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Kristin Martens

The Sartell Doghouse is a weekly article that allows the students of SHS to flaunt their pets to the rest of the school by sending in pictures to the LeSabre

This week is the second-to-last edition of the Sartell Doghouse for this school year. The special pup to be featured on this edition is Cooper Fenway Martens. Cooper is an eight-year-old Labradoodle, and he belongs to junior Kristin Martens. Cooper’s talents include chewing on tennis balls, fishing at the lake, and singing along to piano music. In his free time, Cooper loves to play with his squeaky tennis ball. Cooper has a very laid back personality, so he would most likely wear a relaxed style of a t-shirt, tennis shoes, and jeans.

Cooper has been with the Martens family ever since Kristin’s mom and sister discovered him during a visit to a breeder an hour away from their home. Once Cooper was brought home, the rest of the family was surprised because the intention of the trip was never to bring home a puppy. Little did the Martens family know, they had just brought home the “love of our lives.”

Cooper’s Photo Album

Cooper was born on March 11, 2009. He likes to celebrate by sneaking cheese sticks and going on the furniture when his parents aren’t looking.

The Martens have been with Cooper through sickness and health, literally! Kristin’s sister once ran over Cooper in her car, and as a result, he had a fractured foot and had to wear a cone.

 

 

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the love of our lives.”

— Kristin Martens

To the Martens family, Cooper is not only a dog, but a family member. Kristin says he is, “the love of our lives.”

If Kristin could communicate with Cooper she would tell him, “he is the most awesome dog I’ve ever met and also to go on the couches more often when the parents aren’t home!”

If you think your furry best friend deserves to be featured, get ahold of the LeSabre staff or email us!

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Jordan Mareck, Journalist

My name is Jordan Mareck, and I am a senior at SHS. I enjoy trying to play tennis and yelling at the refs during basketball games. This is my second and...

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The Sartell Doghouse is a weekly article that allows the students of SHS to flaunt their pets to the rest of the school by sending in pictures to the LeSabre.

The first dog of this week’s e-PAW-sode is Patches Lemke. Patches is a seven year old English Setter, and he belongs to junior Jes Lemke and freshman Jacob Lemke. Patches is a Minnesota puppy, so she has acquired some winter hobbies. In the wintry months, Patches loves to settle in next to the fireplace for a long snooze. Patches also loves the snowy seasons, because she knows that with snow, comes Christmas. Patches’ favorite part of Christmas is being able to chew up Christmas cards. During autumn, Patches is fond of hunting and long walks. Patches’ go-to past time during all four seasons is playing with her green snake squeaky toy. If Patches was able to speak, her signature catchphrase would be spoken along to the tune of Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire. Her catchphrase would be, “duh duh-duh duh duh duh duhhhhhhh (x2)”. Because Patches is a midwestern girl, she would speak with a Chicago accent and adorn a green turtleneck cable knit sweater. 

Patches Photo Album

The second dogs that will be featured this week, are a duo. Introducing Rocco and Xena Engel! Rocco and Xena are both Pitbull Terriers and the two belong to senior Jordan Engel. Rocco is the older pooch, and at three years old, he loves to chew toys and sleep. Xena is the baby, and at two years old, she has lots of energy and loves to run around and cuddle. The two both love to play fetch with their tennis balls. Their story started when Rocco was found as a stray in an alley by a family friend. Rocco was extremely friendly, and he fit right into their loving family. After some time, Rocco began to get lonesome, so Xena was brought home from a pet store. The duo have become mischievous siblings, because they love to work together to sneak cheeseburgers. If Jordan could communicate with Rocco and Xena, she would tell them, “They make any bad day better and I love them.”

Rocco and Xena’s Photo Album

The final pup of this week is Max Richards. Max is a four-month-old puppy, and he belongs to sophomore Alyssa Richards. Because Max was a foster dog, his breed is unknown, but he appears to be a mix of a Lab and a Beagle. Max’s hobbies include going for walks, playing tug of war with his toy rope, and giving kisses. Max was brought into the Richards family after they met him at a gathering at their neighbor’s house. At the time, Max was being fostered by their next-door neighbors. Once the Richards met him, they fell in love with how sweet and quiet he was, so they took him home. Thanks to his new family, Max finally has a forever home.

