The Viewer

Driving to do good

Ross Armstrong, staff reporter

November 18, 2013


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Many Mounds View students are fortunate enough not to worry about where they get their next meal. But for some it can be a daily struggle. What many of us don’t realize is that these struggles are real and prevalent in our community, our neighborhoods, and our schools. According to statistics from Minneso...

The many flavors of Thanksgiving

Katrina Renacia, staff reporter

November 18, 2013


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Five months ago, Niela Lachica, 10, packed her bags and left the Philippines, moving far away from the only place she ever considered home. Since then, she has spent her time adjusting to the cultural wilderness of Minnesota, working hard to understand the foreign traditions of America. Lachica will be one...

Katy Perry’s “Roar” contest encourages school spirit

Katy Perry’s “Roar” contest encourages school spirit

Nina Bertelsen, Business Manager

October 20, 2013


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Still glowing with the success of her latest hit, “Roar”, Katy Perry got up bright and early the morning of Sept. 6 in order to announce her “Roar” contest. After Lakewood High School, of Colorado, did a lip dub of the song, Perry challenged high schools all across the country to do the same, p...

The man who’s seen it all

Emily Ruan and Eva Hoffman

September 16, 2013


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In the busy halls of Mounds View, a new, dark-suited figure stands towering over most students. Walking with poise and confidence, his eyes scan the corridor deliberately, observing the whirlwind of activity during passing time. No, it's not a Mounds View spin-off of Skyfall; this man is in fact Moun...

Summer: So much more more than vacation

Phoebe Ke, Editor-in-Chief

May 31, 2013


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As the end of the school year nears, students anticipate the last bell of the school year, and the start of summer. Many students are planning their summers to be filled with trips, sports, programs, and time to relax. In the past, Mounds View students have participated in activities that make their s...

The stars behind S.T.R.I.P.E.S.

The stars behind S.T.R.I.P.E.S.

Max Wang, Editor-in-Chief, '12-'13

May 31, 2013


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Senior Achidi Oketch had his doubts at first. Sure, his friend had told him that it was a good program -- but how would this be anything different than what he’d seen before? “I want to see what this guy brings to the table,” said Oketch. It turns out that S.T.R.I.P.E.S., a program run by Iron...

Youth Impact, Community Intact: Students create organization to help community

Youth Impact, Community Intact: Students create organization to help community

Nina Bertelsen, Business Manager

May 15, 2013


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It’s easy to get wrapped up in academic and social pressures, but it’s important to remember to give back to the community. Youth Impact is a new teen organization in the community that plans to do just that. Youth Impact is a newly founded organization run almost entirely by high school students. The ...

David Gonzalez: Closer than expected

David Gonzalez, Editorials Editor

May 13, 2013


Filed under Features, News

I think I might have had a nervous breakdown on that flight. I embarked for Boston the morning after the shooting and car chase, and immediately regretted my decision. I’d only gotten about four hours of sleep the previous night, but I couldn’t shut my eyes. My only news of the situation had been pan...

On the scene: Connor Duffy’s personal experience in Boston

Connor Duffy, Guest Writer

May 13, 2013


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I was sitting in a Chemistry lecture at the Harvard University Science Center that afternoon when I saw a text on the iPhone of the girl next to me: “Two explosions at finish line of marathon. Not sure if bombs.”  Within minutes, CNN breaking news headlines began popping up on the open laptops of distracted students across the room: “BOMBING AT BOSTON MARATHON,” along ...

Vine goes viral

Ryan Yoch, Features Editor

May 13, 2013


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Social media’s newest app is growing faster than... well, a vine. Just three weeks after its release in January, Vine users were collectively posting over 2000 videos an hour. Since then, that figure has more than doubled. All stats aside, Vine is quickly establishing itself as a trend that’s her...

Donate: It’s in your blood

Tristan Aschittino, Business Manager

April 18, 2013


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The Red Cross Blood Drive hosted in the main gymnasium on April 4 was a definite success. “We had a great turnout, met our goal , and had many students help out,” said anatomy and physiology teacher Sarah Sobas, an organizer of the drive. Last year 118 units of blood were donated, this year, the am...

Dance: a language anyone can speak

Alistair Tang, Staff Reporter

March 15, 2013


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  All had gone well. Weeks of tireless practice had paid off. Lukas Dohodil and Yevgeniy Pozdeyev had completed their dance performance at the pepfest and fulfilled their dream of performing in front of an American crowd. But these two popular foreigners didn’t start off quite so well-known. Wh...

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