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Unique experience expands horizons

Unique experience expands horizons

Jenna Cook

April 27, 2019

As a freshman, I would have told anyone that I couldn’t see myself travelling south of the equator anytime soon. Now, as a senior, I am excited and grateful to have been able to experience Latin America in a completely individualized, one-of-a-kind way. I travelled with a close friend to her homet...

Unconventional learning makes life long impact

Unconventional learning makes life long impact

Izzy Kanne

April 24, 2019

When it comes to race, there is a difference between learning and understanding. Most people know only what they have learned in school about the history of race in the United States. A trip through the south allowed me to understand this history and the impact it still has on our society. Over sp...

Soccer captain to play in Germany

Soccer captain to play in Germany

Tamar Gewirtz

November 6, 2018

This coming winter, senior soccer player Zinedine Kroeten will be going off to Germany to play for soccer team Werderbrenem. According to Kroeten, this opportunity arose only recently. “I went to guest play for this team in Chicago. I did really well there, so the coach of the team showed the videos of...

Lewis Brown gains leadership skills at space camp

Lewis Brown gains leadership skills at space camp

Nicole Sanford

April 27, 2018

After attending a week-long space camp through Honeywell at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Alabama, senior Lewis Brown said the experience taught him more than just leadership skills. “It confirmed me not to judge a book by its cover because the first day I got there I said ‘oh my God, I...

Band teacher to teach in South Africa

Band teacher to teach in South Africa

Hannah Leff

April 11, 2018

According to Band director Steven Schmitz, he will be volunteer teaching at a music school in Cape Town, South Africa from May 13 to June 6. “I got this offer, that is probably once in a lifetime, to volunteer teach in Cape Town, South Africa. The school is a music school, and I would be teaching sa...

Enhanced driver’s license available in Minnesota

Enhanced driver’s license available in Minnesota

Eli Curran-Moore

February 14, 2018

Senior David Salamzadeh, who recently acquired an enhanced driver's licence, said the new licence can function as another form of ID in lieu of a passport to enter the United States from some neighboring countries. Salamzadeh got his from the Plymouth DMV, and said the licence is only available in certain locations. “T...

Minnesota licenses to work until 2018

Minnesota licenses to work until 2018

Avia Kaner-Roth

October 26, 2017

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety website, Real ID will go into effect on October 10, 2018, due to the extension granted by the Department of Homeland Security on October 18, 2017. Democratic Minnesota Senator Scott Dibble said he attributes the beginning of the Real ID debate in ...

Embracing spontaneity provides insight

Embracing spontaneity provides insight

Yonah Davis, writer

September 16, 2017

While traveling abroad in Europe this summer, my family stuck to our pre-planned itinerary in order to maximize our time and see the sites we had selected. On our way to the M.C Escher museum our first week in the Netherlands, we stopped to watch a Veterans Day parade. We stood among the throngs of...

Junior studies abroad in Israel

Junior studies abroad in Israel

Esther Gendler

December 20, 2016

Junior Ilana Meisler said she is excited to be spending two months at Alexander Muss High School in Israel. Meisler said she decided to go because of the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. “I decided to go to Israel because it was a unique opportunity and a cool experience,” Meisler said. Accord...

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