Test for the Best

Noah Sacco, Sports Editor

May 16, 2017

Filed under Columns, Sports

As we settle into the warm, inviting climate of spring, the NBA playoffs are in full bloom. From the middle of April to the end of May, the postseason in the NBA is a turbulent and nerve-wracking period of time for fans, coaches...

John Baylor Test Prep: Effective or Not?

Staff Editorial

May 15, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

This spring, MN juniors participated in three weeks of John Baylor ACT test prep sessions during a daily Mustang Time. Two Intro-to-Journalism students present their thoughts on the course’s effectiveness in preparing students. As Juniors ...

Foreign Languages

Madeline Halgren, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017

Filed under Opinions

This past weekend, I came across an article in the “Omaha World Herald” about how some schools are replacing teaching Latin with teaching Mandarin or pulling Latin altogether. Though Latin is considered a “dead” language,...

My Thoughts After Four Years

Tyler Collins, Opinions Editor

May 15, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

I stood, this past Sunday, and watched the Rev. Dr. Leroy E. Adams. His voice vibrated through the room with deep emotion. It had the ring which I have only previously heard from recordings of Martin Luther King. He, a black man,...

Unity In Diversity

Sarah Hanson, Co Online Editor

May 15, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Art isn’t a soapbox. It’s an escape. In the last four years, I have heard this phrase, or something similar, no less than a hundred times. At the time, I was maddeningly indifferent, but now I realize that this statement is funda...

Four Short Years

Christina Youn, Co Editor In Chief

May 15, 2017

Filed under Columns

I came to MN thinking that I would be a cross country runner. I thought I didn’t have strong opinions, yet firmly believed that Nike shorts were the coolest thing ever. Looking back, I realize that quite a few things have changed....

The Butterfly Effect

Priya Kukreja, Co Editor In Chief

May 15, 2017

Filed under Columns

In 1963, Edward Lorenz made a presentation to the New York Academy of Sciences about a new theory: the butterfly effect. He was literally laughed out of the room. The theory stated that the flutter of a butterfly’s wing could...

Dear Younger Me

Camryn Mottl, Feature Editor

May 3, 2017

Filed under Columns

There’s so much I wish I could tell you now, so that you wouldn’t have to worry about it later. You could dodge that moment of pain, and get to the place you need to be at faster. But even I know that it is because of the...

Public Schools Teaching a Worldview?

Tyler Collins, Opinions Editor

May 3, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Almost everyone agrees that schools should not push a particular worldview on students, forcing them to hold the same beliefs. In our culture, and particularly our school, the general perception seems to be that schools are very...

Women In Combat

Liz Nelson, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017

Filed under Opinions

When I was a child, I always took it upon myself to help others, and I knew that was what I wanted to do with my life. After the continuous arguments of government representatives, veterans, and current service members, it was...

Remembering the Wage Gap

Christina Youn, Co-Editor-In-Chief

May 3, 2017

Filed under Columns

Tues., Apr. 4, 2017 was Equal Pay Day in the U.S., a day dedicated to remember once again just how far into the year a woman must work in order to earn what her male counterparts were paid the previous year. Although this day...

True Feminism

Megan Jenkins, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Ominous music resonates through the cold, open corridor. Crows screech as they hurriedly fly by. Three iconic friends walk through the chilling scene as they come across one white-haired boy, smirking with childish delight. Leading...

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