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New Vegetable Policy

Allison Hare

October 4, 2012


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This year, students may notice something a little different about the way they can get their favorite foods at Mounds View. Under Michelle Obama’s new childhood obesity initiative, Let’s Move, the U.S. Department of Agriculture now requires all high schools in the U.S. to ensure students ge...

Secularism is Not a Dirty Word

David Gonzalez-Dysinger

October 4, 2012


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Politics is chock-full of underhanded tactics and cheap ploys to gain votes. Out of all of them, perhaps the most shameful is the appeal to religious bigotry that occurs whenever politicians resort to attacking the personal beliefs of others. When being pious is seen as a necessary thing to be patriotic, the ...

Moodle, Technology, and Budget Cuts

Max Wang and Megan Ruan

October 4, 2012


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Moodle crashed on the first two nights of school. The school’s wireless internet was disrupted on the third day. SMART Boards, as expected, froze up and stalled classes. These and other problems with the district’s technology point to the need for a more pragmatic approach to technology in edu...

New York state of mind

David Liu, Staff Writer

June 5, 2012


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The motto of our current consumerist world is “the more the merrier.” We enjoy purchasing our favorite foods in bulk from Costco. We often find ourselves ordering the “super value meal” at our local fast food restaurant. But in these days of excess and gluttony one leader has stood strong against...

Homer Simpson will corrupt your soul

Tristan Aschittino, Staff Writer

June 4, 2012


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The wildly inappropriate, outrageous comedy television series, The Simpsons, must be discontinued at once and anything associated with it needs to be eliminated at once. Many students of Mounds View actually watch the sinister series and should stop immediately. That is why the Iranian government needs a ...

New study should concern students looking for summer jobs

Allison Hare, Staff Writer

June 1, 2012


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Each summer, high school students get together their application information, references, and potential employers in hopes of obtaining a job. Summer employment opportunities are great for making a few extra bucks to help to pay for anything from college to that iPhone you’ve always wanted, but is th...

Apple: potential to save economy, fix unemployment problems

Ryan Slechta, Editor In Chief

May 1, 2012


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In the midst of an economy that is struggling to get back on its feet and a jobless rate that borders on 10 percent, American citizens are turning to many types of alternatives in order to make a living in this unique democracy. But there is actually a quick fix: those who cannot get back on the...

Facebook skeptic turned half-hearted believer

Tristan Aschittino, Staff Writer

April 13, 2012


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They actually exist. They walk among the people of society every day and breath the same air that everyone else does. They make up more than the 1-percent. Who are these people? They are the skeptics of social media sites such as Twitter, and the even more renowned Facebook. I personally lived within...

Qualities we’d like to see in a principal

Qualities we’d like to see in a principal

Staff Editorial

April 10, 2012


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It has been 16 years since Mounds View High School has had a new principal. During her time here, Principal Julie Wikelius has helped implement many improvements, such as hybrid courses and the free ACT tests to juniors, as well as overseeing a number of school controversies, such as the recent Nurse...

New program would encourage students to attend games and maintain grades

David Liu, Staff Writer

March 14, 2012


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The cheer of the crowd, the buzz of the fans, and the thump of the bass drum. Nothing is more exciting than showing your school pride. Whether it’s making a sign for your favorite senior, or dressing up in a toga, school pride is taken to a much higher level at Mounds View. More often then not,...

Linsanity: not a matter of race

Linsanity: not a matter of race

John Ke, Managing Editor

February 28, 2012


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In the past two weeks, a relatively unknown player has taken the National Basketball Association (NBA) by storm. Over the course of seven games, he’s averaged a double-double, and has led his team to seven straight wins. His name is Jeremy Lin, and he is the first Chinese-American to play in the NBA. This...

Abolish the Electoral College

Abolish the Electoral College

David Liu, Staff Writer

February 22, 2012


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In a fair and true democracy, everyone’s vote should be equal. But in the United States, this is not the case. For electing our President, we employ a system called the electoral college. This system completely violates the democratic principle where everyone’s vote is equal. Instead, some votes are w...

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