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Cross Country / Sports / Volume 93/Issue 1

Girls cross country ready for historic season

Girls cross country has a lot to look forward to this year, including a new assistant coach and a new race distance that finally brings gender equality to the sport. The distance for girls races was recently changed from four kilometers to five kilometers, the distance boys cross country had already been racing. “This is … Continue reading

Football / Sports / Volume 93/Issue 1

Messwood rejoins Woodland Conference

The Messwood football team will be rejoining the Woodland Conference this year due to the rapid growth and improvement of the team. Messwood previously left the Woodland Conference in 2007, played independently in 2008 and joined the less prestigious Midwest Classic Conference from 2009 to 2013. “I am excited to prove to everyone that the … Continue reading

Editorial / Volume 93/Issue 1

GAFE has potential, if all goes well

Shorewood is in the process of becoming a Google Apps for Education (GAFE) school district. To complete this transformation, the district will install 250 Chromebooks throughout its schools, reform the server and assign every student a Gmail account within the district’s domain. According to Connie Jaeger, district technology coordinator, we should expect enhanced Wi-Fi, including … Continue reading

Arts and Entertainment / Volume 93/Issue 1

PHOX impresses at sold out show

Indie pop Wisconsin band rocks packed house in home state PHOX played an energetic and sold-out show in Milwaukee on August 6 at Turner Hall Ballroom. Considered “indie pop” in general terms, the band’s lead singer Monica Martin believes people will most likely enjoy the band if they “like sugared cereal.” The band, made up … Continue reading

Arts and Entertainment / Volume 93/Issue 1

Tweedy impresses with wide variety

Tweedy, the name of Jeff Tweedy’s newest project which is a partnership with his 18-year-old son Spencer, the band’s drummer, made a stop at Milwaukee’s Pabst Theater on June 16 for a show dominated by never-before heard material. Jeff’s music career began with the alt-country group Uncle Tupelo in the 90s, which hit big with … Continue reading

Features / Volume 93/Issue 1

Watershed fosters a respect for the environment

Several students participated in Watershed Wisdom this summer, exploring the Milwaukee River watershed for 11 days. Watershed Wisdom is a hands-on, environmental education class offered by the high school with the help of SEED funding. Throughout the program, students navigate the Milwaukee River watershed by biking, hiking and canoeing. Students discuss a range of issues … Continue reading

Features / Volume 93/Issue 1

Beasties of a different color

Angela Hayes, Atwater art teacher, repainted the school’s Beastie sculptures with the help of elementary students this summer. Built approximately 20 years ago by Atwater’s artist in residence, Dennis Pearson, the sculptures are among popular in public places across America, as well as in Belgium, Israel, New Zealand and Mexico, according to wisconsinart.org. According to … Continue reading