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#MeToo creates awareness for sexual abuse

#MeToo creates awareness for sexual abuse

Nietzsche Deuel

November 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion Columns

The #MeToo campaign was designed to show the magnitude of sexual assault toward women. Women who have faced these issues are encouraged to post on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter “#MeToo” if they were a victim of sexual assault or harassment. According to The New York Times, on Oct. 15, actress...

National parks to increase admission fee

National parks to increase admission fee

Yonit Krebs

November 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion Columns

According to The New York Times, U.S. national parks are considering increasing their admission fees at 17 popular parks to combat record-high numbers of visitors. The revenue from these proposed increases would go to maintenance and infrastructure projects. According to National Public Radio, the in...

Fate of Americans still jeopardized after first year of Trump

Fate of Americans still jeopardized after first year of Trump

Hadeal Rizeq

November 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion Columns

On this exact day last year, I couldn’t help but notice the disbelief and shock I felt as I saw Donald Trump win the presidential election. During that moment, I envisioned disaster and greed in the way our country was going to be led. Currently, the more I hear about President Donald Trump’s statements...

Cultures seek respect for their traditions

Cultures seek respect for their traditions

Evelyn Nelson

October 31, 2017


Filed under In-Depth, Opinion Columns

Surrounded by sombreros at Halloween or ‘boxer braids’ on mainstream media, junior Cecilia Brown said she faces the struggle of where to draw the line concerning cultural appropriation at Park . According to human rights officer for the state of Minnesota Lenora White, cultural appropriation define...

Appropriated costumes show lack of respect

Appropriated costumes show lack of respect

Racquel Fhima

October 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion Columns

Cultural appropriation in Halloween costumes has continued to be extremely prevalent in today’s society. While we have gotten better, costumes such as the “adult Geisha” costume, “adult seniorita mariachi” costume and “adult bollywood diva” costume still exist. These costumes have sparked...

Proposed pipeline unearths controversy

Proposed pipeline unearths controversy

Hanna Schechter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinion Columns

Enbridge Energy, a transporter of fossil fuels, has proposed plans for a new pipeline to the Minnesota Department of Commerce that will carry crude oil and tar sands from Canada through Minnesota and into Wisconsin. The manager of the Energy Regulation and Planning department Kate O’Connell said, “Minn...

PCP: Taking a knee

PCP: Taking a knee

October 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion Columns

Mental Health Awareness Week: Stigmas intensified following shooting

Mental Health Awareness Week: Stigmas intensified following shooting

Elise Riley

October 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion Columns

Following most mass shootings in modern American history, including the most recent in Las Vegas, discussion occurs regarding the shooter's mental status.  While the shooter’s mental health is definitely a factor to analyze in the investigation, it is often unacceptably used as a scapegoat to ...

New door policy impractical

New door policy impractical

October 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinion Columns

Starting at the beginning of the school year, a new practice was enforced to increase security at the high school. Doors to enter the school will not open for student access until 7:25 a.m. From 6:15 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., doors will be opened temporarily to allow athletes in for strength and conditionin...

I dropped out of the Homecoming court

I dropped out of the Homecoming court

Hadeal Rizeq

September 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinion Columns

The moment I heard my name being called at Friday’s homecoming pep fest, I immediately felt like my life was over. Not just about myself as a student for participating in a high school tradition, but what this meant for me as an Arab, Muslim and hijabi. I felt like a piece of my identity was gone;...

Lake Calhoun name change efforts waste of time

Lake Calhoun name change efforts waste of time

Adah Koivula

May 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion Columns

The recent name change of Lake Calhoun to Bde Maka Ska is a massive waste of time. The Minneapolis Park Board could dedicate even more time and resources to the amount of pollution at the lake or worrying about enforcing the no smoking in public parks policy. According to Minneapolis Parks and Rec...

Opinions: Wisdom retreat poorly timed

Opinions: Wisdom retreat poorly timed

Adah Koivula

May 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinion Columns

The wisdom retreat was the biggest waste of time. Like many of my fellow seniors, I have been waiting for graduation since I started elementary school. I cannot wait to graduate, move to New York and go to college. So, when the day for the annual wisdom retreat rolled around, I struggled to decide t...

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