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Mounds View High School's student news site.

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Mounds View High School's student news site.

The Viewer

Mounds View High School's student news site.

The Viewer

Maya Gjelhaug

Maya Gjelhaug, Print Editor-in-Chief

My name is Maya, and I'm excited to be one of your print Editors-in-Chief this year. When I'm not editing articles, you can find me mountain biking and watching Band of Brothers with my dad.

Awards:

Best of SNO - Mounds View Theater casting sparks controversy

Best of SNO - The downfall of ELA education

Best of SNO - Pro-life activists rally against Minnesota abortion legislation

Best of SNO - Prince of Peace Church combats homelessness with tiny home settlement

Best of SNO - Should legacy admissions still exist?

2nd-Place Gold Medallion Spread - Youth sports culture

SNO Site Excellence Design Award

SNO Page Excellence Award

All content by Maya Gjelhaug
Aubrey Drake Graham

“Don’t wake the demon up”

Drake's overall success and influence overpower Lamar's lyrically superior disses.
Maya Gjelhaug and Nikhil Kulangaroth
June 12, 2024
Kendrick Lamar Duckworth

“It’s just Big Me”

Kendrick's clever lyrics clear Drake's poor attempt at dissing him.
Maya Gjelhaug and David Golridge
June 12, 2024
Maryam Shahkhan at the ICDC in Anaheim in April.

New Minnesota DECA president

Mounds View sophomore, Maryam Shahkhan, elected as new State President of DECA MN State leadership team.
Maya Gjelhaug, Staff Reporter
June 5, 2024
Maya Gjelhaugs essay on which she received wonderful marks.

[OPINION] Maybe we shouldn’t be “preparing kids for the real world”

Schools need to replace outdated letter-grading systems with real constructive feedback.
Maya Gjelhaug, Staff Reporter
May 30, 2024
Mounds View Theaters production of Shrek the Musical in 2022.

Mounds View Theater casting sparks controversy

The recent casting for the Cinderella musical has sparked conflict within the department and scrutiny towards the director of the program, raising questions about the ethicality of casting white actors in traditionally non-white roles.
Maya Gjelhaug and Tyler Quattrin
March 28, 2024
Replica of Thoreau’s cabin at Walden Pond.

[OPINION] Happiness is not a cabin in the woods

As Christopher McCandless puts it, "Happiness only real when shared."
Maya Gjelhaug, Print Editor-in-Chief
March 27, 2024
The downfall of ELA education

The downfall of ELA education

In this spread, we explore the reasons for declining reading and writing — whether that be a distaste towards reading or a clash between teachers and school board members — as well as what disparities and solutions exist. 

[OPINION] The dark origins of TikTok’s looksmaxxing trend

From phrenology to incels, the origins of "looksmaxxing" are darker than they may appear.
Maya Gjelhaug and Isabel Li
February 5, 2024
The dark side of looksmaxxing

The dark side of looksmaxxing

The looksmaxxing trend on TikTok is essentially a reiteration of former glow-up trends. The only difference is that looksmaxxing caters to a predominantly male audience and has some not-so-subtle incel undertones.
[DEBATE] Should advanced classes be eliminated?

[DEBATE] Should advanced classes be eliminated?

Along with a growing number of U.S. schools, the Mounds View district has began cutting advanced classes at the elementary, middle and high schools. In this piece, we debate the pros and cons of this decision.
Maya Gjelhaug and Justin Shao
January 24, 2024
On social media, users are bombarded with productivity tips and hacks, all aimed encouraging others to continuously work without developing a healthy balance.

[Photo] [OPINION] Our toxic relationship with productivity

Lale Baylar, Opinion Editor & Illustrator
February 20, 2024
PC Principal introduces himself to South Park Elementary.

[OPINION] Check your privilege, bro!

The “check your privilege” saying has been part of mainstream discourse since at least 2013, but more than a decade later, the issues surrounding the discussion remain unresolved.
Maya Gjelhaug, Print Editor-in-Chief
January 19, 2024
Prince of Peace Church combats homelessness with tiny home settlement

Prince of Peace Church combats homelessness with tiny home settlement

Churches across Minnesota have begun offering low-cost housing to chronically homeless individuals, supported by new state legislation.
Maya Gjelhaug, Sinim Dhuguma, and Vincent Meyer
January 18, 2024

Jan. 6, Shane Dawson and the new generation of conspiracies

From Jan. 6 and QAnon to Shane Dawson and children's TV shows, conspiracy theories are infiltrating a new demographic: teenagers. In this video, we interview students and teachers about their thoughts and feelings surrounding the new generation of conspiracy theories.
Isabel Li, Maya Gjelhaug, and Tyler Quattrin
January 2, 2024
Dennis Prager, conservative talk show host and founder of PragerU

[OPINION] PragerU does not belong in schools

Florida's recent approval of PragerU educational materials for schools sets a dangerous precedent of misinformation in schools
Maya Gjelhaug, Print Editor-in-Chief
December 14, 2023
[DEBATE] Should legacy admissions still exist?

[DEBATE] Should legacy admissions still exist?

An exploration of the debate surrounding legacy admissions following the downfall of affirmative action.
Maya Gjelhaug and Sidharth Sharma
November 13, 2023
Darb members pose for a selfie before a gig

Keep calm and Darb on

Mounds View's hottest student band discusses band formation, new music
Maya Gjelhaug, Editorials, Good Question & Spread Editor
March 31, 2023

Free lunch for all program must be reinstated

Maya Gjelhaug, Editorials, Good Question & Spread Editor
December 22, 2022
Filmbros

Filmbros

Maya Gjelhaug, Editorials, Good Question & Spread Editor
October 30, 2022
Pro College Abroad

Pro College Abroad

Maya Gjelhaug, Staff Reporter
January 26, 2022
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