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The math league team works hard on their problems.
Marvelous mathematics
Angel Zheng, News writer • November 18, 2022

The Cannon Falls High School Math League is currently recruiting people. They want a full team this year. This year, Tyler Quinlan will be...

Last years speakers gathered at Red Wings invitational tournament for a picture.
Calling all speechies
Angel Zheng, News writer • November 7, 2022

On November 14, the Cannon Falls Speech team will be holding a callout meeting for prospective members for the 2023 season. Anyone who is...

Lindsey Lohan shines in this Christmas movie special.
Falling for Christmas
Tristin Qualey, A&E editor • November 29, 2022

Among flurries of painfully generic holiday rom-coms, Lindsay Lohan’s return to acting spruces up what would otherwise be a sub-par, Christmassy remake of Overboard, granting...

Ariel Moore, played by Teagan Strecker, is Holding out for a hero in Footloose.
Holding out for a hero
Charles Fick, A&E writer • November 11, 2022

Putting on a musical isn’t easy, especially with a limited budget and tech that isn’t exactly state-of-the-art. Putting on an adult-quality show while making do with the...

The Cannon Falls VFW Color Guard acknowledges the honoring of individual branches of the military.
Honoring veterans
Angel Zheng, News writer • November 29, 2022

On November 11, 2022, the Cannon Falls Middle and High School had their annual Veteran’s Day Program; it was an eventful day. The day was unique, being as it was veterans...

A firework display tied the eventful day in a bow after the tree lighting.
Deck the Falls
Sara Auger, News editor • November 28, 2022

The quiet little town of Cannon Falls bustled to a start on Saturday, November 26th, in honor of the town’s 27th annual Deck the Falls day. The all-day celebration aimed...

Many college campuses feature grand buildings, and setting is always something to consider when deciding where to apply.
Unpacking higher education
Taylor Johnson, Features writer • November 7, 2022

Growing up, multiple aspects of life create many different feelings of excitement, joy, dread, and terror. Applying to colleges is one of the most important duties of high...

CFHSs newest theater director, Vienna Qualey, is relishing her new role.
Musically motivated
Maddie Becker, Features editor • November 7, 2022

The tasks of being a play director, including assigning cast parts and scripts, running and directing rehearsals, and organizing production schedules and team members, make...

The volleyball team celebrates their win after receiving the Class 2A state championship trophy.
Champions of the season
Anna Ritz, Sports writer • November 22, 2022

This season for the Bomber volleyball team has been one for the record books. This year is the second time that the team has ever gone to state in program history. Last year...

The Bomber football players huddle as a team and prepare for the rest of the game.
Diligent defenders
Kyra Schoenfelder, Sports editor • November 21, 2022

The Cannon Falls football team was, once again, one win away from advancing to the U.S. Bank Stadium. However, the Bombers suffered a tragic loss on Thursday, November 10...

Books are coming off of library shelves as banning controversy sweeps the nation.
Writing the truth
Hannah Hjellming, Features editor • May 5, 2022

In literature classes being taught across the country, it is hard not to notice the complete lack of diversity being presented to the young and malleable minds of future generations....

For those like writer Elayna Sherer, every day starts with two pills.
Did you take your pills?
Elayna Sherer, Guest contributor • February 8, 2022

Every morning I take two pills, one for my ADHD and one for my anxiety. Somehow the whole school knows. So from every step I take to every word I say, I’m still the girl...

Volleyball season stats
Volleyball season stats
Visual staff November 17, 2022

State volleyball bracket
State volleyball bracket
November 7, 2022

Aurora 2022
Aurora 2022
Anna Dubbels and Nathan Baszuro June 2, 2022

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The volleyball team celebrates their win after receiving the Class 2A state championship trophy.
State Champions
Alec Hamilton, The Beacon • November 16, 2022

Teagan Strecker and Tristin Qualey played the main characters in the Footloose musical this year.
Cutting Footloose
Nathan Baszuro, Media editor in chief • November 10, 2022

Lauren Ritz interviews head volleyball coach, Melissa Huseth, and several players about their 2022 regular season.
The volleyball program speaks about their success
Tristin Qualey, Special projects editor • December 1, 2022

Following the Veterans Day ceremony the VFW Color Guard parades out of the gymnasium
Veterans share their stories
Tristin Qualey, Special projects editor • November 18, 2022

Spiders are seen as an icon in the horror genre.
Spark's guide to Horror: Halloween Movies
Tristin Qualey and Nathan Baszuro October 31, 2022

This version of the Horror podcasts includes some of the classic Halloween movies, and it discusses Halloween as a sub-genre.

Spiders are seen as an icon in the horror genre.
Spark's guide to horror: Literature
October 26, 2022

Justice confused
Justice confused
Lydia Pedersen, Graphics staff • December 15, 2021

Middle school band students performed in their first concert of the year.
Making music
Riley Iverson, Torch writer • November 29, 2022

On October 28, 2022 the Cannon Falls middle school choir had a concert. Each...

A game of cards is played by three eighth graders.
A twist on homecoming
Amy Fick and Abigail Mudgett November 8, 2022

Normally, if someone walked into a classroom, they’d see students writing...

The fountain in this scene is a central focus in ..the mixed up files...
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Madeline Olson, Torch writer • November 2, 2022

From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg is an...