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Putting the “Lesson” back in “History Lesson”

Ori Etzion

October 29, 2014

To many, the mere thought of displaying symbols associated with the Nazis, especially in a public school environment, is easily thought of as an insensitive act. However, Oct. 28, students of the IB history: 20th century issues displayed Nazi flags and posters in the C350 classroom as a part of a...

Stand on the right side of history

Stand on the right side of history

Noah Robiner

October 22, 2014

Students and faculty in Jefferson County Public Schools, Colorado’s largest school district, carried out protests and walkouts the week of Sept. 23. The protests were in response to a school board proposal to change aspects of the Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH) curriculum. Julie Williams,...

A state push to close the gap

Noa Grossman

October 6, 2014

The financial inability to take a college readiness exam should never prevent any student from accessing postsecondary education. The new ACT requirement for juniors, passed during Minnesota’s 2013 legislative session, prevents this issue by providing free exams. According to a press release...

Sidewalks do more harm than good

Natalie Vig

September 27, 2014

The city’s “Connect the Park” initiative takes sidewalks a step too far In attempts to make the city of St. Louis Park more connected, officials plan to increase current sidewalk footprints over the next 10 years according to the city council website. By adding six foot sidewalks to various...

Nail polish cannot stop rape

Emily Melbye, Writer

September 24, 2014

Everyone must take simple precautions to keep themselves safe in America. This means looking both ways before crossing the street and making sure they lock their house before they leave. What is not considered a simple responsibility is for a women to apply nail polish that detects date rape drugs...

Eliminating the achievement gap

Noa Grossman

September 22, 2014

The financial inability to take a college readiness exam should never prevent any student from accessing postsecondary education. The new ACT requirement for juniors, passed during Minnesota’s 2013 legislative session, prevents this issue by providing free exams. According to a press release...

No good solutions, but clear sides

No good solutions, but clear sides

David Hope

September 4, 2014

History repeats itself. At least it does in some regions. On July 8, the conflict between Israel and Palestinians living in Gaza re-erupted. These events were brought on by high tensions caused by the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli adolescents and the subsequent death of a muslim teen in the...

Secure and safe under attack

Secure and safe under attack

Hannah Goldenberg

September 3, 2014

Many Americans believe it is unsafe to travel to Israel due to what they see in the news. In the Jewish community, we believe Israel is one of the safest places to be and travel there even in times of conflict. I was one of those crazy people who chose to spend a month of my summer in Israel. My youth...

Behind the curtain

Noa Raasch

May 30, 2014

I peaked in junior high. Dressed in neon tights, contrasting skirts and customized Converse, I ruled the middle school scene. Eighth grade was the defining year of my life, when I realized my personality was at its highest degree on stage. The thought of hundreds of eyes staring at me caused my...

Blurred traditional gender lines

Ivy Kaplan

May 29, 2014

      It’s a typical day at the high school. The hallways fill up with hundreds of female students wearing pants and one male student wearing a dress. While the girls pass along unquestioned, the male receives judging looks from students and apparent concern from staff. This...

Uniformed ballots cast too often

David Hope

May 29, 2014

A nother election season has come and gone. Our hallways were briefly decorated with 8”x11” posters and ballots were handed out during third hour. As in previous years Student Council has changed membership with very little fanfare. The application process for candidates is very thorough and...

Sports experience gender gap in media coverage

Noah Betz-Richman

May 29, 2014

  Slam dunks, diving catches and spectacular goals can often be seen on primetime sports programs; however, these plays are performed by an overwhelming majority of male athletes. Despite growing participation by women athletes in high school and college sports since 1971, media coverage of...

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