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By: Addison Rahmlow, Staff Writer

Posted: February 26th, 2021


they buried her in the concrete and slapped

a grave between two chevys. city

girl made of brick made of mold made

of shattered bottles and cracked floors.

they buried her in the concrete because

she wanted to feel the cars thunder above

her. she wanted to feel them roar. and roll. and

sputter and bellow and eat the earth.



By: Paige Weber, Staff Writer


Posted: February 18th, 2021


Inhaling a measured breath, I walk with a good pace but not an energetic one. The street is full of gathering people: some groups small, others large, each one centered around a tabloid, the man’s death having caused a larger stir than wanted. So unconsolable is the audience that the authorities prowl the edges, the whispers of a mob on the tips of their mustaches. It is with a variety of confidences that they pull out their batons.


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A Winter Photo Essay (Part 2)

By: Faith Rinehard, Staff Photographer

Posted: February 16th, 2021


By: Kalynn Willis, Staff Writer


Posted: February, 16th, 2021


As I watched the horrific events unfold at the Capitol on my television screen on January 6th, all I could think of was this: we should have seen it coming. I realized that astonishment should not have been my primary emotion--but instead disappointment, as I watched what had been brewing and building for months finally bubble over.


By: Abby Walter, Staff Writer

Posted: February 4th, 2021


Buzzing personalities, masked like our faces,

the once-rambunctious roomful now mimics a somber hive,

subdued by tranquil clouds of beekeeper smoke.


I Was The Spy: A look into Slinger’s JSA Club


By: Paige Weber, Staff Writer


Posted: February 3rd, 2021


Politics--the art of finding nuances in words that don’t exist.


Arguing--saying something that you do or don’t mean.


JSA meets all of these in a way that balances the scales more towards proactive than reactive. When I was given the mission, it was simply stated as the infiltration of a school club.


By: Abby Walter, Staff Writer

Posted: January 20, 2021


In the weeks before Christmas break, Slinger High School celebrated a successful “Decade of DECA the Halls” by adorning the business hallway with themed decor from ten holiday seasons past. Frosty the Snowman, Buddy the Elf, and Mr. Grinch himself joined forces to ring out the new DECA decade and usher in the new, and while these holiday favorites all served as sure crowd pleasers, a different decoration certainly caught attention this year. After all, nothing summarizes 2020 better than a giant foam cutout of the National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation quote, “Merry Christmas! Toilet was full.” Having finally flushed the 2020 toilet, SHS DECA is prepared for a fresh start with a new year on the calendar and a new decade of DECA (plus a clean storage room for the first time in a decade).


A strange frost has descended across Wisconsin. What is Rime Ice?


By: Ella Foster, Staff Writer


Posted: January 20th, 2021


Rime ice is a rare occurrence when water vapor freezes quickly, and we’re left with a crystal type structure. Rime Ice can form on almost any surface: tree branches, cars, houses, mailboxes, etc. Rime ice can only be formed, as well as stay, in certain temperatures in the range from -4 to 5 degrees fahrenheit.


The Climate Crisis and Green New Deal (Opinion)


By: Kalynn Willis, Staff Writer


Posted: January 20th, 2021


America’s two-party system deserves credit for its success in achieving its systemic purpose in this country and the current political climate: dividing our nation in a manner in which we have not seen in many decades. It is now more difficult than ever to find common ground with our own politicians, neighbors, and family members. And while natural discourse among society is beneficial and necessary for change, it also does an incredible job of overshadowing chief issues that need to be addressed. The climate crisis is a battle that we have been engaged in for nearly a century, and have been losing for just as long.


By: Abigale Nickel, Staff Writer

Posted: January 5th, 2021

A nation plagued with a deadly pandemic of unprecedented impact since mid-March has recently received news of a vaccine that may just put our country back on track. So far two vaccines have been approved by the FDA; Pfizer and Moderna. However, Pfizer’s vaccine rolled out faster and is the one seen most often in current media. Understanding how this vaccine works to fight the virus and how it will be distributed to a nation in such distress is without a doubt necessary and on the forefront of many of our minds.


By: Mariah Kiefer, Staff Writer

Posted: January 5th, 2021

In the year of 1789, the young nation of the United States initiated the first presidential election of our country. Ever since this initial election, the US has continued the tradition of having the citizens of the United States take place in a presidential election every four years. A democratic election is a large part of the country’s history and future. Because this event is so essential to the making of America, the actual intent behind an election must not be forgotten. The definition of an election is a group process of formal decision making where the population elects one or more individuals to hold a position in public office. The United States wanted to have an equal government in which everyone had a say. In each election, there is typically a race between a Republican candidate and a Democratic candidate. The citizens then vote on the candidate they believe will run our country in the best way. The election was made with the intent to give the country a say in who should take care of America.


