Everything Immersion’s Given Us: Opportunity, Leadership, and Community

Everything Immersion’s Given Us: Opportunity, Leadership, and Community

Issy Pagano, Managing Editor, Photo & Art

May 24, 2019

Ever since first grade I’ve been asked again and again, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” While the question may have remained the same, my answer always varied. In first grade I wanted to be a warrior princess; in third, a vet (that specialized in puppies) and, of course, in fifth, Lizzie Mcguire.

The Future of Earth: Why You Should Care About Climate Change

The Future of Earth: Why You Should Care About Climate Change

Gloria Lee, Web Editor

May 24, 2019

Senior year is all about reflecting on the past and looking forward to the future. Although I find myself cringing at my past mistakes and grinning at my happiest memories, the future has been occupying my mind the most. After all, we students constantly hear about how the choices we make determine our future, not our past. I’m excited to graduate high school, further explore my interests, spend summer with friends and visit my relatives in China for the first time in years. However, when looking at the big picture, I feel anxious and fearful. These feelings don’t solely derive from worries of failure and missed opportunities, but from something that can be factually proven, that is happening right now, that can potentially end civilization as we know it…

What I Learned from Suffering Through Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick

What I Learned from Suffering Through Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick

Isabella Bennett, Editor-in-Chief

May 24, 2019

My high school experience could be compared to the reading of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick: torturously long. If you never have to read this novel for an English class, don’t. After the second chapter on whale anatomy (there’s six), you really do start to question if any of that information is meaningful. You begin to question your life decisions. You wish a whale-line would come and drag you overboard and end your misery.

Everything Immersion’s Given Us: Opportunity, Leadership, and Community

Everything Immersion’s Given Us: Opportunity, Leadership, and Community

Chloe Hanson, Managing Editor, Arts & Entertainment

May 24, 2019

Looking back on my time at Minnetonka, I’ve realized that if you were to ask me who my best friend is or what my favorite part of this journey has been, my answer would be pretty much the same for both: the seniors in Chinese Immersion.

Reflecting on Depression: A Saga Sprinkled With Some Mediocre Poetry

Reflecting on Depression: A Saga Sprinkled With Some Mediocre Poetry

Annika Larson, Deputy Editor, Commentary

May 24, 2019

I have been dealing with clinical depression since the second grade but after losing one of closest friends, Brooklyn Short, at the beginning of freshman year, my struggle with mental illness took a drastic turn for the worse. I lost all medication and the classes I already struggled with became impossible. My life fell further and further from what I thought it was supposed to look like. As I struggled with suicidal idealization and self harm, I found my solace in literature. Reading and writing, especially poetry helped me to express how I was feeling. It became an escape from my dark reality. Junior year hit me hard but after partial hospitalization at Prairie Care, I slowly began to improve. I learned skills there that changed the way I dealt with my emotions and communicated with my support network.

What You Can Learn from Women In STEM

What You Can Learn from Women In STEM

Meili Gong, Copy Editor

May 24, 2019

According to a report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in 2018, about 24% of engineering degrees go to women, even though women outnumber men in graduate schools overall. Only 10% of innovative startups are founded by women, and women hold only 3% of the top management jobs in information and computer technology fields. Why are there less women in STEM spaces? Part of the reason is that many girls and women don’t identify with STEM interests. In response, Women In STEM clubs and organizations have popped up all over the world in colleges and high schools to help promote female confidence in STEM fields and change the face of STEM.  

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