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Buck family feels lucky to survive a crash

Buck family feels lucky to survive a crash

Jacqueline Martinez, Reporter

April 17, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

You may see Ian Buck walking around in the hallway or teaching in the computer lab, and you may see his mother, Amy Buck, working in Harding’s daycare. But about two months ago, they were making headlines. On Dec. 29, a snow storm on interstate 380 near Waterloo, Iowa, caused a huge pile-up when a se...

Yearbooks may not continue next year

Yearbooks may not continue next year

Pyo Cho, Reporter

April 17, 2018


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Teresa Holmes, art teacher at Harding High School, said the Yearbook program has a probability of shutting down after this year if they don’t sell enough yearbooks. This would mean the loss of a tradition that has been going on ever since 1932. Today, it is harder to sell the yearbooks than it ...

SPPS is getting a later start time the year after next

SPPS is getting a later start time the year after next

Pyo Cho, Reporter

April 17, 2018


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Saint Paul Public School decided to move to a later start time for high school students, beginning in September 2019. Many people support this idea; however, many are against it. Many people will be affected by the change in their schedule, including elementary students and their parents. Erik Bra...

AIS invites students to take a ‘Braided Journey’

AIS invites students to take a ‘Braided Journey’

Jacqueline Martinez, Reporter

April 10, 2018


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Braided Journeys an American Indian Education program that was started at Harding this year, received a Folk Art Grant from the Minnesota Arts Council. This will allow 25 students to create their own regalia to learn/practice traditional American Indian dance. They were one of 8 programs that got it. ...

Harding Drumline performs at the Super Bowl Live Event

Harding Drumline performs at the Super Bowl Live Event

Aishat Daud, Reporter

March 7, 2018


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The Harding Drumline performed for the Super Bowl live Event at Nicollet Mall on the nights of Jan. 29 and Jan. 31. Although the performance had its difficulties, it was a very special moment for the Harding Drumline. “It wasn’t the easiest thing to do, but it was definitely worth it,” said Jenni...

SPPS teacher strike brings awareness and consequences

SPPS teacher strike brings awareness and consequences

Jacob Benson, Reporter

March 7, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Today, a large majority of members voting in each of the three units approved the agreements negotiated with SPPS. The Executive board will certify the results at the March meeting.     The St. Paul Teacher Federation called off a planned strike for Feb.12 after coming to a tentative agreement ...

‘WannaCry’ Virus Spreads Rapidly and Evolves Quickly

Zoe Kavaney, Reporter

June 6, 2017


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A mistake in a new Microsoft update might cause serious damage to millions of home, business and government computers.   Kevin Beaumont, a cybersecurity professional from the United Kingdom, told CNN that “this is the biggest cybersecurity incident I've ever seen.”   It’s...

New Car to Noah

Andy Thao, Reporter

June 6, 2017


Filed under Features, News

On May 23 2017, Harding students and teachers surprised Harding student Noah Martin with a brand new truck after Noah has been struck with severe aplastic anemia last fall. “So we found out Noah was sick,” said Gregg Adler, the autotech teacher, and the person that started the project. “We f...

The Rally for Change in Venezuela

The Rally for Change in Venezuela

Nathalia Cortes Vazquez, Reporter

June 6, 2017


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Venezuela is facing a crisis with its people wanting to make a change by overthrowing the government. Venezuela’s citizens have been demanding resources that President Nicolas Maduro doesn't contribute to the community. Venezuelan people blame their president for not contributing to the community, an...

Fashion Club

Tristin Thao, Reporter

March 29, 2017


Filed under Arts, News

Fashion Club is a club where students with high quality clothing go and show off their modeling skills to judges or the audience. Fashion Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday in room 1359. During the meet-ups on those days, they walk out in the freshman hallway to practice their form. For example, walkin...

JROTC Drill Meet

Tristin Thao, Reporter

March 29, 2017


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       Harding’s JROTC competed against 15 other schools on..., going head to head for the first place trophy.         The point of a JROTC Drill Meet that Harding competes in is to represent Minnesota and Harding High. The event takes place in Chicago every year over-two...

Changing of class schedule not to happen any time soon

Changing of class schedule not to happen any time soon

Andy Thao, Reporter

March 29, 2017


Filed under News, Spotlight

Harding’s schedule will not change to a six period day, Principal Revsbeck told staff last week despite the talk of such a change across the district. “The district is looking at a budget shortfall,” said Jeff Rissman, an assistant principal at Harding High School. “I don’t know the spec...

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