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Harding students protested during the national anthem at the pepfest

Elezebet Mitiku, Feature Editor
December 6
Filed under In-Depth

Some students decided to take a knee for a couple of reasons, and others didn't feel like it was right to protest during the national anthem. “It was inspired by a situation that happened with a student here,” said Nolan Berglund, who was one of the students who kneeled at the pepfest during the nati...

Proposing A New Start Time For SPPS

Proposing A New Start Time For SPPS

Judy Her, Opinions Editor
November 16
Filed under In-Depth

School start times could change not only for Harding High School, but also for other Saint Paul Schools as soon as two years from now, depending on the results of a vote at the Board of Education meeting Tuesday, Nov. 15. According to the district website, “The Board of Education has requested the d...

Homecoming Royalty strives for diversity

Homecoming Royalty strives for diversity

Lila Chieng, Reporter
November 16
Filed under In-Depth

This year, Elizabeth “Mimi” Bell, a senior at Harding High School, noticed a lack of diversity in the past few Homecoming Royalty Queen winners and took the opportunity to inspire other African American women at Harding to push for change.   Mimi, a member of NHS and student council, look...

Students, staff question respect for teachers

Students, staff question respect for teachers

William Tzavaras, Sports/News Editor
November 16
Filed under In-Depth

Some students feel that teachers don’t get the respect they deserve as educators of the youth, and many teachers feel the same way. There are a couple solid reasons teachers sometimes say they don’t get enough respect. Teachers have to take personal time away from family and friends to grade paper...

Ms. Olson enjoyed her brief time at Harding

Ms. Olson enjoyed her brief time at Harding

Judy Her, Opinions Editor
November 15
Filed under In-Depth

Shortly after biology teacher Sherri Quinn left Harding to battle cancer, substitute teacher Miriam Daniela Olson took over. She is new to Harding High School, and this is her first year substituting. Ms. Olson is married and currently living with her husband in Coon Rapids, and they’re expecting a baby...

Harding, district take sexual harassment seriously

Meghan O'Shea and Xander Lyndon-Racho
November 15
Filed under In-Depth

   A Harding student who recently reported the sexual harassment of a close friend to a teacher learned that at Harding and within the SPPS district, sexual harassment is not tolerated. The student, “Tasha,” heard about the harassment when another friend of hers showed her a series of text...

Harding students elect Clinton in mock election

Harding students elect Clinton in mock election

Priscilla Yang, Assistant Photo Editor
November 15
Filed under In-Depth, Spotlight, Top Stories

      Throughout history, people have been beaten, jailed, tortured and even put to death for the right to vote. Our right to vote is not only a privilege but also a right that we Americans take pride in.      In a recent survey conducted on Harding’s population of voters, ten stu...

Boys do cry: how ‘girl’ problems affect boys

Boys do cry: how ‘girl’ problems affect boys

Wendy Scaletta, Editor-in-Chief
November 14
Filed under In-Depth

When most people think of such issues as self-harm, poor body image, anxiety and eating disorders, they tend to think of girls. While it is true that these things are commonly observed in females, there certainly are males who suffer from these very same problems. It is impossible to say for sure how many ...

Mental illnesses are not cute little quirks

Wendy Scaletta, Editor-in-Chief
May 20
Filed under In-Depth, Opinion

“I’m really OCD about cleaning my room.” “My mom got mad at me for no reason. She’s so bipolar.” “My teacher wants me to read 50 pages over the weekend. He’s totally psycho!” “I’m so depressed about my score on the test. I only got a B-.” Chances are you or someone you know has...

Eating disorders could have a lifelong impact

Eating disorders could have a lifelong impact

Wendy Scaletta, Editor-in-Cheif
March 30
Filed under Features, In-Depth

Everyone needs food to survive. For most people, food is simply a necessity and, for the most part, harmless. For others, however, it is a potentially life-threatening obsession. Eating disorders are mental illnesses that affect millions of people in the United States. These disorders include anorexi...

NHS fundraiser

NHS fundraiser

Shaina Moua, Reporter
March 23
Filed under In-Depth

Teenagers often have many responsibilities, most of which involve schoolwork and chores at home. Along with that, many teens have to balance out work outside of school and clubs, which often requires staying long hours after school. At Harding, students have many opportunities to get involved in the...

Students have mixed feelings about metro buses

Students have mixed feelings about metro buses

Gao Xiong, Opinions Editor
March 23
Filed under In-Depth

The SPPS school district recently gave students a survey about metro buses. Many students are a bit afraid that having to take these metro buses will cause them problems in getting to school. Johnson Senior High School is a pilot school in the district that is testing out the district's proposal for...

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