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The loneliness pandemic

Anna Pipinos, Staff Writer

October 1, 2019

Sitting in the car, you silently scroll through Instagram as your family sits beside you. At the dinner table, you watch Netflix instead of paying attention to your siblings’ stories from school. Texting a friend, you send “H...

Social media c*ns*rsh*p

Nate Hollenbeck, Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

George Washington once said, “If [our] freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led like sheep to the slaughter.”  In recent years, an increasing number of big tech companies have taken action to...

Setting sex-ed standards

Anjali Pullabhotla, Opinions Editor

September 24, 2019

From pictures of STDs to hearing an adult say ‘penis’, sex education has often been regarded as the hallmark of cringe-worthy high school experiences.  However, regardless of the stigma (and the awkwardness), sex education is neces...

Hard hat hardships

September 24, 2019

The fluorescent lights of Buell shine down on the sea of royal blue rolling in the stands. As the Mustangs stride on the field, the MN student section chants, “Go Big Blue!” There’s one person at the heart of it all....

Finals season

Isa Luzarraga, Entertainment Editor

June 6, 2019

The deafening cacophony of 17,000 spectators screaming drowns out the squeaks of sneakers on the hardwood. From the sideline, frantic coaches yell for a timeout, to foul on the next possession, anything to ensure their team moves...

Small things

McKenzie Nelson, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

June 6, 2019

Three years ago I went into my counselor’s office to switch my foods class for a class that involved fewer ovens. Most of the classes that were only one semester I had already taken so I decided to sign up for a class called I...

Senior stress

Kylie Smith, Staff Writer

June 6, 2019

Though senior year seems like a breeze, many students are more stressed senior year than any other year. We are expected to pick a college, decide what we are going to do with our lives, and finish out school strong. On top of th...

“Canning” the recycling program

June 6, 2019

Blue recycling bins are in almost every classroom at MN. Although the bins seem to portray an environmentally positive school, this is not the whole truth. The 2,500+ students do not have the option of recycling at their school, a...

Making my mark

Keistin Harkleroad, Opinions Editor

June 6, 2019

My idea of high school was never the cliché “High School Musical” fantasy. Living in Logan, Iowa, I knew my experience would not include the glamorously depicted scenes on T.V. What I didn’t know is that I would be graduat...


Aanya Agarwal, Staff Writer

June 6, 2019

What can you buy with $376 dollars? Five brand new pairs of Adidas Superstars, 315 soft tacos at taco bell, and two pairs of airpods, if we’re rounding down. I, on the other hand, spent the $376 on AP testing. Many stu...

Spoiler alert

Nathan Reed, Staff Writer

June 6, 2019

If you’ve watched “Avengers Endgame”, you’ve likely faced or have been facing detrimental spoilers. But could those spoilers give you a better experience? Knowing more about what will happen can make a story more exciti...

Faux female film remakes

Lucy Tu, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

June 6, 2019

As I sit in the Village Pointe movie theater, eagerly awaiting the start of “Avengers: Endgame”, movie trailers flicker by on the screen. One film called “The Hustle”, starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson, gets laughs f...

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