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EDITORIAL: COVID still exists in 2021

December 31, 2020

With the holidays just around the corner, many families and businesses have started to make plans for their respective gatherings, despite pleas from the governor and other officials. Considering the...

Announcements for April 3

April 3, 2020

What's happening at BRFHS today?

We want to be engaged

We want to be engaged

April 2, 2020

Modern day students face many challenges. One in particular that seems to have captured the attention of the administration at Black River Falls High School is the student disengagement. Many approaches...

Announcements for April 2

April 2, 2020

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Concussions causing students to struggle during school

Concussions causing students to struggle during school

January 7, 2019

A concussion is classified as a mild form of traumatic brain injury caused by the violent movement of the head or neck causing the brain to hit the skull. Whether it had been through sports, car accidents,...

8 Ways to Deal with Winter

December 4, 2018

Memphis and Whitney focus talk to students and staff about their favorite winter activities.

Turning Out: The Youth Vote in Black River Falls

October 17, 2018

Should you vote? BRFHS students talk about what issues matter to them.

Paw Print Vlog: Homecoming 2018

October 15, 2018

Remember Homecoming 2018 with Whitney and Memphis!

Chambers Enforces New Lunch and Learn Policy 

October 8, 2018

Lunch and Learn was introduced last November. Principal Tom Chambers liked the suggestion and wanted to give it a try. Kids weren’t getting the help they needed, so he wanted to find a way to increase...

Staff Bios: Steve Marg

December 2, 2016

Fitzpatrick brings on the smiles

April 25, 2015

http://youtu.be/M7xuMTt0_wc "I would describe Daniel as just a really fun loving and happy person he always is giving everybody a hug or a handshake or high five and he is just a really upbeat person."

2015 GM97 News

April 11, 2015

What would you march for?

January 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C.--US civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., waves to supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial 28 August, 1963, on The Mall in Washington, DC, during the 'March on Washington'...

GM97: September 2, 2014

September 1, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hm9u_aOZ_c Welcome back to school! We've got yearbook, FFA, cross country and GM97 announcements

GM97: Let Me Take A #Selfie

August 25, 2014

http://youtu.be/rbA2eDewwzM

GM97: June 6

August 25, 2014

http://youtu.be/ECNaTYghnE8

GM97: May 21

August 25, 2014

http://youtu.be/7jaKGanntJI

GM97: June 5

August 24, 2014

http://youtu.be/J4cV_phW6es

What can you do this summer?

May 31, 2014

http://youtu.be/UikP7vDiBio

Best Moments of 2013-14

Best Moments of 2013-14

May 31, 2014

http://youtu.be/deSBHx49qXQ

Students Jeopardize More Than Just Their Reputation

May 16, 2014

With the growing use of technology, teens sending provocative photos to their peers has become a growing problem. “I really in my heart don’t believe that taking the pictures off the phone is any...

Over/Under: March Madness

Over/Under: March Madness

March 15, 2014

Riley Rios and Isaiah Newell explain how they rate March Madness in comparison to the NBA finals and Super Bowl. http://youtu.be/2Wt_ymPKBRQ

BREAKING: New NHS Members Named

February 28, 2014

21 new members will be inducted into National Honor Society on March 18 in the Lunda Theater. Adviser Justice Broker has identified the inductees as Zachary Zillmer, Kacey Koenigs, Tianna Loftsgordon, Gary...

How much do you think it will snow?

How much do you think it will snow?

February 20, 2014

Click through to vote! Photo by Flickr user TooFarNorth. Licensed under Creative Commons. Loading...

Woods classes offer high-interest challenge

June 5, 2013

Because students have just completed signing up for new classes for the new 2013-2014 school year, students looked at some of the classes that are offered here. One of the classes offered is the two levels...

Teachers spend summers at work, catching up

June 5, 2013

Teachers spend almost ten hours in a school every day. And then some on weekends. Then they get a three month vacation. But, believe it or not, teachers have lives outside of the school year. No, they...

Graduation brings out stress for seniors

June 3, 2013

Leaving high school and getting ready for college can be nerve wracking for some people, leaving the home environment and having to adapt to other surroundings can be hard. “I will have to adapt to new...

Aoki finishes up year abroad

June 3, 2013

Going to high school may be hard enough, but imagine having to do it in another country, like Japanese foreign exchange student Taiga Aoki. Aoki is 16 years old and is from Tokyo. He lives with the Anderson...

Volunteer work pays off

June 3, 2013

Senior Delaney Skelding has been involved in many fundraising activities throughout the year helping those in need. “I did the Dig for a Cure, March of Dimes, and the Shooting for Sanders benefits,”...

Music Scholarships Announced at Spring Concert

June 3, 2013

On Wednesday, May 22 the band and choir had a their annual spring concert. They played their instruments, sang their songs and some students were rewarded for their dedication to the music department. “I'm...

