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Planning the future through the essay

Junior Ava Shelton stands with principal Rob Bach, marketing teacher Debbie Drummerhausen and Stephanie Musgrove as she accepts her award from the essay contest.

Haley Nelson, Online Editor-in-Chief

April 21, 2020

High school students get the question so many times about what’s next for them and what their future looks like. Money is one big thing that helps determine what the focus of your money is in the future. In a class of marketing and management, students are required to participate in the stock mark...

Long-Range Facility Planning Task Force need volunteers

Reccommendations made by the Long-Range Facility Planning Task Force volunteers will be presented to the school board throughout the year. This task force will ensure the safety of our facilities and district as a whole.

Paige Sanders, Photography Editor-in-Chief

April 22, 2019

To better our district and community as a whole and furthermore better the future of our facilities in the district, volunteers will help make this possible. The district is covening new members for a Long-Range Facility Planning Task Force. This new wave of volunteering community members will include parents and staff w...

Financial aid, flawed necessity

Financial aid, flawed necessity

Adam Humpal, Social Media Reporter

December 5, 2016

Massive student debt, skyrocketing college tuition and a widening education achievement gap has fueled the discussion about federal financial aid for college. President Barack Obama has made student debt a national initiative when he announced the “Student Debt Challenge”, which was meant to raise...

Groupon app helps consumers save big

Groupon app helps consumers save big

Caroline Allessi, Social Media Managing Editor

January 14, 2016

With the holidays coming to a close, many people have accumulated small "holiday debts" from purchasing gifts for friends and family. However, for some people, overspending might not have been as much of an issue due to the Groupon app. Groupon is a couponing website as well as an app which is very helpful in savi...

2015 gift-buying guide

2015 gift-buying guide

Allie Langness, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2015

`With the holidays vastly approaching, stores are beginning to stock their shelves with this season’s most popular gifts amongst consumers. Everything from electronics to toys are popular gifts during the holidays. Most stores participate in sales throughout the months of November and December. Generally,...

Money laundering highlights changes to Vatican City

Graphic by Olivia Novotny

Kelly Roehrig

March 1, 2014

Vatican City, home of Pope Francis and the center for all things holy in the Catholic world, not somewhere one would think of money laundering. But Vatican City is home to Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, otherwise known as “Monsignor €500,” the poster-boy for all things scandalous in the Vatican Bank. In 20...

Coin aims to unify everyone’s wallet

Chase Lau

January 27, 2014

It is a dilemma almost everyone has faced. Every bank, store and company wants to give customers a shiny card to keep in their wallet, filling up wallets more and more until it looks like a family, post-Thanksgiving dinner. It is this problem that Coin wants to fix, cleaning up all of those cards in ...

Government must cut military spending

Government must cut military spending

July 20, 2013

With the United States in almost $17 trillion of debt, many people are looking at what is to blame. The most obvious choice is the U.S military, whose budget includes $526.6 billion for the Department of Defense base budget, but does not include war costs or nuclear weapon activities. With this huge...

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