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Advisories having lessons on respect

Sandra Lee, Reporter

September 29, 2015


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Harding advisories are introducing students to new lessons about what it means to be respectful, responsible, and safe.   According to Harding English teacher and PBIS committee member Benjamin Lathrop, “The ideas are nothing new. What’s new is teaching them to the students and staff and breaking ...

Genius Squad looking for members

Andy Thao, Reporter

September 29, 2015


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Harding won’t have help from district technicians with this year’s iPad roll out.   Jose Romero, a member of Harding’s Genius Squad, said that the Genius Squad doesn’t have a lot of members and is struggling about the iPad roll out approaches. “Last year we had the tech guys from th...

College Possible helps students prepare

Lee Tou Xiong, Reporter

September 29, 2015


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College Possible, which meets in the CCC this year, is a program that supports students academically and gets students ready for college. Specifically, College Possible helps students with college admission through coaching and support and helps at least 160 students in their junior and senior years...

New boundary line in cafeteria

Austyn Lo, Reporter

September 29, 2015


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Administrator Mark Head made a new boundary line in the cafeteria during lunch in the first week of school. “I don’t know why you guys stand up for two minutes before we dismiss you,” said the 10th-grade administrator. “I mean, when you stand up for two minutes every day during lunch, it a...

Freshmen have fun at retreat

Freshmen have fun at retreat

Mai Vue, Reporter

September 29, 2015


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It’s a new school year and there are new freshmen coming into their first year of high school. To start off fresh (no pun intended), every ninth grader of Harding gets up and goes to the football field to do fun and exciting activities in the Freshmen Retreat event. “It [the Freshmen Retreat]...

Senior turns down Ivies for MIT

Levi Metty, Reporter

June 3, 2015


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Getting accepted into an Ivy League school is an honor, but getting accepted to all eight of them is almost unheard of. One Harding student did just that--then turned each of them down so that he could go to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).     Senior Alexander Roman said he visited all t...

Harding students receive honorable mention at HD

Mayflower Vang, Opinion and Review editor

June 3, 2015


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A group of Harding students received  Honorable Mention for their project on History Day at the University of Minnesota on May 2. More than 25,000 students in Minnesota participated. The senior group did a project on Sa Ba Oo Gyi, the first Karen civil rights leader and also the President of the Karen N...

Hmong American Day, Voice of the Hmong

Hmong American Day, Voice of the Hmong

May Flower Vang, Editor

June 3, 2015


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May 14 was the day for the Hmong community to attend and  recognize the veterans who joined the U.S. forces in the conflict  known as the “Secret War in Vietnam.” This year is the 3rd Annual year for the Hmong to celebrate the bravery of Hmong soldiers, which guided the Hmong refugees. As President Barack...

Budget cut leads to difficult decisions

William Tzavaras, Zach Smith, Sports editor, Reporter

June 3, 2015


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Harding is facing a $1.3 million budget cut that that is resulting in multiple staff layoffs and other cuts. Harding is just one of many St. Paul Public Schools forced to make cuts due to a decrease in state funding for K-12 education. At Harding, cuts have already been made. “These decisions are stres...

Harding club raises funds for Nepal earthquake survivors

Gao Xiong, Reporter

June 3, 2015


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Harding’s SWAT (Students with a Testimony) Club collected donations in advisory and hosted a climbing event to raise money for Nepal earthquake survivors after major earthquakes devastated the region last month. Students and staff paid to climb at Vertical Endeavors, and the proceeds were donated...

First Dakota quiz bowl held at Harding

Skyler Kuczaboski, Editor In Chief

May 28, 2015


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Harding hosted Minnesota’s first-ever Dakota quiz bowl on April 18, with two teams from Harding participating and one winning second place in the youth category. Nina Berglund, a participant in the quiz bowl, has been studying Dakota for eight years. “It was fun,” she said. “We put our minds together, and I think our team did pretty well.” Although the quiz bowl too...

Body of man found in river

Wendy Scaletta, Copy editor

May 8, 2015


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A St. Paul man was pulled out of Apple River in Wisconsin. The man was identified as 29-year-old Kevin Rhines. Rhines was reported missing April 2, and is believed to have been involved in a car crash in Somerset around the time of his disappearance. A vehicle discovered April 2 in a ditch in Somerset ...

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