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Humans of Sartell – Week Sixteen

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“If we win, we’ll keep on winning.”

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“(Journalism) is like a stress reliever, that’s why I love it.”

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“I think I might cry.”

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“I have to try super hard to even get a C in that class.”

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“Like I don’t know what I’m going to do when all the seniors leave.”

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“The stress being gone is what I’m most happy about.”

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“I do absolutely nothing all day.”

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“They were just starin’ at me the entire time.”

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Garrett Kukowski, Journalist

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SHS Staff Marriages: In it for the long run

SHS Staff Marriages: In it for the long run

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It’s very hard to believe that teachers have lives outside of school, but surprisingly enough they do. They have families, and they even have husbands and wives! WOW, SHOCKER! I interviewed teachers about their marriages. Some teachers knew where their first date was down to a T, and some can’t even remember where they went. I asked a series of questions about where they meant their spouse, their first impress of their spouse, and even what annoys them about their spouse.

 

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Rachel Haider, Journalist

Rachel Haider is a senior at Sartell and is a new member of journalism. She is involved in gymnastics and track. She loves to hang out with friends and...

The slang of SHS: part 13

Doggin'/Dog Day

In this article of “The slang of SHS,” I will be introducing two new words that are very popular at SHS. You will hear them used on the daily, and at the end of the year you will hear these terms hourly. For the senior class, it doesn’t matter what time of year it is because you will hear these two words constantly from them. Why is this some may ask? Well, our two words for this week are doggin’ and dog day.

For freshman, sophomores, and juniors, these words become popular when summer is only a few short weeks away. For seniors, these words may become their motto because the idea of doggin’ is not far from the well known and loved term, senior slide.

Doggin’ is essentially the action of summing up and combining all skills of procrastination, laziness, and doing-it-tomorrowness that you’ve learned throughout your life and turning it into one new fantastic slang word. As most of you can infer, dog day is just simply doing a whole day of doggin’.

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SHS Definition:

Doggin’ verb (dOggen)

1: (v) Procrastinating, giving a half effort

2: (v) Senior sliding

Ex:

1: Freshman: I’m so excited for summer to come, only two more days! It’s going to be awesome being a sophomore next year.  Yeah I agree, but I’ve been doggin’ for like the last whole week!

2: Senior: I’m so excited to graduate in a couple days, dude! At this point I really just need to graduate because I’ve been doggin’ since I came to school the first day of senior year.

 

Dog Day noun (dOg dAYY)

1: (n) A day filled with doggin’ and procrastination.

Ex:

1: You can tell the end of the year is nearing, because everyone here forgot how not to have a dog day.

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Madi Molitor, Journalist

Madi is a senior at Sartell High School and is really enjoying the perks of senior year. She is not sure of her college plans for next year, but she thinks...

The slang of SHS: part 12

Extra

In this article of “The slang of SHS,” I will be introducing another word that is becoming a popular slang word for teens all over. Again, this word is not overly popular at SHS just yet, but it’s use is rapidly growing and since I have taken this column in more of the direction of what slang is nationally trending, I thought this next word would fit in well.

The word this week is extra. Extra can be used in more than one way, but it essentially means dramatic or over the top. You can use it as an adjective alone, but a popular use is when you use it as an adjective to describe another adjective. Might as well make it extra.

Extra can be used in place of really and very. You can use it to describe someone, or an action that someone does. Like a previous slang word of the week, sus, extra should be used sparingly.

SHS Definition:

Extra adjective (eCKStruh)

1: (adj) Something way over the top

2: (adj) Being way too much, personality wise

Ex:

1: Drug dog search?  Ooof, that’s extra.

2: Bro, did you see all those couples making out in the hallway?  Yeah, they’re too extra for me.

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Madi Molitor, Journalist

Madi is a senior at Sartell High School and is really enjoying the perks of senior year. She is not sure of her college plans for next year, but she thinks...

The slang of SHS: part 11

Major Key

In this article of “The slang of SHS,” I am introducing a slang phrase that is currently thriving. At Sartell High School, getting your point across often needs a little bit of emphasis. Just telling people to do something alone doesn’t work. The phrase, major key, has come along to help emphasize all your advice.

The phrase major key came from rapper, DJ Khaled, on his beloved and infamous snapchat account. He uses major key in many of his videos promoting life advice and keys to success.

At Sartell High School, major key has become a phrase that indicates you should probably listen to what’s coming next because it’s very important. DJ Khaled has taken our life advice game to a new level.

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Major Key interjection (mAAYjər kEE)

1: (intj) A phrase indicating something that is essential to have in a certain situation.

