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Joe Clark (class of 80), Sue Conley (class of 78), and Stan Milam (class of 66) were inducted into Craigs Honor Wall on Friday, April 29, 2022.
Alumni Celebrated at Honor Wall Ceremony
Carter McCombs May 19, 2022

For the first time since the 2018-19 school year, Craig alumni were invited back to the school to be honored for their contributions to the Janesville community. Honor Wall, a tribute to the accomplishments...

Who is Washingtons Heir Today? The results arent what you would expect.
Who is Washington's Heir Today? The results aren't what you would expect.
Oliver Kohn, Reporter, photographer • December 9, 2021

There is a myth that when Washington became president, he first declined an offer to become the first King of America as "King George I". This isn't actually true; Washington...

Factions of History: Their Story Then and Now
Factions of History: Their Story Then and Now
Oliver Kohn, Reporter, photographer • October 14, 2021

Some people say that money is a necessary and useful part of life; a part of advanced civilization. Others say that it is the root of all of the world's problems. Both points...

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Addams Family comes to Craig High School
Addams Family comes to Craig High School
Jacob Braatz April 5, 2022

Excitement has grown in the music wing with a climatic show of dark and a familiar piano lick. The Addams Family is coming to Craig!   Based on the classic 1960’s TV show of the same name, the musical revolves around...

Max Kuecken takes and the company of Bumpkins practice their play within the play.
A trip to enchantment: Drama Guild performs "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Criterion Staff March 9, 2022

Shakespeare is alive and well. Craig's drama guild performed one of his most popular and best-loved plays, A Midsummer Night's Dream. A full audience packed the small auditorium on Friday and Saturday, Mar. 4 and 5, to see...

Homecoming Dance 2021
Homecoming Dance 2021
October 11, 2021
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Gabe Mannion, Craig junior, is a member of the cross country team and part of the Elevate program. He shares his thoughts on the the fun and team bonding that define Craigs cross country team.
Not a Runner? No Problem. Try Cross Country Anyway
Gabe Mannion, Guest Columnist • May 24, 2022

Running is filled with pain. It is said no pain, no gain, and in cross country, this phrase has never been more true. Faced with the challenges of massive hills and uncontrolled conditions, racing can...

Presley Stanley winds up for a pitch.
Softball team takes on Milton, welcomes teachers
Criterion Staff May 19, 2022

It was teacher appreciation night at the Janesville Youth Sports Complex on Monday, May 16. The softball team took on the Milton Redhawks in a non-conference game. It didn't go the Cougars way. They...

Brae Bertocchi has been a valuable inside player for the Cougars.
Sweet Sixteen Bound: Craig girls advance to sectional
Criterion Staff March 1, 2022

The Sweet Sixteen. Fans of March Madness understand this achievement. These are the 16 teams that remain among the 68 that make it into the tournament. The WIAA basketball playoffs work the same...

Craig sending four swimmers to state
Carter McCombs February 18, 2022

For the second year in a row, Craig’s boys swim team has qualified for State. At the Sectional meet on Saturday, Feb 12, at Muskego High School, four swimmers qualified for the championship meet....

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

Cougar Comics #10
Cougar Comics #10
Molly Schroeder, Artist and Reporter • February 24, 2021

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