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2020 Mock Election Results

Kelly Dayton '22 fills out a sample ballot before the mock election.
November 3, 2020

President - 407 total votes Biden - 324 (79.6%) Trump - 36 (8.8%) Kanye - 35 (8.6%) Jorgensen - 5 (1.2%) De la Fuente - 3 (.7%) La Riva - 2 (.5%) Hawking - 2 (.5%)   Senate...

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Don't Worry, Be Happy
Make time to do things that bring you joy
April 16, 2020
In the midst of these stressful, uncertain times it is imperative to make time for things that you enjoy, love and that will make you happier.  As avid dog lovers, my family made the decision to adopt a puppy in April. After our travel plans were suddenly cancelled, we found ourselves wanting to pick her up sooner.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Don't Worry, Be Happy
Make time to do things that bring you joy
April 1, 2020

In the midst of these stressful, uncertain times it is imperative to make time for things that you enjoy, love and that will make you happier.  As avid dog lovers, my family made the decision to adopt...

Boys’ Hockey Finds Success With 2A

The Boys' Hockey team competes against the Eagles from Eden Prairie in the state semi-final game, eventually losing 4-1.
March 9, 2020

The Boys' Hockey team has had a very successful season thus far with their new Head Coach Rob McClanahan. McClanahan was on the U.S. Olympic team in 1980 and a part of the team that beat the Soviet Union...

Independent Schools Deserve Protections For Journalistic Freedom

Independent Schools Deserve Protections For Journalistic Freedom
Liberty of student press causes contention
November 12, 2019

This story was originally published on February 1, 2019   “A student shall have the same right to exercise his or her right to free speech on campus as he or she enjoys when off campus.”...

Vance Keeps Ninth Grade Fresh

Vance's candy dish is nearly always full, allowing students of all grades to quickly stop by her office and grab a piece.
Four years as ninth-grade dean yields student, faculty benefits
November 2, 2018

With her role as the freshmen dean, Jen Vance has made new connections with freshmen while also strengthening those connections as students become upperclassmen. Before her current position, she...

Assassins accidents cause rules to change

Addison Anderson '19, Sadie Abernathy '19. and Jessie Kang '18 playing assassins.
Kills don't count while an engine is running
May 7, 2018

Assassins, a Nerf battle royale in which students compete for glory and prizes among their fellow classmates, is a unique, highly competitive game played at high schools across the country. The premise...

Seniors’ tattoos expressing the important motivations, realities of life

Zac Johnson '18
The story behind their ink
April 30, 2018

For seniors Zac Johnson ‘18, Lucy Graham ‘18, Max Owens ‘18, and Abbie Nelson ‘18, getting “inked” was not a decision made lightly. Tattoos, legal at the age of 18, and the more recent minimalist...

The Pope brothers

The Pope brothers
How similar are the Pope twins?
March 18, 2016
“Compared to other siblings we are very close. We live together, work together… our lives, I would say, are very paralleled to each other’s.”

Learning lunch creates space for education and reflection

The school's choir sang in solidarity and respect for the protestors in the nearby Fourth Precinct
Students discuss the unrest and protest in Minneapolis during an all-inclusive lunch
November 24, 2015

“For those of us who live at the shoreline / standing upon the constant edges of decision / crucial and alone,” Marie Michael recited. The learning lunch began with a recitation of Audre Lorde’s...

Return to Sender

Kali Olson and Lizz Buchanan send out emails on behalf of the library, yearbook, and tech staff.
Library emails spark debate
October 29, 2015

An email a day. Maybe two. Who knew that such an ostensibly trivial issue would snowball into a major controversy? Kali Olson’s emails regarding new developments in the library have raised questions...

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