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MED club hosts OBGYN, medical student

OBGYN specialist Dr. Hope Frisch and medical student Emily Cruse speak to Med club about their careers. Med club invites guest speakers to talk about their professions every month.

Isra Mohamed

February 6, 2020

MED club hosted OBGYN Dr. Hope Frisch and third-year medical student Emily Cruse, who came to talk about their lives in the medical field.  According to Frisch, part of her job is taking care of women who are pregnant, as well as assisting women while giving birth. “I take care of women, eit...

Mental health club begins new semester

Junior Ella Atlas attends a SLP Mind club meeting Jan. 31. SLP Mind does calming activities such as coloring and listening to calm music.

Marta Hill

February 6, 2020

After attending the first SLP Mental health: Instigating Necessary Discussions meeting of the semester, senior Amelia Huebsch said the meeting was a nice break from the reality of school.  “It is just a chance to sort of calm yourself and collect yourself before you go to school. I think it real...

German teacher hosts roller skating party

Adviser Shari Fox directs roller skaters to guess the language of the song she plays Jan. 30. Fox has planned international skate night for the last 13 years in an effort to allow middle schoolers to learn about the language and teachers they will have  the following year.

Maria Perez Barriga and Jayde Claussen

February 6, 2020

German teacher Shari Fox said she wanted to celebrate and display diverse cultures for kids at the roller skating event Jan. 30 by playing international music. “The event was about introducing fifth-grade kids to the idea that there are different languages out there that they can learn,” Fox sa...

Theater stays positive in the face of loss

Abigail Prestholdt, Writer

February 3, 2020

Theater performed their one-act “Love/Sick” at Sections, placing fourth overall against other schools in Minnesota. Theater director Jodi Schifsky said the performance was well done and although the theater team did not do as well as they hoped, they still took advantage of the experience. ...

ACE prepares for March presentation

Freshman Isaac Cantor speaks with senior Ethan Meisler during the ACE meeting Jan. 30. ACE will present at the University of Minnesota March 5.

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

February 3, 2020

After only a few months in Architecture Construction and Engineering, freshman Isaac Cantor said the club allows him to feel as if he is a part of the group because they allocate parts of their work to small groups.  “It’s a team process,” Cantor said. “We go in little groups of two and t...

Summer program designed to develop students in the workforce

Senior Sam Sietsema looks over the sign up process for the step up program Feb 3. The deadline for signing up for Step Up is Feb . 10.

Isra Mohamed

February 3, 2020

As summer approaches, many students who live in the Minneapolis area are looking forward to getting jobs from Step Up, a summer program designed to get students in the workforce. According to Step Up youth coordinator Theresa Stets, Step up’s main goal is to build strong, skilled workers. “Step ...

SLP Mind creates safe space for students

SLP Mind creates safe space for students

Maddie Schutte

January 31, 2020

Noticing the stigma around mental health in society, junior Emma Heinzen said she felt passionate about starting a club that provides a space for students to connect and act on mental health issues.  “I feel like a lot of people think that they're alone in dealing with (mental health), but everyone...

NTA changes mentality

Senior Elliott Rickert works on an assignment in Non Traditional Academy (NTA). NTA takes place first through fourth period.

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

Senior Selena Nejib makes a slushee for a customer. The new slushee flavors are lemonade and strawberry lemonade.

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

Sophmore Marisa Peck bakes a traditional German pancake in the German club meeting Jan. 13. Juniors Yehoshua Leib Leahy and Thor Anderson help in making the apple pancakes.

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

Home care nurse Heather Mcleod describes how to put an IV in to senior Emma Tight. Med club invited Mcleod to speak to students about her profession at the club meeting Dec. 17.

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

Freshman Wes Anderson and sophomore Caroline Butler practice a scene to prep for the one-act. The one-act will be performed at 7 p.m. Jan. 17-18 as well as Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. at the High School Auditorium.

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...

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