What Colleges Look for in a Strong Application Essay

What Colleges Look for in a Strong Application Essay

Sophie Moore, Managing Commentary Editor

September 28, 2018


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September is the time of the year when a new chapter begins for college freshmen, and rising high school seniors start to think about the long and grueling college application process. However, one of the main concerns that upperclassmen have about the application process is the essay requirement. Minnetonka senior, Emma Meents, is mainly worried about “whether or not [she] can actually get into the college” of her choice, and the way the essay might impact her application. But fear not; the vaguely-worded essay questions shouldn’t be an obstacle to the overall success of an application. Essentially, there are three overarching points that students should follow to write a strong essay.

MHS September Sports Brief: Varsity Football, Men’s and Women’s Soccer

MHS September Sports Brief: Varsity Football, Men’s and Women’s Soccer

Liam Boris and Alexandra Struble

September 28, 2018


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During the fall, many Minnetonka High School students spend time supporting the Skippers and cheering them on to victory.

The Loft: A New Space, The Impact of Its Design on the Student Body

The Loft: A New Space, The Impact of Its Design on the Student Body

Chloe Hanson and Jamie Hessian

September 28, 2018


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At the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, the administration began to look for additional space at the high school to expand upon creative collaboration and classrooms.

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


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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


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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.

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