United in the Spirit of Giving

December 4, 2017

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Three minutes seems like an impossibly short amount of time. That’s only half of a passing period. But in that amount of time, MN students and staff were able to raise $3,843.93. MN partnered with the United Way to do a ser...

A Not-So-Political Divide

Lahari Ramini, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017

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Blue and red, donkey and elephant, liberal and conservative, and--the most common of all--Democrat and Republican. People are meant to fall into one of these categories, right? This may not always be the case. In order to be...

Sleepy Students Are Stressed Students

Amoolya Chengalasetty, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017

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From taking nap time after recess for granted in kindergarten, to high school, where we would do anything for an extra minute of sleep, our bodies and minds have come a long ways. Lack of sleep has been and still is a persis...

The Importance of #MeToo

Sierra Lancaster, Entertainment Editor

December 4, 2017

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“Silencing women silences justice.”- DaShanne Stokes With the outbreak of sexual assault allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, the roar of silence is becoming less deafening. The number of actors, actresses...

Giving Dress Codes the Cold Shoulder

Lucy Tu, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

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“Cover up. You’re a distraction.” Imagine spending hours studying for the most important test of the semester, only to be pulled out of class moments before, just so someone could tell you that you were an interruption t...

Dungeons and Dragons

O'Bryen Edwards, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

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With the popularity of “Stranger Things,” role-playing games such as “Dungeons and Dragons” are making a comeback. Kids can once again be seen putting off their homework to squeeze just one more hour of fantasy fighti...

North Korea

Bridget Baker, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017

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Songbun. To us, the word is meaningless, but for 25 million human beings, this simple term dictates the course of their entire lives without question. How much food will you receive from the latest rations? Will you study at ...

Balancing Your Education

Michaela Mass, Online Editor

October 15, 2017

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The power of the written word is inconceivable.  Shakespeare, MLK, and JK Rowling are only three literary geniuses who have profoundly shaped the lives of generations. Without their monumental accomplishments, the English la...

Votes, Voice, Value

Votes, Voice, Value

October 15, 2017

Force Friday returns: a new fleet of toys hit shelves

Adrian Enzastiga, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017

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Epic space battles, armies of faceless soldiers, laser sword fights, and severed limbs. These are all things that fans expect when watching any Star Wars movie. Because of the importance of Star Wars in pop culture, high expectations are also ...

Expanding universe, rising spectacle

Adrian Enzastiga, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017

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Bloodthirsty aliens, maniacal robots, and genetically modified racoons. These are the belovedly strange creatures fans of superhero films adore. Now, this craze of modern pop culture has spread dramatically to television show...

Worldwide Worldview

Jennifer Thompson, Opinions Editor

September 26, 2017

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“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the...

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