Midterm Elections: Researching and Voting Responsibly

Midterm Elections: Researching and Voting Responsibly

Annika Larson, Deputy Commentary Editor

October 26, 2018


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It’s a well known fact that the midterm elections are quickly approaching. With so many TV and social media advertisements, it’s hard to miss.  But how can one sort through the seemingly infinite yard signs to support candidates with a clear conscience?

How Do Traditional Gender Roles Affect Women of Today?

Alex Jensen, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018


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From rallies and protests to targeted legislation, women have gained positions that could never have been acquired decades ago. The number of women active in the workforce has increased tremendously but, the societal standards of their role in traditional society has translated into their work in modern society.

What Colleges Look for in a Strong Application Essay

What Colleges Look for in a Strong Application Essay

Sophie Moore, Managing Commentary Editor

September 28, 2018


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September is the time of the year when a new chapter begins for college freshmen, and rising high school seniors start to think about the long and grueling college application process. However, one of the main concerns that upperclassmen have about the application process is the essay requirement. Minnetonka senior, Emma Meents, is mainly worried about “whether or not [she] can actually get into the college” of her choice, and the way the essay might impact her application. But fear not; the vaguely-worded essay questions shouldn’t be an obstacle to the overall success of an application. Essentially, there are three overarching points that students should follow to write a strong essay.

Time to Get Out of Here: SpaceX Leading Charge in Human Relocation

Time to Get Out of Here: SpaceX Leading Charge in Human Relocation

Tommy Pratt, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018


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In 2011, President Obama cut funding for NASA’s already-underfunded Project Constellation amid budget concerns. He left vague objectives in its place for the organization to complete with their now-limited funding. Adjusted for inflation, government spending on space travel and research dropped by $3 billion from 2010 to 2011. Since then, NASA has mostly been performing quiet, low-value research.

Pennsylvania Gerrymandering Epidemic Improved with Court Ruling

Jacey Mismash, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018


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In case you haven’t been paying attention in social studies, gerrymandering is “a district or pattern of districts varying greatly in size or population as a result of gerrymandering.” This is an old tradition in many states in the US; one party redraws district lines to create a partisan advantage in different government elections.

Indisputable Ranking of Greatest Scenes from The Office

Indisputable Ranking of Greatest Scenes from The Office

Isabella Bennett and Liam Boris

March 16, 2018


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The Office (U.S.) is undoubtedly one of the most iconic sitcoms ever produced in the 21st century. Some of the most memorable moments of the show are from the cold opens, or the scenes that are played before the opening title sequence. Below are ten of the best of those cold opens, ranked from great to greatest.

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