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Students and teachers pose for an ugly sweater day picture.
Winter week
Lexie Learmann, News writer • December 23, 2021

It’s finally Winter week, and everyone knows what that means…holiday events to help spice up the week. Now, there will be a multitude of...

Director Sue Franke prepares the 6th grade choir for the upcoming holiday concert.
A Christmas choir
Lauren Ritz, Editor-in-chief • December 8, 2021

Ringing bells and festive choirs are two holiday staples, and with Christmas fast approaching, the CFHS choir will be putting their spin on some...

A skull-bedecked book cover draws readers in to Kingdom of the Wicked.
Kingdom of the Wicked
Cassidy Maneval, A&E writer • January 17, 2022
Emilia’s nonna always told her to avoid the nightmarish demon princes known as the Wicked. Emilia tried her best to heed her nonna’s warning;
Along with Hawkeye, Kate Bishop takes a starring role in the series.
Charles Fick, A&E Writer • January 11, 2022
The sniper lines up the shot. He sees his victim duck and fires the first shot of the fight, with people running, glass shattering, and
Students work furiously during WIN time even though their teacher didn’t request them.
A WIN win
Grace Miller, News Editor • January 17, 2022

In efforts to prepare students for the end of the semester on January 21, Cannon Falls High School has started a new weekly event called WIN time. WIN stands for What I Need,...

The choir sings under the instruction of their conductor, Mrs. Franke.
Carol of the choirs
Grace Miller, News editor • December 15, 2021

On Monday, December 13, the Cannon Falls Choir Department had its second concert of this school year. The concert included performances from the 6th-grade choir, 7th and 8th-grade...

The Dorian Music Festival provides vocal opportunities for students across the Midwest.
Shutting the (Door)ian on music
Hannah Hjellming, Features editor • January 17, 2022

Every year, Cannon Falls High School provides numerous great opportunities for students to take part in with the hope that those opportunities will help students to set themselves...

The Giving Tree donation bin can be found in the atrium, bedecked with strings of lights and an ornament-covered tree.
A gift for the holidays
Tiera Meyer, Features editor • January 7, 2022

Colorful lights strung along an adorned tree set their surroundings ablaze. A cup of hot cocoa accompanied with a plate of Christmas cookies are ready to be indulged in while...

Senior wrestler Preston Carlisle takes to the mat for a wresting match.
Pinning for a purpose
Jaci Winchell, Sports editor • December 23, 2021

The Cannon Falls Bomber Wrestling Team started their 2021-2022 season on November 22nd. So far, the Bombers have a record of 4-5. Their first meet of the season was on Saturday,...

Junior guard Kyra Schoenfelder dribbles the ball down the court.
Dribbling towards a goal
Anna Ritz, Sports writer • December 23, 2021

The winter season has begun, which means basketball is back in full swing. This year the girls basketball team has made a few goals they would like to achieve according to...

Student art, no matter the medium, can be very beneficial in creating a well-rounded learning environment.
Coloring success
Lauren Ritz, Editor-in-chief • December 21, 2021

In preschool, almost every student in the country spent hours on various arts and crafts. Most of those projects consisted of pink crayon flowers and sloppily drawn stick...

Candles and flowers typically mark the scene of a mass shooting
The feedback loop: How mass media is creating the shootings they cover
Jessica Baszuro, Special projects editor • December 20, 2021

"Breaking news, just a few moments ago shots were fired in the Aurora theater, killing and injuring many, the count unkno—" On July 20, 2012, news stations across the...

Educating around Covid
Educating around Covid
staff December 29, 2021

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One of the Cannon Falls wrestlers watches his teammates match.
Throwing down the competition
Nathan Baszuro, Media editor in chief • January 11, 2022
The Cannon Falls wrestling team hosted a tournament on January 8th with over a dozen participating teams.
Seniors, Tiera Meyer and Marguerite Holes kick alongside their teammates.
Leaping into competition
Nathan Baszuro, Media editior in chief • December 7, 2021

The Cannon Falls Dance Team played host to a few shools as it performed its initial home competition of the season. The team presented both Jazz and High Kick routines...

New year, new us
New year, new us
Bianca Caputo, Special Projects editor • January 11, 2022

A walk in the woods
A walk in the woods
Bianca Caputo, Special Projects editor • December 28, 2021

This video highlights the development of the Cannon Falls School Forest Project, donated by local residents and developed by the school biology...

The Spark investigates the best that Christmas music has to offer.
Top 15 Christmas songs
Kendall Lawless and Bianca Caputo December 23, 2021

The podcast team at the Lantern has developed a review of some of the best songs of the Christmas season, and identifies here the top fifteen of those classic tunes

There is a mountain of horror genres ranging from comedic villians like Chucky to paranormal threats such as The Nun.
Horror Guide episode 5- least favorites
Nathan Baszuro and Tristin Qualey November 3, 2021

In this - the final chapter of the Horror Guide, the podcast authors, Nathan Baszuro and Tristin Qualey have chosen their least favorite movies in the Horror Genre

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

Umbrella Academy follows a group of time travelers living in the 1960s.
Umbrella Academy
Suraya Ekstrom, Torch writer • January 11, 2022

The Umbrella Academy series involves 43 children who were born by 43 different...

Much like movies, there is a big difference between real-life and movie trees - particularly the iconic Charlie Brown Christmas tree.
Return to reality
Hilari Palodichuk, Torch writer • January 7, 2022

Christmas movies are some of the most watched movies ever made. However,...

Students work on decorating their masks after forming them out of plaster.
Making masks
Cara Erickson, Torch writer • December 16, 2021

After two years, 8th grade art classes are finally able to make plaster masks...