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Four Short Years

Christina Youn, Co Editor In Chief

May 15, 2017

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. Although Nike shorts are still arguably the coolest thing ever, editorials...

The Butterfly Effect

Priya Kukreja, Co Editor In Chief

May 15, 2017

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 create a tornado half-way across the world. For many years, the butterfly...

Public Schools Teaching a Worldview?

Tyler Collins, Opinions Editor

May 3, 2017

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 good about this. “I mean we go to a public school right? It’s not religious...

Women In Combat

Liz Nelson, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017

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 finally decided approximately two years ago that women would officially be...

Remembering the Wage Gap

Christina Youn, Co-Editor-In-Chief

May 3, 2017

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 isn’t as widely known, it is a day that highlights one of the reasons for...

True Feminism

Megan Jenkins, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017

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 the way, the red-head girl storms up to the bully, pointing her magic...

No More Nobility: Prom Royalty Dethroned

Staff Editorial

May 3, 2017

While prom was packed with excitement from the lip-sync battle, there seemed to be something missing. Prizes were handed out, memories were captured in the photo booth, every student dressed to impress and yet for some, the suspense built up for this night fell short. Where were the crowns? Our Prom Kin...

No Room For Steroids

Noah Sacco, Sports Editor

March 6, 2017

Every year, legendary ball players are voted on by the Major League Baseball committee regarding who will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Many have achieved Hall of Fame caliber through their talent and pure playing ability on the diamond. For others, they have relied on performance-enhancing...

Changing Gender Roles

Christina Youn, Co-Editor

March 6, 2017

According to a Science journal study published on Jan. 26, young girls feel less “smart” than boys by the early age of six. Already at this age, girls feel that boys are more likely to be more successful in “smarter” activities than themselves. The report was based on a group of 400 students...

Ending Xenophobia

Christina Youn, Co-Editor-In-Chief

March 6, 2017

On Wed., Feb. 22, a man opened fire at a bar in Olathe, MO on two technology workers of Indian descent after reportedly yelling, “Get out of my country.” Srinivas Kuchibhotla was killed, and Alok Madasani and Ian Grillot, a bystander, were both injured. The FBI announced on Tues., Feb. 28 that the...

It’s About Time We Pull The Plug On PDA

March 6, 2017

PDA, or Public Display of Affection, has long been a part of the high school experience. However, we, as students, have come to see a rise in this display. Couples have been seen showing their affection in open view for an audience of students and teachers alike. We have no problem with PG PDA (i.e....

To Be Heard

Haley Elder, Entertainment Editor

March 6, 2017

Stand up! Fight back!” echos throughout the crowd. People of different genders, different ages, different backgrounds, different religions come together at the same place with the same goal—to be heard. No matter the cause, many protests tend to be organized in similar ways. Over the past few months,...