Trump’s VOICE Program, and Where Does it Lead?

Caleb Trantham, Staff Writer

March 17, 2017

Trump’s Victims of Immigrant Crime Engagement (VOICE) is a program that establishes a link between the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), in addition to issuing quarterly reports of undocumented immigrant crime and the names of individuals accused of crimes. The stated intention is to prevent crime committed by undocumented aliens living in the United States and to give a voice to those who have been victims of crimes committed by immigrants.

The Greenhouse Effect: A Poorly Named Answer to a Worldwide Problem

Tommy Pratt, Staff Writer

March 17, 2017

If you know the greenhouse effect, you’ll know that it is very convincing evidence for the existence of anthropogenic climate change. The greenhouse effect is what keeps the Earth warm enough to be habitable: greenhouse gases (chiefly carbon dioxide and water vapor, but also nitrogen oxides and methane) in the atmosphere allow the high-wavelength light from the sun into the Earth without stopping much of it, but when the Earth bounces these rays back from its surface at a much lower wavelength, these greenhouse gases trap and refract up to 75% of it.

Your Words, Not Mine: Fake News Epidemic

Your Words, Not Mine: Fake News Epidemic

Patrick Brady, Staff Writer

February 17, 2017

Though the news may be fake, the spread of this journalistic misinformation is all too real. The fake news epidemic has engulfed our country, with an estimated 500 million Americans having been exposed to some form of false information or uncited statistic. With such a widespread presence in our daily lives, one may ask, where exactly is this fake news? How may one come in contact with such wicked tomfoolery, which abuses the curiosity of the innocent to lead them into reading total bogus?

Freshmen Perspective on Minnetonka’s First Mates Program

Freshmen Perspective on Minnetonka’s First Mates Program

Sophie Moore, Staff Writer

February 17, 2017

It’s hard to believe that just a month ago, we freshmen tackled our first finals week and successfully began our second semester. Flashback to our first week of high school when we ninth-graders huddled in the halls with our schedules in hand, scrambled to find our friends during lunch, and ultimately, tried to understand how high school works. Just as we got used to our old schedules, they changed again. We now understand how things work at Minnetonka High School. This insight is largely thanks to the dedicated seniors and advisors in Minnetonka’s First Mates program.

MHS: Unfair Academic Advantage?

MHS: Unfair Academic Advantage?

Matt Wilkinson, Staff Writer

February 17, 2017

I know the feeling. You spend all night studying and get as bad of a grade as you would've gotten without opening a book. Especially at Minnetonka, classes are only getting harder and having straight A’s may feel like a fleeting dream. However, for some people, getting the grades are becoming easier. The fact is that traditional studying isn't always the easiest way to score well on tests; many students are looking for shortcuts around academic legitimacy, and it’s adjusting our academic landscape.

Senior Slide: Class of 2017

Senior Slide: Class of 2017

Cedric Callie, Staff Writer

February 17, 2017

Sometimes, said ‘slider’ gets carried away, and their grades drop just a bit too far. Often, seniors that receive Ds and Fs in either semester can have their acceptance rescinded from a university, according to the NACAC, National Association for College Admission Counseling. Other factors can also provoke admission revocation, such as illegal actions, cheating, or drug abuse. So try not to get involved in this (if you want to go to college).

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