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Sleep is for the weak!!!

Alistair Tang, Editorials Editor

May 14, 2013


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One of the most common things for high schoolers to complain about is lack of sleep. But what isn’t widely known is that sleep is one of the most boring and uneventful things you’ll ever do in your life. Not only that, but it’s also an incredible waste of time. As teenagers, we no longer requi...

Eat a Snickers, Kim Jong-Un

Shashank Holalkere, Staff Writer

April 24, 2013


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A memo to the President: This article was recently published by the North Korean press office. We believe North Korea is more dangerous than we expect should be taken seriously and that pre-emptive action is needed. Who knows what else they could have--an underground city!? “Time and time again, the puppet g...

Activity-classes leave room to excel

Activity-classes leave room to excel

Phoebe Ke, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2013


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In recent years, a number of activities at Mounds View have been turned into hybrid classes. These include Hybrid Science of Engineering/Robotics (Robotics team), Hybrid Applied Science Olympiad (Science Olympiad), and Hybrid Problem Solving (Math Team). The transition from activity to class has made a p...

School bus or loser cruiser?

Nolan Carlson-Stevermer, Staff Reporter

January 5, 2013


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It’s 6 a.m. in the bitter cold of the morning. Snow lands on your jacket, your breath forms in front of your face, and your fingers shake as they hold an icy grasp on your backpack in the subzero temperatures. As it gets later, you feel as if you will freeze to death waiting for your ever absent bus....

Keep on walking: This holiday season, do not stop for charity under and circumstance (Satire)

Sam Baschky, Staff Reporter

January 5, 2013


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It’s the season for giving, right? Wrong. While simpletons may be giving their petty change to bell ringers through charities like the Salvation Army, you have better things to be spending your money on, like the new iPhone 5 or that pair of Uggs you had your eyes on this Christmas. These devious ...

Staff Editorial: The school year should start and end earlier

January 5, 2013


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When the first school calendars were set, it made sense to keep children home until September to help with the harvest. Now that the majority of students in Minnesota do not live on farms, this school calendar is outdated, and can be inefficient for many students, especially those in AP courses. Currently, the ...

More Holiday cheer, less Grinchyness

Kyoka Millard, Staff Reporter

January 5, 2013


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‘Tis the season for holiday cheer, but not at Mounds View High School. Instead of building friendships through holiday celebration, students and staff are forced to take on the mundane task of testing. We were once given two weeks off to spend time with our families. Now, after completing six h...

Give student-run clubs the attention they deserve

Kyoka Millard

December 13, 2012


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Last year, one of my fondest memories was working in Shakespeare Festival crew. The production was put on completely by students. Never before had I been involved in a production that had so much energy. I made great friends with some of the most creative people I have ever met. Shakespeare may not ...

Eradicate Big Bird

Nina Bertelsen, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2012


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During the first presidential debate on Oct. 3, Mitt Romney stated that among other programs, he would cut the federal subsidy to the Public Broadcasting Service network (PBS), despite his love for Big Bird. “I’m sorry, Jim. I’m going to stop the subsidy to PBS,” Romney said to Jim Lehrer, th...

Vote no vs Vote Yes

October 26, 2012


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Vote No On Nov. 6, Minnesotans will vote on an amendment that takes the unprecedented step of enshrining in the state constitution the denial of civil rights to an entire group of people. No matter which presidential candidate you plan on voting for, it is imperative that on the the issue of bann...

South of the Border: US is reaping what it sowed in Latin America

David Gonzalez-Dysinger

October 24, 2012


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On October 7th, Hugo Chávez was re-elected to his fourth six-year term as president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; the “Bolivarian Republic” part of the country’s name was added on by Chávez himself. Seeing himself as a reincarnation of Latin America’s Great Liberator Simón Bolívar,...

College Application Padding

October 4, 2012


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With college application deadlines just around the corner, the last rush to take the ACT, write and rewrite essays, and boost activity resumés has begun. Many students now seem to be joining or forming activities just to pad their college applications. Some even go so far as to ask for leadership posi...

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