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Jordan Mareck, Journalist

My name is Jordan Mareck, and I am a senior at SHS. I enjoy trying to play tennis and yelling at the refs during basketball games. This is my second and...

The 10 best Christmas movies definitively ranked

Christmas. It is a time of cheer, family, gift giving, holiday spirit, celebration, and most importantly, movies. Some of the best movies of all time have come out during the Christmas season, and it can sometimes be a little difficult to pick out which ones to watch. To help you with that, I’ve decided to make a definitive list of 10 Christmas movies that are a must watch for every holiday season. Grab some popcorn, eggnog, and push play!

 

10. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

 

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is a great comedy film to watch anytime, but especially during the Christmas season. It showcases how many Americans feel about their bosses, Christmas trees, and winter weather. This movie personifies how Christmas can somehow feel and manages to relay it in a nice, relaxed, comedic tone.

 

9. Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer

 

A classic stop-motion film from the year 1964 shows a feel-good tale of a young reindeer that is different from others, but that shows he’s not any less of a reindeer than any other reindeer. This is a must watch film for everyone from ages 2 – 122 during the holiday season.

 

8. The Nightmare Before Christmas

 

An incredibly well-produced stop-motion film by Tim Burton, this movie shows Jack Skellington travelling through the “Christmas Town” portal. Jack creates some headaches for the residents of Christmas Town, along with some other general hilarity throughout.

 

7. A Charlie Brown Christmas

 

From its amazing original score by Vince Guaraldi, this Christmas moving has the definition of longevity. It has been played on CBS for every Christmas season since 1965 and continues to attract many viewers. This is a simple story of Charlie Brown learning the true meaning of Christmas and should be watched every holiday season.

 

6. Elf

 

This 2003 Will Ferrell comedy is heavy on physical humour and childish jokes, but that doesn’t change the facts that it continues to be a timeless Christmas film. This movie is great for kids and adults alike and showcases the need for Christmas spirit.

 

5. Arthur Christmas

This animated film shows what life is “really” like in the North Pole. Santa’s younger son, voiced by James McAvoy, Arthur, is both fearful and incredibly clumsy, and is definitely not able to fill his father’s large shoes. Santa forgets one little girl’s gift and is extremely distraught.  Arthur and one special Reindeer learn what its all about to be Santa and to save Christmas for one little girl.

 

4. The Grinch

 

This 2000 Jim Carrey movie shows a classic story in a modern light. The Grinch has always been a misunderstood creature, and this movie goes in-depth about his origins and why he hates Christmas. Though it may seem like he’s ruining Christmas, he very well may be saving it!

 

3. Home Alone

 

This 1990 film lets it be known that you should always count your kids, especially when you have a large family much like the McCallisters. Young Kevin is left alone to fend for himself against some dimwitted thieves who have been terrorizing the neighborhood. Kevin somehow manages to outsmart the thieves and defend his house.

 

2. Polar Express

 

Tom Hanks is the main lead in this amazing animated film directed by Robert Zemeckis shows a young boy who longs to journey to the North Pole, and he finally gets his wish. A magical train picks him up and takes him to the Pole, with many interesting turns and twists in the rail line on the way.

 

1. Die Hard

 

Yes, it is a Christmas movie. Die Hard may seem like the exact antithesis to a regular Christmas movie, but it is, and it’s an incredibly good one. Bruce Willis stars as John McClane, an NYPD cop who has come to LA to reconnect with his wife. This is a classic action flick and Christmas flick good to watch at any time, but it seems a little more special during Christmas.

 

 

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Nolan Wollum, Journalist

What defines Nolan Wollum? Wolf Shirt Lover. Well traversed traveler of the World and Seven Seas. Kanye West supporter and avid listener. Art Aficionado....

