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Thomas Begley, Staff Writer | May 19, 2021

Heavy breathing echoed throughout the weight room as the MN swim team trained for their upcoming season. Everyone's breath seemed to hitch as junior Andrew Zheng fell to the ground.  On Nov. 23, Zheng was doing box jumps and surpassed the height of the box, inadvertently kicking it out from underneath him. Zheng fell to the ground fracturing his radius.  After setting the school record in the...

Aiden Lewald, Staff Writer | May 14, 2021

The camera pans the field, first focusing on the star players, then shifting to the sidelines full of coaches, trainers, and even more players, before it finally lands on the stands.  There is something a bit different about the stands this year… they are practically empty, or in some cases, completely void of all fans.  This season, the National Football League is having to do something...

Cooper Piercy, Staff Writer | April 20, 2021

The players on the court seem miles below the stands, and yet, all of their actions; every twitch of their hand throwing the ball back into another dribble, seem microscopically visible. All the sounds, whether it be the rhythmic thud of the basketball on the court floor or the frantic thud of students jumping up and down on the stands, all feels equally projected directly into your brain. It all comes...

Isa Luzarraga, Editor-in-Chief | February 26, 2021

God-given talent, awe-striking athleticism, pure grit. All three descriptors are said to have defined senior guard and five-star recruit, Hunter Sallis’ success. For the prolific basketball player, his rise to renown has been punctuated by his status as a semifinalist for the Naismith High School Player of the Year award. “It means a lot. This is a testament to my hard work and also another...

Anna Pipinos, Lifestyle Editor | February 7, 2021

“Coach Paulson is just so smart about the Xs and Os [offense and defense] about basketball. I admire that so much. His outstanding ability to communicate that knowledge to players, combined with his relentless passion for excellence, has me convinced that Coach Paulson is going to do so, so well at MN,” Former girls basketball head coach David Diehl said.  After training and teaching the girl’s...

Lily Taylor, Sports Editor | February 7, 2021

The year was 1989. Jessie Armstead sat in the Loews Anatole Hotel banquet hall in Dallas, Texas. The future five-time Pro Bowler had a big decision to make as the ball cap belonging to his future college sat in front of him.  For the majority of high school athletes, furthering their athletic careers in college is a dream. Even with years of hard work and dedication only 7% of high school athletes...

Deeksha Shridher, Staff Writer | February 7, 2021

As the lights shine overhead, the MN wrestling team waits in anticipation to see who will step onto the podium. After hours of grappling with competitors, the wrestlers wait to see who will come out on top.  Nov. 16  marks the start of the 2020 wrestling season. Soon, the wrestlers will put their months of practice and conditioning to the test to see who will come out as champion. However,...

Sneha Selvaraj, Staff Writer | February 5, 2021

Keeping her head down, senior Hannah Hailu watches her shadow in the light blue water, waiting for the signal to dive in. Her team of four are competing in the 200 meter medley relay, and she is about to start the race off with her backstroke. What none of them expected was breaking the school’s record for the event. The four of them would bring down the record time from 1:47.55 to 1:46.36. This...

Sidney Anderson, Opinions Editor | February 5, 2021

“Get on the line.” My stomach drops. I can already feel the ache in my lungs from the running I know is coming. Immediately, I started to analyze what wasn’t good enough in my team’s performance, and what we could improve on to avoid punishment next time. How can I fix it? Why is it not good enough? Why am I not good enough? How can I be perfect? Soccer wasn’t always like this for me....

Ever Loveridge , Staff Writer | October 10, 2020

You're flipping through the channels on your TV, trying to find something interesting to watch. You stop on a live basketball game, the Utah Jazz versus the Denver Nuggets. Scanning the court you realize the stands are empty. Instead of actual people filling the stands, virtual fans are being broadcasted on a video board above the benches. It’s unlike any basketball game you’ve ever witnessed.  Due...