On Surviving

Building a fire is hard, but for Frances bringing home her wilderness values is harder

A Truckee Family’s Peruvian Adventure

The Pellegrinos moves from Truckee to Peru for eight months to spend more time together as a family.

Remembering First Love

Five adult writers wax poetic about first love.

Raising My Political Voice

How a local 16-year-old is participating in the election without being able to vote.

A Summer Break

Louis Norris, 14, broke his hand this summer, but he didn't let it mess up his summer plans.

Rethinking Philanthropy

Eleanore Hamilton spoke at the Second Annual Philanthropy Leaders Summit in Reno. Who did she meet and what did she learn?

Following the Music

FRANCES JOY Violinist Mirna Mejia, 18, from Truckee, sometimes falls asleep to the swirling sensation of 19th century Czech composer Friedrich Smetana’s classical piece “The...

Young Dreamers

Miss Bell’s first grade SELs class shares their dream for summer.

Straws Suck

America uses 500 million straws per day, which is enough to fill 125 school buses. Such an extreme amount of trash takes a massive environmental toll, and though the outlook may seem bleak, youths around the nation are taking action.

Keeping it Fun — Adventures with Captain Nordic

Mark Nadell, who is known by his athletes as Captain Nordic, has been the Alder Creek Middle School Nordic coach for 15 years. Here Frances Hamilton asked him to share why he thinks his coaching style connects so well us with middle schoolers.