Swimming at Olympic Trials: Interview with Senior Corey Lau

Swimming at Olympic Trials: Interview with Senior Corey Lau

Isabella Bennett and Saya Sabin

November 28, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Swimming is by far one of the most popular sports at the Olympics. With Rio still fresh in mind, almost every single American is familiar with the names Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps. Minnetonka’s own Girls’ Swim & Dive coach David Plummer even won his own gold and bronze medals competing in Brazil. But what many students may or may not know is that one of their very own peers swam at trials, but sadly didn’t make the final cut. Corey Lau, class of 2017, shared some details about his experiences with swimming and competing in Omaha.

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Free College or Less Debt?

Free College or Less Debt?

Jessie Wang, Staff Writer

October 30, 2016


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

As the November election comes around the corner, so does college application season. Seniors have been thinking about this for a long time, and many factors are influencing their choice of schools. Most frustrating of all is the final factor limiting the possibilities: the cost.

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Election Memery: What Do You Meme?

Election Memery: What Do You Meme?

Patrick Brady, Commentary Writer

October 30, 2016


Filed under Commentary, Top Stories

Yet there remains hope that, through memes, we may come together as a nation to mock the candidates one of which who will inevitably be our Commander-in-Chief, Head of State, and Leader of the Free World. Despite our differences in political opinions, what unites our country is our good, light-hearted sense of humor.

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Keeping Up with the Nominees

Keeping Up with the Nominees

Isabella Bennett, Admin. Correspondent

October 29, 2016


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

By causing controversy through questionable statements and scandals, candidates manage to snake themselves free advertisement and publicity.

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Pondering Puns

Pondering Puns

Wyatt Mosiman, Copy Editor

October 19, 2016


Filed under Commentary, Top Stories

In the math classroom, you could ask, "why is one-fifth always nervous?" Wait a moment before saying, "because it is two-tenths."

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In with the new

In with the new

Jessie Wang, Commentary Staff Writer

March 21, 2016


Filed under Commentary, Top Stories

The most important part of an English class is the works that are studied. For our own best interests, we try to avoid things that we find uninteresting. While classic novels have been an integral part of English classes for decades, more specialty language arts classes are incorporating novels from modern society as well. For example, IB Language and Literature reads a nontraditional text called Maus, by Art Spiegelman. Written like a comic book, students resonate with this novel and often reap more meaning from its content as a result. Ms. Gibbs, and English teacher, says that, “students respond to novels with modern themes” whether they’re from the 20th or 21st century. From classics like The Great Gatsby to more unusual books such as Cat’s Cradle, her students’ favorite books consistently contain timeless themes. Although this proves that students respond well to both classics and modern books, adding even more contemporary novels could elicit better responses from students in courses that focus heavily on traditionally studied texts.

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