Short season shorts outgoing athlete’s experience

May 5, 2013

The snow has just melted and sports teams are just getting to be able to go outside. Athletic teams across the state were held in the gym for weeks while Mother Nature slowly continued bringing back winter...

Staff, students give tips for finding summer jobs

April 27, 2013

Many local businesses expect to have students come work for them during the summer. Having a summer job gives students a way to make money for themselves and feel independent. High schoolers are unsure...

Tennant wraps up skating career

April 20, 2013

Fourteen years after taking her first step on the ice at the age of three, Kayla Tennant is finally stepping off the ice once and for all. “I am really going to miss just being able to skate and do my...

DoNow: Women in the Workforce

DoNow: Women in the Workforce

April 9, 2013

@kqededspace What % of women do you think are in the work force? Correct answer: ~75.2% #kqeddonow #BRFPubs twitter.com/itssandylin/st… — Sandy Lin (@itssandylin) April 5, 2013  

Trombone player Jayden Gjerseth performs during the Snowball assembly.

Students set to compete at state solo ensembles

April 6, 2013

Black River Falls musicians and vocalists will compete in state solo ensemble competition on May 4 at UW-Eau Claire. Many of the students that made it to state seemed excited and ready to go. "I'm excited...

College confessions pages: Fact or fraud?

College confessions pages: Fact or fraud?

April 6, 2013

College is the next step to adulthood after high school. Looking into colleges and choosing the best one can be tough for some people. Facebook confessions pages can be one stop on the way to making a...

Cheer takes on no-cut stance

Cheer takes on no-cut stance

April 6, 2013

The next fall’s Tigers cheerleading will still be the same, spirited squad that we have always known it for, only for this year’s tryouts they enforced a no-cut policy. Many would characterize the...

Delayed Expulsion, one year later

Delayed Expulsion, one year later

March 19, 2013

After it's been in place for a full year, students and staff explain how the delayed expulsion program works.

Flick, Cloud, Smith earn all-state honors

March 17, 2013

After taking to the ice together for 11 years, three seniors--Anissa Flick, Lydia Cloud, and Riley Smith--earned All-State recognition for hockey. Starting the sport early prepared them for high school...

Teacher Spotlight: A Romantic Road?

January 14, 2013

His road was long with many twist and turns. This teacher has fallen in love and had his heart broken, but there's one thing he could never hate, his passion to teach. Brad Lobenstein teaches English,...

Dancing their way through a season

January 12, 2013

With all of our winter sports already kicked off, there’s the question of how each of our seasons have been going. Our BRFHS dance team has had more than three performances and according to some of...

Girls hockey enters third year

January 12, 2013

The girls hockey team this year is non-conference, meaning that there aren't a certain number of teams that they play every year. The teams are subject to change. The team has been school-affiliated for...

10 Links to Beat the Winter Blues

December 15, 2012

Looking for things to do in the winter, but not really quite sure what? Here are a list of some fun things to do going into this snowy season. For snowboarding, skiing, and tubing: http://www.co.clark.wi.us/index.aspx?NID=237 http://www.shredsite.com/snowboard-resortList.cfm?state=WI For...

Channel 97: Basketball Edition

Channel 97: Basketball Edition

December 7, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mePbpA8n5qU&feature=youtu.be

TABO and TATU: Training Students Right

December 1, 2012

Students at BRFHS help younger students by training them on the use of tobacco, along with the consequence of bullying in our area. Teens Against Bullying Others (TABO), works specifically toward teaching...

Mean it When You Green It... What’s So Good About GGT?

Mean it When You Green It… What’s So Good About GGT?

December 1, 2012

Thinking about being a part of GGT? This about this: as a member, you get to improve on recycling and keeping our earth clean. Being a part of GGT allows you to get further into keeping our earth a cleaner...

Kicking it off with dance team

Kicking it off with dance team

December 1, 2012

Basketball season doesn’t just come with the basketball games; it also comes with a show at halftime. There are no basketball cheerleaders, but when the game reaches half time dancers from our school...

If I were principal for the day: Mackenzie Quackenbush

If I were principal for the day: Mackenzie Quackenbush

December 1, 2012

If sophomore Mackenzie Quackenbush’s were principal for the day, school would be pulsing to the beat of hallway music and bread would be plentiful in the cafeteria. Quackenbush would focus on five items. “First...

