The Viewer

Muhammad Alasadi – Culture and Language

Muhammad Alasadi – Culture and Language

Jonah Westerman, staff reporter

December 14, 2015


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For 16 years, Muhammad Alasadi, 11, went to school with the fear of death around every corner.

Andrés and Ramon Salguero – Culture and Language

Andrés and Ramon Salguero – Culture and Language

Jackie Gaworski, staff reporter

December 14, 2015


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For the majority of Mounds View students taking Spanish as a second language, Spanish can be challenging at times, if not downright impossible. But for Andrés and Ramon Salguero, two brothers from Honduras, speaking it is first nature.

“Blood is your bud”

“Blood is your bud”

Tigist Kiflu, staff reporter

December 11, 2015


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Neutropenia: the presence of abnormally few neutrophils in the blood, leading to increased susceptibility to infection. The family of Sophie Schroeder, 12, is currently struggling with this condition. She has lost two uncles to it, and now both her father and sister have been diagnosed as well.

Science Olympiad takes first, wins Spirit Award

Science Olympiad takes first, wins Spirit Award

John Vermeersch, staff reporter

December 9, 2015


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It’s that time of year again: “SciOly Season.” Mounds View’s Science Olympiad teams recently competed in the Boyceville Invitational. One of the teams took first place, and the school as a whole received the Spirit Award for the first time since 2008.

Quiz Bowl locks in Nationals spot

Quiz Bowl locks in Nationals spot

Neva Knoll, staff reporter

December 3, 2015


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Congratulations to the Mounds View Quiz Bowl A team that qualified for Nationals! As they start preparations for the biggest competition of the year, the team reflects on what's brought them here.

Choir fundraiser exceeds expectations

Choir fundraiser exceeds expectations

Emily Moses, Features Editor

November 22, 2015


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From Dolly Parton’s hit song “Jolene” to My Fair Lady’s popular song “I Could Have Danced All Night,” Mounds View Choir’s first “Open Mic Night” on Nov. 9 was filled with entertainment.

Heather Ward – School’s Out

Heather Ward – School’s Out

Kenan Smith, staff reporter

November 22, 2015


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Students can rely on Heather Ward to help when needed. Stationed in Student Services, Ward helps students, teachers and deans connect with one another. But what they don't know is what she's gone through on the way here.

Matt Goldsmith – School’s Out

Matt Goldsmith – School’s Out

David Eldridge, staff reporter

November 22, 2015


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Although some of Mounds View’s staff is invisible to the student body, Matt Goldsmith, paraprofessional at the greeter’s desk, is not one of them.

Why students miss deadlines

Why students miss deadlines

Tigist Kiflu, staff reporter

November 8, 2015


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From minor excuses to full-out lies, students will do almost anything to avoid punishment for late work.

Clique Culture – Activities

Clique Culture – Activities

Jake Rosenow, staff reporter

November 8, 2015


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The transition from middle school to high school not only brings new academic opportunities for students, but also new chances at developing relationships. While finding a new friend group can seem daunting, activities and clubs offer new ways for students to make friends a little more easily.

Clique Culture – Academics

Clique Culture – Academics

Danny Gedig, staff reporter

November 4, 2015


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High school offers a chance for students to find and develop relationships that shape their social patterns. With the wide variety of academic pathways that students can choose from, classes generally have a large impact on friend groups.

“You need a new girlfriend” – Best excuses teachers hear from students

“You need a new girlfriend” – Best excuses teachers hear from students

Kallie Slotvig, staff reporter

November 4, 2015


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Ranging from the classic “my dog ate my homework” to “I was sick the entire weekend,” many students are gifted with creativity when it comes to making excuses.

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