The Role of Chinese New Year: Celebrating at Minnetonka Public Schools

The Role of Chinese New Year: Celebrating at Minnetonka Public Schools

Jing McIntosh-Yee, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, is the most important holiday in China. It is a time for the entire family to gather to celebrate new beginnings, honoring the household as well as appreciating heavenly deities and their ancestors. The Chinese New Year has no set date, but rather follows the Lunar calendar. It also incorporates the twelve animal zodiac signs. For instance, this year is the Year of the Pig. Chinese New Year incorporates many different traditions such as the giving of red envelopes for good fortune and lucky money as well as making and eating various kinds dumplings.

Senior Capstone

Emma Ostrom, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

During the last two weeks of the school year, seniors have a unique opportunity. Capstone is a two-week long project to finish off their high school career. The project allows students the choice of exploring a career field, service work, or a project of interest. Eligible seniors work with a mentor off-campus to immerse themselves in a real-life learning environment.

Celebrating Two New Years: Welcoming the New Year in South Korea

Celebrating Two New Years: Welcoming the New Year in South Korea

Chahyun Lee, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

New Years celebrations herald new beginning, while also marking the successful finish of the previous year. It’s a time for people to remember past memories and also to refresh for a new start.

Sarah Finn-Sommerfield, a Noteworthy Teacher

Sarah Finn-Sommerfield, a Noteworthy Teacher

Anna Geldert, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019

This month, we take a break from typical student life stories to highlight one of Minnetonka High School’s favorite teachers: Sarah Finn-Sommerfeld. Ms. Finn-Sommerfeld, known to most as Ms. Finn, or simply “Finn,” has taught orchestra in the Minnetonka district for fourteen years. Over the years, she has become an important figure in the lives of hundreds of orchestra students.

Bringing Creativity to Our Walls: The Artistic Murals Across Minnetonka

Bringing Creativity to Our Walls: The Artistic Murals Across Minnetonka

Anna Geldert, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018

In the silo, a scientist mixes chemicals in a lab while a frog sits on a branch. On the staircase, a boat floats peacefully in a harbor. At Minnetonka, murals are a part of our lives from the moment we step foot in the building.

What Makes South Korean Snack Foods Different From American Snacks

What Makes South Korean Snack Foods Different From American Snacks

Chaehyun Lee, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018

People across the world love to eat snacks. Some snacks are universal, like chocolate, chips, jelly, and popcorn. However, most countries have their own unique snacks.

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