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Mounds View High School's student news site.

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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...

Colosi (right) sailing with teammate Robbie Dresen (left) in Jensen Beach, Florida.

All a-boat sailor Jack Colosi

Mounds View student Jack Colosi competes in sailing competitions across the U.S.
Isabel Li, Spread Editor March 26, 2024

When it comes to sailing, many people picture a big sailboat with rich old men cruising leisurely along the ocean. The competitive side of sailing, however, is often overlooked. Junior Jack Colosi comes...

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...

Meet Mitch Kalka, owner of Mitchs Vintage in Shoreview

Meet Mitch Kalka, owner of Mitch’s Vintage in Shoreview

“I'm a Scorpio, I like throwing darts, going to the mall and eating sandwiches […] I believe in aliens, I just do. And I love having a store because my customers are all so great,” he said.
Justin Shao, Staff Reporter February 25, 2024

Many who shop at Mitch’s Vintage on 3999 Rice St. are likely to be greeted by owner Mitch Kalka upon arrival, but few really know who he is and his story. “I'm a Scorpio, I like throwing darts,...

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,...

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