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Keeping up with the 2014 alums: Madison Lykken

Keeping up with the 2014 alums: Madison Lykken

By Katherine Speiker

March 31, 2015

While most high school seniors were getting ready for their next year at the college of their choice, 2014 Owatonna High School graduate Madison Lykken was preparing for something much different. She, along with other 2014 graduates Nick Beck and Luke Owens, was selected to participate in the Rotary...

Keeping up with the 2014 alums: Haaken Bungum

Keeping up with the 2014 alums: Haaken Bungum

By Madeleine Haberman

March 13, 2015

While most students spend their senior years worrying about college acceptance, Haaken Bungum, an Owatonna High School graduate of 2014, worried about something a little different. Bungum moved to the United States when he was 11 from Singapore, his mother’s home country. Shortly after, he and...

Former Panther part of first CFP championship

Former Panther part of first CFP championship

By Dylan Hynson

February 16, 2015

As former Panther wide receiver Jeff Greene stood in the locker room with his teammates after the Ohio State Buckeyes routed the Oregon Ducks 42-7 in the inaugural College Football Championship at AT&T Stadium in Arlington before a crowd of 85,689 fans, he had to want to pinch himself, if only for...

AMSA students return from their futures to dispense advice

AMSA students return from their futures to dispense advice

By Rebecca Perlin

February 16, 2015

It’s no secret that the college application process is extremely long and stressful. So how incredible would it be if, as a college student with some experience under your belt, you could hop in a time machine and go back to give your high school self some advice? That is precisely what AMSA’s...

JACK AND JACK: a “famous” Vine duo

JACK AND JACK: a “famous” Vine duo

By Aren Rendell, Westside High School

February 6, 2015

A little more than a year ago, the two were typical Westside seniors. But over the course of their final year at Westside, the two amassed first 10,000, then 50,000 and eventually millions of followers on Vine.

Alumnus helps fight Ebola in Sierra Leone

Alumnus helps fight Ebola in Sierra Leone

By Elizabeth Driver, John Carroll High School

February 5, 2015

In order to not become contaminated, a family reluctantly stands a safe distance away from the burial of their loved one. They gaze upon Public Health Officials dealing with the body to prevent Ebola from spreading to any more people. Though the family would prefer to prepare and bury the relative themselves,...

Featured alumnus: Nathan Larimer

Featured alumnus: Nathan Larimer

By Jess Salmon, Bellwood-Antis High School

January 19, 2015

Some people don’t believe in luck or chance--that one can simply be in the right place at the right time. Bellwood-Antis graduate Nathan Larimer knows all about luck, and the value of being in the right place at a time when one's life could change forever. In the last few years, with some hard...

Recording artist Stephanie Grace returns home

Recording artist Stephanie Grace returns home

By Alexander Casper, Boyertown Area Senior High School

December 23, 2014

Boyertown native and Nashville recording artist Stephanie Grace came home to perform at Boyertown Area Junior High West on Friday, November 7th. Grace — who will open for the Charlie Daniels Band this spring — corralled up an all-ages crowd and performed a few of pop's biggest hits along with her...