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Advanced sophomores graduate early

Advanced sophomores graduate early

Elana Ross, Photographer

May 16, 2017


Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows

Most young students experience four years of high school. From freshman to senior year growing socially, individually and intellectually. Sophomore twins, Adam and Marta Markowicz started their high school journey a lot sooner than most would. Leaving Oakland Junior High two years, earlier they le...

Girls lacrosse looking to replicate last season

Girls lacrosse looking to replicate last season

Tristan Hatchell, Video Editor

May 10, 2017


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Showcase, Spring Sports

With spring starting up, the girls lacrosse team had their first couple of weeks and the JV and varsity teams are already looking to keep up their track record from last season.   Although the girls lacrosse team has always been a consistent team in rankings, the varsity team had an impres...

Big fun at Big Thrill Factory

Big fun at Big Thrill Factory

Valeria Gonzalez, Layout Editor

May 8, 2017


Filed under Arts, Photo Slide Shows

Are you hungry for some fun? Get ready to be amazed by the Big Thrill Factory (BTF) that just opened it’s second location in Oakland, Minn.  BTF is a place that offers games from a go-kart track to a huge arcade and a new laser tag arena. During the spring and summer time, the place includes...

Parker Anderson masters golf

Parker Anderson masters golf

Olivia Weirtz, Layout Editor-In-Chief

May 7, 2017


Filed under Locker Room, Photo Slide Shows

For senior Parker Anderson golf is a family sport. Both of his older brothers took up golf before him, leading him to explore the sport as well and rise to the level of captain. They provided him with a goal of competition that has driven him on the course. Anderson has been striving toward th...

Young life gains popularity

Young life gains popularity

Noah Ness, Read and Watch Team

May 7, 2017


Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows

Teenagers often find themselves forced to attend church by their parents, where they listen to pastors preach and have to sit still for an hour. Some may enjoy this type of worship, but for others, this  style of church is too boring. This can be especially true for teenagers, who are too old to...

Boys tennis team serving up high expectations

Boys tennis team serving up high expectations

Jared Dean, Broadcast Editor-in-Chief

May 6, 2017


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Spring Sports

The boys tennis team has their goal of making the state tournament set again this year with a lineup unlike the lineups they have seen in previous years. The boys tennis season is starting up and they will have their work cut out for them this year. The section 4AA conference is packed with t...

Sixth graders suit up for ‘The Lion King’

Sixth graders suit up for ‘The Lion King’

Hannah Boardman, Layout Editor

May 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Photo Slide Shows

For many Marine Elementary students, the sixth grade play is a time honored tradition. Students look forward to it over their entire career at the school, and once they reach the second semester of their sixth grade year they finally get to experience it. This year is a special year for the Marine s...

Photojournalism: vital form of news

Photojournalism: vital form of news

Aaron Yang, Social Media Reporter

May 6, 2017


Filed under Focus, Photo Slide Shows

Every newspaper, article, or any type of stories you see with an image in the front, always has a meaning behind it. The definition of what the photo represents is called photojournalism. Photojournalism helps readers connect the photo to the story, and plays a big part in helping readers become more en...

Mattson, Constant begin makeup account

Mattson, Constant begin makeup account

Allison Heintz, Copy Editor

May 5, 2017


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Student Life

High school has always been seen as a time to be who you really are and do what you love. With the social media and internet access we have today, it's easier than ever to be open about who you really are. For some students that means having an Instagram makeup page to share their talent. Seniors Sarah Mattson and ...

Journalism turns a new page

Journalism turns a new page

Hailey Laubscher, Pony Express TV Anchor

May 4, 2017


Filed under Focus, Photo Slide Shows

In today's society, it is easy to fall into the habit of turning on the TV to listen to tonight's news, or go on Twitter to get the latest information about what is happening in the world. As this becomes a reality, people lose the authenticity that a newspaper brings, but they possibly gain somethi...

Mike Parker, father: like father, like son

Mike Parker, father: like father, like son

Kayla Gjerde, Social Media Reporter

May 4, 2017


Filed under Locker Room, Photo Slide Shows

Junior Evan Parker has had a great opportunity to be coached by his dad. Mike Parker is the head varsity coach for the boys baseball team. This unique opportunity for both father and son has bonded them extremely close over the years on and off the field. From knowing practice times to working on very specific skill...

Nerf War tradition continues

Nerf War tradition continues

Ebbie Benson, Copy Editor

May 3, 2017


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Student Life

A popular tradition within the student body is the Nerf War. It not only takes place in the community, but also across the state as students all over team up and take down their opponents. The war is unaffiliated with the school, however students form teams and plan their attacks with hopes of w...

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