The Clubs of Sartell

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Do you ever find yourself bored? Do you find yourself looking for a group with similar interests? Sartell has just the thing for you! Sartell has plenty of clubs to join! We have clubs that range from knitting to Students Against Trafficking. Clubs with tons of people or just two knitters. We have awareness clubs, such as the Students Against Trafficking club which meets on the 3rd Tuesday every month at 8:00 am. Want to make a difference in your community? Join the Help For the Hopeless Club! Have you looked at every club and you still can’t find one with your interests? Make your own club! All you need to do is find enough peers to come to your club, find a faculty member to supervise and approve it with Mrs. Steve. Mrs. Nelson, Laura Carlson, and Sam Peterson told me about their experience with Sartell clubs.

Mrs. Nelson

What club do you supervise?

I run StAT club with Mrs. Benson.

What’s favorite thing about StAT?

I love seeing kids fired up about a social justice topic.

Do you think your club has made a significant difference? 

We haven’t done much in the community yet, but kids in the club raise awareness for other students.

Should other people check out this club?

For sure! There are usually 30-some people that show up; most likely you’ll, have a friend there. Go check it out,  all service projects are optional.

What are some future projects the club would like to do?

As soon as Terebinth Refuge can purchase some property, we hope to help out getting the place ready to go for clients.  We are also working on making a moveable bulletin board that we can have up around the school.  We want to have more speakers come in to raise more awareness about human trafficking around the school.

Why should someone who is looking for a club join STAT club?

We are helping other human beings by raising awareness, helping people protect themselves, and our projects help the community.

 

Sam Peterson

What club did you start, and what is it’s purpose?

I started current events club, teach and learn about current events

What inspired you to start this club?

My love for current events.

Was it hard to start your own club?

No, it was most difficult getting people to join.

What is your favorite part of the club?

I like being able to interact with different people with different backgrounds.

When do you meet?

Once a month on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

Who supervises your club?

Mr. Henning

What steps did you have to go through?

Emailed Mrs. Steve, she responded with “sounds like fun.” It was very easy to approve.

 

Laura Carlson

What club do you participate in?

Knitting Club

What’s your favorite part of the club?

Seeing Mrs. Nelson at 7:45.

Is it hard finding time for the club?

No, it blends right into my busy life.

Do you feel included?

Yes, I feel included; I feel like I’m continuing a legacy from last year.

Why do you think people join clubs?

Clubs give a sense of solidarity with peers, express passion, and have fun.

Why should people join knitting club?

Join knitting club because it’s peaceful, you can make Christmas presents!

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Ben Kiewel, Journalist

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Clubs at SHS

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Do you ever find yourself bored? Do you find yourself looking for a group with similar interests? Sartell has just the thing for you!

Sartell has plenty of clubs to join! We have clubs that range from knitting to Students Against Trafficking. Clubs with tons of people or just two knitters. We have awareness clubs, such as the Students Against Trafficking club which meets on the 3rd Tuesday every month at 8:00 am. Want to make a difference in your community? Join the Help for the Hopeless Club!

Don’t forget extracurricular activities like clubs look great on college applications! Clubs show them what your interests are outside of school and your passions in life.

Have you looked at every club and you still can’t find one with your interests? Make your own club! All you need to do is find enough peers to come to your club, find a faculty member to supervise and approve it with Mrs. Steve.

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Ben Kiewel, Journalist

Hey guys, I'm a senior here and this is my second year in journalism so I'm basically a pro now. If you're looking for me you can usually find me asleep...

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The Sartell Doghouse is a weekly article that allows the students of SHS to flaunt their pets to the rest of the school by sending in pictures to the LeSabre.

 

The first pet to be featured this week is Victor Kucala. Victor is a four-year-old Dalmatian, and he belongs to juniors Anna, Izzy, and senior, Beca Kucala. In his free time, Victor loves sleeping, playing, and dressing up in his favorite booties and vest. Victor loves to eat and will sneak anything he can get his paws on. That is, unless you’re eating a salad, because he hates lettuce. Victor was born in Wisconsin, and he made his way into the Kucala family because his mom always dreamed of having a dalmatian. Victor has nuzzled right into the family.

