The American Public School Taboo: Sex Education

The American Public School Taboo: Sex Education

Isabella Bennett and Wyatt Mosiman

April 26, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

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.

Symbolism of Border Walls Through History

Symbolism of Border Walls Through History

Isabella Bennett, Editor-in-Chief

March 22, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

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.

Maintaining Healthy Relationships as a High Schooler

Maintaining Healthy Relationships as a High Schooler

Isabella Bennett and Wyatt Mosiman

February 15, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

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,...

E-Cigarette and Nicotine Use Among Teenage Population

E-Cigarette and Nicotine Use Among Teenage Population

Isabella Bennett and Wyatt Mosiman

October 26, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

Vaping has reached a point where its scent is recognizable by most high school students. Everyone from experts to Instagram ads now calls the widespread popularity of vaping an epidemic, and justifiably so. The 2017 Minnesota Youth Tobacco Survey found that one in five high school students currently vapes. This statistic, while unsurprising to many teens, raises serious concerns.

High School Expectations Vs. Reality for Freshman Year

High School Expectations Vs. Reality for Freshman Year

Isabella Bennett and Wyatt Mosiman

September 28, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

As September of the 2018-19 school year wraps up, the new freshmen class is finally growing accustomed to the ins and outs of high school life. However, they’re also now realizing it’s not everything that media suggested it would be. Zac Efron lied. Class of 2022, we now speak directly to you.

Betsy DeVos’ School Choice Plan Casts Desolate Shadow on Public Education

Betsy DeVos’ School Choice Plan Casts Desolate Shadow on Public Education

Alia Arellanes, Editor-in-Chief

March 22, 2017


Filed under Editorials

It’s been the elephant in the room for many public educators and students alike, and Breezes is here to address it. Last month, Betsy DeVos became the nation’s eleventh Secretary of Education, however, her qualifications fall short of her predecessors; DeVos, a billionaire, donated over $200 million to the Republican Party, which leaves many to believe that her massive donation granted her the position of Secretary of Education. Additionally, DeVos’ qualifications for such a demanding position are more than lacking, since she has never taught nor worked in a school system, public or otherwise.

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