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School should require financial literacy

Freshman Jaden Petersen spends his free time learning about finances. He finds them both interesting and vital to success later in life. Finances are seen in every aspect of adult life.

Dorothy Chislett, Graphics Editor

February 27, 2020

Financial literacy classes should be required if students are expected to lead an educated, financially independent life.  Students statistically show a lack of knowledge in important subjects such as taxes, investing and debt. Personal finance classes are offered widely, but not required in more than half of states, including Minnesota. But students seem ...

In response to the Ferguson ruling, racial tension increasing

Lexie Sherrick, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2014

The streets in Ferguson were outraged with dissatisfaction after the court decided not to indict officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown. The decision has larger meaning than the death of an 18-year-old boy or the officer being found not guilty, the decision and reaction are focused around...

Raising the Minnesota minimum wage is necessary for survival

Graphic by Emily Lodahl

Hannah Crawford

January 23, 2014

Currently Minnesota’s minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.  Many people argue that a family cannot survive off of minimum wage, it would be difficult for a family to survive in today’s society on the income of $7.25 an hour. According to an article by Jason Notte, “Even a worker with no children living in Hanson [County, South Dakota] would need to t...

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