By: Mariah Kiefer, Staff Writer

Posted: January 5th, 2021

2020 was a year that posed many challenges for the public's life. Covid-19, also known as the coronavirus pandemic made an intense effect on the world. Due to the intensity of the virus, a stay at home order was passed throughout the United States to help keep people safe. The safer at home order has kept many people from seeing their loved ones and taking part in their usual holiday traditions. Even though quarantine has caused many holiday traditions and activities from occurring this year, many new traditions have come out of these times. The negativity of this pandemic has been hard, however there are many positive outcomes that have arised in this holiday season.


By: Claire Cegielski

Posted: January 4th, 2021

It was Christmas time and just like any other year the animals were ready to work. Every year the farmer, Kevin, would throw a huge party for him, his friends and his family. The kids could play with the animals and play games while the adults talked about what Christmas was like when they were kids. This year was different, however, the farmer's mom had sadly passed away and the farmer was too tired and sad to throw a party, so it was up to the animals.


By: Kalynn Willis, Staff Writer

Posted: January 4th, 2021

Beginning on the night of November 3rd and progressing through many days, America bore witness to one of the greatest shows of democracy: a presidential election. Those of the legal voting age were given the opportunity to participate in a decision that would later prove to change the course of this country, as both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris secured their seats as the new president and vice president of the United States. Though neither strangers to controversy, it is Harris that is often tied to contention. But it is my belief that, despite her questionable past, Kamala Harris will prove to be a woman of her word that will be able to use her influence and passion for politics in a true, honest, and positive way.


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A Winter Photo Essay

By: Faith Rinehard, Staff Photographer

Posted: December 23rd, 2020



By: Paige Weber, Staff Writer

Posted, December 22nd, 2020

The sound of victory hangs heavy in the air, casting out the dreariness brought on by the oppressive clouds-- the turkey’s lifeless bodies flutter to the ground as two twin gunshots ring out across the tree-line.


By: Aaron Haas, Staff Writer

Posted: December 17, 2020

It was a warm summer night. All of the engines were fast asleep. Maisie and I were snuggled up in our bed together. But then, I heard a very strange sound. Being cautious, I grabbed my lightsaber, a flashlight, Backbiter, and Anaklusmos, or Riptide. I began my search to find out what or who made that noise.


By: Abby Walter, Staff Writer

Posted: December 9, 2020

“Long ago, the world was full of wonder. It was adventurous, it was exciting, and, most of all, there was magic.” Much like our present pandemic society, the suburban fantasy world in which Onward is set lacks its previous luster. However, in a year filled with uncertainty, Disney Pixar made one thing abundantly clear: adventure is always out there, even in the most unlikely circumstances.


By: Paige Weber, Staff Writer

Posted, December 9th, 2020

Dust coated everything: the floor, the bed, the walls. A dying ember, a fiery hellish color, lay in the old wood stove. The window was slightly cracked, allowing the nearly translucent curtains to flutter ever so slightly. Ugly floral wallpaper was curling at the edges from the build up of mildew, and moisture. Amanda’s photo from summer vacation hung crooked on the wall. She reached out, ever so slightly, to daintily brush the dust off the photo. For Christmas that year she had gotten a guitar that she had never learned to play. Hours on end Amanda had sat in her room trying to twist and tighten the strings, but it only ever made sour sounds. So after a week Amanda had left it strewn against her rocking chair.


By: Addison Rahmlow, Staff Writer

Posted: December 7th, 2020

Every year, more than one billion people worldwide celebrate Diwali -- the Hindu festival of lights. Usually, Diwali is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains, and it has recently garnered mainstream attention in the media, reflecting on an international level. But more importantly, Diwali is commemorated as a joyful celebration of new beginnings, observing the victory of “light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and good over evil.”


By: Aaron Haas, Staff Writer

Posted: December 1st, 2020

It was a beautiful day. Everything was shaping up perfectly. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping; everything was perfect.

