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Tragedy prompts conflict over gun control

Janet Holmes and Conner Wickland

February 1, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Recent events have brought gun ownership to the forefront of American politics, and lawmakers could impact the prerogatives involving firearms for future generations By Janet Holmes More regulations needed to increase safety With the rece...

Curriculum debated

Emma Weisner, Staff Writer

February 1, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Proposed social studies standards emphasize racism, exploitation Minnesota is changing history. On Dec. 20, legislators, educators, administrators and community leaders met to discuss a new social studies curriculum for Minn...

Tracking ensures attendance

Carter Green, Staff writer

February 1, 2013

Filed under Opinion

New identification cards allow Texas school to track students for funding While many people claim an action taken by a Texas school district to track students using radio frequency IDs is an attack on freedom, the prog...

A sleepless awakening

Caroline Ahlgrim, in-depth editor

December 3, 2012

Filed under Opinion Columns

When people think about soothing nighttime sounds, I’m pretty sure noisy trucks do not come to mind. Last June, I prepared myself for the first night of sleep on a Guatemalan mission trip. Little did I know the ruckus that...

“Skyfall” sets Bond box office record

Josh Scal, Staff Writer

November 12, 2012

Filed under Reviews

After a four year hiatus, Bond makes its triumphant return It appears as if the only thing falling for “Skyfall” are box office records that came before it. Shattering the $67 million Bond series precedent set by “...

Affirming equality

Kayla Goldfarb, News editor

November 5, 2012

Filed under Opinion

State should defeat marriage amendment   The sweetest love story I know started at Park. My friend’s two moms, who walked the A200 hallway together, have now enjoyed more than 30 years of commitment to one another....

Cancellation suitable for senior dance

Staff editorial

November 5, 2012

Filed under Opinion

The intention of the Senior Boys’ Dance was not to embarrass Principal Rob Metz. However, following the dance, Metz said he felt like Charlie Brown trying to kick the football after Lucy tricks him and takes it away as he watched...

Respecting religious students

Emma Weisner, Staff writer

November 5, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Park should modify its holiday absence policy After missing school for the Jewish High Holidays, junior Leah Shapiro was surprised when her grade suddenly dropped. “It was difficult because my teacher wasn’t a...

Conquering my inner monster

Lani Abelson, Copy Editor

October 9, 2012

Filed under Opinion Columns

In life, we are bound by family, friendships, aspirations and choices. I, however, am bound by something else as well. I am bound by fear. As a child, I cowered at every door slam, refused to step foot in an elevator and always...

Recent tragedies prompt increased gun restrictions

Nick Shaughnessy and Hannah Brodersen

September 11, 2012

Filed under Opinion

In response to recent tragedies in Aurora, Colo,; Oak Creek, Wisc.; and North Minneapolis, several states are increasing restrictions on purchasing and owning firearms. Minnesota current laws fall under the Gun Control Act o...

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