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Sophomore Clare O’Malley and her mom stand with her concert Cello Jan. 18 in the Orchestra Room. 
Photo by Sidra Sakati

Strung Together

Sofia Ball
January 25, 2024

Worth The Tears

Grace Rau
December 15, 2023
Smiling, senior Courtney Allison watches her students Oct. 25 at Nieman Elementary. Allison has been coaching cheer for 2 years and teaches grades 6-8th. “[Moments I live for] are when I make a correction and I can see the students that are taking a correction and using it to get better and not immediately shutting down,” Allison said. “I feel like Im more of a peer role model because Im somebody closer to their age who maybe they could relate to a little more.” Photo By Haylee Bell

Breathe Again

Sofia Ball
November 10, 2023
Senior Elijah Locke signs senior Eli Rice’s arm Sept. 15 at SM North District Stadium. Locke is known by the nickname “Coach Spidey” at the varsity football games because he’s a student coach for the team. “I was already nicknamed ‘Spidey’ but then I jokingly called myself ‘Coach Spidey’ to someone and it just spread everywhere,” Locke said. “Now it’s on the back of my t-shirt.” Photo By Kara Simpson

Coach Spidey

Zia Carter
November 10, 2023
Finding inspiration, junior Addy Baker writes down lyrics Oct. 25 in her room. Baker writes in her room for privacy. “My room is a safe place for me,” Baker said. “It’s where I can be vulnerable and I feel like the environment helps me be a more creative writer.”

No Bad Days

Grace Rau
November 9, 2023
Smiling, senior Courtney Allison watches her students Oct. 25 at Nieman Elementary. Allison has been coaching cheer for 2 years and teaches grades 6-8th. “[Moments I live for] are when I make a correction and I can see the students that are taking a correction and using it to get better and not immediately shutting down,” Allison said. “I feel like Im more of a peer role model because Im somebody closer to their age who maybe they could relate to a little more.”

Breathe Again

Sofia Ball
November 9, 2023
Photos courtesy of Tad Lambert.

All At Once

Sofia Ball
October 16, 2023

The Ask

Emma Wyckoff
October 9, 2023
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