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United States, A New Life For The Karen

Sasihtorn Naw, Feature Editor

January 28, 2015


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In February 1949, people of the Karen ethnic minority started a war against Myanmar's government.   Now, 60 years later, the civil war is still going on. Many students of Karen ethnicity have immigrated to Minnesota and are now living a safer life than the life back in Myanmar.   Lin Kyi is one o...

IB diploma or PSEO? Both have benefits

Julie Vang, Photo Editor

January 28, 2015


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One of the biggest choices for many students at Harding is, choosing whether stay in the IB Diploma or do PSEO.   Jnustice Jackson, a senior at Hardig who attends a Concordia University through PSEO, has been in the program since his junior year. “It was difficult at first, but you just need to plan things acc...

Karen struggles as a refugee.

Zolo Puday, Reporter

January 28, 2015


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 The Karen people have come a long way from their home. They did not just escape the war and the massacre. They also migrated to a new, unknown land. Like the Hmong, the Karen are still fighting a war, against the Burmese, a war that started during WW2  and is still going on today. Viewed as one o...

Students celebrate a wide variety of traditions

Samuel Kargbo, Reporter

January 28, 2015


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Every year families all over America, if not the world, come together to celebrate the holidays. For most American families, the holiday season begins towards the end of November with Thanksgiving, and continues through New Year's Day or early January. During this time of year many schools and/or colle...

Islam is a religion of peace

Ismail Said, Sports Editor

January 28, 2015


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A common question among some Harding students, “What is Islam?” Criticism of this religion is displayed all over the news. One day it’s “Islamic Radicalist” and another day it’s “Corrupt Islamic Regime.” But is this really what this so-called “religion of peace” is about? Islam, one of the m...

A Prince in the Hmong Community

A Prince in the Hmong Community

Julie Vang, reporter/photo editor

January 19, 2015


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Chue Lee, a senior at Harding High School, competed at the Hmong American New Year in the pageant for Prince Charming and Miss Hmong American 2015 and won as the Hmong community’s Prince Charming for the year 2015-2016. This event took place Nov. 15 and 16 at the  Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum, S...

Senior Prom

Samuel, Reporter

January 15, 2015


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Many say prom is meant to be a night to remember. Many women even take  prom as second (behind only their wedding day) on their list of most memorable days. Each year, Harding’s prom committee hopes and works to prepare the best possible prom for the upperclassmen, especially the seniors. This year, many ...

Kyler Decorah

William Tzavaras, Reporter

January 15, 2015


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Kyler Decorah, 16-year-old shooting guard for the Harding Knights, has done more than just basketball. Behind the scrawny body, shaggy hair and brace-filled mouth, there lies a pretty cool teenager. Kyler’s first love was skating. “I’ve been skating since a young age and I’ve loved it ever since. ...

Black Friday shopping

Wendy Scaletta, Reporter

January 15, 2015


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This year, Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, fell on Nov. 28. This particular Friday is the day that many people begin their Christmas shopping. Black Friday is infamous for its commotion, with people crowding outside stores, pushing and shoving their way to the holiday sales and discounts. ...

Awkward family moments

William Tzavaras, Reporter

January 15, 2015


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It seems people tend to have awkward family moments around the holiday season, with aunts asking if you’re in a relationship or still single and what you plan on doing for college when the slightest thought of a college education hasn’t even crossed your mind. An anonymous sophomore at Harding w...

Sun Ray Library Renovations

January 15, 2015


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The Sun Ray Library has undergone a transformation. The Library was closed for renovations in November 2013 and reopened a few weeks ago. The outside saw little change, the plants were removed from the walls and their is a new entrance.  But the inside has gone through a lot. There's a new teen ar...

Optimist Club scholarship winners

Wa Yang, Reporter

January 15, 2015


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There has been at least one Harding winner every year for the Optimist Club scholarship. The scholarship was awarded to those who showed their involvement in the community and their leadership.  Teachers who recommend students for the scholarship saw potential in their students.  Seeing what the s...

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