Articles written by: Andy Epps

Runners Take to Hawaii

Recently, five BRFHS students made the trip to Hawaii to participate in the Honolulu Marathon. The students were sponsored by the Ho-Chunk Nation under an initiative by Runners Against Drunk Driving (R.A.D.D.). “They [Ho-Chunk Nation] paid for our plane tickets, hotel, food and the activities we did there,” said senior Jasmine. “We only had to bring spending money.” Although the […]

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Scheduling Talk: A/B Format

The options proposed to the changing of the current block schedule are a good mixture of diverse and creative options. One such option is the A/B schedule. The A/B schedule is an alternative to the block schedule and consists of breaking all classes into two separate days (‘A’ and ‘B’ days). Thus, one day one group of classes would meet […]

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BRFHS Publications Shine at CVSPA Awards

BRFHS Publications Shine at CVSPA Awards

  The BRFHS Publications staff won many high honors yesterday at the CVSPA conference.  Seven current Publications students traveled to the 2010 Chippewa Valley Scholastic Press Association (CVSPA) conference hosted at UW-Eau Claire. The conference is an opportunity for area high school newspaper and yearbook students to earn recognition for their hard work.  “[This year] we won a lot of awards. […]

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Sibling Rivalry: Polzin times three

For one Black River Falls High School (BRFHS) teacher, being a triplet is nothing special.  BRFHS math teacher Sue Polzin grew up in Dixon, Ill., a town of approximately 15,000 people. She describes her childhood as normal, but others might say it was just the opposite. Polzin is an identical triplet, something that happened once in every 500,000 births.  “It […]

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Kittens Inspired by Kittens is a Hit

YouTube videos spread through the high school like wildfire. A current popular video is called “Kittens Inspired By Kittens.”  “It is a YouTube video narrated by a little girl talking about kittens in a book,” said senior Olivia Lee.  The video is a minute and a half long clip of a child armed with a video camera, going through a […]

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Taking On A New Scene

Taking On A New Scene

Traveling across the world to an entirely new environment can be very new, frightening and overwhelming. However, four exchange students here at BRFHS have signed up just for that. For some of the exchange students it has been a long-held hope to come to the United States. “I basically always wanted to come [to the United States]. It was always […]

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Tennis Season Comes To A Close

The girls tennis team works to improve their record as they move into the end of their season. Thursday, September 16, the Lady Tigers traveled to West Salem to take on the Panthers in their final conference match. The Tigers won and improved their record to 2-5. The following Saturday, September 18,  the tennis team hosted the five-team conference meet […]

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Tennis Update

Tennis Update

The girls tennis team is well into their season and staying optimistic as they take on tough competition and deal with a young team. With an August 18 start, many of the team’s first matches took place before students were back in school. “[We are] halfway done with our season before the school year even starts,” said senior co-captain Melinda […]

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Trend of the Moment: Pick-up Trucks

Trend of the Moment: Pick-up Trucks

Trucks are no longer reserved for just farmers and moving furniture. Now pick-ups are invading the high school parking lot, as they take a turn towards a younger crowd. The reasons that one might choose a truck over other vehicles can range greatly. Whether it be safety, utility or just pure power, a pick-up has it benefits. “A truck has […]

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