The Beacon

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be romantic

Shaina Moua and Gao Xiong

March 17, 2016


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Many people think that Valentine's Day is reserved just for their significant others; in fact, anyone can share the day with someone hoping to find a deep connection. We personally know students who will date each other to feel a sense of belonging and romance, even if they both know the relation...

Wrestling captain perseveres despite injury

Samantha Lopez, Reporter

February 1, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

One of the most competitive sports at Harding is wrestling. Dylan Vang, junior, is actually the captain of the wrestling team. Now with wrestling you have to be able to maintain your weight or in some cases lose weight. “I wasn't that athletic during middle school," Dylan said. "I was becoming laz...

Harding students dare to be real

Austyn Lo, News Story

January 20, 2016


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‘Dare 2 Be Real’ is a unique group made entirely of members of the student body at Harding. The students in the group meet in Molly Keenan’s room during advisory. The group was created to develop student leadership skills and to provide a platform for talking about racism in the world. L...

Food drive collects hundreds of pounds of donations

Sandra Lee, Reporter

January 20, 2016


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Harding took in a total of 800 pounds of food this year during the school food drive, said English teacher and National Honor Society advisor Angela Raven, who has been working the Harding food drive for 14 years. “The food drive has been going on for 15 years, I've been the advisor for 14," Ms. Raven...

Future Educators of America

Sandra Lee, Reporter

January 20, 2016


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Future Educators of America The Future Educators of America (FEA) club was created by special education teacher Dana McKenna for students who would like to know more about what it takes to be a teacher and explore a career in teaching. Ms. McKenna was approached by the Saint Paul Federation of ...

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, 2016


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...

‘Vainglory’ popular at Harding

Elijah Loscheider, Reporter

January 20, 2016


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A popular game here at Harding is Vainglory, a free download game from The App Store and now from Google Play. Vainglory is a MOBA style game (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena). The game was released to ios Nov. 6, 2014, and to Android July 2, 2015. The game is similar to the very popular game League O...

Wing Young Huie

Mai Vue, Photo editor

January 7, 2016


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Photography is just a hobby for most of us who enjoy taking selfies, getting a beautiful picture of the nature scenery, capturing a memorable moment or just snapping photos for fun. But for Wing Young Huie, photography is more than a hobby. He's a professional photographer whose works appear in m...

Students question safety of Harding

Students question safety of Harding

Elezebet Mitiku, Reporter

November 16, 2015


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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....

Are iPads really useful?

Elijah Loscheider, Reporter

November 11, 2015


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Other than playing games that were never supposed to be downloaded what else are student iPads used for? Are they even relevant? Alonzo Williams, a sophomore, said he doesn't think students need iPads. “They don't improve our learning," he said. Alonzo believes that the iPads aren’t being used...

Staff who went to Harding

Adan Mohamud, Reporter

November 6, 2015


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There aren’t many things that you think about and see in your teacher other than that they are normal people who are there to do their jobs. There might be more of a reason that they chose this profession or even where they are currently working. Some teachers such as Mr.Grill and Mr. Stahlmann are...

Self-harm is not a joke

Wendy Scaletta

October 26, 2015


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...

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