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No Shave November Begins!

Joe Janey

November 7, 2012


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November is when one's true character comes out. Why is that? Well, it is No Shave November! Students around Mounds View High School keep it fresh all year, long but for some reason when the leaves begin to fall, the razors do the same. This year’s No Shave November is sponsored by Student Council to...

Coming up: MV Winter Sports

Malia Bacig, Features Editor

November 7, 2012


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This winter sports season, Mounds View’s boys basketball program will go through many coaching staff changes. Both the freshman and sophomore teams have new coaches, and the varsity team will have a new head coach, along with a new assistant coach.  After 45 years of coaching, Ziggy Kauls left ...

The Tempest, with a new twist

Kyoka Millard

October 30, 2012


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If you were to ask the average high school student what image comes to mind when Shakespeare is mentioned, they would most likely describe an old, regal 16th century set filled with actors in tights and wigs. To be fair, this does describe the majority of Shakespeare performances; however, it does not d...

PSAT Can Lead to Rewards

October 26, 2012


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This year, 17 students from the Mounds View School district were named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists, of which 15 were from Mounds View High School. This ranks the district as the second in the state for most number of National Merit Semifinalists. Semifinalists earned this recognition by taking ...

Curriculum Changed, Dark Room Unused

Rebecca Nara

October 26, 2012


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Last year, a cry of protest was heard throughout the art department. The dark room was in danger, causing students, teachers, parents, and alumni to voice their complaints. They spoke at school board meetings and signed a petition, enabling a temporary victory to be won: the dark room would remain...

What’s up with Mustang Cup?

Ryan Yoch, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2012


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Vincent Belsito, 11, and his team, the John O’Dotty’s, were off to a strong start in last year’s Mustang Cup. They were in the lead after the first two events and were looking to win the Cup. And then, to their surprise, it was over. Students like Belsito ended last year wondering what had becom...

Extra change: Life through the lens of Mounds View’s foreign exchange students

Monica Kemp, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2012


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Many wonder whether school would be easier or harder elsewhere, whether teachers would be more fun, or school lunches tastier. Foreign exchange students are brave enough to leave their homes and countries and come to the United States to practice English, experience a different culture and come up wi...

Gettin’ Jazzy

Matt Voges

October 26, 2012


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Peter Goggin, 10, and Sam Worthington, 11, don’t just play jazz. They coax music from their instruments with an intensely personal style. Worthington waltzes with the bass when he plays; Goggin goes wild, carried to vertical heights by a barely-tamed sax. It’s a clear sign that they are intimate...

Flipped what?

Phoebe Ke

October 24, 2012


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Most students are used to the idea of homework and class lectures. But what about class work and home lectures? This year, some teachers at Mounds View are incorporating this idea, called flipped teaching, into their teaching methods. Instead of lecturing in class, teachers provide resources for students ...

Old Student, New Teacher

Monica Kemp

October 24, 2012


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Not everyone knows what it’s like to be a Mounds View Mustang. But one thing is for sure: new English department member, Shannon Belland does, having graduated from Mounds View herself. Belland is excited to be back at Mounds View this year, as an Advanced English 10 and Writing Workshop teache...

Staph Vs. Students

Sasha Safonov

October 18, 2012


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On Oct. 15 a strange occurrence took place at Mounds View. Rather than walking idly about, various students and staff were rushing around, scanning the walls of the building and frantically snapping photos with their cameras. Nervous glances at the clock could be seen, and at the end of the day a ...

DIY Club Returns for another Year of Crafts

James Birr

October 17, 2012


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Nautical Bracelets. Chalkboard Paint. Melted Crayon Art. Glitter Pumps. A Vintage Photo Mason Jar. DIY is back. The DIY club, shorthand for Do-It-Yourself club, was started last year by Häldi Nielsen, 12, and Sabrina Batiz, 10. The club meets weekly and does crafts and projects of students’ own ...

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