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Try celebrating St. Patrick’s day by appreciating heritage and history

Sophie Downey, Features Editor

March 17, 2014

On Saturday, March 15, throngs of green-clad Minneapolitans crowded the streets of Downtown, participating in various St. Patrick’s Day activities. While some of these included watching a parade, and special stations for children...

Longer weekends would help us learn

Laura Turner, Business Manager

March 12, 2014

Ask anyone and I’m pretty sure they would tell you they want longer weekends. Students start looking forward to 3pm on Friday the minute their alarm wakes them up on Monday morning. Weekends are opportunities for students to ...

South should offer more classes with an American Indian perspective

Sophie Downey, Features Editor

February 19, 2014

In a certain part of South, students smudge, participate in drum circles, and learn about American Indian culture. Unfortunately, that learning doesn’t spread to the rest of the school. South’s Liberal Arts and Open program...

Please End This Love

Maeve Handley, Staff Writer

February 13, 2014

Prestigious girl with a promising future and a death of a loved one falls for a working class boy with a dark past. Sound familiar? Of course it does. It has happened in practically all teenage romance movies. The remake of En...

Students should be trusted over software

Grace Palmer, Opinions Editor

February 5, 2014

The number of sites that we, as students, are denied access to at school is, frankly, ridiculous and counterproductive. With criteria that block out “prohibited forum content,” for example, the overzealous filters mean that a ...

Latin helps with many aspects of education

Etta Harkness-Bartholdi, Photography Editor

January 15, 2014

I love the language Latin. Yes, Latin, the dead language is so alive and relevant, I see it everywhere: on buildings, in churches, in Harry Potter, in other languages, in words, and in social constructs and norms.  The moment...

Historical context gives a new perspective on Hannukkah

Anna Schwartz, Graphics and Layout Editor

December 23, 2013

Around this time of year, my family has a lot of traditions.  As a child of a New York Jew and an Australian Catholic, I have a diverse array of things to do in the winter holiday season.  We go shopping for stocking stuffers and...

High school athletic programs send students the wrong message

Maggie Fisher, Staff Writer

December 11, 2013

Recently, I saw a twitter petition protesting homework being required of student athletes. It stated, “athletes should receive less to no homework, compared to classmates that do not participate in sports.” This tweet receiv...

Conscientious consumers should reconsider Black Friday

Grace Palmer, Opinions Editor

December 4, 2013

Black Friday may have the best deals, but it also seems to bring out the worst in people. From a fatal shootout in a Toys-R-Us in 2006 to a Walmart stock boy being trampled to death by a crowd of shoppers in 2008, there are co...

Online gym isn’t worthwhile for student athletes

November 20, 2013

I only exaggerate a little bit when I claim online gym to be the bane of my existence. I drag myself home after practice for cross country or skiing. Instead of confronting the pile of legitimately challenging and applicable h...

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