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NTA changes mentality

NTA changes mentality

Tennam Gyaldatsang

January 22, 2020

According to Non-Traditional Academy advisor Joe Weber, NTA is designed to be a student-centered class. “We go into things with great depth and we run with a very dialogic space. There's not a lot of lecturing,” Weber said. “Students in NTA need to put in all the work and teachers don't give...

School store releases new slushie flavors

School store releases new slushie flavors

Colin Canaday and Harris Keekley

January 21, 2020

Following the beginning of the new year, the Storiole, the student-run school store, will now be implementing two new flavors for their slushies: lemonade and strawberry lemonade. Sophia Ross, advisor of the Storiole, said she has high expectations for the new flavors’ increase in sales. “...

German club bakes up a storm

German club bakes up a storm

Maria Perez Barriga and Jayde Claussen

January 19, 2020

Junior Hattie Hyland said she appreciated spending time with her peers at the latest German club meeting in which students learned how to make traditional German apple pancakes “I enjoyed hanging out with my friends after we were done and we cleaned up, we talked for a little while and being ab...

Med Club hosts homecare nurse

Med Club hosts homecare nurse

Isra Mohamed

January 14, 2020

Homecare nurse Heather Mcleod said she came to Medical Education Development (MED) Club to talk about her profession to give students more knowledge about different careers in the medical field. She is part of a list of guest speakers that have come to Med Club to talk about their professions. According...

Theater prepares for one act

Theater prepares for one act

Abigail Prestholdt

January 13, 2020

According to theater director Jodi Schifsky, this year’s one-act will bring many emotions to the audience through the differing relationship stories it tells.  “It is unique because it's all two-person scenes, it is a collection of nine two-person scenes, all about love, whether it's the joy of fin...

Debate team explores new opportunities

Debate team explores new opportunities

Lilly Strathman and Grace Schultz

January 13, 2020

When thinking back to her years in high school, debate team leader Samantha Leo said adding a speech season will challenge the club members to become better at declamation.  “I used to do speech in high school,” Leo said. “It challenged me to be a better public speaker which helped me late...

German club plans ahead

German club plans ahead

Maria Perez Barriga and Jayde Claussen

January 7, 2020

After German club had their third meeting in December, junior and president Hattie Heiland said she is looking forward to doing more activities for the club.  “We'd like to do something for Earth Day. So far we made gingerbread houses and we made little lanterns. We basically just do crafts,” He...

ACE sees increased participation

ACE sees increased participation

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

December 27, 2019

While reflecting on his high school years, Architecture Construction Engineering mentor Dan Klobucar said the program was not available for him as a teen.  “It’s a pretty good opportunity to take advantage of and I’m glad to be able to help these students get an idea of what architecture, co...

Alumni join orchestra for winter concert

Alumni join orchestra for winter concert

Kate Schneider

December 20, 2019

Junior Alanna Franklin said she enjoyed the alumni coming back to play at the concert Dec. 19 so she could see some familiar faces again and learn from those she hadn’t met before. “I thought it was really cool, especially because I was classmates with some of them. Then there was older peopl...

Strong community within a classroom driven by success

Strong community within a classroom driven by success

Tennam Gyaldatsang and Neb Bekele

December 20, 2019

According to the leader of Non-Traditional Academy Chris Weaver, students who wouldn’t have exceeded to their full potential in a normal classroom setting seem to be doing well and are on track to graduate. “It's good to know that a small percentage of kids who probably would not have graduated ca...

Intersectional Feminism Club gains multiple perspectives

Intersectional Feminism Club gains multiple perspectives

Lilly Strathman and Grace Schultz

December 20, 2019

After joining the Letters of Love meeting on Dec. 19, Intersectional Feminism Club president Ally Feller said she wants to continue combining clubs because it provides diversity.  “I want to combine Feminism club with other clubs in the future,” Feller said. “It's a wonderful way to combine our ...

Choir performs at winter concert

Choir performs at winter concert

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

December 19, 2019

Concert, varsity choir and Park Singers held a joint winter concert Dec. 12. Throughout the performance, the three choirs focused on winter and holiday themed music, mainly singing independently of each other. ...

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