Victor’s Photo Album

The second best friend of this week is Sid Knettel. Unfortunately, Sid passed away in July, but he left little paw prints on his family’s hearts. Sid was a seven year old Boxer, and he belonged to senior Cheyenne Knettel. He loved running outside, playing with squeaky toys and balls, and going on car rides with his dad. Because of his protective personality, Cheyenne believes that Sid would sport a leather jacket, white shirt, and black pants. Referring to the classic novel, The Outsiders, she would describe his style as, “like a greaser.”  If Cheyenne could communicate with Sid, she would say, “That I love him and that he is the best pet I’ve ever had.”

Since Boxers are guard dogs, he didn’t like anyone that wasn’t his family. In my family, he was considered my brother and unfortunately, he passed away in July and as much as it hurts to talk about him, he will always be my best friend and I know that he’s in a better place, playing with my old dog and playing with squeaky toys.”

— Cheyenne Knettel

Sid’s Photo Album

The final pup of this week is Bailey Mae Kowalke. Bailey is a one-year-old Labrador Retriever, and she belongs to junior Faith Kowalke. Bailey’s first birthday was on November 4th, so she is still a puppy. She is currently 70 pounds and growing! When Bailey isn’t snuggling with her people, she loves hunting, running with the four-wheeler, and playing with her tennis ball. Because Bailey loves to hunt and is an outdoorsy girl, she would most likely wear all camo with “a nice pair of muck boots.” To go along with her outfit, Bailey would speak in a country accent and her signature catchphrase would be, “When are we going hunting next?” Bailey found her way into the Kowalke family, three years after they lost their chocolate lab to cancer. As soon as Bailey was brought home, she became part of the family. If Faith could tell Bailey Mae one thing, it would be, “Thanks for being such a great friend!”

Bailey’s Photo Album

If you think your furry best friend deserves to be featured, get ahold of the LeSabre staff or email us!

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Jordan Mareck, Journalist

My name is Jordan Mareck, and I am a senior at SHS. I enjoy trying to play tennis and yelling at the refs during basketball games. This is my second and...

Jeffrey Marsh: Finding your focus in activism

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From Vine to TED talks, Jeffrey Marsh acts as a voice for those unspoken.

At 40-years-old, Jeffrey Marsh is a gender-fluid American author, actor, activist, artist, and most well known for their inspirational social media presence on Twitter and Vine. Marsh defies social norm by having a beard, wearing makeup, and dressing in traditionally feminine clothing. They (Marsh prefers to use a gender-neutral pronoun) are an advocate for LGBTQ+ youth and speaks powerful dialogue at the intersection of gender identity, gender non-conformity, and digital activism.

In June of 2017, Marsh presented a TED Talk at Connecticut College on living your life without shame. The talk is entitled, “How to be you: Finding your focus in activism.” It begins with Marsh explaining a phone call with their father saying that he was sorry how he treated Marsh when they were younger. Their father’s excuse was “I was worried about what other parents would think of me,  because of who you are. I was worried that other parents would judge me because you are who you are.” This was the perfect segue into their talk.

Marsh receives letters and messages on social media from primarily teens, saying that said they were going to take their own life but decided to see another day because of what Marsh posted on social media. 

They (teens) always say the same thing; if you can be yourself, then so can I.”

— Jeffery Marsh

Marsh’s lesson to share is whatever you were taught was the “most wrong” with you, is your greatest asset as an activist. Being an LGBTQ+ spokesperson, their audience often consists of liberal activists. There is a participation portion of their talk where audience members reminisce about a time when they were “too much” of something. “Too needy” came to someone’s mind. Jeffery taught this individual that they can empathize with being “too needy” to care for the needs of others. If you are “too loud,” you need to be one on the front lines screaming for what needs saving.

Jeffery Marsh mentions a novel worth reading, entitled “Top Five Regrets of the Dying.” Broonie Ware is the author who was once a palliative care nurse. The number one regret that she got from her patients was, “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.”

Marsh ends the talk with letting the audience members know that this is no time to sleep when what is currently happening, is happening. To overcome self-righteous morals and to pour into the lives of others with love as the sole intention. Whatever has been done to you, is nobody’s business. What you do with what has been done to you is the world’s business.

This is your time. This is your moment of destiny.

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Laura Carlson, Journalist

Oh hello! I am very excited to be a journalist for this wonderful newspaper! A little bit about me...I love musical theatre, opera, LaCroix, Justin Trudeau,...

