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Fall trends draw from old favorites, individuality

Fall trends draw from old favorites, individuality

Ethan Brown

September 20, 2016

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

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

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

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 ...

Increase self-advocacy by learning Constitutional rights

Increase self-advocacy by learning Constitutional rights

Allison Cramer and Hannah Goldenberg

January 16, 2016

Senior Raina Arntson walked to her car to go home after spending time with friends in July. A police officer pulled up beside her and wrote her a citation because it was 11:10 p.m., 10 minutes past the legal curfew. “I was scared and even though I was going to my car, I understand why he pulled me ov...

It could happen here

It could happen here

Ethan Brown and Max Blackburn

January 12, 2016

Emma Dietz Sophomore Hussein Al-tmeemi fled Iraq in 2012 after an explosive took his brother’s leg and his cousin was killed during political unrest. Al-tmeemi said he finds it offensive when people lack empathy toward victims of violent events. “When I see people and they don’t care anymore,...

Strung along by media

Strung along by media

Mimi Fhima and Anna duSaire

November 10, 2015

When freshman Danielle Orloff encounters media bias, she feels as if the news source has let her down. “When I see media bias in the news I feel disappointed because a lot of people trust the media,” Orloff said. “The media is really doing a disservice to its viewers by displaying false inform...

Intersectionality

Intersectionality

Shoshi Leviton and Brigid Duffy

November 2, 2015

Senior Sharon Moranga views intersectionality through the lenses of her everyday experiences. “Certain groups of women have multi-layered levels in life that they have to deal with, and we all have different experiences in our groups,” Moranga said. “What white women go through isn’t the same...

Tear down the norm

Tear down the norm

Elise Riley and Sophie Yarosh

September 25, 2015

Sophomore Jacob Fischer (formerly known as Rose) said his experience this school year has been positive in regard to his transition from female to male. “I am just a boy that was born in a girl’s body,” Fischer said. Naomi Scheman, a professor in the gender, women and sexuality studies department...

Language breaks barriers

Language breaks barriers

Sydney Hall and Katie Orton

May 13, 2015

On sophomore Angelica Sirotin’s first day of kindergarten, she barely spoke a word of English. After growing up in a Russian-speaking household, everything from making friends to getting around was a challenge. However, just a few weeks later, she was already familiar with the language. The a...

Blurred Boundaries

Blurred Boundaries

Ivy Kaplan and Noa Raasch

April 15, 2015

"No means yes. Yes means anal." A group of freshman pledges to the Delta Kappa Epsilon  (DKE) fraternity surrounded a Yale sorority at night chanting these words, according to the Yale Daily News, Oct. 13, 2010. After this incident was reported, controversy came out concerning whether or not these...

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