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How to get involved on MLK day

Mari Walter-Bailey, Photographer

January 13, 2017

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MLK day is known for being a day on, not a day off. However, it can be hard to know what to do or how to get involved, so we’ve put together a short list of some great volunteer opportunities. "Sludge Trudge" What: A charity Run...

Swim team traditions

Molly Wagschal, Staff Writer

December 22, 2016

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After each 6 a.m. swim practice, the parents of the swimmers provide a full breakfast for the team. This is only one special swimming tradition that juniors Wyeth Michaelsen and Emily Long, members of the swim team, described. ...

Five places to volunteer this winter

Isabelle Neal, Staff Writer

December 1, 2016

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While there are always people in need of help, the holiday season is often considered the time of year to give back. Opportunities to do so are always available, but they can sometimes be hard to find. Here are 5 places you can...

Homemade holiday gift guide

Homemade holiday gift guide

November 30, 2016

Holiday snacks

Elizabeth Rickert, Staff Writer

November 30, 2016

Filed under Culture, Features

It is almost December, and that means we are close to the season of peppermint, hot chocolate, and warm cookies. Here are some fun, easy snacks that will definitely put you in a holiday mood. Check out these delicious brownies....

Holiday gift guide

Elizabeth Rickert, Staff Writer

November 18, 2016

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The holidays are right around the corner, and Optimist is here to help you with all your gift giving needs! Homemade gifts: coupon book- Almost everyone in your life would love a coupon for a service you can give them. For ex...

A Meatless Thanksgiving

A Meatless Thanksgiving

November 17, 2016

Stages to perform Brundibar

Stages to perform Brundibar

November 17, 2016

No shave November for DM

No shave November for DM

November 16, 2016

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