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Protestors protect Standing Rock Reservation

Protestors protect Standing Rock Reservation

December 22, 2016


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On January 25th, 2016, plans to build the Dakota Access Pipeline were announced, but it wasn’t until late July that conflict between the Standing Rock Tribe and the Energy Transfer Crude Oil Company (ETCO), the corporation building the pipeline, began. Since then, thousands of protesters at Standing Rock and millions more around the world have come together to rally against an unjust construction plan.

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America’s opioid problem

America’s opioid problem

Ben Davis and Jake Rosenow

May 13, 2016


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Although unconfirmed, rumors of Prince’s death by drug overdose have added fire to the current conversation surrounding the abuse and overprescription of opioids.

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Reflecting on the ReFLECT hour

Reflecting on the ReFLECT hour

Ben Davis and Jake Rosenow

April 30, 2016


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Though an hour may not seem like much, the ReFLECT period’s positive impact has already been felt throughout the school.

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Positive representation of women on the rise

Positive representation of women on the rise

Guest Writer

April 12, 2016


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Over the last year or so, there has been a surge of empowered female characters in mainstream cinema that is impossible to ignore. Here are four characters who represent women in a way that both the industry and audiences need to take note of and celebrate.

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Clinton isn’t the answer

Kevin Sabeti-Oseid and Furqan Syed

February 27, 2016


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With the Democratic race gaining steam, media outlets have portrayed Hillary Clinton as the inevitable winner of the nomination. While Clinton is lauded as a progressive, we must look at the ways she’s sold out to banks, oppressed people of color, and easily changed her stances to follow the popular...

The golden age of entrepreneurship

The golden age of entrepreneurship

Furqan Syed and Jeman Park

February 22, 2016


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Currently, there is a large misconception that age is a prerequisite for pursuing entrepreneurship. In reality, entrepreneurship is fostered by creativity, a trait that teenagers already have.

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Trump must be stopped

Trump must be stopped

Jake Rosenow, staff reporter

February 20, 2016


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Donald Trump: the currently leading Republican candidate and an outspoken bully.

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Free speech should Trump censorship

Free speech should Trump censorship

Kevin Sabeti-Oseid, Editorials Editor

February 8, 2016


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Censorship doesn’t educate the ignorant, and it doesn’t eradicate the tensions that arise from groups of people who agree with the hateful speech.

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Art students need college counseling too

Art students need college counseling too

Kaylyn Fors and Furqan Syed

January 31, 2016


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Many aspiring MV musicians, dancers, and actors seek admission to performing arts schools. These students must struggle through complex applications with little-to-no support from Mounds View; they should not have to fend for themselves.

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Show us the world

Show us the world

Kevin Sabeti-Oseid, Editorials Editor

January 22, 2016


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A significant number of students graduate Mounds View without ever taking a non-Eurocentric social studies course, and the school needs to revise its curriculum to include a wider worldview.

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Why I hate two-part movies

Why I hate two-part movies

Matthew Cooper, Reviews Editor

November 22, 2015


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While some movies have used two part finales with good reason, recent film franchises have just started to milk their source material for enough content to produce two separate in order to gain extra revenue, and this must stop.

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Colleges: Look at more than scores

Colleges: Look at more than scores

Jeman Park, staff reporter

November 8, 2015


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Many universities claim to practice holistic admissions, but data shows that numerical benchmarks matter more than elite universities claim. In order to qualify as holistic, colleges must be more sincere when practicing comprehensive evaluations.

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