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New drama ‘Breakthrough’ utilizes faith to recreate a tragic, but heartwarming story

The acting family of the Smith's partaking in daily prayer before breakfast. The first scene serves as an introduction to the main theme of faith.

Martin Kurle, Podcast Reporter

May 15, 2019

Set in Missouri in 2015, a boy faces impossible odds in a coma after spending 20 minutes at the bottom of a frozen lake. The new movie "Breakthrough," now in theaters, dives into the true story of Joyce Smith and her faithful belief of her son's survival. The new drama features Chrissy Metz, Josh Lucas...

Woman behind curtain of Cutaway Productions: Deb Drew

Deb Drew with a few of her students.

Ella Stratmann, Video Editor

November 13, 2018

Many people wonder what keeps teachers motivated to keep teaching throughout the years. "The students, I love my students. That is one of the reasons why I love teaching," Deb Drew stated. The passion that Drew contains for her students is heart-warming and very admirable, and her students are the ...

Cutaway video class encourages self-expression

Alternative Copy Story by Hannah Boardman

Tess Schoenborn, Online Editor

December 10, 2017

From music videos to advertisements, Cutaway Productions creates many different kinds of videos. Cutaway was created by video production teacher, Debbie Drew. Drew hand-picks students from the middle school video production class to join Cutaway Productions when they move up to the high school. Students...

Parents, committee plan all-night party

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Every year the planning committee spends $50,000 to $60,000 a year on the party. “A large portion of our fundraising comes from donations from community members - businesses and individuals that give generously - to enable us to keep the cost low for graduates,” Wille says.

Teagan Andrews, Copy Editor

March 10, 2017

After graduation is a time to celebrate what students have accomplished throughout their high school years and be with their closest friends.  People like parent Jennifer Wille do just that. She is one of the parents who plans the senior class party. The senior class party is a time for the g...

Video teacher leads with film business past

Video teacher leads with film business past

Alexander Pavlicin, Advertising Editor

January 13, 2015

A dark background contrasts with the natural white light filtering in from outside. The weather is dreary; rainfall can be heard hitting the walls of the studio. Yet in the moment, once the red button is pushed and the video commences, there is nothing but the camera and scene. The scene shifts. ...

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