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.  

If You Didn’t Already Know That I Whaley Like Whales, Here’s The Story

If You Didn’t Already Know That I Whaley Like Whales, Here’s The Story

Abby Schindel, Managing Editor, Feature

May 24, 2019

Any one that knows me or just follows me on Instagram knows that I have a slight obsession. It’s not a slight one, but a huge, constant and slightly insane obsession.

My High School Hockey Experience: Gaining a Sense For Where I Belong

My High School Hockey Experience: Gaining a Sense For Where I Belong

Grace Cruikshank, Backpage Editor

May 24, 2019

I had always imagined that high school hockey would be the pinnacle of my hockey career after playing since I was only five years old.

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