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Parents Bill of Rights infringes on students education

Parents Bill of Rights infringes on students’ education

Bella Godfrey, Graphics Editor and Online Editor-In-Chief April 13, 2022

On March 3, the Minnesota senate held its first votes for the Parents Bill of Rights. The Parents Bill of Rights Act is a Republican-backed piece of legislation regarding parents' right to know what their...

Students and educators march to the U.S. Department of Education in Washington D.C. on June 19, 2020

Affirmative Action heads to Supreme Court

Tyler Quade, Business and Online Editor March 2, 2022

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire from his position on Oct. 2, the end of the 2021-2022 Supreme Court term. While not confirmed exactly who, President Biden has stated that he will be...

Former United States Senator Saxby Chambliss speaks to the senate while in session.

Filibuster creates division in U.S. Senate

Mikai Tasch, Social Media Editor-in-Chief and Copy Editor February 23, 2022

The filibuster is a way for minority parties in the United States to prevent bills from passing in the U.S. Senate. Created by the Democratic Party in 1841, the intent of the filibuster was to keep extreme...

The english channel is vast and beautiful, it borders the UK and France.

Displaced refugees try to find home in Europe

Charli Burdick-Kitchell, Graphic Editor and Copy Editor January 18, 2022

Another migration crisis could be building up in Europe and people are worried. Past events from 2015 seem to be repeating and driving an influx of migrations across Europe and the Middle East. With a...

On March 7 2018, students staged a school walkout in St. Paul, Minn. in order to advocate for stronger gun regulation

Discussion of gun regulation brought by St. Paul shooting

Tyler Quade, Business Editor and Copy Editor November 19, 2021

Gun shots ring out, a stark contrast to the bright music playing over the speakers. Before you know it, you're being pushed towards the exit against your will, shaky hands and shallow breath as you look...

Woodbury Alina Health Clinic

Vaccine mandates are essential to future health of U.S.

Allie Schlagel, Layout Editor November 14, 2021

CORRECTION: In our print edition the photo caption inaccurately stated that vaccine was administered at school. This information is incorrect. The student did not receive her vaccine at school.   "We...

Pro-choice supporters protest the abortion ban in Texas. Although the ban did not go into effect until Sept. 1, abortion rights in Texas have been at risk for years now.

Pro-choice movement set back by Texas abortion ban

Nissa Wilcox, Layout Editor-In-Chief October 19, 2021

Texas has banned abortions past six weeks, which has caused outrage across the country as Roe v. Wade, the decision made by the Supreme Court, in 1973, ruled in the Constitution a pregnant woman's liberty...

Seventeen Republican-controlled state legislatures pass laws that further limit their constituents ability to vote in upcoming elections. Supporters say that it will increase voter confidence in our elections, while social activists say that it is an attempt to suppress minority voters.

Republican state legislatures pass voter suppression laws

Jasmine Z. Allison, Social Media Editor October 13, 2021

After the 2020 presidential election, 17 Republican-controlled state legislatures have passed laws that further limited their constituents' ability to vote in upcoming elections. Republican supporters...

U.S. Air Force member stationed in Afghanistan relaxes with his K-9 partner. As a result of the Taliban’s uprising after U.S. withdrawal on Aug. 30, troops are being deployed again.

Biden administration withdraws Afghanistan troops

Abby Thibodeau, Layout Editor-in-Chief October 9, 2021

On Aug. 30,  the last U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan boarded a plane back to the United States in compliance with executive orders from the Biden administration. While troops exited, the Taliban overthrew...

With this years new school schedule, students are forced to sit in classrooms for 80 minutes at a time with no breaks, which is not ideal for effective learning.

School should switch to shorter, more efficient schedule next year

Charles Calderone, Copy Editor May 25, 2021

With this school year looking different due to COVID-19 protocols, it has caused the structure of the school day to be changed from what students are accustomed to. Instead of a traditional, six hour school...

A clash between Proud boys, who are dressed in their groups signature black and yellow, and counter protesters outside the Minnesota Governor’s Mansion on Nov. 28, 2020 in a “Stop the Steal” protest. The white nationalist group is protesting over false allegations of voter fraud in the 2020 Presidential election.

America needs to address, combat Nationalism

Sophia Arndt, Photography Editor March 13, 2021

With recent and violent attacks on the United States in the form of an insurrection on the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6, Canada has opened an important conversation by officially labeling...

Seniors Haley Eder-Zdechlik and Sophie Schuster at their prom in 2019.

Senior-only prom brings up mixed reactions

Kiera Rivers, Photography Editor March 8, 2021

A lot of anticipation surrounds a high school room: a rite of passage, the final dance of high school years and an overall good time. But for this year’s junior class, prom is simply a dream. Due to...

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