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Linnea Ousdigian pushes ahead in her race at Nationals.

Freshman Linnea Ousdigian: National Nordic champion

On March 16th, Ousdigian placed first at the XC Junior Nationals held in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Via Yang, Staff Reporter April 23, 2024

Racing over the last hill, freshman Linnea Ousdigian is tied neck and neck with another competitor. It’s the final push before the course turns into flat land, and the finish line is just a couple hundred...

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...

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...

Mounds View Theaters production of Shrek the Musical in 2022.

Mounds View Theater casting sparks controversy

The recent casting for the Cinderella musical has sparked conflict within the department and scrutiny towards the director of the program, raising questions about the ethicality of casting white actors in traditionally non-white roles.
Maya Gjelhaug and Tyler Quattrin March 28, 2024

By request, some student sources are kept anonymous to protect their position in the theater program or to prevent scrutiny. Anonymous sources are each provided with a different number for differentiation. Soon...

The downfall of ELA education

The downfall of ELA education

In this spread, we explore the reasons for declining reading and writing — whether that be a distaste towards reading or a clash between teachers and school board members — as well as what disparities and solutions exist. 

Marit Swenson Shining Light Foundation raises awareness for childhood cancers

Marit Swenson Shining Light Foundation raises awareness for childhood cancers

The Marit Swenson Shining Light Foundation was created in 2020 in order to help fund medical research into the causes and cures of DIPG. The foundation’s goal last year was to raise $22,000 for Marit’s 22nd birthday. They reached and surpassed that goal by raising about $50,000.
Via Yang, Staff Reporter February 26, 2024

Marit Swenson was a freshman at Mounds View High School in 2017. She was a kid who found it easy to make friends with those around her. “She’s just like, really a sweet, sweet girl who was one of those...

via The Guthrie Theater

‘Dial M for Murder’ Revitalizes Hitchcock’s Classic at the Guthrie

'Dial M' is a well-directed entertaining story that brings out the best of the cast and delivers compelling scenes throughout.
Tyler Quattrin, Print Editor-in-Chief February 23, 2024

“Dial M for Murder” at the Guthrie takes a twist on the traditional murder mystery genre, infusing effective humor into a suspenseful narrative that will keep even the most critical mystery fans...

From Mounds View to the MN Supreme Court: Chief Justice Hudsons distinguished career

From Mounds View to the MN Supreme Court: Chief Justice Hudson’s distinguished career

Appointed by Governor Tim Walz last October, Hudson is the third woman and first Black person sworn in as chief justice in the court’s history. Additionally, she is a Mounds View High School alumna — class of 1975. 
Tyler Quattrin, Print Editor-in-Chief February 18, 2024

Chief Justice Natalie E. Hudson achieved a historic milestone last fall when she became the third woman and first Black person to lead the state judiciary. Her journey from Mounds View High School,...

Pro-life activists rally against Minnesota abortion legislation

The Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life hosts their annual March for Life at the Minnesota State Capitol.
Tyler Quattrin and Maya Gjelhaug January 23, 2024

On Monday, Jan. 22, which marks 51 years since the now-overturned Roe v. Wade ruling legalized abortion, thousands gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol for the annual March for Life.  At noon, buses...

Players watch from the bench during cancer awareness night, which honored Elyse Leiser, a 4th-grade teacher at Turtle Lake Elementary.

ALL1N the fight against cancer

After the death of Erica Bratland, mother of girls basketball player and wife of coach, the Mounds View Girls Basketball team has become dedicated to supporting struggling families in the community.
Via Yang, Staff Reporter January 22, 2024

The Mounds View Girls Basketball team faces other schools twice a week. From different outcomes of wins and losses, the players know the feeling of facing challenges and overcoming failures. From getting...

Prince of Peace Church combats homelessness with tiny home settlement

Prince of Peace Church combats homelessness with tiny home settlement

Churches across Minnesota have begun offering low-cost housing to chronically homeless individuals, supported by new state legislation.
Maya Gjelhaug, Sinim Dhuguma, and Vincent Meyer January 18, 2024

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