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Time’s up on white feminism

Abbey Kegley, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018

Feminism is defined as the advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes. Feminist movements throughout history have come in “waves,” each advocating for more modern and timely issues with each movement. Many celebrities, such as Oprah Winfrey and Meryl Streep, spoke ...

Global affairs: the deliverance of indifference

February 22, 2018

Ten seconds are left on the clock. The game show host pulls out a shiny card and asks the final question for the ultimate prize: “What are the names of the five Simpson family members?” Instantly, your nerves calm, and you readily answer the final question with confidence, feeling like a genius. That’s...

Necessity of net neutrality

Laurel Westerman, Social Media Editor

February 22, 2018

  Our world relies on instant connections. With the touch of a button (or a voice command), access is granted to an ever-evolving, constantly updated database containing answers to questions most wouldn’t think to ask. This once free service has essentially been coined as a utility, which has ...

The side effects of smartphone syndrome

Michaela Mass, Online Editor

February 22, 2018

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.” - William James, a renowned psychologist who studied the relationship between the mind and body. One hundred years have past since James spoke this insightful quote, yet i...

Christmas crisis

Robert Carpenter, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018

The holiday season is here and with it comes the debate on the role of political correctness in the celebration of Christmas. This year, President Donald Trump kicked off the debate on Oct. 13 during his speech when he said “We’re saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again.” Even though Trump brought the d...

‘Lessen the load’ for custodians

January 22, 2018

MN never feels empty. The halls are always buzzing with some sort of activity, whether it is a school production or a team practice or a sports game. But at night, long after students and sports teams have gone home, the hallways continue to be filled with life. Custodians pull carts through the dark, empt...

Make America tweet again?

Adrian Enzastiga, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018

It has been a year since the election of President Donald Trump, and the debate is still heated: does his communication with the public make for a positive influence on our country? One fact that is not debated, however, is his unique means of communication. No other president has used Twitter as ...

Opposing opinions: Trump

McKenzie Nelson, Features Editor

January 22, 2018

The media has never fairly covered President Donald Trump and he was, and still is, upset by the fact that his communication is muddled by the biases of the news. Trump was so upset that he even re-popularized the term “fake news” that is used to refer to the biases of the media and has become par...

United in the Spirit of Giving

December 4, 2017

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 series of three flash fundraising activities from Oct. 10-12. Everyday, the s...

A Not-So-Political Divide

Lahari Ramini, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017

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 better understand this division, it is essential that we take a new and broad...

Sleepy Students Are Stressed Students

Amoolya Chengalasetty, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017

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 persistent problem among teenagers. Recent studies have shown that lack of sleep ...

The Importance of #MeToo

Sierra Lancaster, Entertainment Editor

December 4, 2017

“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, and other individuals coming forth is staggering. With these allegatio...