Impact of the People of Color Clubs

Impact of the People of Color Clubs

Jacey Mismash, Staff Writer

February 17, 2017


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February is the month to celebrate Black excellence, culture, and history. In Minnetonka, the minority of students and faculty are people of color. Both clubs, Women and Men of Color, inspire students to come together to spread a positive message of equality and tolerance for all students in Minnetonka High School, especially those affected by racism.

Importance of Writer’s Studio

Importance of Writer’s Studio

Patrick Brady, Staff Writer

December 22, 2016


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Believe it or dismiss it, there is no escape from the inevitability of our current predicament. Despite all of our improvements in technology and society, no matter how far we may advance our Virtual Reality devices, memes as we know them will always be confined to the second dimension. At least, that was what I thought before attending Writer’s Studio– a revelation-inducing experience that broke the third wall of dank memery.

Zwarte Piet: Blackface, Racism in the Netherlands

Zwarte Piet: Blackface, Racism in the Netherlands

Mari Mazarguil, Feature Editor

December 22, 2016


Filed under Commentary, Top Stories

While winter in Minnesota is usually pretty calm and frozen, in the Netherlands the debate has been heating up around a controversial holiday character. Saint Nicholas Day, celebrated on the 6th of December, is arguably more important than Christmas in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and parts of France. But, in recent years, there has been a great deal of controversy around saint Nicholas’ helper: Black Pete (Zwarte Piet in Flemish).

Decoration Dilemma: Should MHS Stray Away From Christmas Décor?

Decoration Dilemma: Should MHS Stray Away From Christmas Décor?

December 22, 2016


Filed under Commentary, Student Life, Top Stories

In recent years, high schools, including Minnetonka, have begun to approach Christmas in a new, more secular way. In the First Amendment to the United States Constitution lies a religious clause, and within that clause, the Establishment Clause. The opening lines of it are as follows: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” This is coupled with an implication: The separation of Church and State. Seeing as our school is public, Minnetonka HS is an institution of the state and therefore the school must not show religious favoritism. And so, our dilemma is born.

A Victory for Indigenous Americans, and a Step in the Right Direction

A Victory for Indigenous Americans, and a Step in the Right Direction

Jacey Mismash, Staff Writer

December 22, 2016


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Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492, and in doing so, he created an inhumane, fatal, and unfortunately long lasting plan to kill and abuse the Indigenous people of the Americas. This rhetoric echoed through all American history, seen in the letters wrote by Columbus himself that detailed how Nativ...

Trump, Russia, and the CIA

Trump, Russia, and the CIA

Oliver Calder and Caleb Trantham

December 22, 2016


Filed under Commentary, Journalism Articles

Trump’s future administration is already setting a new precedent for presidential policy moving forward, one that involves dismissing the conclusions of the very agencies that maintain American national security, fight terrorism, and counter cyberattacks. It should be noted the extreme divergence from convention as past conservative politicians, notably President Reagan, have maintained and upheld a standard of non-interference in American elections.

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