A Step Beyond Traditional College: Alternative Post-High School Options

A Step Beyond Traditional College: Alternative Post-High School Options

Rebecca Schumacher and Elisabeth Tamte

September 28, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Although their last year of high school has just begun, Minnetonka seniors have already started their preparations for life after graduation. Overwhelmed with senior-specific guidance counselor meetings and a flood of emails from programs aimed at graduating seniors, it’s hard not to feel the pressure to begin planning.

A Club that has Students Hooked: Pirate Club at MHS

A Club that has Students Hooked: Pirate Club at MHS

Annika Larson, Rebecca Schumacher, Molly Johnson, and Sarah Bang

April 27, 2018


Filed under Student Life

As a school known for numerous nautical themes and puns, it is fitting that MHS now has its very own Pirate Club. Ben Johnson, ‘18, and Ethan Quaye, ‘18, started Pirate Club as their IB CAS project.

Spring Cleaning Your Mind, Body and Soul After the Long Winter Season

Spring Cleaning Your Mind, Body and Soul After the Long Winter Season

Rebecca Schumacher, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

During long winters, especially in Minnesota, organizational habits and health, both mental and physical, tend to stagnate. However, with the arrival of April, spring is (theoretically) upon us, and with it comes spring cleaning. It’s time for us to emerge from our winter hibernations and do some spring cleaning for the mind, body and soul.

Students Against Trafficking: Benefit Concert to Raise Money for Cause

Students Against Trafficking: Benefit Concert to Raise Money for Cause

Saahil Chadha, Copy Editor

April 27, 2018


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On Sunday, February 25th, a group of twenty teenagers woke up at 7:00 AM to make a difference. The concert lasted three hours, had over 100 guests, and raised over $3000. To make this possible, this group of teenagers organized rehearsals, advertised the event, set up and decorated the venue, and ultimately created a powerful and vibrant show that inspired many people to give generously to Simpson Housing Services.

History of Student Protest and its Impact on Society

History of Student Protest and its Impact on Society

Rebecca Schumacher, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018


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Since the creation of democracy, protest has been the cornerstone of this Great Experiment. According to Paul Goren, department chair of political science at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, student protest is critical because they “let young people signal their dissatisfaction with current conditions on issues they care deeply about,” therefore allowing them to participate in politics and have a voice in society.

Why It’s Important to Learn Media Literacy in High School

Why It’s Important to Learn Media Literacy in High School

Isabella Bennett, Managing Student Life Editor

March 16, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Since 2016, the term “fake news” has become increasingly popular. Originally, the term was used to describe certain websites that spread false news stories starting around the time of the presidential election. Nowadays, it has become a bit if a meme, but fake news is still a serious problem. And it’s not just untrue news stories that people should be worried about; media bias can be just as harmful because, on the surface, the news sources look perfectly reliable. Media literacy, or the ability to read and analyze media messages, has become increasingly important amidst these problems.

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