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Thao, Goldenstein and Fallgatter stand by their creation.

Ramp it up!

Students in How to Make Almost Anything (HtMAA) class create a disability ramp for the school.
Isabella Kunc and Isabel Li June 7, 2024

In a warm room with sawdust in the air and wood shavings on every surface, the Intro to Engineering class meets during third period every day. With rows of desktop computers and machines worth tens of...

PHOTO VIA Sam Hagen

Picture perfect photographer: Sam Hagen

MV senior and self-made photographer, Sam Hagen, builds freelance photography business.
Lale Akkin, Staff Reporter June 6, 2024

Senior Sam Hagen has always liked to capture the moment. Throughout his childhood, taking pictures with old Polaroids, digital cameras and first-generation iPhones embellished his experience with photography....

Maryam Shahkhan at the ICDC in Anaheim in April.

New Minnesota DECA president

Mounds View sophomore, Maryam Shahkhan, elected as new State President of DECA MN State leadership team.
Maya Gjelhaug, Staff Reporter June 5, 2024

Minnesota Distributive Education Clubs of America’s (DECA) new State President, Maryam Shahkhan, was recently selected to lead the historic all-female DECA MN State leadership team. Despite most officers...

IMAGE VIA Megan Ruan

MV alum makes Forbes 30 under 30

Venture capitalist Megan Ruan makes Forbes 30 under 30 list.
Justin Shao, Staff Reporter June 1, 2024

Former Mounds View student Megan Ruan was just like any other student at Mounds View, a part of activities such as theater and speech and debate. Yet, her drive to succeed allowed Ruan to accomplish many...

Mustangs take to the skies in pursuit of aviation

Gloria Liu, Sports Editor May 9, 2024

Reagan Ashbach The first time senior Reagan Ashbach flew a plane, she was only eight years old. While she was nervous at first, she was soon enthralled by the experience and developed her love for flying....

Potential Energy at the world championships in Houston. VIA Potential Energy

Robotics team competes in world championship

Team Potential Energy recently on the First Tech Challenge (FTC) World Championships in Houston between April 17 and 20.
Vincent Meyer, Staff Reporter May 7, 2024

With their signature yellow bucket hats in tow, Team Potential Energy recently took on the First Tech Challenge (FTC) World Championships in Houston between April 17 and 20. The tournament invites 160...

Students to revive MV tradition

Students to revive MV tradition

Juniors Grace Bury and Bria Mills plan to host Mounds View Powderpuff tournament this spring.
Matthew Betti, Staff Reporter May 2, 2024

While sitting in U.S. History with Social Studies Teacher and Student Council Advisor Emily Daggett last year, current juniors Grace Bury and Bria Mills had the idea of reviving an old Mounds View tradition:...

INTERPRETING. Senior Haley Schwendemann, junior Whitney O’Connell, senior Brooklyn Both and
senior Alice Jerome at theater rehearsal practicing for the ASL interpretation of Cinderella.

Soundless storytelling: ASLHS to interpret spring musical

Mara Peacock, Staff Reporter April 22, 2024

Mounds View offers many options for foreign language classes, such as Spanish, French, Mandarin and German. In addition to these classes, students can also take American Sign Language (ASL) with ASL Teacher...

Hoyt at the Congressional Art Competition in DC.

Karin Hoyt’s artistic talent displayed in DC

Hoyt's piece, “Flyaways,” which she said took her around 25 hours to complete, now hangs in the Cannon Tunnel in Washington, D.C.
Lillian Landberg, Staff Reporter April 9, 2024

Every year, districts in the U.S. encourage young artists to submit their art to the Congressional Art Competition. One of the 2023 winners was Mounds View junior Karin Hoyt, who is the first Mounds View...

Community spreads support for Evan Kirkland

Community spreads support for Evan Kirkland

On Feb. 16, many Mounds View students began reposting Instagram posts about a GoFundMe fundraiser for senior Evan Kirkland, who, on Jan. 30, suffered a tonic-clonic seizure, also known as a grand mal seizure. 
Lale Akkin, Staff Reporter April 8, 2024

On Feb. 16, many Mounds View students began reposting Instagram posts about a GoFundMe fundraiser for senior Evan Kirkland, who, on Jan. 30, suffered a tonic-clonic seizure, also known as a grand mal seizure.  Upon...

Mystic Lake Casino, a popular reservation casino in Minnesota, is operated by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.

Sports betting legalization: What does this mean for reservations?

Minnesota is expected to legalize sports betting, which begs the question: what consequences will this have on reservations, who often heavily depend on casino revenue?
Sinim Dhuguma, Staff Reporter April 3, 2024

Gambling on Indian reservations has been a source of income for indigenous tribes for decades because in the U.S., Native American reservations are regarded as independent nations, so fewer restrictions...

Canas on stage at the Teen Poetry Slam Contest while his poem was read by Azure Merrill.

Q&A with poet Shaun Canas

Senior Shaun Canas is a nonverbal autistic poet. He recently entered the Teen Poetry Slam Contest and won second place. Azure Merrill recorded the poem and played it while Canas was on stage.
Graham Hanson, Staff Reporter April 1, 2024

Q: What inspired you to start writing poems? A: When I first learned to type at age 12, my writing had a poetic quality to it. My older sisters called it fake deep, but honestly, that's really the way...

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