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

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

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

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.

Peculiar Presidents Facts for Presidents’ Day

Peculiar Presidents Facts for Presidents’ Day

Grace Cruikshank, Backpage Editor

February 16, 2018

Monday, February 19 we will celebrate President’s Day. Here are some fun facts about our nation’s leaders.

Car Care for the Cold

Grace Cruikshank, Backpage Editor

December 21, 2017

The winter months are upon us and the roads are getting icy. Over half of the people in our school are licensed drivers, so it is important to be prepared in case of any sudden car problems, breakdowns, or accidents due to the slippery roads and freezing weather. Here are the essentials that will help keep you safe this winter:

Is Christmas Spirit Becoming Way Too Claustrophobic?

Is Christmas Spirit Becoming Way Too Claustrophobic?

Anna Hoffmann and Isabella Bennett

December 21, 2017

In a little less than a week, Christmas will have come and gone. It seems as if time flies at warp speed, but it also feels like the Christmas festivities started forever-and-a-day ago. Each year, the Christmas commercials start earlier and earlier. Some even begin airing before Thanksgiving. Some stores even start selling their Christmas merchandise before Halloween starts. Each year it feels like Christmas gets more and more commercialized, and because of that, it becomes overwhelming.

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