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Becky Mazzara takes over as NHS adviser

Becky Mazzara takes over as NHS adviser

Mira LaNasa, Layout Editor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Features, In-Depth

National Honor Society is one of the most prominent school clubs, as well as at thousands of other schools across the nation. NHS club adviser Chris Engler has stepped down as the teacher adviser and Becky Mazzara, a newly hired American Sign Language teacher, has begun to fulfill the role. Ma...

Hanson’s modeling career takes off after high school

Hanson’s modeling career takes off after high school

Sophie Begin, Photographer

November 4, 2016


Filed under Features, In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows

"Growing up I had thoughts of being a model. I would day dream about it in high school." Alex Hanson, a graduate of SAHS is now living her dream with a career as an up and coming model. She started off as a student at NDSU. After a semester she realized that wasn't where she wanted to be. She...

Maxwell makes impact through community service

Maxwell makes impact through community service

Megan Karnuth, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2016


Filed under Features, In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows

  Brandon Maxwell, English and AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) teacher, is the perfect example of a teacher who goes above and beyond to make an impact on students and the world. Not only is the tremendous at connecting with students, but he is involved in a great amount o...

Anna School helps community through charitable involvement

Anna School helps community through charitable involvement

Allison Heintz, Layout Editor

October 12, 2016


Filed under Features, In-Depth

As a senior there are so many final responsibilities and pressures to do everything possible before the final senior year of high school is over. Senior Anna Scheel knows those pressures and responsibilities. Scheel is a student involved in many in and out of school activities. At the moment s...

Freshman Dara Andringa swipes varsity soccer spot

Olivia Knox, Distribution Reporter

October 4, 2016


Filed under Features, In-Depth, Locker Room

Freshman Dara Andringa moved here from Madison, WI and is now starting varsity for the girls soccer team, taking away a spot from returning players and scoring a goal in the first game. Andringa played on an Elite Club National League (ECNL) team as a midfielder, which has helped her prepare her f...

Google introduces self-driving cars

Google introduces self-driving cars

Kaitlin Bloom, Online editor

April 7, 2016


Filed under Features, In-Depth

For a long time, people have imagined a future free of driver's education, road tests, and maybe even accidents. Cars would drive themselves, independent of any human control. People would be able to send their young sons and daughters off to a friend's house alone and be able to trust they'll ge...

Students set on the path for future fame

Students set on the path for future fame

Dylan Cook, Visual Arts Media Editor

March 15, 2016


Filed under Features, In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows

Confident, skilled, experienced, knowledgeable and unique. These are the traits of a person bound for fame. They can be used to describe students such as junior Corri Gardner, senior Clay Knoll or sophomore Lydia Stannard; all three of which are on the journey to fame. Rising stars are in abund...

Familiar famous faces close to home

Familiar famous faces close to home

Joe Rice, Editor-In-Chief

March 14, 2016


Filed under Features, In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows

A doppelganger is a person who looks nearly identical to another person. Although many of us would like to be a doppelganger of a celebrity or just a beautiful person in general, most people look uniquely average. The high school may not have any true doppelgangers, however, there are quite a few ...

Local strangers form connections

Local strangers form connections

Lily Marchan, Online Editor

February 23, 2016


Filed under Features, In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows

All around us are strangers. A fleeting face passing by us, we look for no more than a second and then it is gone. The face forgotten and our lives continuing on our own winding path without thinking twice about that unfamiliar person who happened to be one step ahead in line, or sitting across ...

Break the silence, talk about ‘crazy’

Break the silence, talk about ‘crazy’

Tessa Rosa, Online Editor-In-Chief

February 11, 2016


Filed under Features, In-Depth

Shh, don’t talk about it. This is a common phrase that comes into play when mental illness is brought up. People do not like to talk about the subject, it is often reacted to like it is taboo. Mental illness is a serious disease, but most people do not understand it. Mental illnesses are medica...

Seasonal Affective Disorder, more than winter blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder, more than winter blues

Dylan Foster, Field Reporter

February 10, 2016


Filed under Features, In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows

Winter Blues The winter blues come and go for some, but are much more severe in others. Many people who live in the cold regions of the world can develop a condition in which too little sun can cause them to go into a depressive state. It often occurs during the winter months when people do not o...

Wellness Center supporting self-change

Wellness Center supporting self-change

Nick Carlson, Field Reporter

February 10, 2016


Filed under Features, 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...

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