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New shot put team heads to state

New shot put team heads to state

By AARON SUSOOK, staff writer A new sport has commenced in Galena this year, thanks to SHS student Koby Wightman and residence life director Ben Blasco. The new sport is…

Knowledge hatches in Mrs. Ruchti’s room

Knowledge hatches in Mrs. Ruchti’s room

By AIDEN DIEHL, staff writer One of our local teachers is raising chicks in the classroom. Karen Ruchti, special education teacher at the SHS campus, ordered two Icelandic chicks from…

3G service sneaks into Galena, instantly gets caught

3G service sneaks into Galena, instantly gets caught

By ANISA ARNOLD, JADA ARNOLD, and ALEX EVANS, staff writers Suddenly, after many years of waiting, GCI turned on its 3G wireless service Tuesday without telling anyone in Galena. There’s…

New GILA assistant principal ready to coach basketball

New GILA assistant principal ready to coach basketball

By WASSILLIE GUST, staff writer The new assistant principal for the GILA campus, David Huntington, is looking forward to the challenges involving the transition from warm Hawaii temperatures to bone-chilling…

Swim team has wins at Fairbanks meet

Swim team has wins at Fairbanks meet

By JADA ARNOLD, staff writer Three students came in second, and three students came in third, at the 2018 Northern Area Swim Championships at Hamme Pool in Fairbanks on April…

Don’t be a drag at the prom, be a queen

Don’t be a drag at the prom, be a queen

By CORA JONES, staff writer Everyone is getting ready for prom. This year prom is on May 5 – buy your ticket from the junior class students! Last year before…

Galena student brings lively voice to Interior airwaves

Galena student brings lively voice to Interior airwaves

By ANISA ARNOLD, staff writer Angelica Firmin remembers her first day as an on-air announcer at the Galena radio station, KIYU. “When I first started speaking on the microphone, my…

Active shooter drill planned for this month

Active shooter drill planned for this month

By LONDON KEPLINGER, staff writer Galena Interior Learning Academy will be having an active shooter drill in April, following the schools’ crisis plan being updated. The school will be having…

Academic Pentathlon team heads to Seattle

Academic Pentathlon team heads to Seattle

By AARON SUSOOK, staff writer Several junior high students in the rural community of Galena, Alaska, made nationals in the Academic Pentathlon. The Academic Pentathlon a program that is open…

Sen. Murkowski talks with Galena journalism students

Sen. Murkowski talks with Galena journalism students

By ALEX EVANS, staff writer The journalism class had a question and answer session with Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who came to Galena on Monday, April 2. The session happened…