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Craig rocks the house at Preview Night
Craig rocks the house at Preview Night
Criterion Staff January 13, 2023

The show choir season is on. Craig's Spotlighters welcomed performers from Milton and Fort Atkinson for Preview Night on Thursday, Jan. 11.

Film Club Dead On Arrival
Film Club Dead On Arrival
December 19, 2022
Advisory Board
David Holmquist, Criterion Adviser • January 10, 2023

The 2022-23 school is my 30th at Craig and 32nd in the Janesville Schools. I am at the point now where many of my former students are the parents of my current students. Recently,...

Highlights of a day in Craig High School
Qui Bowen (Keshi), Reporter • October 24, 2022

Do you remember your first day at Craig High School? Was it exciting or nerve-wracking?  Everyone had happy and sad times during their time at Craig. What was the most...

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Film Club Dead On Arrival
Film Club Dead On Arrival
Zacrye Crowe, Reporter • December 19, 2022

Recently, students interested in film were thrilled to learn that a filmmaking club was opened late last month. Students may have seen fliers in the halls or heard about them over announcements. Although, sadly, it appears that...

Poetry Corner #1
Poetry Corner #1
Zacrye Crowe, Carter McCombs, and Stephanie Provo November 7, 2022

The Craig Criterion is proud to present the Creative Corner, where students can submit poetry, short stories, prose, and more. This is the first installment of a new series of articles focused on student poetry. Each week, we...

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Craig Student Athletes sign National Letters of Intent to play at College
Gabe Mannion, Reporter • December 16, 2022

On Wednesday, November 9, 2022, five of Craig’s student-athletes signed national letters of intent to play sports in college.  Ally Donagan will join the NCAA Division 2 Mavericks of Minnesota State...

Girls basketball off to winning start
Girls basketball off to winning start
Criterion Staff November 17, 2022

The Craig Cougars have arrived. The girls basketball team opened the 2022-23 season with a convincing 74-49 victory over the Stoughton Vikings in a non-conference game. They were led by senior and...

Craigs girls and boys teams finish second in the Stoughton Sectional. This is the first time since 2009 that both teams will complete at State.

Girls team (left to right): Julianna Moran (10),  Abigayl Anderson (10), Abi Austin (11), Kera Riley (12), Addison Fagan (10), Liza Burke (10), and Kaitlynn OLeary (10)

Boys team (left to right): Damien Soto (12), Jack Myre (11), Leo Burke (12), Matt McBride (12), Jack Austin (12), Tyler Hegel (10), Jose Gomez-Soto (12)
Cross country teams return to state 
Gabe Mannion, Reporter • October 26, 2022

On Saturday, Oct. 23, Craig’s cross country team took second place in sectionals for both boys and girls at the Stoughton High School course. These efforts qualified both teams for a trip to the 2022...

New Coach, Same Attitude
Ellen Joyce, Reporter • September 27, 2022

There was a significant change in the Craig girls’ volleyball program for the 2022 season. After the 2021 season last year, they bid a sad goodbye to their seven graduating seniors as well as their coach. Around...

Weird history
Rityil Sabiya-Dapwatda, Reporter • December 9, 2022

Art used to be a sport in the Olympics until it got removed. I guess paintball wasn’t allowed! Napoleon was attacked by bunnies. The one...

Cougar Comics #18
Inspired by real events
Cougar Comics #18
Molly Schroeder, Artist and Reporter • January 10, 2022

Cougar Comics #17
Cougar Comics #17
Molly Schroeder, Artist and Reporter • January 10, 2022

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