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Mounds View High School's student news site.

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Mounds View High School's student news site.

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Mounds View High School's student news site.

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Mustangs take to the skies in pursuit of aviation

Gloria Liu, Sports Editor May 9, 2024

Reagan Ashbach The first time senior Reagan Ashbach flew a plane, she was only eight years old. While she was nervous at first, she was soon enthralled by the experience and developed her love for flying....

Potential Energy at the world championships in Houston. VIA Potential Energy

Robotics team competes in world championship

Team Potential Energy recently on the First Tech Challenge (FTC) World Championships in Houston between April 17 and 20.
Vincent Meyer, Staff Reporter May 7, 2024

With their signature yellow bucket hats in tow, Team Potential Energy recently took on the First Tech Challenge (FTC) World Championships in Houston between April 17 and 20. The tournament invites 160...

Rendering developed of the Mystery Cove Water Park plans.

Mystery Cove: details of Mall of America’s upcoming waterpark revealed

Zariyah Howell, Staff Reporter May 3, 2024

The Mall of America is in the works of building a new water park called Mystery Cove. The park was supposed to begin construction in 2020, but due to COVID-19 and inflation, the project was put on hold....

Unwrapping Taco Bell’s Cantina Chicken Menu

Unwrapping Taco Bell’s Cantina Chicken Menu

On March 21, Taco Bell launched its new Cantina Chicken Menu to consumers nationwide. Eager to try these new items, I visited the Taco Bell in Northeast Park, Minneapolis, and sampled a variety from this chicken-centered menu. My order was: Cantina Chicken Bowl, Cantina Chicken Quesadilla, a Coke and a Baja Blast and the Cantina Chicken Burrito and Taco Meal.
Elijah Easton, Staff Reporter May 2, 2024

Students to revive MV tradition

Students to revive MV tradition

Juniors Grace Bury and Bria Mills plan to host Mounds View Powderpuff tournament this spring.
Matthew Betti, Staff Reporter May 2, 2024

While sitting in U.S. History with Social Studies Teacher and Student Council Advisor Emily Daggett last year, current juniors Grace Bury and Bria Mills had the idea of reviving an old Mounds View tradition:...

The college and career center emphasizes the need for standardized testing for students aiming for selective colleges and urges them to use the school’s resources to prepare.

Colleges return to standardized test requirements

As colleges question the effectiveness of test-optional admissions, many are reinstating a SAT/ACT requirement for the 2024-2025 admissions cycle.
Suha Sharif, Staff Reporter May 1, 2024

On April 11, Harvard College announced that it will require applicants for the class of 2029 to submit standardized test scores. Harvard is joining colleges such as Yale, MIT, Brown and Dartmouth in requiring...

Kyra Marshall warms up her starts at the Suburban East Conference Open at Roseville High School.

Sudden success: Kyra Marshall’s track experience

Gloria Liu and Isabel Li April 29, 2024

The first time Kyra Marshall ever competed in a track and field event, the 300-meter hurdles, she blazed past veteran hurdlers, crossing the finish line in second place at 53.75 seconds. Two months later,...

Linnea Ousdigian pushes ahead in her race at Nationals.

Freshman Linnea Ousdigian: National Nordic champion

On March 16th, Ousdigian placed first at the XC Junior Nationals held in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Via Yang, Staff Reporter April 23, 2024

Racing over the last hill, freshman Linnea Ousdigian is tied neck and neck with another competitor. It’s the final push before the course turns into flat land, and the finish line is just a couple hundred...

Stillwater was one of the 22 water sources flagged by the EPA for dangerous levels of PFAS in the city’s drinking water. Other contaminated sources include South St. Paul, Brooklyn Park and Woodbury.

EPA enacts new limits on PFAS in drinking water

New regulations of these “forever chemicals” puts 22 water sources in Minnesota over the limit, including 10 metro water systems.
Justin Shao, Staff Reporter April 22, 2024

Minnesota water sources face significant threats from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, otherwise known as PFAS. Often referred to as “forever chemicals,” they don’t break down easily and persist...

INTERPRETING. Senior Haley Schwendemann, junior Whitney O’Connell, senior Brooklyn Both and
senior Alice Jerome at theater rehearsal practicing for the ASL interpretation of Cinderella.

Soundless storytelling: ASLHS to interpret spring musical

Mara Peacock, Staff Reporter April 22, 2024

Mounds View offers many options for foreign language classes, such as Spanish, French, Mandarin and German. In addition to these classes, students can also take American Sign Language (ASL) with ASL Teacher...

Hoyt at the Congressional Art Competition in DC.

Karin Hoyt’s artistic talent displayed in DC

Hoyt's piece, “Flyaways,” which she said took her around 25 hours to complete, now hangs in the Cannon Tunnel in Washington, D.C.
Lillian Landberg, Staff Reporter April 9, 2024

Every year, districts in the U.S. encourage young artists to submit their art to the Congressional Art Competition. One of the 2023 winners was Mounds View junior Karin Hoyt, who is the first Mounds View...

Community spreads support for Evan Kirkland

Community spreads support for Evan Kirkland

On Feb. 16, many Mounds View students began reposting Instagram posts about a GoFundMe fundraiser for senior Evan Kirkland, who, on Jan. 30, suffered a tonic-clonic seizure, also known as a grand mal seizure. 
Lale Akkin, Staff Reporter April 8, 2024

On Feb. 16, many Mounds View students began reposting Instagram posts about a GoFundMe fundraiser for senior Evan Kirkland, who, on Jan. 30, suffered a tonic-clonic seizure, also known as a grand mal seizure.  Upon...

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