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Dance for a good cause: Diversity Council’s Kiva Fundraiser

Adam Toninato, sports editor

January 31, 2013


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On Friday, Feb. 1, Mounds View High School’s Diversity Council will be hosting a dinner and fundraiser for the organization known as Kiva. Kiva works with many third world countries or lesser developed areas. It offers micro-loans to individual entrepreneurs that are trying to start an idea. It is ...

APPlying his skills: Junior Chris Collins created an “app” and website to connect communities

Neha Sethi, Staff Reporter

January 5, 2013


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Chris Collins was exasperated. As a Student Council member and Mustang mentor, he had trouble finding information and communicating about upcoming events. He also had trouble finding volunteer opportunities. But after an idea and almost a year’s worth of hard work, he’ll soon be able to say, “t...

A senior year spent far from home

Phoebe Ke, Staff Reporter

January 5, 2013


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At Mounds View, the biggest rivalry is the annual jeering between the seniors and freshmen at pep fests. At Erika Batiz’s new school in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the divisions run much deeper, between ethnic groups that were at war just 20 years ago -- but healing is taking place. Instead of attending Mou...

Student Council Hands out Hot Chocolate

David Liu, Sports Editor

January 5, 2013


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An annual tradition, Student Council handed out hot chocolate to students before the start of school today. Students are on Winter Break until Jan. 2, 2013. Here are some pictures of the event. ...

Ugly sweater chique

Ugly sweater chique

Allison Hare, Editorials Editor

January 5, 2013


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Of all holiday traditions celebrated by students at Mounds View, Christmas Sweater Friday may be the most cherished of all. Each year on the friday before Winter Break, many students unearth their sweaters from the pile under which they have been lying all year to proudly show off to their peers. F...

Pokémon Profile Picture December?

Tommy Sletten, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2012


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This December, one fad has been sweeping Mounds View High School, and even the entire world: Pokemon Profile Picture December. Mounds View students can participate by changing their Facebook Profile Pictures to characters from the hit anime and video game where you set off on your own adventure, Po...

In the lab: Students in the new AP Chemistry class learn lab science the Wright way

In the lab: Students in the new AP Chemistry class learn lab science the Wright way

Molly Hancuh, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2012


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Graham Wright flourishes a Smart Board marker at the front of the room while demanding answers from his pupils, who stand behind their lab stations at the ready. “So the molarity of the acid is…?” “0.018--" “THE ACID!” “Oh, 0.066--" “Yes, the molarity of the acid is 0.0666. B...

Future Educators Club: Training tomorrow’s teachers

David Gonzalez-Dysinger, Editorials Editor

December 9, 2012


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Science Olympiad, Business Professionals of America, Youth in Government... Mounds View definitely has the extracurricular involvement to train the next generation of scientists, entrepreneurs, and politicians, so it was just a matter of time before we got a club for aspiring teachers. The Mounds View...

Building Newton’s Cradle

Building Newton’s Cradle

Max Wang, Editor In Chief

December 5, 2012


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Physics teacher Michael Cartwright, along with his helpers, Seniors Paige Thayer and Suki Rahman, set up a bowling-ball Newton’s Cradle in the Commons today (see this link if you don’t know what a Newton’s Cradle is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton%27s_cradle). An annual tradition, Cartwright makes this demonstration every ye...

Save the Turtle Lake Playground!

James Birr, Staff Reporter

December 1, 2012


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Turtle Lake Elementary school recently put its name in the running for a grant from Clorox’s “Power A Bright Future” school grant program. The program uses online votes to determine who is awarded what grant. If Turtle Lake Elementary’s admission collects enough votes, it will receive a gr...

Junior Andrew Wrobel: State Officer for Skills USA

Junior Andrew Wrobel: State Officer for Skills USA

Allison Hare, Editorials Editor

December 1, 2012


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Q: What is involved in being a member of Skills USA? A: There is a chapter for each school. Mounds View has a chapter, and people who are enrolled in the work experience class are in Skills USA. We do fundraisers and give the profit to good causes. Right now, we’re buying supplies for tie blanke...

Costume Contest Winners

Costume Contest Winners

Camry Kelly, Features Editor

November 7, 2012


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On October 30, 2012, the Viewer staff selected 13 of our favorite Halloween costume entries from the Halloween dance for you guys to vote on. The polls were open for three days and a total of 435 votes were cast. Congratulations to the Slender Man group, coming in first place with 33 percent of the vo...

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