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District 834 welcomes new Superintendent

District 834 welcomes new Superintendent

Kathleen Billingsley, Copy Editor

November 12, 2015

With warmth and kindness in her eyes, one can tell new Superintendent Denise Pontrelli is perfect to take the seat as District 834's new superintendent. Coming 40 minutes away from the Spring Lake Park district, Pontrelli is breaking in new turf. As exciting as getting a fresh start sounds, this is a m...

Students look to horoscopes for advice

Students look to horoscopes for advice

Anna Craggs, Photographer

May 1, 2015

Religion can be a place to look for answers of problems in everyday life. Another place to look for answers is daily horoscopes. A horoscope is an astrology chart representing the positions of the Sun, the Moon, planets and the signs of the zodiac to foretell events in a person's life. Zodiac signs represent the different sectors of th...

Annual Student Council presidents elected

Annual Student Council presidents elected

Megan Aller, Visual Arts Managing Editor

April 28, 2015

Being the president of Student Council is much more than representing the student body. The presidents are also part of the school board, they sit up front at the board meetings. There are countless hours of planning and preparing for all sorts of events. Elections for new presidents 2015-16 schoo...

Benefits of eating healthy

Benefits of eating healthy

Kyah LaBancz, Online Editor

February 23, 2015

Imagine standing in front of two different food bars. One is filled with crunchy greens, nuts filled with healthy fats, lean proteins and various  vegetables to make a delightful salad. The other displays options of sugar packed sweets, chips and all of Grandma's fattening holiday dishes. Which would...

Thompson, 13 years on ice

Thompson, 13 years on ice

Katie Hutton, Visual Arts Managing Editor

December 24, 2014

At 4:45 a.m., junior Eve Thompson rolls out of bed. The sky is dark and the air is cold, and Thompson is awake before her peers. While the streetlights are lit, Thompson has breakfast. The birds have yet to wake when she walks out the door. When she arrives at the recreation center and pulls on ...

Amnesty International presents on human rights

Amnesty International presents on human rights

Robby Enright, Distribution Reporter

December 21, 2014

  Basic freedoms are often taken for granted in American society and many people around the world will never know what it is like to feel comfortable and safe. Amnesty International is a global organization dedicated to protecting the human rights of people of all races, genders, sexual p...

Nose Rings: a new fashion

Nose Rings: a new fashion

Sam Hudachek

October 13, 2014

Fashion has changed recently in high school. Many older styles that were once lost are now returning. However, one fashion that is starting up is not new clothing or hairstyles, it is nose rings. There are many different styles of nose rings. The L-shaped, bone, screw and fishtail are just a few ...

Crop tops become the newest trend despite dress codes

Crop tops become the newest trend despite dress codes

Madison Engstrum

April 10, 2014

The newest trend for girls around the country is crop tops.  The main question being asked about crops tops is if they are appropriate or not, due to the fact that midriff shows while wearing them. A crop top is a T-shirt or blouse with the lower part cut off, showing off some of the abdomen.  Crop tops became very popular during the mid 1...

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