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Shirt sales generate change for community

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Yonah Davis

January 16, 2019

What is your project? Lopez: Nietzsche Deuel and I are having a fundraiser to raise money for feminine hygiene products for the homeless in Minneapolis. Deuel: We're trying to raise money to help provide feminine hygiene products for homeless women in Minneapolis. We are raising money through s...

Mission trip to Haiti gives back

Mission trip to Haiti gives back

Evie Nelson

December 24, 2018

Why did your family decide to go on a trip to Haiti? The purpose of why we went is because we wanted to help kids (in need). I went there before in seventh grade, (my family) wanted to go back on another mission trip. How did your experience visiting Haiti in the past shape your most recent trip? Th...

Junior sings in selective youth choir

Amaya Fokuo rehearses in the VocalEssence choir Nov. 19. The group of high school students rehearses every Monday 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Augsburg University. The next VocalEssence concert is at 7:30 p.m. Dec.1.

Marta Hill

December 7, 2018

What did VocalEssence do with Josh Groban? I sing for a company called VocalEssence. VocalEssence basically got an invite from Josh Groban’s people to pick a gospel choir of about 20 people to sing backup for him. What does being in VocalEssence entail? It is a performing arts program for singers. We ar...

Sophomore explores beekeeping

Equipped with a metal scraper, Franklin meticulously cleans the surface of the hive careful to avoid disturbing the bees.

Emma Leff

November 2, 2018

  When did you start beekeeping? I started beekeeping six years ago. What kind of bees are they? Italian gold. How does the process work? We buy hives and put them in our backyard. We monitor them and make sure they're doing okay and have enough nectar. We plant flowers aro...

Seniors compose full-length album

Senior Ben Klepfer listens to senior Marco Giovannelli as he plays the piano, Sept. 15. Klepfer and Giovannelli recently created an album together called

Maggie Klaers

October 9, 2018

How can people listen to the album? Klepfer: You can listen to it on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Google Play and Amazon. Giovannelli: You can stream it, but you can buy it too on some of the sites that aren’t necessarily streaming. If you don’t have Spotify or Apple Music, it’s av...

Senior designs art for rappers

Senior Alex Monson works on her graphics. Monson is currently seeking career opportunities in graphic design.

Maggie Klaers

May 7, 2018

What kind of art do you do? I like to draw, but what I’m trying to pursue is graphic design. Do you see yourself pursuing this as a career after high school?  Yes, certainly. That’s why right now I’m trying to get my foot in the door, because I want to make this a career when I leave...

Senior decides to join National Guard

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Abby Intveld

March 22, 2018

What made you want to join the National Guard? There were a lot of different reasons behind joining. The adventure of the National Guard experience is a huge reason, and it will also help pay for college, which is a big factor. There’s a bunch of different reasons. Did anyone influence your decision to join? ...

Artist develops unique makeup style

Senior Jake Henry experiments with different shades to make his special effect make up more realistic. Henry works at Midwest Makeup Supply in Uptown.

Evelyn Nelson

December 23, 2017

How did you first begin doing makeup? I just wanted to do it, but I could never could figure out why. Then I started watching “RuPaul's Drag Race,” and I started getting into the drag aspects of that. Who inspires you when creating your makeup looks? Instagram. I follow a lot of different acc...

Junior expresses himself through poems

Junior Adam Kowski writes a poem during class on Monday, Nov. 6. He uploads his poems to his Instagram account dedicated to poetry. Follow him @poems_by_kowski on Instagram.

Abby Intveld

November 15, 2017

When did you start writing poetry? I started writing poetry when my grandpa died. His death was really big in my life because he’s the one that got me started with bowling, and we’d always hang out on the weekends over the summer. I hadn’t lost any family members before him, so when he died it hit...

Junior expresses herself through fashion design

Junior Zöe Weinman piles her clothing templates during play practice March 21. Weinman makes her own clothes and serves on the costume committee for theater.

Amaia Barajas

March 28, 2017

When did you start making your own clothes? The summer before eighth grade, I remember taking some lessons with one of my mom’s friends and she taught me the basics. Do you make clothes for other people or for profit? I’ve actually started doing that a while ago, taking orders and such. How wou...

Senior pursues stand-up comedy

Senior Kaleb Schweizer performs a comedy set for his friends in the lunchroom Feb. 24. Schweizer performs stand up comedy at open mic events around the cities.

William Phelan

March 4, 2017

How did you get into comedy? When I was a kid I always loved to make people happy. I still do, and the main way I found I could do that was comedy. How was your humor developed over the years? As I grew older I learned the difference between comedy and straight joke telling, and that comedy comes ...

Senior honors grandmother

Family ties: Senior Zosha Skinner enjoys time with her late great-grandmother Frances Maki. Zosha took her great- grandmother’s name after her passing to honor her and her Polish heritage.

Nicole Sanford

January 16, 2017

What was your name before and what is your name now? I go by Zosha right now, and then the name before that I went by was Sophia, the name on my birth certificate. How long ago did you change your name? I changed my name just at the beginning of this (school) year — August or September. Why di...

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