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What Is The Deal of Horoscopes that brings Attractions?

Nathalia Cortes Vazquez, Reporter
March 29, 2017
Filed under In-Depth

People have grown up hearing about horoscopes and zodiac signs but are they really the real deal? There aren’t many people who read their horoscopes every day. Those who do are trying to look on the bright side to the day or just read it for fun. Stephanie “Regret,” a freshman, said, “You...

St. Paul Organization Helps Kids Find Internships

St. Paul Organization Helps Kids Find Internships

Zoe Kavaney, Reporter
March 29, 2017
Filed under In-Depth, Spotlight, Top Stories

Finding a job can be scary, especially if you've never had one. Right Track can help you out with that.   Right Track is a St. Paul based organization that gives advice to teens looking for employment. If they accept you, you might end up with a paid internship with a respectable business or...

Harding students protested during the national anthem at the pepfest

Elezebet Mitiku, Feature Editor
December 6, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
Filed under In-Depth, Spotlight

      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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

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