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Diversity of thought silenced

Diversity of thought silenced

Alex Balfour and Sophie Yarosh
March 3, 2017
Filed under In-Depth

Despite being in a supposedly open-minded environment, junior Billy Nicholls said he commonly finds himself struggling to speak his mind at school when he disagrees with majority opinions.

Social media creates platform for false information

Social media creates platform for false information

Max Bechtold, Atticus Raasch, and Hadeal Rizeq
January 11, 2017
Filed under In-Depth, Showcase

Confused and frustrated, sophomore Brahim Bouzara scrolls through major headlines on his phone, wishing he knew which sources he could trust. "I wish it wasn’t happening — the world isn’t perfect,” Bouzara said. “I wish the news was free, (that) it wasn’t biased, but I guess for that yo...

Election sparks interest

Election sparks interest

Atticus Raasch, Alex Balfour, and Lukas Levin
November 7, 2016
Filed under In-Depth

When sophomore Anika Hanson finished voting in the mock election, she noticed it sparked conversation among students. “I heard a lot more students talk about the Presidential candidates and the Constitutional amendment,” Hanson said. “I think it had positive effects because now people are learning a...

Not for sale

Not for sale

Elise Riley and Sophie Yarosh
October 11, 2016
Filed under In-Depth, Showcase

When 2016 alumna Alyssa Rauchman helped raise thousands of dollars with her church youth group to assist sex trafficked women last year, she felt surprised by how much change she could cause. “My youth group at my church is made up of about 200 high schoolers and together we raised like $13,000 in a mon...

Fall trends draw from old favorites, individuality

Fall trends draw from old favorites, individuality

Ethan Brown
September 20, 2016
Filed under In-Depth

Sophomore Caroline Garland selects her clothes every morning carefully, knowing each day her outfit acts as an extension of her personality and an expression of her lifestyle. “Some students don’t really care about fashion, but a lot should, because fashion is an important part of e...

Let’s talk about sex education

Let’s talk about sex education

Nietzsche Deuel and Yonah Davis
May 20, 2016
Filed under In-Depth

When sophomore Jake Henry, who is on the myHealth youth advisory board, realized health was only 15 days a year, he felt necessary topics like sexual education couldn’t be covered well in the short timeframe. “We only had one week during freshman year where we talked about sex, but besides that we...

Community shoots for sustainability

Community shoots for sustainability

Katie Orton and Sydney Hall
April 13, 2016
Filed under In-Depth

Environmental issues have always interested freshman Leila Raymond. Raymond said she volunteered last year for Sustainable Educational Edible District-wide Stewardship (SEEDS), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing sustainable education to St. Louis Park residents through edible gardens. When sh...

Communal grief creates strength

Communal grief creates strength

Hannah Bernstein and Jonah Kupritz
March 8, 2016
Filed under In-Depth, Showcase

After losing her close friend of many years in ninth grade, senior Shea Swanson said she knows all too well what it’s like to deal with tragedy. Carly Christenson died in 2013 because of complications of the flu. Swanson said the experience threw her into disarray. “It was just so shocking, and ...

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