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A Brief History of the Men Who Built NHS

A Brief History of the Men Who Built NHS

Evan Miracle, Student of Journalism

November 15, 2018


Filed under Features, News-Based

As a referendum looms, the history of the Neenah Joint School District requires introspection. Unbeknownst to many students and staff in Neenah, their school buildings have an interesting century-long history to tell through the influential men for whom they are named. The school district has a ...

Nationwide Vaping Epidemic Plagues High Schools

Nationwide Vaping Epidemic Plagues High Schools

Ashlyn Jacobs, Student of Journalism

November 11, 2018


Filed under Features, News-Based, Showcase

A rapid increase in E-cigarette use among teens in recent years leaves high schools across America searching for ways to combat nicotine addiction in students. “We’ve seen a tremendous increase in the number of students who are vaping,” Christine Christensen, alcohol and drug prevention coor...

International Day: Superintendent Shares Her Love of Travel at Neenah Without Borders

International Day:  Superintendent Shares Her Love of Travel at Neenah Without Borders

Evan Miracle and Solon Ramos

October 16, 2018


Filed under Features, News-Based, Showcase

The opportunity to travel the world is becoming more and more open to students wishing to experience life outside of their own. Dr. Mary Pfeiffer has been the Superintendent for the Neenah Joint School District since 2009. Aside from Pfeiffer’s love for the school district, another of her passion...

Neenah Satellite Promotes Student Voices Since 1981

Neenah Satellite Promotes Student Voices Since 1981

Ashlyn Jacobs, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Features, News-Based, Showcase

Homecoming reminds the community of the school spirit held by both past and present generations, and the evolving school newspaper has been there every step of the way to document NHS history. Today's history lesson features the evolution of NHS's scholastic press. NHS has had several student...

Understanding the Standards-Based Grading Scale

Understanding the Standards-Based Grading Scale

Ashley McFarland, Student of Journalism

December 8, 2017


Filed under News-Based, Showcase

The implementation of standards-based grading at NHS will happen the beginning of the 2019-'20 school year by administration and staff. The switch to standards-based grading has been a project for four or five years now, and its arrival to NHS will come by 2019. Principal Brian Wunderlich says that...

Weather Alert: Staying Safe on Winter Roads

Weather Alert:  Staying Safe on Winter Roads

Skylar Neuber, Student of Journalism

November 26, 2017


Filed under Features, News-Based

As the weather begins to dip and the winter months draw closer, slick roads and heavy snowfall require serious precautions before drivers go behind the wheel. Fortunately, Lisa LeMahieu, a health teacher and coach at NHS, works with Rockets Against Destructive Decisions (RADD) to help students pre...

Black Friday Perspective Explored: Employee Stress Builds

Black Friday Perspective Explored:  Employee Stress Builds

Emily Manteufel, Student of Journalism

November 20, 2017


Filed under Features, News-Based

The stress related to Black Friday and the holiday season builds for senior Katie Adams who is a sales associate at the Neenah Shopko. “Saying that Black Friday is the most unorganized day in retail is an understatement,” Adams said. For Adams, a normal day at Shopko is slow and long. On ...

Student Employment Threatened by Consolidation

Student Employment Threatened by Consolidation

Ben Makowski, Student of Journalism

November 19, 2017


Filed under Features, News-Based

Why do teens work? It is likely a means to fill gas tanks, stomachs, and to add some pizzazz to college applications. Or maybe to make a difference. Senior Graham Warner feels his impact every time he steps through the bustling Theda Clark hospital doors. “It’s an experience everyone should have...

Goodbye Unicorns, Hello Zombies!

Goodbye Unicorns, Hello Zombies!

Jacob Theisen, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2017


Filed under Features, News-Based, Showcase

With Halloween around the corner, how are people celebrating this week? Halloween features dressing up in costumes, adventuring to haunted houses, and delighting in horror movies with friends. In addition to traditional fun Halloween festivities, community members can now welcome the spooky holiday with...

Senior Spreads Smiles and Kindness Through Halls

Senior Spreads Smiles and Kindness Through Halls

Charley Hrobsky, Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2017


Filed under Features, News-Based, Showcase

Rachel Terry, senior, challenged students and staff at the Diversity Fair to create a kindness chain link. Terry asked participants to write what kindness means to them, whether they wrote about kindness they have felt, seen, and/or known in their lives. She stapled the chain links together in front...

Local Christmas Light Hot Spots Featured

Local Christmas Light Hot Spots Featured

Luke Kelley, Student of Journalism

December 29, 2016


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, 2016


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 ...

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