Ex:

1: Major key- trust no one.

2: Anotha one- major key.

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Madi Molitor, Journalist

Madi is a senior at Sartell High School and is really enjoying the perks of senior year. She is not sure of her college plans for next year, but she thinks...

The slang of SHS: part 10

Sus

In this article of “The slang of SHS,” I will be introducing a slang word, that is just a shortened version of an already popular word. This word is not overly popular at SHS just yet, but it’s use is rapidly growing. At SHS the people who are doing weird things or acting in a weird way are shady, sketchy, and now sus.

The word sus as you may be able to tell, is a shortened word of suspicious. Kids shortened down the word for convenience, and thus sus was born.

Sus can be used in place of suspicious, sketchy, or shady. You can use it to describe someone, or an action that someone does. Sus should be used cautiously, and is urged to not be overused or you yourself may become sus.

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SHS Definition:

Sus adjective (sUHss)

1: (adj) The act of doing something shady or suspicious

2: (adj) Showing cautious distrust of someone or something because they are shady and or sketchy

Ex:

1: Colin, why do you only use the rock and roll emoji? That’s really sus.

2: Do you remember the old front desk lady?  Yeah dude, she was so sus.

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Madi Molitor, Journalist

Madi is a senior at Sartell High School and is really enjoying the perks of senior year. She is not sure of her college plans for next year, but she thinks...

The slang of SHS: part 9

Snatched

With all the new and constantly changing slang, a day at Sartell High School could become very confusing. That knowledge in mind, I decided to restart the SHS slang column formerly started by Jason Koopman and later taken over by Trevor Erickson. My mission here will be to help teens and even adults who can’t keep up with the latest trends. Use this as your slang bible.

In this article of “The slang of SHS,” I will be focusing on the evolution of combining the concept of three words, amazing, perfect, and hot. Years ago, these words were all separate, but awhile back the concept of those three words were combined to form one new amazing slang word, fleek. However, fleek is not the new slang word that I am here to tell you about. In fact, fleek is long gone. Fleek has now turned into snatched.

Like previously stated, snatched is similar to fleek. The gist of the word is that whatever you’re describing as snatched, is extremely on point. Unlike fleek, snatched is frequently used to describe a lot more than just your common eyebrow. Outfits, cars, hair, makeup, AND eyebrows can all be snatched. The list is endless.

 

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SHS Definition:

Snatched adjective(snaCHed)

1: (adj) Glorious to the eye, perfect, stunning.

Ex:

1: Wow Gopi, your outfit is snatched today!

 

 

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Madi Molitor, Journalist

Madi is a senior at Sartell High School and is really enjoying the perks of senior year. She is not sure of her college plans for next year, but she thinks...

TGIFF (Thank Goodness It’s Flannel Friday) pt. 7

Week 7 of #FlannelFriday was very strong. Many kids at the high school are participating with this colder weather. Let’s take a look at this week’s people.

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The first person interviewed was junior and volleyball rockstar, Jaden Turner. Jaden prefers to wear her flannels buttoned up, four buttons to be exact. No more.  No less. Sometimes Jaden even wears a vest with her flannels because it adds a little bit of “flare.” Jaden owns five flannels. and her favorite color flannel to wear is black. Jaden wears flannel because she believes they are comfortable. When asked on a scale from 1 to 10 how sincerely Jaden would describe her flannel, she replied with “Obviously 10.” I think this was a little bit cocky, but that’s okays she’s good at sports, so she can be cocky.

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The next person interviewed was a teacher here at SHS, Mr. Walker. He usually wears his flannels with the sleeves rolled up and untucked. Sometimes he wears the sleeves rolled down; it all depends on the temperature outside. He owns a lot of flannels, and his favorite colored flannels to wear are his earth toned flannels. Mr. Walker wears flannels because they are comfortable. When asked on a scale from 1 to 10 how sincerely Walker would describe his flannel, he replied with, “What does that mean? Is that sarcastic? I don’t know what that question means.” Later on in the interview he told me that his flannels are “Rather, fairly, like a solid eight I guess.”

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The next interviewee was senior and my locker buddy, Justin Weyer. Justin usually wears his flannels unbuttoned, but if it’s cooler outside he will button it up. He owns exactly one flannel so his favorite color flannel to wear is the only flannel that he actually owns. He wears his flannel because his girlfriend, McKenna Walker, bought it for him and because he likes it. He believes it is very stylish, and he enjoys wearing cool colors. When asked on a scale from 1 to 10 how sincerely Justin would describe his flannel, he replied with, “What do you mean?” Then he ended up saying that it is an eight.

