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Why You’re Already a Feminist

Sydney Koehler, Features Editor

April 15, 2016

“I believe in equal rights, but I’m not a feminist.” I’ve always wondered where this notion came from that feminists aren’t champions of equality. I’ve always been confused when people have associated feminism with man-hating. I’ve always been puzzled by those who choose not to identify as...

Unthankful Thanksgiving

Georgia Ansley, News Editor

April 14, 2016

Thanksgiving is the only holiday left un¬touched by money making hands and the only civil holiday celebrated by all Americans. It is the one holiday that does not promote buying and selling in order to participate. It’s a day, I like to believe, that still cherishes the feeling of gratitude and com...

The Arguments that Don’t Matter

AJ Yablonsky, Editor of Special Operations

April 14, 2016

Stop talking about your string cheese. Yes, that stick of USDA-approved-organic-pasture-raised-free-range-responsibly-grown-cage-free fat that you falsely assert solves the world’s hunger and energy and refugee and climate crises simultaneously. No one cares that you prefer to chomp on it in dainty ...

Defining Resilience

Sandy Sugi, Senior Staff Writer

April 14, 2016

The term resilience in a high school setting is often lost in its meaning. Teens come up with synonyms such as tough, energetic, hard-working, gutsy, perseverant, and lively. Resilience is defined as the ability to recover from illnesses, challenges, and adversity. Resilience, in a sense, is just a mo...

The Truth About Over Involvement

Lauren Hayward, Senior Staff Writer

April 11, 2016

I believe that students think they have to do numerous activities and be really involved otherwise they won’t get into college. To find out if this was true I interviewed college admissions counselors from Yale University, Gustavus Adolphus College, and Minnesota State University Mankato. Yale Unive...

The Racial Frame of Mind

Tyler Story, Guest Writer

April 11, 2016

I believe that race is a difficult topic to think about. To speak out on it can be even more difficult, but a dialogue needs to be started. Due to recent events including Trayvon Martin and Ferguson there seems to be a larger interest in the African American community and how it is treated. Now is t...

ACT Losing its Validity

Lauren Hayward, Senior Staff Writer

April 8, 2016

The ACT test, now required for all high school juniors in the state of Minnesota, is not an accurate representation of student intelligence. There is a strong correlation between family income levels and ACT scores. According to the ACT, “the standards are empirically derived descriptions of...

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