Barbie Diversifies: Hijab Barbie

If you were ever a five-year-old girl, you most likely are familiar with Barbies. Even if you’ve never played with the doll, you have probably heard the infamous “Barbie Girl” song by Aqua.

Barbie is often referred to as “the perfect girl”; however, the flaw is that Barbie is modeled after society’s mundane descriptions of such a girl. The original Barbie is skinny, blonde, blue-eyed, and white. There is nothing wrong with having these characteristics, but Barbie previously defined beauty by having such features.

In 2016, Mattel released a more inclusive line of Barbies, labeled Barbie Fashionistas. This new line included different types of Barbies such as curvy, petite, and tall. This allowed young girls (and boys) to be exposed to different types of perfect, and it also made it easier for them to find a Barbie that they resembled. In total, the Barbie Fashionista line included three more body types and seven skin colors. Mattel wrote on their website, “By introducing more variety into the line, Barbie is offering girls choices that are better reflective of the world they see today. The new 2016 Barbie Fashionistas collection includes four body types, seven skin tones, 18 eye colors, 18 hairstyles, and countless on-trend fashions and accessories.” Although the Barbie Fashionista line was a big breakthrough for diversifying the company, it still didn’t include everyone.

On this past Monday, November 13th, The Barbie Mattel company recently made another step in diversifying the company. At the Glamour Women of the Year gala in New York, the first hijab Barbie was introduced. Even better yet, the doll was modeled after Ibtihaj Muhammad, an honorable Olympic fencer!

With these new dolls, more little girls will have the opportunity to find their Barbie persona, and be inspired to do anything their little hearts desire. As Barbie says, “You can be anything!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read more about Barbie and the release of the new hijab Barbie here:

http://mashable.com/2016/01/28/barbie-body-shapes/#W2pP8vHS38qy

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2017/11/14/hijab-wearing-barbie-doll-introduced-in-honor-of-olympic-fencer-ibtihaj-muhammad/?utm_term=.1b47f0745a78

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Jordan Mareck, Journalist

My name is Jordan Mareck, and I am a senior at SHS. I enjoy trying to play tennis and yelling at the refs during basketball games. This is my second and...

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Minnie Czech

The Sartell Doghouse is a weekly article that allows the students of SHS to flaunt their pets to the rest of the school by sending in pictures to the LeSabre.

The first pup of this week’s edition of the Sartell Doghouse is Chewy Mutcherson. Chewy is a three-year-old Yorkipoo, and his birthday is on March 11. He belongs to junior Kiki Mutcherson. Chewy’s hobbies include stealing food, running and digging in the park, and playing with his squeaky toys. He is extremely energetic and friendly; however,  his weakness is doorbells. Whenever the doorbell rings, Chewy just can’t help but to bark in reply.

                                                               

Rokko and Georgia Betts are the next bowwows of this week. Rokko is a two-year-old Pitbull, and Georgia is an English-American Bulldog mix. Rokko was born on October 6th, 2015, and his sister followed on October 1st, 2016. The pair belongs to freshman Natalie Betts. In his free time, Rokko loves chasing laser pens, giving kisses, snuggling, and playing tug of war. His sister, Georgia, loves taking naps with her Dora blanket and zebra pillow pet, teasing her brother Rokko, playing tug of war with her rope, and sneaking any type of food. The two love to wrestle, and Georgia always wins by sitting on Rokko’s head.  Georgia’s cute little quirk is that whenever people enter the house her excitement causes her to wiggle her tail and her rear end. Because Georgia is a little bit of a diva, she would most likely have a princess style and constantly wear tutus. Because Rokko is obsessed with laser pens and attention, his style would be similar to that of a rock star’s. If Natalie could communicate with Rokko and Georgia, she would tell them, “I love you baby boy and baby girl.”

