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Why students need immunizations

Andy Thao, Reporter
December 19
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

New health teacher hopes Harding is long term

New health teacher hopes Harding is long term

Priscilla Yang, Assistant Photo Editor
November 15
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    Kelsey Budd, a new health teacher at Harding, transferred here this year after three years working at Battle Creek Middle School.  Ms. Budd said her transfer was due to her “desire to teach high schoolers.” She has always favored working in a high school environment but wanted the experi...

Harding students and teachers protest the North Dakota Access Pipeline

Harding students and teachers protest the North Dakota Access Pipeline

Elezebet Mitiku, Features Editor
November 15
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The pipeline starts in the Bakken region of North Dakota, transporting their sweet crude oil across the Midwest. “About 100 years ago, they would have oil wells there, and they got all the oil out that they could get,” said Lakota teacher Barry Frantum. Harding students Nina Berglund, Fran...

New Health Teacher At Harding High School

Priscilla Yang, Reporter
October 13
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Kelsey Budd, a new health teacher at Harding, transferred here this year after three years working at Battle Creek Middle School.  Ms. Budd said her transfer was due to her “desire to teach high schoolers.” She has always favored working in a high school environment but wanted the experience of working at a...

Harding High School Test Scores and Graduation Rate

Soua Yang, Reporter
October 13
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Harding High School’s graduation rate increased from 70 percent to 76 percent between 2009 and 2014, according to Public School Review. However, the school's academic scores are lower than the average of other schools, according to the website. Harding High School had 82 percent of its seniors graduate in 20...

Harding Cheerleading Team has a New Cheerleader

Araya Smith, Reporter
October 13
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This year at Harding High School the cheerleading team has a new cheerleader who is in Special Ed. Some of the cheerleaders that have been on the team for a year or more The cheerleaders have tryouts for the upcoming football season at the end of the previous school year. Victoria Missoh, a soph...

Harding High School’s Website gets Remodeled

Harding High School’s Website gets Remodeled

Libby Harper, Reporter
October 7
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Harding High School is updating and remodeling its website. Patty McDonald, a Harding parent, and Ian Buck, a Harding teacher, are taking the lead on this project. According to Ms. McDonald the reason the website is changing is because the district is switching all the systems from one platform to...

Students Auditions for Harding’s School Play

Nathalia Cortes Vazquez, Reporter
October 7
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Thirteen students auditioned Sept. 21 and 22 for “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Tim Coleman, Theatre director, is hoping to have many students take part in this musical. He is expecting to have a great crew and a successful play that goes without a hitch. Actors are chosen based on their p...

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