Students, Adults Differ in Opinions on Tattoos, Piercings, Hair Dye

Lauren Peterson, Igaramkin Reporter

January 7, 2016

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Many students at AJ Dimond High School have piercings, tattoos or dye their hair. Quite a few have more than one of the three. However, contrary to their teenagers, adults are generally against tattoos, piercings or outra...

Dimond Students Have Holiday Spirit

Danielle DuClos, Igaramkin Editor

December 17, 2015

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The holiday season is officially in full swing and the students of Dimond High School are getting into the spirit. Many students are very excited and wait in anticipation for the holidays that are soon approaching. Each...

Opinions Differ on Two Lunches

Darby Judd, Igaramkin Reporter

December 2, 2015

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Many members of Dimond High School’s staff and students differ in opinion on whether Dimond should have one or two lunches. For many years, Dimond has had two lunches: the first lunch is only for freshmen and the second lunch...

Students Look Forward to Winter Vacation

Kyle Henrickson, Igaramkin Reporter

December 1, 2015

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Every winter in the Anchorage School District, schools have a “winter break” during the seasonal holidays and New Years. This also represents the end mark and beginning mark of first and second semesters. Many students...

Alyeska: Long-Anticipated Opening Provides Great Skiing

November 26, 2015

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The long wait for skiers and snowboarders ended Nov. 25 when Alyeska opened the slopes. The seven-month gap was almost too long for the snow lovers to wait. West Junior Anna Berbeig said, “The conditions are really good for...

Banned Book Week Draws Attention to Censorship

Lizzy Randall, Igaramkin Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2015

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Recently Dimond High School celebrated Banned Books Week, but it’s not what it sounds like. Banned Book Week is put on by the American Library Association to draw attention to the censorship and banning of books throughout...

Campbell Enjoys First Year in Digital Electronics

Tiffany Jackson, Igaramkin Reporter

October 27, 2015

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Chaz Vaughn, a very well-known teacher and announcer for the Dimond sports, retired after 8 years of teaching Digital Electronics. After Vaughn chose to retire, Dimond Science teacher Scott Campbell stepped up to the plate...

Hammerstrom Seeks New Challenges

Ozair El-Omari, Igaramkin Reporter

October 27, 2015

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Dimond Social Studies teacher Mary Beth Hammerstrom has recently participated in the National Endowment for Humanities, an independent federal agency dedicated to supporting research, education and public programs in the humanities. The...

Exchange Student from Japan Adjusts to Life in Alaska

Anna Glover, Igaramkin Reporter

October 27, 2015

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At 17 years old, Shoko Yasuzawa from Ibaraki, Japan, came to Anchorage, Alaska as an exchange student. Yasuzawa is shy and quiet. Japan and Alaska have a many differences, for example, the weather and how people act are very...

JROTC Triathlon Outcome Is Worth the Pain

Lauren Peterson, Igaramkin Reporter

October 13, 2015

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If you have ever heard someone say, “Embrace the pain,” they are often times talking about a sport and how, yes, practices are difficult and cause pain but the final outcome is worth it. If it’s a JROTC cadet saying it,...