Paula Holmberg: Minnetonka Choral Director Leaves a Legacy of Love

Paula Holmberg: Minnetonka Choral Director Leaves a Legacy of Love

Abby Schindel, Feature Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

Paula Holmberg has been teaching Minnetonka High School choirs for 24 years. She teaches Concert, Treble and Varsity Women choirs, along with two small group choirs, Donna Voce and Chamber Singers. Before Minnetonka, she taught for eight years at Robbinsdale Cooper High School in New Hope, Minnesota. Mrs. Holmberg heard of the choir program at Minnetonka from the director at the time, Joan Larson, who taught at Minnetonka from 1976 to 1994.

A Closer Look at Prom, Its History and the Impact It Has Had On Students

A Closer Look at Prom, Its History and the Impact It Has Had On Students

Reagan Alexander, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

Prom, beginning in the 1800s, came from the term promenade, or the formal parading of guests at a party, according to Bustle.com. This tradition took the United States by storm. Before prom became popular in high schools, it first occurred in colleges in America. Students at these colleges competed with rival schools to have the best prom. Prom has become a big deal today, especially at the high school level. Is it because of the dressing up, the friends, the dates, or just the fun of prom in general?

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


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

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.

Enough is Enough: The Threat of Gun Violence in Schools

Enough is Enough: The Threat of Gun Violence in Schools

Anna Hoffman, Maureen Reinhardt, and Molly Johnson

April 4, 2018


Filed under Backpage, Top Stories

Everyone, regardless of age or political opinion, has been affected in some capacity by gun violence in America. Though you may hold a different position on the gun control controversy than your neighbor, something we can all agree on is that every student is entitled to a safe education. This article is not intended to change your mind or sway your established opinions, but rather to inform you about gun violence in American schools. No matter your opinion, it is important to know the facts that are available in order to make educated decisions.

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


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

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.

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