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Former NLA Teachers Finding Their Way

By Katy Kempf

Due to budget cuts and teachers moving up to NLA’s high school building, two teachers, Mrs. Schlag and Ms. Weaving, were let go last semester. Here is how their lives have been like since then.

Mrs. Schlag is doing well, having found a temporary job as a substitute teacher until a full time Spanish teacher position opens up. She misses her old coworkers and students.

 “It was nice to be part of an awesome community,” she said. So far, none of her interests have changed since being let go. She has been working on a book, and is nearing the halfway point of her first draft. She and her family are planning to go on a cruise sometime in 2026, and it’ll be her first ever cruise.

Ms. Weaving is also doing well, jumping between different substitute teacher positions. She misses her former students here.

 “Every student is so unique, funny, and kind that you left such a lasting impression on me,” she said. 

She also misses her colleagues, though she keeps in touch with a lot of them. Her interests haven’t changed, though she stopped a lot of them when everything was going down. She has found a new interest in going on long walks with her dog, Izzy. An interesting thing that’s happened to her is that she went to a music conference in February and was surprised at how many connections she had made with other educators and music store workers.

Jack Johnson Shares Secrets for Hair Success

By Torra Berube

We all know Jack Johnson (11), and we all know his hair. Either up in his signature man bun or free and flowing, we’ve all wondered one thing at least once: What is Jack Johnson’s hair routine? Because NLA wants to know what makes his hair so luscious, Johnson shared his hair care routine secrets with The Husky Press in the Upstairs Commons last week.

HP: What shampoo and conditioner do you use?

JJ: I use Aveeno.

HP: Aveeno is an American made skin care and hair care brand. The most common use is their shampoo and conditioner, specifically their dandruff and oat milk, which is labeled as scalp-soothing. What made you start growing your hair out?

JJ: I don’t know, It just kind of happened.

HP: What other, if any, products do you use in your hair?

JJ: Sometimes I use hair masks. I’m looking for something to make it more radiant, more shiny. I also use cocoa butter.

HP: Some benefits of hair masks are diminished frizz, reduced hair damage, and softer hair. Some benefits of cocoa butter are repairing damaged hair and further preventing hair breakage. Jack, would you say that it’s easier or harder to maintain your hair?

JJ: It’s pretty easy.

HP: How often do you wash your hair?

JJ: At least every other day.

HP: The time when someone should wash their hair is different for each person. Some people tend to wash their hair every other day or even every two to three days. But a variety of factors can impact how often you should shampoo. They include age, ethnic background, hair length, hair type, and activity level. Do you use any curly hair products to make your hair more curly?

JJ: Nope, my curls are natural.

HP: Less than 20% of people have naturally curly hair. The percentage gets even smaller when you consider the guys out there who don’t embrace their curls. How much longer do you plan to grow it out?

JJ: I don’t know.

HP: Have you dyed your hair before, if not, would you?

JJ: I haven’t dyed my hair yet but I’ve been thinking about bleaching it; I think that would be kinda funny.

HP: If you were to get your haircut, how much would you want off?

JJ: Probably 8 inches.

HP: How often do you get your hair trimmed?

JJ: I don’t actually get my hair cut. My ends are pretty dead. 

HP: Those hair masks aren’t doing their job then… Opinion on claw clips?

JJ: Love them.

HP: Would you let someone style your hair? Such as boxer braids or a french braid?

JJ: Yes, yes