The College Admissions Scandal and Financial Bias in College Admissions

The College Admissions Scandal and Financial Bias in College Admissions

Sophie Moore, Managing Editor, Commentary

April 26, 2019

As many high schoolers may already know, the higher education system in this country is run like a business: it inherently benefits the wealthy and the families who have ready access to additional educational resources. This is particularly true for the most elite higher education institutions in the United States, such as the Ivy League schools. With systems like legacy admissions and favoritism towards generous donors, the college admissions process is obviously leaning towards those with advantages in their economic and family background.

Opinion: There is a Crisis at the Southern Border, But Not the Type the Trump Administration Has Advertised

Wyatt Mosiman, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2019

When President Trump began his prime-time address in January to press Congress once again for the $5.7 billion dollars he wanted for his border wall (he’s now requesting $8.6 billion), he introduced the topic by warning of a “growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border.” Though he has recognized both the humanitarian and security emergencies present, his administration is disproportionately focused on security and has done nothing to alleviate the catastrophic impact on the immigrants themselves.

关于“虎妈”育儿方式有感

关于“虎妈”育儿方式有感

Sophie Moore, Managing Commentary Editor

March 22, 2019

自从《虎妈战歌》一书出版以来, 已有将近十年左右。但围绕着此书的争议好像总是没完没了,有支持有反对,各执己见。有意思的是,作者蔡美儿所提倡的育儿思想和方法并不被所有的中国母亲认可,同样她的成功育儿经验也获得一些美国母亲的青睐,引起热议,褒贬不一。

Liam vs. Minnetonka: Out-of-State Universities Aren’t Worth the Stress

Liam vs. Minnetonka: Out-of-State Universities Aren’t Worth the Stress

Liam Boris, Deputy Sports and Wellness Editor

March 22, 2019

College and university can be a new and exciting opportunity for individuals to step into adulthood and leave the memories of high school in the past. Current seniors have all decided where and what they will be pursuing post-high school: whether it be college, armed forces, entrance into the workforce, or another unique path.

Liam vs. Minnetonka: Instagram Memes are Plagiarism

Liam vs. Minnetonka: Instagram Memes are Plagiarism

Liam Boris, Deputy Sports Editor

February 20, 2019

Reddit creates and popularizes good, funny, and relatable content through their system. On the other hand, popular Instagram users, such as the meme account no.body_special, are common thieves who take memes found on Reddit and publish it as their own content. The amount of stealing of Reddit memes has sparked a new wave of memes on Reddit which make fun of Instagram users stealing memes from Reddit.

Dangers of Dark Humor: When Do Jokes Go Too Far?

Dangers of Dark Humor: When Do Jokes Go Too Far?

Sophie Moore and Annika Larson

February 20, 2019

Jokes are a great way to cope with the stress and pressures of high school. In a group of friends, they create a fun atmosphere and lighten the mood. However, when a joke goes too far, it becomes a problem. Especially regarding touchy subjects like race or religion, it can be difficult to know where to draw the line, and that line can change depending on who you are and who you are with.

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