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Georgia’s 1st birthday was on October 1st!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The final pooch of this week’s e-PAW-sode is Shelby Czech. Shelby is a 3 1/2-year-old Labrador Retriever and Australian Shepherd mix. She was born in August of 2o14, and she belongs to junior Minnie Czech. Shelby adores chasing her feline siblings, collecting tennis balls, chasing the laser, and playing fetch with her frisbees. Shelby loves to relax on the trampoline, which complements her talent of being able to jump higher than five feet in the air! Because Shelby loves playing with frisbees, she naturally chews out the centers to make them more aerodynamic. Shelby is uniquely herself, so Minnie believes she would most likely be caught wearing, “A pair of plaid shorts, a polka dot shirt, dirty high top converse, a pair of “trendy” flip-up sunglasses, and an I heart NY fanny pack.” Shelby has lived with the Czech family since June of 2015, when they rescued her from the Animal Humane Society in Buffalo, Minnesota. Shelby now not only has a place to call home, but also, all the tennis balls she can find!

 

 


 

That’s all for this week’s edition of the Sartell Doghouse! If you think that your dog or cat deserves to have a spotlight in the LeSabre, get ahold of the LeSabre staff or email us.

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Jordan Mareck, Journalist

My name is Jordan Mareck, and I am a senior at SHS. I enjoy trying to play tennis and yelling at the refs during basketball games. This is my second and...

TGIFF (Thank Goodness It’s Flannel Friday) pt. 14, Reclamation Edition

IT’S BACCCKKKKK!!! That’s right readers, the beloved website favorite #Flannel Friday is back and better than ever! Nothing screams flannel weather like the picturesque images of bare trees, the scent of pumpkin spice filling the air, and the quiet tears of dreamers who wish upon a window scraper that the snow doesn’t come. Let’s take a look at this year’s first installment of Flannel Friday wearers.

 

 

First on our #FlannelFriday list is junior Nolan Wollum. Nolan owns six flannels. His favorite flannel is the red one pictured. To Nolan, he thinks it’s socially acceptable to wear a flannel when it’s chilly out. If his flannel were to say anything to him it’d say, “Wear me more.” When asked how genial his flannel is (not everyone I interviewed knew the meaning of the word genial), he responded with a reluctant 7 out of 10 then added, “Not overly genial… you know just a solid 7.” Overall, Nolan is a strong Flannel Friday supporter and can’t wait for future installments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our next Flannel Friday guru is senior Dylan Michaud. Dylan owns four to five flannels and his blue one is his favorite. If he were on a romantic date and he was to lay his flannel down in a puddle for anyone, he’d lay it down for himself. In Dylan’s opinion, Mr. Hoffman is the most likely teacher to wear a flannel on a daily basis. In response to the question On a scale of 1-10 how genial is your flannel?  he responded, “…what does that mean?” After being told the definition, he confidently answered, “9 1/2 probably.” Dylan will continue to wear flannels frequently, especially on Fridays.

 

 

 

 

 

Up next is sophomore Lydia Anderson. Lydia is a spirited flannel lover who owns a whopping six flannels! If she were to lay her flannel down for anyone, she would lay it down for her best friend (That’s so sweet! You know who you are, Lydia’s best friend! I wish I had a best friend like that…). When asked which teacher is most likely to wear a flannel she responded, “Mr. Walker definitely.” When asked, On a scale of 1-10 how genial is your flannel? Lydia wearily eeked, “9?” After being told the definition, she exclaimed with a reassuring, “Oh yes, definitely a 10 then.” There is no doubt in my mind that Lydia is a flannel lover.

P.S. Lydia, your flannel is my favorite of the week! I love the fall color on you; work it!

 

 

 

 

Our next flannel Friday connoisseur is freshman Ethan Schroers. Ethan proudly owns five flannels; his red and black flannel is his favorite. After much deliberation and some hard thinking, Ethan thinks the socially acceptable time to wear a flannel is in the winter. If his flannel were to say anything to him it’d be, “Do your best.” (I’d like Ethan’s flannel; it’d make it easier to get through grueling five day weeks.) On a scale of 1 to 10 on how genial Ethan’s flannel is, he said a solid 11 after looking up the definition of the word. I can see why Ethan loves flannel Friday. His flannels give him the confidence to be and look his best!

