the case, simply because life is difficult at times. However, the Wellness Center serves as resource for students...

Mental health among teens, an exploration

Mental health among teens, an exploration

Brian Jaap, Layout Editor

February 10, 2016


Filed under Focus, In-Depth

Mental illness is an extremely touchy subject that many prefer not to talk about.  There are many factors that contribute to mental illness, especially in high school students. According to nami.org, as children approach their teenage years, one in five 13-18 year olds have, or will have, a serious mental illness and fifty percent ...

Universal rules of ‘being cool’

Universal rules of ‘being cool’

Lauren Lebourgeois, Copy Editor

January 13, 2016


Filed under Focus, In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows

  Many people wonder what it means to be cool. Everyone has their own definition of, and think of, it a little differently. It is natural for trends to start, and also to come to an end. Trends are constantly happening in our evolving society. Since before anyone could remember, humans have al...

Defining a new generation of ‘cool’

Defining a new generation of ‘cool’

Kleio Vrohidis, Online Editor

January 13, 2016


Filed under Focus, In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows

  A word that has been defining members of society since before many can remember: cool. The word is used so often that some forget how their meaning might differ from other's. Many define ‘cool’ as wearing the best brands of clothing, being friends with the perfect crowd or being ...

Pop Culture changing rapidly

Pop Culture changing rapidly

Rachel Zinkgraf, Fashion Blog Editor

January 13, 2016


Filed under Focus, In-Depth

Pop Culture is what people decide is currently popular at the time. Pop culture has impacted society for many years because it defines who the popular stars are and what the new social trend is, which is what shapes the younger generation of society. People have many views on pop culture and how it has ...

Ten years passed since duke impersonator scandal

Ten years passed since duke impersonator scandal

Governess Simpson, Reporter

January 13, 2016


Filed under Focus, In-Depth

Practice lockdown drills have long been seen as a joke to the student body, but the story of the "Duke" that has emerged 10 years ago has since prompted faculty to take caution when dealing with visitors.Infographic Project In December of 2005, a man claimed to be Caspian James Crichton-Stuart IV, or the 5...

Need for internet safety at a maximum

Adam Sutcliffe, Read and watch producer

January 13, 2016


Filed under Focus, In-Depth

    As the members of a new generation of societ, the people alive today get to witness something truly incredible. They get to see the advanced technology of phones, computers and other “smart” devices becoming an everyday part of society. However, with the new generation of tech...

Duke of Cleveland hoax: Where are they now?

Duke of Cleveland hoax: Where are they now?

Sam Hudachek, In-Studio Producer

January 13, 2016


Filed under Focus, In-Depth

Caspian James Crichton Stuart IV. This was the name that a 22 year old sex offender used when he came to the high school posing as British royalty in the 2005 - 2006 school year. Joshua Gardner created a British accent and posed as the Fifth Duke of Cleveland, 27th in line for the British throne....

Personalizing Social Justice

Personalizing Social Justice

Mikayla Erf, Photographer

December 3, 2015


Filed under Focus, In-Depth

What does social justice mean to you? “A group of people or an organization, that brings justice to our community,” senior Tyler Tix said. What does social justice mean to you? “Social justice, to me, is doing the right thing. If you are not doing anything wrong, you should not be charged for it,” jun...

Exploring Social Justice in our community

Exploring Social Justice in our community

Jordan Fulin, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2015


Filed under Focus, In-Depth

Social justice refers to the concept of equal opportunity and freedom to pursue, acquire and cease sources of education, income and wealth, and the bases of self-respect and relationship according to ability, compatibility and effort with willingness of able members of the community to help the ...

From fairy queen to Miss Minnesota

From fairy queen to Miss Minnesota

Sam Hudachek, In-Studio Producer

November 20, 2015


Filed under In-Depth, People

As the sun shined down upon a stage in the backyard, 45 people sat and looked at their programs and flyers. They were waiting for the show to begin. Suddenly, music started playing. Then, out came the fairy queen, played by eight year old, now sophomore, Michelle Bergh. However, many people did ...

Seniors make biggest decision of their lives

Seniors make biggest decision of their lives

Adam Sutcliffe, Read and watch team

November 18, 2015


Filed under Focus, In-Depth

As their senior year progresses, many seniors are finding themselves faced with the most important decision of their lives: selecting a college. However, for some, their decision has already been made. Yet, even as some seniors just begin sending out their applications, others have already received their acc...

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