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The Great Fun Ends on Labor Day!

Aug 30, 2014


by Laura d' Almeida, iLander Staff Reporter


     The last day of the Minnesota State Fair is approaching fast!  Monday, Labor Day, is the last day to enjoy the festivities which only come once a year!

     The Minnesota State Fair has eight new exciting rides this year including the Crazy Dance ride, the Hurricane, the Rock It, the Stinger, the Hog Rally, the Mini Indy Bumper Cars, the Monster Truck ride...

The Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug 27, 2014


by Tenzin Jangchup, iLander Staff Reporter


    I, as many, was nominated for the recently viral challenge called the ALS ice bucket challenge. This challenge is when people are nominated to dump ice water on themselves and then nominate 3-5 people to do it also. It started so that it could raise awareness for the disease ALS.

    ALS stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and is also known as, Lou Gehrigs Disease. It...

California: Another Shake Up

Aug 25, 2014


by Tenzin Jangchup, iLander Staff Reporter


    Early Sunday morning, Northern California was hit by a 6.0-magnitude earthquake. The worst part of the quake hit Napa Valley where there are over 78,000 residents. It is the strongest earthquake in northern California since 1989 in Loma Prieta. There were about 50 to 60 aftershocks that reached as high as a 3.6-magnitude. Those aftershocks are expected to continue for several weeks.


Labor Day Approaching Fast!

Aug 24, 2014


by Laura d' Almeida, iLander Staff Reporter

A day for all workers to rest!? Yes! That is what Labor Day is all about!

Labor Day is an annual workers' holiday on the first Monday in September (September 1st). It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country...

The Origin of the #2 Pencil

Aug 22, 2014


by Laura d' Almeida, iLander Staff Reporters


 What comes to your mind when you think of the word “pencil”? I personally think of standardized test, homework, and school in general.                

However, when most people think of pencils, the No. 2 pencil is the first thing that comes to their mind. But how much do we really know about No. 2 pencils?

The “2...

District Creating College and Career Ready Graduates...Nine named 2014 AP Scholars

Aug 18, 2014

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, MN - Nine current and recently graduated Columbia Heights High School students have been selected as 2014 AP (Advanced Placement) Scholars. Of the nine, two were named AP Scholars with Distinction, two were named AP Scholars with Honor and five were named AP Scholars.

Jacquelyn Anderson, Class of 2014, and Jeremy Lopez, Class of 2015, are AP Scholars of Distinction. They needed to earn an average score of at least 3.5 (out of 5) on all AP exams and scores of 3 or...