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Next up is senior, Grant Olson. Grant prefers to to wear his flannels unbuttoned with no shirt under it, but with the school dress code, he is told that he must wear a shirt under it. This makes Grant sad. His favorite color flannel to wear is his blue and brown one, and he owns about five different flannels. Grant wears flannels because he thinks they are comfortable. When asked on a scale from 1 to 10 how sincerely he would describe his flannel, he replied with an 11. Again cocky, but that is okay.

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The last person interviewed for this weeks edition of #FlannelFriday was my mother, Connie Connor. My mom prefers to wear her flannels with jeans and a shirt underneath. Her and my dad combined own about six different flannels. She likes to wear orange and blue flannels because she claims it matches her jeans. She might be colorblind, but we are unsure of that. My mom wears flannels for the purpose of #FlannelFriday!! We are so much alike, and I love it. When asked on a scale from 1 to 10 how sincerely Connie would describe her flannel, her replied with, “Oh, most definitely a 10.”

There are only a few more Fridays in the school year, so get your flannels out!

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Olivia Wheeler is one of the most famous journalists to ever walk the halls of Sartell High School. It is rare to see her walking around because she is...

Humans of Sartell – Week Fifteen

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“Well I’ve always had a passion for nails, hair, make-up and that kind of stuff.”

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“We were just going to be focused on puppies all night, that’s all that matters.”

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“One time Robert got up on the roof, and I had to get him.”

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“It’s so quenching.”

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“I don’t know, all animals are cute and unique.”

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“Cars? I guess my dad’s pretty cool, but cars.”

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“Well, I kind of want to do a variety of things.”

 

 

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"You have every right to a beautiful life." - Selena Gomez
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Humans of Sartell – Week Fourteen

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“Oh God, I’m getting sweaty.”

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“I’m really excited for the baby farm animals.”

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“Clinton, I just don’t trust her.”

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“They’re just, :)”

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“She dislocated my thumb.”

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“My grandma’s really good at it, (golf) and it’s something I like to play with her.”

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“In 2007 she became like, the gay icon. So I just kept following her and found these other queens.”

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“Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer.”

 

 

 

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Garrett Kukowski, Journalist

"You have every right to a beautiful life." - Selena Gomez
Hey guys, it's Dad. I like barbecues and wearing socks with sandals. If I'm not in a Hawaiian...

Humans of Sartell Middle School

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A few months ago at Sartell Middle School, the 8th graders were given an assignment in their Language Arts class. The assignment was for students to write about a “Human Experience” they’ve had or have heard of that challenged them and what they learned from it.

The assignment was given so students could gain more effective writing skills and improve in their writing process, but the teachers hoped they would gain other valuable insight.  Insight such as being able to reflect and share their own experiences, and by sharing their learning and experiences with each other, the teachers were hopeful that they would build a community of support and understanding with their peers.

Sara Kimman, one of the middle school teachers that oversaw this assignment said, “[The assignment] really opened their eyes to what their peers’ challenges are and created a better sense of empathy for each other. When they saw each other sharing, it gave individuals courage to share their own stories and realize everyone has struggles, and it’s okay to talk about them and help each other get through it.”

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Madi Molitor, Journalist

Madi is a senior at Sartell High School and is really enjoying the perks of senior year. She is not sure of her college plans for next year, but she thinks...

The Evolution of Music: “Video Killed the Radio Star”

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Music is one of the most universal forms of expression, especially in that of younger people. It is the thread that ties together gargantuan groups of people with similar views, beliefs, moral conflicts, passions, and experiences.

Throughout history, music has been a consistent trend in uniting people for common purposes. Used as war chants in Mayan cultures, music has evolved to being a basic prevailing building block of everyday life.A Lady Playing the Tanpuraca We now use music for anything including distraction from monotonous tasks to background noise to blockbuster movies. Music truly has become one of many essential components to cultural distinction.

Pre-historically, music was very flute oriented, based off of the discoveries of several archaeologists. In ancient Egypt, the god Thoth is accredited with the “invention of music.” In later Asian cultures, music was used in association with dance and celebration. Finally evolving into the renaissance, baroque, classical and romantic eras of what is now considered the more prevalent overall “classical era.”

Once the idea of lyrical ballads was introduced, the playing field of possible beat and lyric combinations expanded tenfold.

The journey belonging to this article starts in 1900; jazz is being born in New Orleans along with a ragtime vibe coming into the light. Later, jazz is pushed aside for the introduction of Dixieland. With the invention of the electric guitar and the impending vinyl record music is about to take a turn in the most monumental of ways.

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