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‘WannaCry’ Virus Spreads Rapidly and Evolves Quickly

Zoe Kavaney, Reporter
June 6, 2017
Filed under News

A mistake in a new Microsoft update might cause serious damage to millions of home, business and government computers.   Kevin Beaumont, a cybersecurity professional from the United Kingdom, told CNN that “this is the biggest cybersecurity incident I've ever seen.”   It’s...

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...

The Rally for Change in Venezuela

The Rally for Change in Venezuela

Nathalia Cortes Vazquez, Reporter
June 6, 2017
Filed under News

Venezuela is facing a crisis with its people wanting to make a change by overthrowing the government. Venezuela’s citizens have been demanding resources that President Nicolas Maduro doesn't contribute to the community. Venezuelan people blame their president for not contributing to the community, an...

Fashion Club

Tristin Thao, Reporter
March 29, 2017
Filed under Arts, News

Fashion Club is a club where students with high quality clothing go and show off their modeling skills to judges or the audience. Fashion Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday in room 1359. During the meet-ups on those days, they walk out in the freshman hallway to practice their form. For example, walkin...

JROTC Drill Meet

Tristin Thao, Reporter
March 29, 2017
Filed under News

       Harding’s JROTC competed against 15 other schools on..., going head to head for the first place trophy.         The point of a JROTC Drill Meet that Harding competes in is to represent Minnesota and Harding High. The event takes place in Chicago every year over-two...

Changing of class schedule not to happen any time soon

Changing of class schedule not to happen any time soon

Andy Thao, Reporter
March 29, 2017
Filed under News, Spotlight, Top Stories

Harding’s schedule will not change to a six period day, Principal Revsbeck told staff last week despite the talk of such a change across the district. “The district is looking at a budget shortfall,” said Jeff Rissman, an assistant principal at Harding High School. “I don’t know the spec...

Two new IB English classes starting next year

Two new IB English classes starting next year

Isabel Moua, Reporter
March 2, 2017
Filed under News

Two new IBDP English classes that are at the mid-level are starting next year.   These classes are different from the current IBDP and the regular English classes. If the IB is too fast, too much and too hard, while the the regular is too slow and easy, you can go to the one of the two ne...

Why students need immunizations

Andy Thao, Reporter
December 19, 2016
Filed under News

It’s around this time of year that fear strikes some students here at Harding when their parents receive letters or phone calls about their kid’s immunization shots.           “In the state of Minnesota, but also the United States, immunization shots are required to attend school,...

Harding Students protest Trump’s Presidency

Harding Students protest Trump’s Presidency

Araya Smith, Reporter
December 6, 2016
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At Harding High School a group of students decided to walk out of class and protest Donald Trump’s presidency. Isaac Marshall, a senior, was one of the many who decided to protest. “It was kinda organized, kinda on a whim,” he said. “None of us thought it was really gonna happen.”  ...

‘Dare 2 Be Real’ helps students

Samantha Gadbois, Reporter
November 15, 2016
Filed under News

Emma Ogitchida, a junior, has been a part of Dare to Be Real since her sophomore year. “Dare to Be Real has helped me step up and inform people and educate them about racial slurs and comments and how words affect people,” she said. Being involved with Dare to Be Real has opened her eyes ...

The everyday work of a bus driver

The everyday work of a bus driver

Nathalia Cortes Vazquez, Reporter
November 15, 2016
Filed under News

Bus drivers work on driving around and providing transportation to students.. School bus drivers drive their routes to pick up students early in the day and drop them off at home later on. Their responsibility is to get students transported safely to and from home, whether in sleet, fog, snow, ice ...

New gaming club attracts many

New gaming club attracts many

Libby Harper, Business Manager
November 15, 2016
Filed under News

The Video Gaming Club, advised by Mr. Ian Buck, meets every Wednesday after school from 2 to 4 p.m. Mr. Buck and Chankrisna Ke are the advisor and president of this club, respectively. The club was started last year during the second semester. “It was an idea that was brought up by several stud...

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