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May 21, 2020

While scrolling through the endless for you page on tiktok I came across a unique idea that I had to try with my friends. I saw two girls and their family playing hide n seek around the area they lived in. It looked like a blast so I texted my friends and asked if they...

May 19, 2020

Band director Chris Saito put together a video of several band members playing the school song. There were a total of 23 band members that played the song.

On April 15, directors Saito and Mike Dynes posted to each band’s Google Classroom a video of Saito playing the sc...

May 12, 2020

During quarantine, one can become bored and will start looking for a new show to watch. Here are five Netflix show recommendations: 

  1. Atypical

Seasons: three - final season coming soon

Episode length: 30-35 minutes 

Sam, a teenage boy with autism, decides to bec...

May 7, 2020

Room cleanliness is something that varies between people. Some may keep their rooms tidy all the time, where others may only clean their rooms once a year. 

“I clean my room once every two to three months,” Aidan Goerdt said.

Others, like Jalyn Thorsen, clean their rooms...

April 25, 2020

At the next school board meeting on Monday, May 4, students are able to have their voices heard.  Students, particularly seniors, are requested to email comments about graduation and prom to Celeste Miller at cmiller@bettendorf.k12.ia.us so that those comments can be p...

During this extended break, Ahriyana Creighton came up with a clever game for her and some of her friends. She calls it “THE GAME.” It consists of a series of challenges that the players complete for potential points. At the end of the game, the person with the most po...

April 20, 2020

Spring Fudge 

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz bag of chocolate chips 

  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk 

  • 1 ½ cup marshmallows

  • 10 oz bag of mini candy coated chocolate eggs, should measure out to about 1 ⅓ cups

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)  

Instructio...

April 14, 2020

Mike Dynes and Chris Satio have begun posting practicing challenges in their classrooms for the bands to make sure students continue practicing.

The first challenge was to find a strange place to practice and practice there. Possible places given by Saito were under a t...

April 12, 2020

Social distancing is very important in the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19, but it can be hard for communities to stay engaged when they’re all cooped up. 

On Saturday, March 21, Krista Wynes, a woman from Galesburg, Illinois, shared a post on Facebook that she tho...

April 8, 2020

Going through coffee withdrawal while in quarantine can be hard. Making whipped coffee is a good alternative when you are stuck in the house and don’t have a coffee maker. 

Ingredients: 

2 tablespoons of instant coffee (only instant will work) 

2 tablespoons of sugar 

2 ta...

March 27, 2020

Coming up with things to do during quarantine is hard, especially when you feel unmotivated. If you’re unsure of what to do from this list, use a random number generator from 1-101 and do whatever number the generator gives you!

Here are 101 things to do while under qua...

March 11, 2020

The girls track team placed fourth at their meet at St. Ambrose on Wednesday, March 4th. 

Freshman Hattie Aanestad placed third in the 400 meter race. 

“For my first high school meet, I am very pleased with my place and time, though I hope to improve my time by the end o...

March 9, 2020

The new bachelorette was announced on March 2, 2020, on “Good Morning America.” Clare Crawley will be the lead in the show’s 16th season. 

Previously, Crawley was on Juan Pablo’s season of “The Bachelor” (or season 18), two seasons of “Bachelor in Paradise” and “Bachelo...

March 9, 2020

The last competition for show choir, which brings sadness to many of its members, was last Saturday, Feb. 29, at Marion Masquerade at Marion high school.

“The show choir competition season is a month and a half of performing each weekend with 17 to 23 hour days. In tota...

March 6, 2020

NHS is running the Pennies for Patients drive, and students are encouraged to donate to their second block class until March 12.  

The donation proceeds will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help families of patients pay for doctors, medicines and treatme...

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