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Giving Dress Codes the Cold Shoulder

Lucy Tu, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

“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 to the class. This may have never happened to you, but it’s a scary ...

Dungeons and Dragons

O'Bryen Edwards, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

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 fighting into their day before they go to bed. With the endless possibilities for adventure...

North Korea

Bridget Baker, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017

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 the top university or the lowest farm? Will you live--or die? In North ...

Balancing Your Education

Michaela Mass, Online Editor

October 15, 2017

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 language, Civil Rights, and our youth’s imagination would not be where it stands to...

Votes, Voice, Value

Votes, Voice, Value

October 15, 2017

  It is October, senior year, seven months until you are out of MPS. Looking back on the last 12 years, you can see the many advantages you were given from the district. As a kindergartener, your class size was small and you were able to receive more attention because of it. As a fourth gra...

Force Friday returns: a new fleet of toys hit shelves

Adrian Enzastiga, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017

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 placed on the toys and merchandising products. The first wee...

Expanding universe, rising spectacle

Adrian Enzastiga, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017

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 shows. The cause of this was the revolutionary idea of an expanded universe. Instea...

Worldwide Worldview

Jennifer Thompson, Opinions Editor

September 26, 2017

“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 government for a redress of grievances.” This is the first amendment...

History Not Heritage

Megan Joyce, Staff Writer

September 25, 2017

A crowd full of white faces. Four fingers raised to the sky. A Confederate flag. Cardboard signs over people’s heads. Pale faces illuminated by the glow of orange torches. Chants turn to screams. Jostling turns to fighting. The conflict started over the removal of the statue of Confederate general R...

Foreign Languages

Madeline Halgren, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017

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, this brought to my attention how important learning foreign languages are...

My Thoughts After Four Years

Tyler Collins, Opinions Editor

May 15, 2017

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, filled the stage of my primarily white church with his presence. His own...

Unity In Diversity

Sarah Hanson, Co Online Editor

May 15, 2017

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 fundamentally incorrect. Nearly three months ago, I read an influential article ...