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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…

Screen Free Week coming to SHS

Screen Free Week coming to SHS

By LYDIA CHUNAK, staff writer Screen free week is when you don’t use any electronics only for school or work. Screen free week in Galena is for students in kindergarten…

Students, staff sound off about headphone and cell phone ban in class

Students, staff sound off about headphone and cell phone ban in class

By JADA ARNOLD, staff writer Teachers and admin feel like the headphones and earbuds policy is helping students, but students say they need music to work better. The school cracked…

Pentathlon team ready to overwhelm teacher with what they’ve learned

Pentathlon team ready to overwhelm teacher with what they’ve learned

By AIDEN DIEHL, staff writer Students on the Academic Pentathlon team will be holding the event Are You Smarter than a Middle Schooler at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 4 at…

Mrs. Beasley retires after many years serving students

Mrs. Beasley retires after many years serving students

By CORA JONES, staff writer After 25 years of teaching in Galena, Holy Cross, Fairbanks and Anvik, cultural arts teacher Freda Beasley will be retiring. Mrs. Beasley currently teaches Koyukon…

New school bus headed to Galena

New school bus headed to Galena

By ALEX EVANS, staff writer The Galena City School District is getting a new school bus. The bus is a brand new 2019 Bluebird model with 44 passenger seats purchased…