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MV junior expresses art through Instagram

Jordan Counihan, staff reporter

February 4, 2015


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Instagram, like other social media outlets, is a great place to share ideas. But for Lucy Wagner, 11, it’s more than just a hobby-- it’s a passion. Since its humble beginnings in 2013, Wagner’s Instagram “@Lifestruck” has garnered over seven and a half thousand followers. “I started posting...

Mounds View alumni give advice on the college application process

Emily Ruan, news writer

December 14, 2014


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See where some of Mounds View’s former students are now, and hear what they have to say about the college application process, getting into dream schools, and tips on dealing with rejection:                     &n...

A step beyond the classroom

Aaron Adams, variety editor

December 11, 2014


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On December 3, Aaron Ogdahl's anatomy class received a very special treat: the opportunity to visit the Visual Heart Lab at the University of Minnesota. Designed to enrich their love of anatomy and showcase some of the University's unique machinery, the field trip was one to remember. The Visual Heart...

Fun at Flaherty’s

Livia Masci, staff reporter

November 19, 2014


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Slippery lanes, amazing pizzas, and cool modern bowling features. It only takes three words to make it clear what you’re talking about: Flaherty’s Arden Bowl. With such a pleasant environment, Flaherty’s has become a local landmark for those who enjoy spending quality time with friends or family....

Tropical fun in the winter

Maggie Larson, staff reporter

November 19, 2014


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Being tropical is something Minnesota isn’t known for, but at the Shoreview Community Center, there are lots of “tropical” things to do, even in the winter. The center hosts a variety of different activities, classes and programs for people of all ages. The Tropical Adventure Indoor Playground...

Mounds View’s upcoming production of “Willy Wonka”

Emily Moses, staff reporter

November 12, 2014


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Behind the scenes work of the upcoming musical, “Willy Wonka,” is coming to a close. The curtains are about to open upon this well anticipated production. From Thursday the 6th, to Saturday the 8th, friends, family, and admirers can come watch this lively production transpire. “You can see all...

BABY MUSTANGS!

Persis Ke, staff reporter

May 22, 2014


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Math teacher Leah Higginbotham sits at her kitchen table, grading the last of her 58 AP Calculus tests when the wailing begins. It’s her five-month old baby girl, Natalie, ready for her next meal. In addition to Higginbotham, three other Mounds View teachers had their first babies this year: science...

‘Lord’ of the rings

Aaron Adams, staff reporter

May 22, 2014


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High schoolers vary dramatically with respect to employment. Some work during the year, some work during the summer, some don’t work at all. While most have had some skirmish with a job, how many students have launched our own business? Furqan Syed has done exactly that, designing and printing rings...

Mounds View’s own All American

Persis Ke, staff reporter

April 18, 2014


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Conditions were perfect as championship day of the Grand American Trapshooting competition began. Colton Langer, 12, had high expectations for himself. The day before, he had told his dad he was aiming for a perfect 200, no small feat. As the day continued and more of his competitors started missing s...

Tanning: not for teens anymore?

Josh Yuan, staff reporter

April 18, 2014


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Growing up watching Hollywood movies, every teenage girl wants to look like Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz, with beautiful hair and smooth tan skin. But how far would they go to achieve that seemingly perfect image? According to recent studies, the amount of indoor tanning by teenagers in recent years ...

Chinese immigrant finds passion in teaching

Josh Yuan, staff reporter

April 11, 2014


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As she leads a reading from the textbook, Chinese teacher Linda Chang is happy to find that her life ended up exactly how she imagined, but at the same time, so different. Chang, who is in her third year as Mounds View’s only Chinese teacher, has promoted significant development in the Chinese pr...

Fighting for change: Senior Abena Abraham seeks immigration reform

Kyoka Millard, design managing editor

March 12, 2014


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On Feb. 26, President Obama made a visit to St. Paul’s Union Depot to give a speech on transportation reforms. Minnesotans from across the state lined up that Monday to receive tickets on a first-come, first-serve basis. One of the lucky few who secured a ticket was senior Abena Abraham, who waited in ...

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