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Lukas Wrede returns from semester studying in Wisconsin wilderness

Lukas Wrede returns from semester studying in Wisconsin wilderness

Izzy Leviton
February 18, 2017
Filed under Student Life, Student Profiles, Uncategorized

As junior Lukas Wrede reflects on his past semester at Conserve School, he said he enjoyed going to a school where the outdoors became his classroom. According to Wrede, Conserve School is located in Land O’ Lakes, Wisconsin, and high school students spend one semester learning there. “Las...

Student athletes sign letters of intent

Student athletes sign letters of intent

February 16, 2017
Filed under Student Profiles, Uncategorized

According to athletic director Andy Ewald, numerous student athletes has signed letters of intent, committing to participate in athletics at the postsecondary level. Ewald said student athletes often sign their letter of intent to a school early if they have already made their decision, so the sch...

Junior returns from semester studying in Wisconsin wilderness

Junior returns from semester studying in Wisconsin wilderness

Izzy Leviton
February 13, 2017
Filed under Student Profiles, Uncategorized

As junior Lukas Wrede reflects on his past semester at Conserve School, he said he enjoyed going to a school where the outdoors became his classroom. According to Wrede, Conserve School is located in Land O’ Lakes, Wisconsin, and high school students spend one semester learning there. “Las...

Senior reflects on soccer career

Senior reflects on soccer career

Alec Pittman and Kailey DeLozier
January 24, 2017
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Reminiscing on her successful senior year as captain of the girls’ varsity soccer team, Sammi Baer said she couldn’t help but look back on her final soccer season with fondness. According to Baer, she opted to run track in college rather than continue playing soccer. “I decided not to co...

Science Olympiad captain enjoys leading club

Science Olympiad captain enjoys leading club

Nicole Sanford and Lauren VonEschen
January 12, 2017
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What is your role as captain of Science Olympiad? As captain of Science Olympiad, I generally make sure that the members know what the specific event requires of them and to check in to ensure that (members) have what they need. I also try to include all of the members so we feel like a team because...

Junior debater Ben Dodge wins Novice State Tournament

Junior debater Ben Dodge wins Novice State Tournament

Yonah Davis, Alex Balfour, and Navjot Kaur
December 7, 2016
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Life, Student Profiles

Why do you participate in debate? Just because it's a fun thing to do and I feel like it's a good thing to know how to do. How long have you participated in debate? I've been in debate for almost two months. What is the Novice State Tournament? The Novice State Tournament is for first-...

New NHS president faces challenges

New NHS president faces challenges

Breanna Thompson and Amber Tran
September 29, 2016
Filed under School clubs and activities, Student Profiles

The start of the year has been rough for senior Ryan Gemilere, president of the National Honor Society. A new adviser has affected the dedicated group of students. Gemilere said they did not do any recruiting for members over the summer, which means they are a month behind. “The officers have h...

Freshman attends musical camp

Freshman attends musical camp

Alec Pittman
April 24, 2016
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At a young age, piano player freshman Marco Giovannelli surprised his music teacher when he played “Jingle Bells” on the fly with perfect flats and sharps. Giovannelli said he began attending the Colorado Suzuki Institute in the Rocky Mountains, where he practices piano and other instrume...

Freshman relaxes through art

Freshman relaxes through art

Adah Koivula
April 22, 2016
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When freshman Ilsa Olsen sat down last summer at the Edina Art Center to begin her watercolor of purple flowers, little did she know what this piece would mean to her. The piece was also her most challenging work, according to Olsen. “There were some points when I was painting the purple flowers where the flowers jus ...

Freshman faces struggles in school

Freshman faces struggles in school

Abby Hickstein
April 21, 2016
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Freshman Abby Feldman looks at the board in class, trying to decipher the letters that spell out the word abandon, but because of her dyslexia, she cannot tell the difference between the D and B. Feldman said she found out she was dyslexic from her doctor at the age of 8. “I went in for ADH...

Freshman faces Muslim stereotypes

Freshman faces Muslim stereotypes

Anna duSaire
April 19, 2016
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When freshman Gaidah Azem first arrived in Jerusalem in the summer of 2015, many people in the local community stared at her — not because her makeup was messy, but because she was not wearing a hijab. Azem said images often associated with the Muslim religion frustrate her. “When I'm tell...

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