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Photography teacher Kathy Toews keeps cameras on a wall in her classroom. They are all different ages and models.

Life in snapshots

Teacher shares father’s love for photography
Shriya Mukkavilli April 15, 2021

When students enter photography teacher Kathy Toews’ classroom, their eyes are drawn to the left wall of the classroom. Cameras hang along it, ranging from the film cameras of the early 1900s to...

Students and staff can scan the QR code above to sign up to donate at the M.E.D.S. club blood drive, which is being held in honor of former coach Steve Telaneus.

M.E.D.S. club plans annual blood drive, honors late coach

Madi Olivier April 14, 2021

Students and staff have until tomorrow at midnight to sign up for the annual M.E.D.S. club blood drive, which is in honor of long-time coach Steve Telaneus. The drive will take place in the Marauder gym...

After school was shut down last year, sophomore Caroline Lehmann struggled to meet the demand of AP classes and felt isolated.

Inching forward

Pandemic, isolation impacts sophomore's mental health
Muna Nnamani April 13, 2021

Last spring, sophomore Caroline Lehmann rested her head on her pillow and tried to sleep. But her mind wouldn’t stop racing. I still have to turn in Canvas assignments. I’m not ready for...

It has been about a year since the COVID-19 pandemic put students' lives on hold, causing an increase in anxiety and loneliness.

Lost connections

Sophia Craig and Shriya Mukkavilli April 12, 2021

The pandemic has taken a toll on students’ mental health. According to a study done by the KFF, a national health polling institution, 56 percent of young adults reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive...

Review: ‘Seaspiracy’ reinforces anti-Asian racism

Madi Olivier April 12, 2021

The Netflix documentary “Seaspiracy” made waves after its release on March 24, quickly climbing its way up the ranks to the top ten films on the platform. It follows filmmaker Ali Tabrizi around...

Reviews: Berry delicious

Reviews: Berry delicious

Best local places to get smoothie bowls
Madi Olivier April 11, 2021

Nekter - 5/5 5810 Long Prairie Road I’ve heard multiple people gush about Nekter Juice Bar, located only a few minutes from campus. After walking in, I began to understand why. The shop is laid back...

Sophomore Sydney Barros performs a floor routine at her first international competition in Jesolo, Italy in 2018.

Reaching for the rings

Sophomore gymnast hopes to qualify for Olympics
Sophia Craig April 10, 2021

When Carine Barros signed her daughter, sophomore Sydney Barros, up for gymnastics as a 6 year old, she never could have imagined that 10 years later, she would be one of the top 50 gymnasts in the country....

Briarhill Middle School student Audrey Gronberg and her mother, Kim, welcomed donors during the bone marrow drive on Jan. 9. Over 300 people drove through to register
as donors.

#AudreyStrong

Community holds bone marrow drive for family
Muna Nnamani April 9, 2021

When Briarhill Middle School student Audrey Gronberg went for a routine doctor’s appointment on Dec. 8, 2020, her mother, Kim, wasn’t expecting a call back from the endocrinologist. “The doctor...

LISD hired Matthew Morris as the Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion after creating the position earlier this year. His shirt is made with traditional Kente cloth, which he wears in celebration of his culture.

District hires Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Madi Olivier April 8, 2021

The district created a new leadership position, the Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, earlier this year. Matthew Morris was hired to fill this role. He started in January. “I get to...

SAT subject tests have been discontinued due to further development of the AP program.

Changes made to SAT, AP tests

Vaibhav Sridhar April 7, 2021

The College Board has discontinued the essay portion of the SAT and all SAT subject tests. Additionally, some modifications have been made to this year’s digital AP exams, including full length tests...

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