Did you see that: Quirkology

Did you see that: Quirkology

December 1, 2012

Quirkology Tricks: These funny and entertaining tricks done by the same magician really show some easy and fascinating stunts! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=i_f3SkxTWxc&NR=1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJuo5VKnX1A&feature=g-all-xit http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=fvwp&v=BYK3W9WqbGw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN6GwmW3vbw&feature=relmfu http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaR3TJjNUE8&feature=relmfu

Stickin’ it to the mat...with a new coach

Stickin’ it to the mat…with a new coach

November 30, 2012

Coach Andrew Osegard is taking on a new role: wrestling coach. Having a certain coach for so long can really do something to the team. Becoming so close as a team and even a family can really do a lot...

Girls basketball: Ballin’ up a new season

Girls basketball: Ballin’ up a new season

November 24, 2012

It’s time! Girls basketball season is starting, and students at BRFHS know what that means. This year the team is hoping to skip through the slow part of things and jump right into winning games. “We...

5 Questions With: Alex and Lisa

November 24, 2012

TABO, a program aimed at stopping bullying at Black River Falls High School, is spreading to Alma Center Lincoln. Americore student Alex and Together for Jackson County Kids project director Lisa Listle...

Marching Tigers show off skills at Review

Marching Tigers show off skills at Review

November 17, 2012

The Black River Falls Marching Tigers held their Fall Review Concert on November 5 at 7:00 PM. This fall the band played the parade song “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes. This led to the Marching...

5 Questions With: Mr. Wrobel

5 Questions With: Mr. Wrobel

November 17, 2012

You may know him for his tricky Tuesdays and great musical talents. Social Studies teacher Kris Wrobel is a world history and economics teacher in our building. He runs Tiger Investment Club, a group that...

Healthy But Delicious: Smoothies

Healthy But Delicious: Smoothies

November 17, 2012

I know a lot of teenagers like to make snacks, but they aren’t always the healthiest. Smoothies are a healthy alternative that are also easy to make. The following recipes are healthy, easy to make,...

Football captains lead team into round IV

Football captains lead team into round IV

November 17, 2012

“The ultimate measure of man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy,” said Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Four captains--seniors...

A/B schedule mixes it up

A/B schedule mixes it up

November 13, 2012

The new school year has brought some new and huge changes. The normal 4-block schedule has been flipped around and both students and teachers a dealing with with the change. These changes have both been...

Sophomores Kasey Kopp and Hannah Shankey can both find positives in the new year.

Students are Talking: A better year?

November 10, 2012

Do you think our school is a better place this year? Why or why not? “Yes! It’s fantastic. We are tigers, and our spirit is strong," said sophomore Tu’shawn Adams. “Yes and no. Yes, because...

BRF vs. Nekoosa Gallery

BRF vs. Nekoosa Gallery

November 9, 2012

Black River Falls won a nail-biter over Nekoosa, 22-19. [flickrapi user="brfhspubs" get="photoset" id="72157631967807255" size="z" count="100"]

A new season, new players....a new coach?

A new season, new players….a new coach?

November 8, 2012

It's  always a time of change when a new hockey season comes around, but this year brings more change than normal. The boys varsity head coach’s position was filled this year by new teacher Jared Johnson. There...

BRF vs. Platteville Gallery [Updated]

BRF vs. Platteville Gallery [Updated]

November 4, 2012

It's Black River Falls over Platteville, 54-34, in a level 2 playoff game. [Update: Photos added 11.03] [flickrapi user="brfhspubs" get="photoset" id="72157631868104646" size="z" count="100"]

BRF vs. Montello Gallery

BRF vs. Montello Gallery

November 4, 2012

The Tigers triumphed 38-14 over Montello/Princeton/Green Lake in the first round on October 19. [flickrapi user="brfhspubs" get="photoset" id="72157631918014493" size="z" count="100"]

Cross Country 2012 Gallery

Cross Country 2012 Gallery

October 24, 2012

Both cross country teams took fifth place in the Coulee Conference meet. [flickrapi user="brfhspubs" get="photoset" id="72157631843680580" size="z" count="100"]

Cheer Fall 2012 Gallery

Cheer Fall 2012 Gallery

October 24, 2012

Charged with ramping up school spirit, the cheer squad led the way to a spike in school spirit with pep assemblies and new cheers. [flickrapi user="brfhspubs" get="photoset" id="72157631843455351" size="z"...

Girls Tennis 2012 Gallery

Girls Tennis 2012 Gallery

October 24, 2012

With new coach Jared Johnson, the tennis team fought through a building year to take fourth place in the conference. Overall their record was 10-17, and three members earned second-team All-Conference...

Dig for a Cure Gallery

Dig for a Cure Gallery

October 22, 2012

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Football @ West Salem Gallery

Football @ West Salem Gallery

October 22, 2012

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Goodbye, Ms. Koester!

June 1, 2012

Breanna Amborn, Gregg Koboski and Savannah Markee say goodbye to choir director Andrea Koester in this video.

Channel 97 News: May 7

Channel 97 News: May 7

May 7, 2012

The 2012-13 schedule gets finalized, the girls basketball team earns statewide recognition for academics, and we find out about local frolfing options.

