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Amazon drones

Zolo Puday, Reporter

January 15, 2015


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Technology is growing rapidly. Nowadays many factories are making new technology in order to develop equipment faster and to send items faster. One of those companies is Amazon. The company is always trying to create technology more efficiently to deliver products to customers. Now they have created Amazon ...

Experiences of being a tennis player

Gao Choua Yang, Reporter

November 20, 2014


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Harding High School's girls' tennis team has broken the record. They've brought home the title of Cities Championship! Fouanong Khang is a senior at Harding High School. Fouanong is the tennis captain in girls' tennis. She usually plays 4 singles or 3 doubles. “This year we did really good, we improv...

School play is hilarious and impressive

Skyler Kuczaboski, Editor-In-Chief

November 13, 2014


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The theatre club preformed Harvey (written by Mary Chase) last weekend at Harding High School, a play made famous by a 1950 starring Jimmy Stewart.   Harvey is about a man named Elwood P. Dowd (played by Trey Williams) who has an imaginary friend who is a "pooka".   According to Wikipedia, the pooka or...

Silent anguish; Many struggle with depression and tell no one.

Silent anguish; Many struggle with depression and tell no one.

Kymarra Hughes, Reporter

November 6, 2014


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Depression is a mental illness that causes people to feel unwanted, unimportant, and ready to just die. Many people go through depression, and their family and friends don’t even know it. It’s a scary thing, and people usually keep it a secret. “I went to the doctor for other health problems and...

The best way to impress? Dress like the person you want to become. It matters.

The best way to impress? Dress like the person you want to become. It matters.

Gao Choua Yang, Reporter

November 6, 2014


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When you first meet someone, you want to leave a good impression, right? Of course, you want to show how cool you are, even if you don’t even talk. The best way to impress someone is by the way you dress. “When I first meet new people, the first couple of things that I look at is the way they tal...

Bures misses Harding

William Tzavaras, Reporter

November 5, 2014


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Bob (Robert) Bures is a former teacher at Harding High School who has relocated himself and his family to Oregon.     “Moving’s hard. It’s really hard,” said Mr. Bures on his transition from Minnesota to Oregon. “It was hard to leave, I left behind a great school with great staff that ...

Theater students find ‘safe haven’ in acting and tech

Theater students find ‘safe haven’ in acting and tech

Diamond Jones, Reporter

November 5, 2014


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Whether you love singing or to dramatize a boring paragraph, Harding’s Theater department may be right for you. The key to the success of the department is theater teacher and director Timothy Coleman, who has been directing altogether 20 years, 13 at Harding High School. Students also contribute to t...

Marrying young: Students with spouses describe troubles

Marrying young: Students with spouses describe troubles

Julie Vang, Photo Editor

November 5, 2014


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Normally in the western culture, people would wait until after high school or even after college to get married. But for some people, including some Harding students, things happen and they end up getting married for many different reasons. In other cases, students have kids before they get married ...

‘We had that connection’: Students like interracial relationships

Zolo Puday, Reporter

November 5, 2014


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When two people come together with different cultural backgrounds and different traditions, it sometimes can be difficult. Traditions are really important when it comes to being in a relationship with another race. You must have the will to explore and accept other cultures and their ways of living. ...

Growing up with only one parent: It’s difficult, but students find strength to meet obstacles

Growing up with only one parent: It’s difficult, but students find strength to meet obstacles

Pajai Vue, News Editor

November 5, 2014


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  Senida Vang, a Harding freshman, is still coping with her parents' divorce. Her parents split up roughly five years ago. Her dad didn’t announce his leaving. Her mom was the one who made the announcement to the kids. “I was a daddy’s girl and I favored my dad,” Senida said. “I was s...

Life on the city bus

Life on the city bus

Wa Yang, Reporter

November 5, 2014


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The city bus has been a top mode of transportation for Harding students due to activities after school. The city bus has also been a useful way for students to get to school.  The main purpose of the city bus is for students to get to their destination, but opportunities for exploration make the cit...

Shepherd has taught on the other side of the world

Skyler Kuczaboski

October 11, 2014


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Aside from teaching students at Harding High School, and being a mother of two, Julia Shepherd has taught on the other side of the world. In July of 1992, Shepherd had the opportunity to go to Japan with the Japanese Exchange and Teaching program (JET) to teach English to Japanese students. Since...

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