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Denim Day leaves positive impact

Fair use from the Denim Day website. Pictured is the quote “My jeans protest violence,” which spreads awareness on sexual violence by asking people to wear denim. The purpose of wearing denim is to show solidarity with victims of sexual violence.

Jayde Claussen

May 19, 2020

Denim Day has been celebrated for the past 21 years, and although the thought might be lighthearted, the story behind this day is heartbreaking, yet empowering. In 1999, the Italian Supreme Court ruled that an 18 year old girl, who was sexually assaulted by her 45-year-old driving instructor, was ...

IB History celebrates student without tardies for 50 days

Senior Patrick Djerf smiles as he opens the pizza box during a pizza party in his history class. Djerf won this celebration by being on time 50 days in a row, a challenge that was set between him and his history teacher in October.

Samantha Klepfer

February 3, 2020

As senior Patrick Djerf sat in his IB History HL class eating pizza, he acknowledged that despite the 50 days he spent making sure he got to class on time, his perfect record broke shortly after the challenge ended. “I think I'm better at (being on time), even now that the 50 days have ended,...

Latino Student Association celebrates Cinco de Mayo

Juniors Natalia Caraballo and Esmeralda Perez perform a cultural dance at the Cinco de Mayo celebration during lunch May 4.

Isabel Kjaer and Sofia Seewald

May 10, 2018

While watching students of different cultures dance, eat and celebrate, freshman Victoria Palma said the celebration of Cinco de Mayo, May 5, was meant to bring attention to the powerful Latino community. “We, here, have to commemorate Mexico,” Palma said. “We are a strong community, and other people ...

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden to reopen early June

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is set to reopen on June 3.

D’aviyan Robinson

May 23, 2017

After hearing about the changes made to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, junior Veda Cole said she anticipates visiting for the first time since it closed for renovations in 2015. “I’m excited about seeing what they changed, how they’re going to rearrange it, how many of the old (sculptures) th...

Girls’ swim team honors seniors

Girls’ swim team honors seniors

Isaac Wert

October 16, 2016

Assistant coach of girls’ swimming Amanda Forsberg said senior night is a long-running tradition among high school sport teams. “It’s the last home meet of the season, where we honor the swimmers for their dedication and effort over the last three to six years,” Forsberg said. Forsberg said...

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