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Cast and crew of Mounds View’s fall musical prepare for opening night

Cast and crew of Mounds View’s fall musical prepare for opening night

Rachel Ganske, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


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The Mounds View theater department is looking forward to making a strong impact through their fall musical, Little Women. The new production is set to take the stage in the Mounds View auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 2. The team is continuing to work hard during the final days before opening night to put...

Students affected by Hurricane Maria

Students affected by Hurricane Maria

Michael Gennaro, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017


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On Sept. 20, the fifth strongest hurricane to ever hit the U.S. made landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm. However, the social and economical problems that have risen from Hurricane Maria have gone largely overlooked. The damage from this storm, far greater than the damage from Irma in Florida,...

Students and players weigh in on the kneeling issue

Students and players weigh in on the kneeling issue

Justin Duffy, Derek Zhu, and Shirley Xieli

October 5, 2017


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Most of the time, the president’s involvement with the NFL is limited to hosting a visit to the White House for the Super Bowl champions. However, in some cases, the president gets a bit more involved. According to ESPN, Richard Nixon went as far as to personally suggest plays to Washington Redskins co...

Saints pitchers changeup students’ friday

Saints pitchers changeup students’ friday

Zoe Lindberg, Photographer and Staff Writer

May 30, 2017


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Special education students received a visit from some new friends on Friday, May 26th. St. Paul Saints pitchers Seth Rosin, Mark Hamburger and Ken Frosch chatted with the students, gave autographs and posed for pictures. The students were also given the opportunity to meet Saints’ mascot — Mudonna...

Crash Aftermath

Amber Zhao, Managing Editor Copy 2016-2017

May 18, 2017


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On May 11, 2017, over five months after the tragic car crash at the intersection of Highway 96 and Old Highway 10, two cases of criminal vehicular homicide and a case of criminal vehicular operation were filed against Rachael Diane Kayl. The charges were filed for Kayl’s involvement in the crash that...

Duck, Duck… Baby Ducks?

Duck, Duck… Baby Ducks?

Kailey Newcome, Editor-in-Chief 2016-2017

May 7, 2017


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These newly hatched ducklings took shelter under a tree in the courtyard, while students in classes with overlooking windows took pictures and videos for their snapchat stories. Soon enough, the baby ducks became Mounds View’s de facto mascots for the day. However, students and staff quickly found that the birds weren’t just taking shelter; they were trapped within the school walls.

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Boys of winter

Boys of winter

Aman Rao, staff reporter

December 22, 2016


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The beginning of winter marks the beginning of the Mounds View boys hockey season. Hoping to continue the success of last year’s great season, the boys tried out to demonstrate their skills and earn positions on the ice. They’re now preparing for long, stressful game nights, hungry to bring home some excitement to the Mounds View crowd. With senior captains Wyatt Thole, Colin Baird, Tom Nagle and Spencer Ovshak leading the way, the team has embarked on a new season, one that hopefully ends with the Mustangs as section champions.

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Ralph Reeder Food Shelf

Ralph Reeder Food Shelf

Mitchell Mattison and Ameni Hajji

December 22, 2016


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One out of every seven people in the U.S. relies on food banks in order to feed themselves and their families. The Ralph Reeder Food Shelf, located in New Brighton, is an organization that works to help those who rely on food banks.

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Nordic’s new beginnings

Nordic’s new beginnings

Zoe Lindberg, staff reporter

December 22, 2016


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The recent drop in temperature marks the beginning of a new season of opportunities for winter athletes to achieve their goals and improve their abilities. This year, the Mounds View nordic skiing team is ready for a fresh start and hopes to enhance their technique and racing skills. The team is excited to be working with their new head coach Julie Garretson.

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Protestors protect Standing Rock Reservation

Protestors protect Standing Rock Reservation

December 22, 2016


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On January 25th, 2016, plans to build the Dakota Access Pipeline were announced, but it wasn’t until late July that conflict between the Standing Rock Tribe and the Energy Transfer Crude Oil Company (ETCO), the corporation building the pipeline, began. Since then, thousands of protesters at Standing Rock and millions more around the world have come together to rally against an unjust construction plan.

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Fantastic Beasts is magical

Fantastic Beasts is magical

Shannon Haffely, staff reporter

December 22, 2016


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On Nov. 18, the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, directed by David Yates, was released worldwide. The movie stars british actor Eddie Redmayne in the role of Newt Scamander.

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Hacksaw Ridge tells a tale of humanity

Hacksaw Ridge tells a tale of humanity

Cassandra Downs, staff reporter

December 22, 2016


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Hacksaw Ridge is a new historical movie that tells the story of the amount of love that one man, Desmond Doss, had for others and how that led him to save many lives, including the life of a man from the opposing side of the war. While it’s rated R for some of its slightly gory scenes and battle sequences, the movie offers humor, heartwarming scenes, and a clear depiction of the brutalities of war.

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