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Local Christmas Light Hot Spots Featured

Local Christmas Light Hot Spots Featured

Luke Kelley, Student of Journalism
December 29
Filed under Features, News-Based

Christmas time is here as evidenced in the festivities underway, and to many a means of celebration is to decorate their houses. Often holiday light displays are so bright that they light up the night and offer a feeling of merrymaking to viewers of all ages. Go Valley Kids.com features the local must see holid...

The Orbit: Recipient of Homecoming Funds

The Orbit:  Recipient of Homecoming Funds

Barbara Simon, Student of Journalism
November 20
Filed under Features, News, News-Based, School

The Homecoming Committee chose the Orbit as the recipient of its annual Homecoming fundraiser, totaling more than $7,000, plus donations of canned goods and clothing for the closet. “A senior who helps me to get things more organized in the closet was on the Homecoming Committee and brought up the idea ...

Teacher Connects with Students: Making It Personal

Teacher Connects with Students:  Making It Personal

Ava Dieck, Student of Journalism
November 6
Filed under 300-Word Story, Features

She stands confidently in the front of the room, with 30 sets of eyes staring back at her, gliding easily through her lecture as each set stays fixated upon her. One hand shoots up. She already knows what is coming next. “How would you know anything about this anyway?” She smiles knowingl...

True Identity Revealed Through Gender Transition

True Identity Revealed Through Gender Transition

Hope De Shaney, Student of Journalism
November 6
Filed under 300-Word Story, Features

Struggling to find oneself is always a difficult journey, but for one individual the journey is like crawling through hell itself. Sophomore Sage Cuminale shares his unique perspective. As a young teen-ager in middle school, Sage struggled heavily with depression. When asked to describe middle school S...

Living in a Foreign Country Requires People You Can Rely On

Living in a Foreign Country Requires People You Can Rely On

Arianna Robles, Student of Journalism
November 6
Filed under 300-Word Story, Features

Living in a foreign country feels as familiar as Mars.  This new world experience from the language to the culture confronts Chinese teacher Xue Yinghan daily because she knows how it feels to adapt to another country. Ms. Xue is originally from ShangDong Province, China. There she grew up and we...

Foreign Exchange Student Secures a Smooth Transition

Ari Robles and Emily Smock
November 6
Filed under Features, Profiles

Moving from a city of over 265,000 people to one with 25,000 people could be a challenge for anyone. As an exchange student, Ingrid Kallestad is learning how to adapt to life in America. Kallestad traveled to Neenah from Bergen, Norway. As of Aug. 11, Kallestad has been living with Andrew ...

Cross Categorical Teacher Helps Students Succeed

Cross Categorical Teacher Helps Students Succeed

Luke Kelley, Student of Journalism
November 6
Filed under 300-Word Story, Features

Faint sounds of unrecognizable chatter and laughter roams the school as classical music fills the room. The soothing music conflicts with the busy clicking and writing courtesy of Joseph Miller. He is always busy but many overlook why. What the busy man has to do is help his students succeed. What...

A Glance at Fall

A Glance at Fall

Ksenya Seager, Photography Editor
October 26
Filed under Features, Photo Essays, Photo Essays, Showcase

Fall, a season of corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and haunted houses.

Former Singles Player Takes on Doubles

Former Singles Player Takes on Doubles

Ellie Callahan, Student of Journalism
October 26
Filed under 300-Word Story, Features

Seeing Kiki Risgaard on glowing green tennis courts swinging her red, striped racket through the air is not an unusual sight. What is unusual is the person playing with her on the court, her skilled doubles partner. Why is she not alone? It all starts last year with a stress fracture in her fo...

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