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Going maskless feels unnatural

Going maskless feels unnatural

Harris Keekley June 10, 2021

After about a year in quarantine and having to wear a mask at all times, when I visited Wisconsin, one of many states that have lifted the mask mandate for vaccinated people, it felt really awkward. All...

Anti-transgender bills have been proposed in 28 states, including Minnesota in 2021. Legislation targets the rights of transgender youth’s access to health care and sports.

Anti-transgender bill is unjust

Sam Listiak April 16, 2021

In a so-called progressive society in the year 2021, laws have been passed in many states that unjustly target transgender athletes. In Minnesota, a bill was passed that restricts the rights of high...

Tednaisha Satterwhite

Think before you decide to travel

Tednaisha Satterwhite April 11, 2021

It seems some people tend to forget we’re in the middle of a global pandemic. There has been a concerning theme of traveling instead of quarantining. I can only imagine how many people chose to travel...

Masks should be required in public, even if vaccinated

Masks should be required in public, even if vaccinated

Gillian Kapinos March 21, 2021

For every 100 people in the United States, 32 of them  have received at least one dose. The pandemic is finally starting to come to a close. Many places like Texas, Mississippi and Florida are rushing...

People should stop identifying as ‘super-straight’

People should stop identifying as ‘super-straight’

Anna Benishek March 14, 2021

Recently, people have been identifying themselves as “super-straight” on TikTok. The term “super-straight” is meant to refer to a preference of the opposite sex with the exclusion of transgender...

Classroom connection reappears in distance learning

Classroom connection reappears in distance learning

Aisha Hersi March 6, 2021

Through the screen of my computer, I could see the bubbling excitement on my teachers’ faces as they welcomed students back to hybrid learning on Feb. 22. Their enthusiastic moods radiated onto me, giving...

Decision to send freshmen back before juniors reasonable

Decision to send freshmen back before juniors reasonable

Molly Schochet February 17, 2021

When we left school last March due to COVID-19 I knew we weren’t going to return in person for the rest of the year. As the summer dragged on, it became clear that we weren’t going back to school in...

Time to get rid of the new normal

Time to get rid of the new normal

Gillian Kapinos January 23, 2021

The first case of COVID-19 in Minnesota was found on March 6, 2020. Since that day, we haven’t been able to live life as we used to. Many people have come to terms with the way it’s been, even calling...

Pass/No Credit system relieves unnecessary stress

Pass/No Credit system relieves unnecessary stress

Tenzin Gyaldatsang January 17, 2021

Similar to the switch to a pass/fail system for the second semester of last school year, the administration has brought the system back as a temporary grading system practice amidst the COVID-19 pandemic....

Impeachment must happen

Impeachment must happen

Jacob Khabie January 13, 2021

The House of Representatives is expected to meet Jan. 13 to vote on the second impeachment of President Donald Trump, this time on the grounds of incitement of insurrection. While the move may seem unnecessary...

Sports shouldn’t overshadow theater during pandemic

Sports shouldn’t overshadow theater during pandemic

Lilly Strathman January 11, 2021

There has always been this unspoken hierarchy between sports and theater. Labeling people as “weird” or “lame” because they choose the fall musical over playing football is unacceptable. The reactions...

Capitol raid embarrasses Americans

Capitol raid embarrasses Americans

Laniyah Thornton January 11, 2021

As an American, Jan. 6 was an embarrassing day. I and thousands of others watched live coverage of the Capitol being raided and destroyed by Trump supporters. The past four years have been filled with...

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