The American Public School Taboo: Sex Education

The American Public School Taboo: Sex Education

Isabella Bennett and Wyatt Mosiman

April 26, 2019

Whether you learned about it in school, from peers, or elsewhere, you’re probably no stranger to conversations about sex. Sexual education is a staple in health class and a hot topic right now in American media. Shows like Netflix’s Big Mouth and Sex Education are being created with the purpose of sparking conversations about reproductive health, a topic that some may consider too taboo or scandalous for high schoolers.

Feeling Lucky

Grace Cruikshank, Backpage Editor

March 22, 2019

Around St. Patrick’s Day we hear “Luck of the Irish” a lot.  There is no real proof that Irish people are lucky. In fact, historically, they have proven to be pretty unlucky (think, potato famine).  However, lucky charms and superstitions can give people confidence in a positive outcome. And if you are being optimistic and feeling confident, then it is likely that you will have a positive outcome. So maybe lucky charms and superstitions actually work.    

Symbolism of Border Walls Through History

Symbolism of Border Walls Through History

Isabella Bennett, Editor-in-Chief

March 22, 2019

Many people are likely tired of hearing about Trump’s border wall and all news related to it. However, the concept of putting a barrier along a length of a country’s border is not a new idea. Leaders for millennia have erected walls with the intent of keeping people out. Whether or not it is the most effective method of fortifying a boundary is up for debate, but walls send a strong message to citizens and outsiders alike.

Know It All

Grace Cruickshank, Backpage Editor

February 27, 2019

Minnesota What city was originally called Pig’s Eye?   How much shoreline does Minnesota have?   On what Minnesota Lake was water skiing invented in 1922?   Which Minnesota State Fair food contains the most calories? What U.S. fashion craze started in a Roseville, Minnesota gym in ...

Maintaining Healthy Relationships as a High Schooler

Maintaining Healthy Relationships as a High Schooler

Isabella Bennett and Wyatt Mosiman

February 15, 2019

With Heart Week and Valentine’s Day behind us and the Sweethearts Dance coming up, at this point every Minnetonka student must be feeling the love in the air (whether it feels genuine or out-of-a-can is up for interpretation). Relationships and feelings are celebrated every Valentine’s Day season,...

Do These Scare You?

Do These Scare You?

Grace Cruikshank, Backpage Editor

November 26, 2018

What is a Phobia? A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder that causes a long-term extreme or obsessive fear of something. A phobia is most commonly caused by a traumatic or stressful event during a person's childhood. However, sometimes the cause of phobias is unknown. Most phobias are cured by gradual exposure to the cause of fear or medication. The most fascinating fact about phobias is that they could be anything, no matter how strange it may be. Here are some of the weirdest phobias out there:

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