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Students Auditions for Harding’s School Play

Nathalia Cortes Vazquez, Reporter

October 7, 2016


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Thirteen students auditioned Sept. 21 and 22 for “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Tim Coleman, Theatre director, is hoping to have many students take part in this musical. He is expecting to have a great crew and a successful play that goes without a hitch. Actors are chosen based on their p...

Harding High School’s Newly Painted Lockers

Judy Her, Reporter

October 7, 2016


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This year, new and returning Harding students walked into the school building after a long summer to a surprising and pleasant sight, newly painted lockers.   To those who witnessed the locker’s random colors before, this is a great improvement of the school and a great contribution to ...

Air Conditioning Rumor is Revealed to be False

Libby Harper, Reporter

October 7, 2016


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The rumors of a new air conditioning system at Harding are false, said Allen McGaughey, head engineer at Harding High School Mr. McGaughey said there are no plans to install a new air conditioning system this year or anytime in the foreseeable future. “It's not true,” said Mr. McGaughey. “Th...

Improvement in Harding’s security and safety for 2016-17

Improvement in Harding’s security and safety for 2016-17

Tony Vue, Photo Editor

October 7, 2016


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Students have noticed a few new improvements designed to upgrade the safety and security of Harding’s environment. Throughout the years, Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) has gone through many security and safety improvements to make school go more smoothly for students and staff, especially her...

Baby Simulators Might or Might Not Go Home With Child Development Students This Year

Baby Simulators Might or Might Not Go Home With Child Development Students This Year

Judy Her, Reporter

October 6, 2016


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This year Harding High School’s Child Development class gets seven brand new baby simulators. In the past Harding’s child development students always got the opportunity to bring home a baby simulator if they wanted to. However, this year might be a bit different due to the fact that there’s a ne...

District blaming Ekblad for assault

Elezebet Mitiku, Arts Editor

May 9, 2016


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Teachers say they are angry that the district is blaming Central High School science teacher John Ekblad for his own alleged carelessness, negligence and other unlawful conduct. On Dec. 4, 2015, Central High School science teacher John Ekblad suffered serious injuries, including a concussion, whe...

Jamar Clark update

Gao Xiong, Opinion Editor

May 9, 2016


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The case on Jamar Clark has caused negative reactions from many civilians of the Minneapolis area. Many people have become angry with the fact of how this case has ended and has again silenced their voices against the case continuing to mourn his loss. According to StarTribune Newspaper, on March...

Harding planning to undergo changes

Yusuf Aw Yusuf, Features Editor

April 26, 2016


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Harding Sr. High School is one of 72 Saint Paul Public Schools buildings that will undergo many improvements in the near future, according to an $870 million plan the district outlined recently to improve all of the schools in the district over the next 10 years. Although Harding is not one of the...

Sno-Daze and pepfest separated?

Shaina Moua, Reporter

March 23, 2016


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In past years, Spirit Week, pepfest and the dance have been during one week, but this year Spirit Week went by without the pepfest, which will take place March 11th. Spirit Week for many students is supposed to bring out the inner school spirit of the students and the pepfest is known to wrap up the...

Library no longer a hallway

Andy Thao and Austyn Lo

March 17, 2016


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Since the beginning of third quarter the library door in the science hallway has been closed because of students who used it as a hallway. “The library door was closed because people were using the library more as a hallway then a library door,” said Betsy Dadabo, the Harding librarian. “It was...

Harding defaced at dance

Harding defaced at dance

William Tzavaras, Sports Editor

March 17, 2016


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On the day of the Sno-Daze dance, the school was defaced with graffiti by a Harding student. While there are no clear pictures of what the graffiti on the wall said, students around the school have said they could faintly see the spray paint saying “HardingK,” which means the person who sprayed it i...

SPPS has a new safety policy

SPPS has a new safety policy

Andy Thao, Yusuf Aw Yusuf, Reporter, Features Editor

February 2, 2016


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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...

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