Channel 97 News: April 30

Channel 97 News: April 30

April 30, 2012

Find out about FCCLA state, an up and coming rapper who calls Black River Falls home and a new team.

Channel 97 News: April 16

Channel 97 News: April 16

April 16, 2012

US Representative Ron Kind talks about his visits to Black River Falls schools, students talk about a favorite teacher--Mr. Wrobel, and athletes reveal their superstitions

Channel 97 News: March 20

Channel 97 News: March 20

March 19, 2012

The end of term three is almost here, and we'll be saying goodbye to several seniors. Find out why some are leaving.  See some interesting hands-on Physics projects coming out of the science labs and...

Channel 97 News: March 5

Channel 97 News: March 5

March 5, 2012

Find out about FCCLA's regional STAR events, recap Leap into a New You, and find out more about the Art Club. Plus, meet Axel Dressler, a candidate for the April 3 school board election.

Channel 97 News: February 27

Channel 97 News: February 27

February 27, 2012

See the second in a series of five school board candidate interviews--this one with incumbent Mark Thomley. Plus, a recap of FFA Week and winter sports as well as a spring sports preview.

Channel 97 News: February 21

Channel 97 News: February 21

February 21, 2012

Find out what's going on with show choir and hear about the girls hockey team. We're also airing the first of five interviews with school board candidates--find out what the candidates have to say so...

Channel 97 News: February 13

Channel 97 News: February 13

February 13, 2012

In this week's show, four students talk about their tattoos and Sydney highlights the holocaust survivor presentation from last week. You'll also hear about registration, Hoops for Hope and Alex Johnson's...

Holocaust Survivor tells his story to the students of BRFHS

February 9, 2012

Holocaust survivor Henry Golde visited the Black River High School Thursday February 9. Golde discussed his life growing up in Poland, when his life drastically changed at the beginning of the war....

Channel 97 News: February 6

Channel 97 News: February 6

February 6, 2012

Channel 97 News is back for the new semester with a new look! This week, we're featuring the BLAST program, Digital Learning Day, social media tips and the Danz team.

Channel 97 News: January 23

Channel 97 News: January 23

January 23, 2012

The expanded virtual school program has been in place for a full semester, and students report back on their experiences. Kristin reports on AP US History and English, and Tim presents you with an entertaining...

Channel 97 News: January 16

Channel 97 News: January 16

January 16, 2012

Find out more about how BRFHS eases the transition for freshmen. The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s message is explored, and we find out a little more about this spring's musical.

Channel 97 News: January 9

January 9, 2012

Four freshmen win senior privilege for a quiz bowl win, Mr. Cassidy and SMV build a new fuel efficient vehicle, and Sydney visits with the lunch ladies.

Channel 97 News: December 23

Channel 97 News: December 23

December 23, 2011

Audra's set on becoming the first 17-year-old EMT in the state, Dave Meyer talks about his specialty--BRFHS sports history, Sam finds out about fantasy football and Kristin talks to foreign exchange...

Channel 97 News December 19

Channel 97 News December 19

December 19, 2011

We find out why Project Christmas is a popular volunteering opportunity, plus see a review of Madrigal Dinner. If you're wondering how to connect to the public wi-fi, we've got a quick tutorial on that....

Channel 97 News December 12

Channel 97 News December 12

December 13, 2011

Winter driving reminders, Wisconsin governor recall discussion, win a $5000  scholarship by tweeting, and Christmas wishes!

Channel 97 News: December 5

Channel 97 News: December 5

December 5, 2011

Find out about next year's A-B schedule and learn a little about new basketball coach Mike Gaier. Also covered are a hunting wrap-up and the upcoming Madrigal Dinner.

Markhardt recognized for excellence

September 13, 2011

“My announcement today has something to do with excellence, a part of excellence found right here at Black River Falls High School,” said State Superintendent Tony Evers. The part of excellence...

Markhardt Named Wisconsin's Top HS Teacher

Markhardt Named Wisconsin’s Top HS Teacher

September 2, 2011

“Have you ever had to keep a secret?” asked Principal Tom Chambers at a surprise assembly Friday morning in the Sam Young Gym. For Chambers, the secret was a big one to keep. It’s not every day,...

Runners or walkers: Students react to budget repair bill

February 18, 2011

Thursday, February 17 presented BRFHS with a day of protest, debate and discussion. While staff members remained neutral in their statements, students buzzed with opinions of Governor Scott Walker’s...

Bolmer takes Chiodos to the top in Illuminaudio

January 5, 2011

Chiodos is a band whose music genre is focused around screamo/alternative. They have been attempting to define their sound, but it never seems quite right. In past albums, Craig Owen's role in the group...

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