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Grimm holds Parker, her service dog, as he goes for the disc.

Payton Grimm and her su-paw-stars

Mounds View senior discusses her dog show competition success and training her three dogs.
Elijah Easton, Staff Reporter November 28, 2023

Whether you have seen them at the park, on social media or in the halls of Mounds View, senior Payton Grimm and her three remarkable companions are hard to miss. Grimm’s trio of young dogs includes...

The caffeine craze

The caffeine craze

In an era where energy is currency and alertness is prized above all, teenagers are fueling a caffeine craze that transcends the morning coffee ritual.

Giles poses in front of her squad car.

New SRO gets into the groove

Andrea Giles replaces Abi Sachdev as Mounds View's School Resource Officer.
Graham Hanson, Staff Reporter November 19, 2023

There’s a new face at the end of the lunch line here at Mounds View. At the end of October, a new school resource officer (SRO) joined Mounds View, replacing former SRO Abi Sachdev. This SRO, Andrea...

Paul Cicmil directs traffic near the entrance to the north parking lot, chatting with students as they cross the nearby crosswalk.

Who is ‘Paul the Hall Monitor?”

Mara Peacock, Staff Reporter November 16, 2023

Many students know “Paul the hall monitor,” whether they talk with him every day or overhear other students mention him. While many know him from supervising the hallways or delivering passes to classrooms,...

The Rolling Stones latest album, Hackney Diamonds, is their first album since A Bigger Bang, which was released in 2005.

PHOTO VIA Universal Music Group 2023

A new era in the Rolling Stones: ‘Hackney Diamonds’

The Rolling Stones' latest album, "Hackney Diamonds," is their first album since "A Bigger Bang," which was released in 2005.
Brayden Kopf, Staff Reporter November 15, 2023

After the Rolling Stones lost their beloved drummer, Charlie Watts, in 2021, the future didn’t seem promising for the band. Before Watts’ passing, he decided to sit out on a tour and was replaced by...

Zariyah Howell

[OPINION] My experience moving to Mounds View as a person of color

Zariyah Howell, Staff Reporter November 15, 2023

As a Black student at Mounds View, I have come to terms with the reality of attending a predominantly white school. While Mounds View promotes diversity and inclusion, I feel there is a need for more empathy...

Teacher collects phone from student; this will be kept by the teacher until the end of the class period before being returned.

Is the phone policy effective?

Students and teachers react to Mounds View's new phone policy, which prohibits the use of phones during class.
Christina Lang-Deetz, Staff Reporter November 14, 2023

The new phone policy has been one of the most controversial changes implemented at Mounds View this year. It’s put in place with the hopes of increasing students' attention in class and interaction with...

[OPINION] Universal school vouchers don’t give universal opportunity

[OPINION] Universal school vouchers don’t give universal opportunity

Private school vouchers aim to aid all students, but in reality, they help only some.
Vincent Meyer, Staff Reporter November 13, 2023

In recent years, universal private school vouchers have become increasingly popular in the United States. Vouchers work by providing students who choose to attend a private school with state money to help...

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Trump to stay on Minnesota ballots

On Nov. 8, the Minnesota Supreme Court struck down the notion that Trump violated the 14th amendment, keeping him on ballots.
William Overbo, Staff Reporter November 13, 2023

A Minnesota lawsuit regarding former President Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election was presented in court on Nov. 2. The lawsuit is among dozens pending across the country that...

The teacher shortage crisis

The teacher shortage crisis

In schools around the U.S., the teacher shortage problem has only worsened from the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in schools and students lacking qualified teachers while remaining teachers work harder to pick up the slack.
Lale Akkin, Sidharth Sharma, and Mara Peacock October 31, 2023

Students cheer in the renovated stadium, which was finished just in time for the homecoming football game.

Mustang stadium makes a return

Charlotte Krum, Good Question Editor & Illustrator September 26, 2023

As fall sports began at Mounds View, the football and soccer teams were unable to play at Mustang Stadium. Over the last eight years, the plastic pellets covering the field deteriorated. “The rubber...

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