Why Severe Weather Is The Thing To Watch For This Spring Season

Why Severe Weather Is The Thing To Watch For This Spring Season

Grace Cruikshank, Backpage Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Backpage

It doesn’t seem like it when you look outside lately, but severe weather season is actually under way. Severe weather season means that the atmosphere is warming after the winter. But the increase in temperatures and humidity means that sever weather like thunderstorms, straight line winds, hail and tornadoes.

Appreciation of Free Speech Must Be Cultivated Now

Appreciation of Free Speech Must Be Cultivated Now

Anna Hoffman, Editor-In-Chief

April 27, 2018


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An amendment thrown around almost as much as the Second Amendment is the First Amendment. If anyone should know anything about the United States, it’s that this is the land of guns and the home of freedom: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom to assemble, and freedom to petition the government. It’s not one of the most important parts of the Constitution for no reason. The United States has been built around this idea, and we see it every day. From Trump’s right to use Twitter to the ability of publications like The New York Times and The Washington Post to exist, even the right to scream out a string of curse words, our everyday lives are deeply rooted in this American ideal.

Second Annual Drinking Fountain Awards

Liam Boris, Social Media Manager

April 27, 2018


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This is the news that matters: an update on which drinking fountains of the school meet most students’ needs. Last April, Breezes published an article ranking each of the water fountains the school offers against one another. This year, the newspaper wished to not only update, but also to involve more student input to acquire more accurate results. Here is the evidence from all categories.

Enough is Enough: The Threat of Gun Violence in Schools

Enough is Enough: The Threat of Gun Violence in Schools

Anna Hoffman, Maureen Reinhardt, and Molly Johnson

April 4, 2018


Filed under Backpage, Top Stories

Everyone, regardless of age or political opinion, has been affected in some capacity by gun violence in America. Though you may hold a different position on the gun control controversy than your neighbor, something we can all agree on is that every student is entitled to a safe education. This article is not intended to change your mind or sway your established opinions, but rather to inform you about gun violence in American schools. No matter your opinion, it is important to know the facts that are available in order to make educated decisions.

Life as a Left Hander

Grace Cruikshank, Backpage Editor

March 16, 2018


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Only 10% of the world population is left handed. But For left handed people of the world, life isn’t easy. Throughout history, stigmas were attached to left handedness such as them being unclean, witches, or possessed by the devil. Children with left handed tendencies were forced to use their right hand in school.

Let’s Talk About Steps to Take to Love Life a Little More

Let’s Talk About Steps to Take to Love Life a Little More

Anna Hoffman, Editor-in-Chief

February 16, 2018


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Life can be tough; we’ve all experienced something that we didn’t think we could handle or that forced us to make changes we were never expecting. As teenagers--especially at such a high-pressure school as Minnetonka--we are overworked, fatigued, and stressed to the breaking point. It can be overwhelming, and stress can potentially lead to anxiety disorders, acne, stomach aches, depression, headaches and increased agitation, among many other things.

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