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Sophomore creates nonprofit organization

Sophomore Adil Ade organizes hats and gloves to prepare for his next project Nov. 20. His organization Pocket Change Foundation helps the homeless.

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

December 18, 2019

What inspired you to create the Pocket Change Foundation? I hated seeing homeless people in the streets and people suffering because they messed up in life or (experienced) a family crisis that put them on the streets. Having to go through that without having hope made me feel sad for them. Wha...

Sophomore works on Sports-Check It Out

Sophomore Hamsa Osman posts on one of the social media platforms of his business, Sports-Check it out. He created the social media aspect of marketing for Sports-Check it out.

Noah Orloff

March 16, 2019

How did you start your business and what were your inspirations? My inspirations (came from) seeing only in the Somali community there were three sports we played, basketball, football and soccer and I wanted to bring more variety to the community. They started out with a program called AdVenture Ca...

Junior returns from school in Bahamas

Junior Daniel Eval leans off the boat while working on a marine biology project at The Island School in the Bahamas.

Ethan Meisler

January 20, 2019

Where were you for the first few months of school? I was in the Bahamas. I was in Eleuthera at a program called The Island School. How would you describe what The Island School is? It is a semester school in the Bahamas that requires an application to get in. The school does a lot of free di...

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...

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 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 ...

Dancer to audition for ‘America’s Got Talent’

Junior Tre Givens shows off his dancing skills at the Day One pep-fest Sept. 8.

Jayne Stevenson

October 23, 2015

How did you get into dance? My sister was a dancer, and I was in the dance setting since I was little. She started when she was 4. I was watching all the time, and I started to like it. My uncle showed me a video, and he said I should try doing the moves, so I did and I just got into it....

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