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Quotes can impact everyone’s lives

Emerson Swanson, Reporter April 16, 2024

As we enter the middle of the year, girls tend to have trouble being self-assured. For girls to succeed in this world girls will need confidence, which matters as much as competence.  There were a...

Outstanding Stingers: starting new traditions

Isabella Schluender and Hayden McColley April 9, 2024

This year at Spectrum, a new tradition was started: Outstanding Stingers. The leaders of Student Council chose three students from each grade that they thought represented Spectrum High School's core values....

Small school, large results, Spectrum Quizbowl team makes it far

Izzie Walters and Tucker Marjama March 21, 2024

Spectrum High School's Quizbowl team has been successful for years, qualifying for small school nationals again and again. This year a momentous one for the team as this was the first year in school...

Thumbs Up, a resource center for those struggling with mental health opens a new set of doors

Jezabel Dimaze and Ann Harvill March 21, 2024

Thumbs Up is a resource center for middle and high school students looking to relax and decompress after school. Katie Shatusky, the executive director of Thumbs Up said, "Thumbs Up is a non-profit based...

Daddy O’s: A Local Gem to Take You Back in Time

Savannah Potter and Gavin Oblinger March 14, 2024

Welcome to Daddy O's, the perfect destination for anyone near downtown Elk River. As soon as you walk through the door, you'll find yourself back in the 1950's. Jeff Krugers, the owner of Daddy O's, told...

Students continue to find motivation through the cold winter months

Jezabel Dimaze and Erin Omariba February 16, 2024

During the cold, winter months, having lack of motivation, or lack there of is something we all go through. Holden Dvorak said, “I have a lot of people counting on me to achieve the things that I want...

Etta and Kiera speaking for the environmentalist in mock city council meeting in environmental science.

Learning local government through an environmental science class

Josh Neuhaus and Hayen McColley February 8, 2024

Mollet's environmental C@SH class did a mock city council meeting discussing a hypothetical proposition proposed by a corporation to set up an underground storage tank to improve their factories efficiency...

Much more than mopping

Makayla Taylor and Bryce Olson January 9, 2024

Out of all of the hard working staff at Spectrum there is a group that stands out: The Janitors. There are a number of janitors in each of the buildings and all of them deserve to be appreciated. The janitors...

Aidden Tilly, a heartfelt story about a rare heart disorder

Ruby Curtis and Jezabel Dimaze December 19, 2023

Aidden Tilly is a 8th grader at Spectrum Middle School with a unique story to his classmates. Aidden was born with hypo-plastic left heart syndrome, meaning the right side of his heart does not work...

The student population continues to grow

Danielle Scott and Naomi Parke December 12, 2023

With each passing year, Spectrum continues to grow to new heights. The three buildings haven't been here for long, but they are already filling up. The classes have more students in them and the hallways...

Profound poisoned pen performance

Saeran Whitney and Savannah Potter November 30, 2023

Two weeks ago, on the first weekend of November, the Spectrum High School theater program put on the Poisoned Pen, a murder mystery about an eccentric director and a group of actors, stuck together in...

Every Halloween, Anoka has a special tradition

Ann Harvill and Naomi Parke November 28, 2023

Anoka, MN is not just any old city: it is the "Halloween Capital of the World".  Many people know Anoka as their home or where they grew up, but Angie Eaton from the Anoka Board of Directors, says "“As...

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