By: Kalynn Willis, Staff Writer

Posted: November 13th, 2020

On the 27th of October, 2020, the citizens of the United States bore witness to the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barret, and with it the 6-3 conservative majority of the highest court in the United States. Barrett is an American lawyer and jurist, who was nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as an associate justice of the Supreme Court. She has taken the seat of the recently deceased Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a feminist icon and pioneer for women’s rights in the 1970’s up until her death on September 18, 2020. With climate change quickly becoming a looming threat, the recent struggle for reproductive and voting rights for women still fresh in our minds, and the recent opposition to the Affordable Care Act, many sit and wonder in fear if there is any possible outcome worse than this one.

By: Jenna Jandrow, Staff Writer

Posted November 12th, 2020


Everyone has that one show that all they wanna do is keep watching, and keep watching until you eventually fall asleep. For me and some others that show was The Office. The show luckily got to be aired up to nine seasons, which is most of what other shows get. People have reported being so obsessed with the comedy that they can't stop watching the show.


By: Abby Walter, Staff Writer

Posted: November 12th, 2020

All good things must come to an end, as must all good television. The Good Place, created by Michael Schur, is no exception. The popular NBC series-a lighthearted yet sincere portrayal of the human experience in all its disaster and glory-aired its finale at the beginning of the year. The memorable farewell season is a recent and welcome addition to Netflix, having premiered on the service on September 26.


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West Bend East Beats Slinger 31-0, November 6th

By: Sean Hill, Staff Photographer

Posted: November 9th, 2020

Friday night the Owls travelled to West Bend to face the WBE Suns. They lost 31-0 in an offensive struggle, entering the red zone 5 times but coming up empty. This week the Owls will be facing the New Berlin West Vikings at home in round one of their playoff bracket.



By: Kate Scroggins, Emmaleigh Girard, and Willow Noorlag, Contest Winners

Posted: November 9th, 2020


Check out the winners of the Nite Crier Spooky Story Contest 2020 here!



Your generous donations help honor soldiers with wreaths just like this one.

By: Abby Walter, Staff Writer

Posted: November 6th, 2020

Community is the foundation of the Village of Slinger, and it has been since the establishment of Schleisingerville in the mid-19th Century. While everything from the name to the population changed dramatically throughout the years, the tight-knit atmosphere of the Slinger community continues to stand the test of time. Over the past 150 years, the Slinger community has proven itself to be incredibly supportive. It’s only appropriate that we, as a Slinger community, take the opportunity of this upcoming Veterans Day to show our support for those who have given everything to support us.


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Slinger Over Homestead 20-14 on October 30th

By: Sean Hill, Staff Photographer

Posted, November 5th, 2020

The Owls faced off last Friday night against the Homestead Highlanders for their last home game of the season. The Owls won 20-14 with an impressive performance from their linemen. Senior Mike Stroessner recorded two sacks in the game including one to seal the victory in the final minute. The Owls travel to West Bend to face the Suns this week for the last game of the regular season.

By: Abby Walter, Staff Writer

Posted: November 3rd, 2020


Tiny green tendrils coil around the bamboo,

clinging gratefully to their supportive stake

like an elderly man clings to his walking stick.


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A Fall Photo Essay

By: Faith Rinehard, Staff Photographer

Posted: October 28th, 2020

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Slinger falls to Whitefish Bay 10-0 on October 18th

By: Sean Hill, Staff Photographer

Posted: October 22nd, 2020

The Owls faced off against the Whitefish Bay Blue Dukes last week in a close game. The Owls fell 10-0, but put on a show on the defensive side of the ball against the conference leaders. This Friday the Owls will be facing Hartford at home for the 10th annual Coaches vs Cancer game.


By: Mariah Kiefer, Staff Writer

Posted: October 21st, 2020

The year 2020 has encapsulated many terrible events and changes. One of the main tragedies of 2020 is the coronavirus epidemic. The coronavirus is a widespread, global epidemic. It is an extremely contagious virus that attacks hollow organs in your body. Because of the contagiousness of this virus, the CDC, centers for disease and control prevention, insisted that a widespread quarantine is the necessary step to keeping people safe and healthy. Now that the heat of COVID-19 has died down, schools were allowed to reopen under certain guidelines.


By: Sydney Grohall-Weston, Staff Writer

Posted: October 21st, 2020

While telling the events in this article, I struggled so much. I struggled with this because I really wanted to know why the people in this horrific event did what they did. I wanted to know why a woman died on the floor and no one took action. And I wanted to know what the motive was for the murder of Breonna Taylor. Was it accidental? Was it racism? Was it just bad cops? Or was it a mix of all?


By: Ella Foster, Staff Writer

Posted: October 21st, 2020


“Aurora Harrington?”

