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Judging Entire Religions?

Tyler Collins, Opinions Editor

March 6, 2017

In the past several years we have seen multiple acts of terror from Muslim extremists, both nationally and internationally. This has fueled a fire of animosity and misunderstanding against Muslims in the U.S. and abroad. The dislike has gone both ways as people, including Christians, have retaliated...

The Child With Divorced Parents

Camryn Mottl, Features Editor

March 6, 2017

When I received the phone call, it was the summer of 2015, and I wasn’t at home. I was two and a half hours away, volunteering at a camp called Timberlake Ranch Camps as a junior cabin leader (or JCL for short). It wasn’t from my mom. It wasn’t from my dad. It was from my oldest sister, who hadn’t...

Cutting Out Early

Noah Sacco, Sports Editor

February 21, 2017

At the end of the college football season, a team is placed in a certain game based on its record in the regular season, if its record is at least .500. These games are known as bowl games. The bowl season begins in the middle of December and is brought to a close with the National Championship on Jan....

The Power Of Positivity

Eden Loveridge, Staff Writer

February 21, 2017

With the new year comes new goals for everyone. People want to read more, to lose weight, to make money, to simply improve their lives. With all of these goals come the different ways to reach them. Some people read self-help books, listen to podcasts, hire life coaches, or work with gym trainers. Positivity,...

Teachers Thoughts On Student Laptops

February 21, 2017

At the start of the second semester, MPS distributed laptops to each high school student as a part of the ‘One-to-One’ initiative. MN received over 2,500 new laptops on Thursday, Jan. 5. After a month of working with the new technology, the majority of teachers have noted substantial educational...

Immigration Makes Us Strong

Priya Kukreja, Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 21, 2017

My mother never thought she would be living in America. Growing up, she couldn’t even imagine herself leaving her city, Mumbai, much less her country, India. But two years after she married my father, they decided to apply for an American work visa as computer software consultants. In 1994, their...

A Grain Of Salt

Odochi Akwani, Co-Online Editor

February 21, 2017

Ever wonder why something is the way it is? Maybe it’s something insignificant like “Why do we assume the right side when walking by others?” or maybe it is something big like “Why do we get married?” These all begin with the question, “Why?” The 1997 book “The Four Agreements,” by...

Keystone Crisis

Leily Zhu, News Editor

February 21, 2017

It has been slightly over a week since President Donald Trump has assumed position as the President of the United States and in those days in office, he has taken many actions to “Make America Great Again.” These actions all tend to follow the trend of undoing the actions of his predecessor, former...

A Diverse Family

Tyler Collins, Opinions Editor

February 21, 2017

It seems that issues regarding human diversity continually appear in the news today. President Trump’s recent actions regarding travel to and from several countries has sparked discussion on both sides of the issue and, in some cases, has heated things up. As a kid, I always thought that diversity...

Don’t Live By The Numbers

Rodney Edwards, Staff Writer

January 12, 2017

Renowned statistician Nate Silver, tweeted on May 10th, “Cubs will win the World Series and, in exchange, President Trump will be elected 8 days later.”  While joking then, he and the entire nation were in disbelief when these unlikely events actually occurred. In sports, one subject you can’t g...

Laptops? Here’s What You Need To Do

January 12, 2017

As 2016 draws to a close, many people have begun to make preparations for the new year. The school district is hard at work programming and organizing the thousands of laptops that students will be receiving in January. In the spirit of this excursion, we at The Hoofbeat have come up with a list of dos a...

Ripple Effect

Leily Zhu, News Editor

January 11, 2017

A large body of water stands absolutely still, placid, nearly frozen. Then, a single miniscule droplet of water drips onto the calm surface. A slight ripple forms, small rings extending from the center. If there was no force to interrupt it, the ripple would continue on forever, reaching great distan...