The Lightning Strike

Entrepreneurs of our generation

Jahyie Petit-Pointe, Staff Writer January 31, 2022

An Alaska Business study found that out of 500 adult entrepreneurs, 13 percent started their first business at 18 or younger. Krop’s students have proven to be a part of this percentage, with many of...

From Krop student to teacher, Mr. Rosenthal wins RTOTY

Gabriel Orozco, Spread Editor January 31, 2022

Krop alumnus Ben Rosenthal, our new Communications Technology teacher and Technical Education Department Chairperson, has been awarded Rookie Teacher of the Year.      Before coming to Krop in...

Mr. Reich, from TV extra to TOTY

Josh Katz, Managing Editor January 31, 2022

Language Arts teacher Andrew Reich’s resume may come as a surprise. From author to free-lance journalist to actor, Reich has pursued many career paths. Returning for his 21st school year, Reich was nominated...

The Yearbook staff is bringing us closer in a year of distance

The Yearbook staff is bringing us closer in a year of distance

Casey Critz, Staff Writer May 25, 2021

Due to the pandemic, most in-person events have been canceled and the majority of our student body is learning from home. This has made the process of making the yearbook harder, with Krop’s 19-student...

Tucker Breier: Jewish, transgender and proud

Tucker Breier: Jewish, transgender and proud

Cecilia Edelberg, Editor-in-Chief May 20, 2021

“A piece of string walks into a bar and the bartender says, ‘We don’t serve pieces of string around here, get out.’ So the piece of string leaves, messes up its edges, walks back in and sits down....

Val Share is building his empire

Val Share is building his empire

Elizabeth Froimzon, Sports Editor May 12, 2021

“Who wants to be a millionaire?” might seem like a television concept to most, but for senior Val Share it is a life motto. Born and raised in Miami, Share explains that the businessman blood has always...

Tamara Avinami: Living life through the lens

Tamara Avinami: Living life through the lens

Hannah Levin, Managing Editor May 12, 2021

Beaches and boats, college parties and a spontaneous road trip. No, this is not the plot to a movie, but just some of the content you’ll see on junior Tamara Avinami’s YouTube channel. With over 150,000...

Alex R. Hibbert puts the star in S.T.A.R. Academy

Alex R. Hibbert puts the “star” in S.T.A.R. Academy

Melissa Derzavich, Editor-in-Chief March 8, 2021

“Cameras on, please” has become a popular phrase for most high school students this past year. It can be intimidating to think that everyone is watching you on their screen — that all eyes are on...

Picture by Toni McClay

What can’t he teach? Thompkins takes on multiple APs

Ryan Curtis, Opinion Editor January 7, 2021

With more schedule changes in the last two years than the rest of his career combined, science teacher Todd Thompkins has saved multiple AP courses at Krop. From 2002 to 2008, Thompkins only taught...

Rest or Recovery: How Krop’s athletes face quarantine

Rest or Recovery: How Krop’s athletes face quarantine

Melissa Derzavich, Editor-in-Chief November 11, 2020

Due to COVID-19, many of Krop’s sports seasons came to an abrupt end, and our athletes experienced major shifts in their vigorous sport-consumed lifestyles. Since March 13, their team uniforms have remained...

From hands-on to hands-off: How Krop’s interactive electives have adjusted to an online platform

From hands-on to hands-off: How Krop’s interactive electives have adjusted to an online platform

Melissa Derzavich and Natalia Tapia November 10, 2020

While most teachers only have to hit “screen share” to transfer their lectures and powerpoints to remote learning, Krop’s hands-on courses such as Botany, Music and Art have had to wipe-out their...

No one left unregistered - Gaby Forbes is making sure everyone is headed to the ballot box

No one left unregistered – Gaby Forbes is making sure everyone is headed to the ballot box

Hannah Levin, Managing Editor October 26, 2020

While most students were spending their quarantine relaxing at home, watching Netflix or taking trips to the beach, senior Gabrielle Forbes was busy registering hundreds of students to vote, sitting on...

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