“Present,” answered 15 year old Aurora. It was her first year here at Daring Falls High School in a small town outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. Her mom moved here for a job opportunity at Ryerson Scientific Experimental Facility. She felt the eyes of her peers on her like daggers, but strangely not a single one said a thing to Aurora. She thought to herself “These people didn’t seem very accepting”. She missed her old school more than anything. Her old house. Her old friends. Her old yard. Her old life. All those amazing memories. She never wanted to leave, but she wanted her to be happy more than anything. Her mother is passionate about science and she doesn't want to hold her back.


By: Aaron Haas, Staff Writer

Posted: October 19th, 2020

Ms. Sebald is a student-teacher here at SHS this fall. She hails from Phoenix, AZ, and she graduated from the Arizona Lutheran Academy. She is currently finishing up her degree in Wide Range Choral Education (Able to teach k-12) out of WI-Lutheran College in Milwaukee, which she will hopefully attain in January 2021.


By: Addison Rahmlow, Staff Writer

Posted: October 19th, 2020

There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S -- 11 million people standing with their feet firmly rooted in American soil, their futures a fluorescent beam of opportunity blooming toward them. As Barack Obama once depicted, “These are young people who study in our schools, they play in our neighborhoods, they’re friends with our kids, they pledge allegiance to our flag. They are Americans in their heart, in their minds, in every single way but one: on paper.”


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Slinger Crushes West Bend West 49-6 on October 9th

By: Sean Hill, Staff Photographer

Posted: October 14th, 2020

Last Friday your Slinger Owls travelled to West Bend High School to face the West Spartans. The Owls dominated with a final score of 49-6, lead by Junior Drew Fehrmann, Senior John Klabicheck, and Senior Derek Weist at quarterback. Senior Aydan Dautermann had 3 receiving touchdowns, while Sophomore Avery Kurth had one on the ground and one as a pick six. Junior Blake Durbin also had an impressive performance with two interceptions. This Friday the Owls will be at home to face the conference leaders, Whitefish Bay.

By: Mariah Kiefer, Staff Writer

Posted: October 9th, 2020

This past week on September 29th, the Democratic and Republican candidates for the 2020 presidential election battled it out in the first 2020 presidential debate.


By: Paige Weber, Staff Writer

Posted: October 8th, 2020

My mother was quaking in her shoes, his words seeming to hold the power of God. Yet the doctor’s diagnosis echoed through my head...


By: Abby Walter, Staff Writer

Posted: October 8th, 2020

The University of Minnesota Gophers played their first homecoming game against the Wisconsin Badgers in 1911, and the school debuted its first homecoming dance three years later. Clearly, a lot has changed over the past century, seeing as ducks and cowboys no longer provide entertainment. Even so, traditions such as themed dances, parades, and homecoming royalty have stood the test of time.


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Slinger falls to Cedarburg 49-13 on September 25th

By: Sean Hill, Staff Photographer

Posted: October 1st, 2020

Friday night was the Owl's season and home opener, doubling as senior night and homecoming. The Owls faced the Cedarburg Bulldogs and fell 49-13. The Owls were led by Junior Drew Fehrmann at QB. Sophomore Avery Kurth had a good night at running back in his first ever varsity game. Aydan Dautermann had the first score for the owls in the second quarter.


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By: Jenna Jandrow, Staff Writer

Posted: October 1st, 2020

This year has been quite a year. The COVID-19 virus has taken a lot of things away, and unfortunately we won't get a homecoming dance this year, but we did still get the football game as well as spirit week.

By: Addison Rahmlow, Staff Writer

Posted: September 27th, 2020

Chocolate is something we’re all accustomed to. Chocolate bars, chocolate cake, chocolate ice cream -- the flavor is globally acclaimed, though the origins of it are less noted. Cocoa trees are at the base of the process that creates this well-known candy, and the yellow-green pods that dangle from their branches envelop beans called cocoa beans.



By: Mariah Kiefer, Staff Writer

Posted: September 27th, 2020

This past tuesday, the Slinger High School varsity golf team concluded their North Shore conference season. The team finished in 3rd place overall for their 2020 season. Senior captain, Samantha Pendowski, along with sophomore Emma Raimer were leading contributors to the team's success.



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Slinger Owls Football Scrimmage of 2020

By: Sean Hill, Staff Photographer

Posted: September 27th, 2020

By: Sydney Grohall-Weston, Staff Writer

Posted: September 23rd, 2020