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The Eagle Online is the Lourdes High School electronic news-magazine. We are excited to provide a variety of articles on past, present, and future events occurring at LHS as well as stories, poetry, and features on both Lourdes students and staff. If you have any ideas for articles or would like to become part of the Eagle Online staff, we would love to hear from you! 


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  • Passion, Dedication, Security, and Friendship

    Tina Farnberg
    Posted January 2, 2017

    Figure skating is a sport that requires passion and dedication. Practices continue all year round without a real off-season. A number of figure skaters attend Lourdes High School, including Ella Daniels, Estelle Huskins, Victoria Kulack, Brigid Hugo, Madelaine Hugo, and Tina Farnberg. They compete throughout the year and at the annual Rochester Figure Skating Club ice show in April.

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  • The Perfect Idiot

    Kristen Watkins
    Posted December 22, 2016

    When most people think of Lourdes High School, they don’t immediately think of theater, but inside the spectacular Lourdes’ auditorium, parents, students and faculty come to watch a story unfold on the stage. Lourdes has many opportunities for student thespians, including the fall play, the one-act play, the spring musical, and an acting and stagecraft class. The most recent show was the fall play, The Perfect Idiot.

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  • Their Last Season Together

    Sophia Hyke
    Posted December 19, 2016
    Brooklyn Birdseye looks for a chance to score on Northfield, a top contender in the Big Nine, during their match in November,, which resulted in a 6-2 victory for JML.

    The Rochester John Marshall/Lourdes Hockey Team has begun its final year together after the announcement last spring that the two schools would split at the end of the 2016-2017 season to form their own, separate teams. For the past three seasons, the JML team has won first place in its Big Nine Conference, and the girls on the team want to make it four in a row before they turn to potentially battling each other for their own claims to the title.

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  • An Experience of a Lifetime

    Theresa Eckel
    Posted December 20, 2016

    Close your eyes, but keep your heart and mind open. Place your hand over your heart and feel the slow, steady beats of blood pumping through your veins. You are alive. And you are God’s.

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  • Early Morning Pilgrimage Prep

    Elise Berning
    Posted December 19, 2016

    Every other year, students and faculty of Lourdes High School embark on an eight day pilgrimage to the cities of Rome and Assisi. Assisi, better known as the hometown of Saint Francis of Assisi, is a historically preserved town nestled in the central area of the Italian peninsula. Students will visit multiple sites, such as the San Damiano Church, that are significant to the lives of Saint Francis and Saint Clare. However, it is not simply a vacation. Prayer and self-reflection are the main focal points for the time away. Hours of preparation and study are essential for getting the most out of this once in a lifetime experience.

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  • Making History Relevant

    Hannah Wendorff
    Posted December 20, 2016

    Chris Merrigan is the newest member of the Social Studies Department. He teaches World History, United States History, and AP United States History. “I see history as the story that connects all of us as people,” Merrigan said. He has been interested in how humanity ended up the way it did since middle school, and he sees history as a big part of the answer to his question.

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  • Athletic Trainers Provide More than Physical Support

    Lauren Nickels
    Posted December 19, 2016

    Over the course of their careers, many athletes will experience a sprain, strain, knee injury, shin splint, fracture, or dislocation, according to Myers Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center. Fortunately, there has been a 21 percent increase in the number of athletic trainers available to treat these injuries. Minnesota has one of the highest employment rates of athletic trainers in America, and one of the highest concentrations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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  • 12-5-1 and the Semi-finals

    Julia Buntrock
    Posted December 20, 2016
    Players huddle before the game begins.

    The Lourdes girls’ soccer team, coached by Sarah Groven and Mike Lacine, had an outstanding 20th season, earning the conference co-champion title along with Byron. They were seeded second in the section heading into play--offs. The girls progressed through sections and made it to the semi-finals, finishing with a final record of 12-5-1. One specific highlight included beating rival Kasson twice, both at home and away.

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  • The Legacy of a Dictator

    Christopher Kane
    Posted December 21, 2016

    2016 has seen the deaths of many celebrities and important figures of the 20th century, such as Nancy Reagan and Senator John Glenn. None, however, were as prominent as Fidel Castro, the famous, or perhaps infamous, totalitarian leader of Cuba for almost five decades.

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