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New Car to Noah

Andy Thao, Reporter
June 6, 2017
Filed under Features, News

On May 23 2017, Harding students and teachers surprised Harding student Noah Martin with a brand new truck after Noah has been struck with severe aplastic anemia last fall. “So we found out Noah was sick,” said Gregg Adler, the autotech teacher, and the person that started the project. “We f...

Possible Malaria Vaccine

Zoe Kavaney, Reporter
June 6, 2017
Filed under Features

According to CNN, The World Health Organization (WHO) may have created a vaccine for malaria. The official term for it is “RTS,S,” or Mosquirix. WHO is working with the governments in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi-which are three of the most hard-hit areas-to give the community access to this life-saving oppo...

Small Engines Class is ready to Tackle your Lawnmowers!

Small Engines Class is ready to Tackle your Lawnmowers!

Tristin Thao, Reporter
May 5, 2017
Filed under Features

       The Small Engines class is ready to repair teachers’ and staff’s lawnmowers, along with gardening equipment. The class are not just accepting lawnmowers and gardening equipment, however. Students are currently working on the back of a speed boat engine. The Small Engines class has prepar...

What it takes to be the greatest

Megan Engelstad, Reporter
March 29, 2017
Filed under Features, Sports

Jet Mika has been continuously wrestling since eighth grade. He is on his fourth year of varsity wrestling and this is his third straight year getting to state. Jet has won 28 matches this season and has lost only one. Jet started wrestling in sixth grade but he stopped after sustaining an injury tha...

The Attraction Valentine’s Day Brings In

The Attraction Valentine’s Day Brings In

Nathalia Cortes Vazquez, Reporter
March 2, 2017
Filed under Features, Spotlight

What makes Valentine’s Day a holiday where kids and adults feel the need to celebrate with loved and cherished ones? Most students at Harding thinks Valentine’s Day isn’t that big of a deal, just a time that goes by with no regret. “Doesn’t really affect me,” said junior Makala Joyce....

Harding again one of the ‘most challenging schools’

Harding again one of the ‘most challenging schools’

Andy Thao, Reporter
January 30, 2017
Filed under Features

          According to the Washington Post, a newspaper company that has most of their newspapers sold around Washington D.C., Harding has been nominated as one of the most challenging schools in Minnesota, ranked 23rd.          “I feel proud; it’s great that we got the recogn...

New cafe brings out the best for staff

New cafe brings out the best for staff

Nathalia Cortes Vazquez, Reporter
January 30, 2017
Filed under Features

A new cafe, All Knight Cafe, opened a few weeks ago for staff to have their to-go beverages and snacks at school. Three special education staff, Nichole T., Stacy Vonwald and Shar’Ron Webb, have opened a cafe in room 1361 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, after winter break ends. Students ass...

Appeal of School Meat to Students

Appeal of School Meat to Students

Nathalia Cortes Vazquez, Reporter
December 16, 2016
Filed under Features

Students at Harding are questioning whether the school's lunch meat is considered top quality. The topic of school lunch meat has been questioned as far back as the 1980s, starting with a lunch staff looking at boxes labeled with the quality of the meat that's being served, such as ‘F’ quality. ...

Is Catfishing the New Trend on Social Media?

Is Catfishing the New Trend on Social Media?

Sheng Yang, Reporter
December 12, 2016
Filed under Features

Two Harding students, Hannah Mullis, a junior, and Muatsi Lee, a sophomore, have been victims of being catfished on Facebook. They spend most of their time on the internet interacting with friends or using it for entertainment, but never did they think they’d be catfished. Catfishing is when someone fakes their ident...

How one gesture can change a season

Adan Mohamud, Reporter
November 16, 2016
Filed under Features

Harding was in awe as they heard news going around the school of a silent protest displayed by boys swimmer, Jeremiah Cotter. Jeremiah, who is a senior, took a knee during the national anthem and was met by mixed responses. He was met with praise and criticism by many students in school and on socia...

SEA club hopes to become more diverse

SEA club hopes to become more diverse

Sheng Yang, Reporter
November 15, 2016
Filed under Features

South East Asia (SEA) is a club at Harding High School. Before, the club was primarily focused on the Southeast Asian cultures, but this year’s objective changed to focus on making the club as diverse as possible. “Our ‘sea’ meaning has now changed to a “sea of diversity,” said Becky Vue, t...

Students flock to MAD club

Students flock to MAD club

Nathalia Cortez Vazquez, Reporter
November 15, 2016
Filed under Features

MAD is the Manga Anime Drawing club at Harding High School where students can polish their skills in Japanese comic books and graphic novel-style drawing to become better. Students expect to become better at drawing and enjoy learning more about manga. They each have their own personal goal of becoming b...

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