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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...

SPPS has a new safety policy

SPPS has a new safety policy

Andy Thao, Yusuf Aw Yusuf, Reporter, Features Editor
February 2
Filed under In-Depth, News, Spotlight

With the growth of violence in St. Paul Public Schools (SPPS), Harding and other schools in the district are taking steps to ensure school safety, including the implementation of new rules in order to improve safety at all SPPS schools. Following recent events at Saint Paul Public Schools, especially...

Suicide is not a selfish act

Suicide is not a selfish act

Wendy Scaletta, Editor-In-Chief
January 20
Filed under In-Depth, Spotlight

Many people fear death and could never fathom inflicting it upon themselves. Some, however, welcome the idea with open arms. Suicide, the act of deliberately causing one’s own death, is the third leading cause of death among Americans aged 10 to 24, and the tenth leading cause of death among Americans...

Muslim students struggle with unorganized prayer opportunities at Harding

Muslim students struggle with unorganized prayer opportunities at Harding

Yusuf Aw Yusuf, Features Editor
January 20
Filed under Features, In-Depth, Spotlight

Muslims believe that it’s important to pray five times a day in order to maintain a happy and significant life. Prayer is one of the five pillars of Islam, and it’s obligatory for every Muslim to pray five times a day. Harding High School’s diverse community has been welcoming to its Muslim...

Students question safety of Harding

Students question safety of Harding

Elezebet Mitiku, Reporter
November 16
Filed under Features, Spotlight

Recently we've had an incident involving a loaded gun in a student's backpack, and some students that came from different schools this year question the school's safety. Some students that transfer to Harding from different schools like Highland Park or Washington sometimes hear bad things about Harding....

‘While The Lights Are Out’ preview

Gao Xiong, Reporter
November 11
Filed under News, Spotlight

While The Lights Are Out is a play that follows a murder, a mystery and comedy that involves several characters trying figure out who murdered the victim. Tim Coleman, who has been at Harding High School for 14 years, is in charge of the fall play. He decided to pick While The Lights Were Out, because...

Procrastinaters unite… Tomorrow

Mai Vue, Reporter
November 11
Filed under In-Depth, Spotlight

You've got a test coming up. You are willing to study so that you will have a great grade on it. You grab your pencil, and whip out your notebook. And then your phone rings, notifying you that you have a text message. You look at it and then before you know it, instead of studying, you have spent ...

Safe reputation under fire after gun found in school

William Tzavaras
November 4
Filed under In-Depth, Spotlight

A teacher discovered a handgun in a student's backpack Oct. 21 during a search for marijuana.     Harding has always been built on a reputation of keeping the building a safe place that maximizes learning. “Students learn best when they feel safe,” said Douglas Revsbeck, Harding’s...

Self-harm is not a joke

Wendy Scaletta
October 26
Filed under Features, In-Depth, Spotlight

From cutting, burning, scratching and skin-picking to self-battery, overdosing, self-poisoning and inserting small objects under the skin, self-harm takes many forms. Some sufferers, mainly psychotic patients, use amputation, castration, or self-enucleation (removal of the eyes). One may even include...

$#!+ the Beacon Staff Say

Wendy Scaletta
October 23
Filed under Spotlight, Uncategorized

"You might drop your phone in the toilet, and then your recording is gone.” “How do I look like a Jew? What does a Jew look like?” “Like a Jew.” “I have everybody in this room as a witness that you called me a Jew!” “How is [being called a Jew] not an insult?” "Why can’t...

Pepfest is a go for March

Levi Metty, Reporter
March 4
Filed under News, Spotlight

A lot of students are not sure if we are going to have the Pepfest this year, and many students were disappointed we did not have it before the Snow Days dance. That is when the rumors started that we were not going to have the Pepfest rally.     Ms. Lahr, head of the student council, explained t...

New physic teacher thrilled to teach at Harding

Jerry Moua
September 16
Filed under Features, News, Spotlight

     Jennifer Goetz, a new teacher at Harding High School, started her first year in teaching at Harding.  It’s also her first time teaching physics.      Before she came to Harding, she was a math teacher at Woodbury Middle School.   She enjoys sharing her physics experience.      “I fel...

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