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Outdoor Traditions Magazine
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This Was Brainerd
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May 8, 2018
Fine arts banquet honors students and their art
Brainerd High School seniors had their moment in the spotlight Monday, May 7, recognized for their fine arts achievements. BHS hosted its annual...
May 8, 2018 - 6:00am
February 12, 2018
Fine Arts Student of the Week: Sophomore shows maturity and dedication to yearbook
Kasey Knight Grade: Sophomore Age: 15. Art focus: Brainerd High School Brainonian. Adviser nomination: "Kasey is dedicated, respectful, motivated,...
February 12, 2018 - 9:00am
November 13, 2017
Fine Arts Student of the Week: Honor recognizes yearbook leader
Keyahna Kurilla Grade: Sophomore. Age: 15. Art focus: Brainerd High School Brainonian. Adviser nomination: "Keyahna is always on task, goal oriented,...
November 13, 2017 - 12:00pm
July 28, 2017
Reader Opinion: Hypocritical Leadership
A July 24 Reader Opinion letter titled, "Educational leadership" talks about the recent decision to make public pronouncements made by Brainerd Superintendent Larson about the teacher who oversees the Brainerd yearbook and the fact that she went overboard in "lambasting" this individual...
July 28, 2017 - 7:30am
July 24, 2017
Reader Opinion: Educational leadership
My wife and I have been involved with education for many years, she for her entire career including two decades as an administrator so we have a relatively broad perspective on education. This recent decision and public pronouncement by the new superintendent, Laine Larson, found...
July 24, 2017 - 7:30am
June 20, 2017
A Page A1 story in Sunday's Dispatch regarding the Brainerd High School yearbook controversy incorrectly paraphrased Jeff Czeczok as saying he didn't see how personnel action on the district's investigation couldn't be made public.
June 20, 2017 - 2:05pm
June 10, 2017
Reader Opinion: Published nastiness
Ever been reading a publication and come across something so nasty, vile, absurd or inappropriate, that it made you sit-up and ask yourself, "How in the world did that ever get printed?" Something similar to the Brainerd high school yearbook's comment about beheading President Trump?...
June 10, 2017 - 8:30am
May 26, 2017
Our Opinion: Time for cooler heads in yearbook issue
Sometimes we forget that words carry weight, and that weight can have a tremendous impact. Those of us in the news media know that well. The Brainerd High School Brainonian yearbook staff now knows it, too. Last week, when it was first reported that a student was quoted in this year's...
May 26, 2017 - 9:30am
Reader Opinion: Accountability
I find the recent Brainerd High School 2017 yearbook situation very troubling. There are several areas of concern. The concept of beheading a president is abhorrent at all levels. Is the idea of a BHS yearbook open forum page on the president new? I don't recall similar pages under...
May 26, 2017 - 8:30am
May 25, 2017
Reader Opinion: Stop the negativity
It was inevitable that negative, mean-spirited responses regarding the yearbook incident would hit the Reader Opinion post in the Dispatch. As a matter of fact, it was the same type of people that caused this misfortunate incident to be broadcast across the nation instead of dealing...
May 25, 2017 - 7:30am
May 3, 2017
Students receive fine arts awards
Brainerd High School fine arts advisers Monday awarded the following students awards during the annual Fine Arts Celebration Reception in the cafeteria: • Brainonian: Chloe Hollen, Marianna McGraw, Emily Nelson, Olivia Wiskow and Alex Toensing. • Fifth Street Journal: Julia Renn...
May 3, 2017 - 3:50am
May 2, 2017
Fine Arts reception recognizes BHS seniors
From singing to performing to acting to debating to creating a masterpiece—the arts are plentiful at Brainerd High School. BHS held its...
May 2, 2017 - 8:00am
January 22, 2017
Fine Arts Student of the Week: Yearbook brings out senior's creativity
Mari McGraw Grade: Senior Age: 17. Art focus: Brainerd High School Brainonian. Adviser nomination: "Mari does a great job as a yearbook editor....
January 22, 2017 - 8:37pm