 

 

 

 

Nearing the end of our #flannelfriday list is junior Holly Wolff. Holly owns six flannels and the flannel pictured is her favorite. Holly would lay her flannel down in a puddle for her dog. Her flannel would tell her to wear her less. Holly thinks the teacher that’s most likely to wear a flannel is a tie between Hoffman and Henning. When asked how genial her flannel is she responded with, “Who whata whata? Probably a 5.” There’s no doubt Holly loves Flannel Friday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

And last but certainly not least, we have senior Aidan Speckhard! When asked when the socially acceptable time to wear a flannel is he said, “All the time! Except at a funeral…” If Aidan were to lay his flannel down in a puddle for anyone, he’d lay it down for Nick Juntunen. After a long pause of trying to think of something funny to say when asked if his flannel could talk, he finally responded with, “You’re hot, but I make you hotter.” In Aidan’s opinion “Hoff-daddy (aka Mr. Hoffman)” is the most likely teacher to wear a flannel. When asked how genial his flannel is he said, “How what? What does that even mean? Ummm… At least a 3.7?”. After told the definition of the world genial, he confirmed his 3.7 in saying he has a pretty depressed flannel.

 

 

Do your best!”

— Ethan's Flannel

 

Well, the first week of the reclamation of Flannel Friday was a resounding success! Please keep wearing flannels on Fridays or all days to show your support for Flannel Friday and a chance to be featured in next week’s edition. Happy Flanneling Sabres! #FlannelFriday

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Here's Maggie Turner lookin' cute in the snow.

The Sartell Doghouse is a weekly article that allows the students of SHS to flaunt their pets to the rest of the school by sending in pictures to the LeSabre.

 The first dog on this week’s e-PAW-sode is Khloe Hansen. Khloe is a three year old Shih Tzu-Pomeranian, and she belongs to sophomore Aydin Hansen. Khloe very ostentatious, in that she loves to get attention from anyone. Khloe especially likes attention if it involves belly scratches or getting a new bone to chew on. Three years ago, Aydin’s mom saw a Facebook post selling puppies. Once her family went to meet the puppies, Aydin and her siblings fell in love and knew that Khloe would be the perfect new addition to their family. Every year, the Hansen family celebrates Khloe’s birthday on August 10th. They give her extra belly scratches on this day. Because of Khloe’s outgoing personality, her catchphrase would most likely be “Look at me!”


The second pup this week is Maggie Turner. Maggie is an eight year old Shih Tzu-Poodle mix, and she lives with sophomore Hope Turner. Maggie’s hobbies include taking naps, playing with tennis balls, and sneaking popcorn and cheez-its. If Hope had the opportunity to ask Maggie a question, she would ask, “Which one out of me and my sisters is your favorite?” Because of Maggie’s personality, she would most likely answer with a voice similar to Kim K’s.


The final pack of dogs in this week’s Sartell Doghouse is a trio. Daisy, Surly, and Mikka Corcoran all live with sophomore Kylah and senior Taylor Corcoran. Daisy is a ten-year-old Chihuahua-Poodle mix and she loves treats and her stuffed bunny. She has a sassy side to her, so she would most likely be caught wearing pink and sparkles. If Daisy could talk, she would have a British accent because she is bold and tiny.

Surly is an eight-year-old Golden Retriever, and he will do anything in order to be pet. Surly’s favorite toy is a squeaky orange frisbee that he chases after in the lake.

The baby of the three is Mikka. Mikka is a six-month Husky-Golden Retriever-German Shepherd mix. Whenever she wants attention, Mika will bump people with her nose to show affection.

 They are all very different, but one similarity they share is that they are all obsessed with popcorn. All three of the Corcoran pups have different back stories. The oldest, Daisy, was bought in a Walmart parking lot. Surly was the runt of the litter, and Mikka was rescued and fostered by her now family. If Kylah could explain something to her dogs, she would tell them, “When they are begging for food and I don’t give them any, it is not becauseIi don’t love them, I am just really hungry.” Although they all came from different places, they now all have a loving family and popcorn to eat.

That’s all for this week’s edition of the Sartell Doghouse! If you think that your dog or cat deserves to have a spotlight in the LeSabre, get ahold of the LeSabre staff or email us.

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My name is Jordan Mareck, and I am a senior at SHS. I enjoy trying to play tennis and yelling at the refs during basketball games. This is my second and...

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