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Math teacher hopes to start yoga classes at high school

Math teacher hopes to start yoga classes at high school

Emma Leff and Anika Hanson

December 18, 2018


Filed under Staff Profiles

According to math teacher Bobby Otto, yoga offers many benefits that have helped him manage stress. Because he thinks it also can help students, he is planning to start teaching a morning yoga class this upcoming semester. “(Yoga) is just a relaxation time, where you can start feeling your body, feel...

Sever’s is pure corny fun

Sever’s is pure corny fun

Claire Bargman

October 9, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

Fall festival creator, Sever Peterson, has been expanding continuously and adding new activities for 21 continuous falls. The festival offers everything from zip lines to pig races with all kinds of fair food to fill you up.    Staff member Harsh Khavare said he loves the improvements and additions that...

Student Council prepares for school year

Student Council prepares for school year

Noah Orloff

September 2, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

Senior Student Council co-president Cailey Hansen-Mahoney said she has many aspirations for the upcoming school year. “I want to try some new things,” Hansen-Mahoney said. “I think all officers want to do more events throughout the year to keep people engaged beyond just dances and then Homecoming w...

‘Master of None’ proves spectacular

Ethan Brown

November 30, 2015


Filed under Reviews

For a long time, Aziz Ansari stood behind the likes of Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman and his other “Parks and Recreations” co-stars. But in Netflix’s new TV show “Master of None,” Ansari steps into the spotlight, and along with him, comes a fantastic show. The show stars Ansari as struggling a...

Russian culture thrives in Minneapolis

Russian culture thrives in Minneapolis

Mimi Fhima

October 9, 2015


Filed under City Entertainment, Showcase

Visitors who enter the Museum of Russian Art find the Spanish-style building holds examples of Russian culture and history, according to museum volunteer Matt Esler. From the outside, the museum may look modest, but the inside holds many unknown historical gems, according to Esler. “I think, when it ...

Day One welcomes students

Day One welcomes students

Joseph Brandel and Ethan Brown

September 11, 2015


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

As students poured into school for their first day back, adviser Danya Castro and the Day One club prepared to kick off their group’s first-day event. Along with the opening day pep fest and a free lunch, Castro said students attended shortened classes to make room for activities at the end...

Don’t do away with tradition

Jonah Kupritz

September 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion Columns

Perhaps it’s hard to appreciate being pelted with water balloons or to watch a group of teenage boys twirl around in dresses in a dance that intermittently edges on illicit, but these instances share one valuable commonality: they are traditions. The aforementioned senior prank and senior boys’ danc...

Counseling department adds second activity fair

Counseling department adds second activity fair

Katie Orton

August 31, 2015


Filed under School clubs and activities

During the 2014 freshmen orientation activity fair, the gym buzzed with excitement. Sophomore Alex Monson traveled to tables inquiring about extracurriculars, but with limited time and distractions, she said she wasn’t able to speak to everyone. “I didn’t really get a chance to look at everyth...

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