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Harding student accepted into all 8 Ivy League schools

Skyler Kuczaboski, Editor in Cheif

April 29, 2015


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IB Diploma candidate, Knight Crew leader, and Genius Squad member Alex Roman, senior at Harding, now has another accomplishment to add to his resume: he is one of the two SPPS seniors accepted into all eight Ivy League schools (according to dictionary.reference.com, and Ivy League school is a group ...

“Racism is here” poster causes controversy

April 29, 2015


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Posters around Harding read “Racism is here” were up for less than one day before being taken down Wednesday, April 15, because of the strong controversy. P.R.O.J.E.C.T. W.E. A.R.E. H.E.A.R.D., a group recently formed by Harding students put up the posters. According to senior Zerbine Rypa, a founder...

Robotics team pleased with competition results

Skyler Kuczaboski, Editor in Chief

April 24, 2015


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  The Harding robotics team ranked 13 out of about 60 teams throughout the state, at the big competition over spring break, and overall the team is pleased with their results.   The competition took place at the University of Minnesota. The team had to build a robot that would stack plas...

“Racism is here” poster causes controversy

Gao Choua Yang, Pajai Vue, Reporter, News Editor

April 22, 2015


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Posters around Harding reading “Racism is here” were up for less than one day before being taken down Wednesday, April 15, because of the strong controversy. P.R.O.J.E.C.T. W.E. A.R.E. H.E.A.R.D., a group recently formed by Harding students, put up the posters. According to senior Zerbine Rypa,...

Students work to change district ‘Redskins’ policy

Skyler Kuczaboski, Editor in Chief

April 9, 2015


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Students from Indian Education and the American Indian Studies program were presented at Harding High School’s staff meeting Feb. 26 about the differences between the programs.   The purpose of their presentation was to let the staff know more about the programs, and it even included Native American tr...

Apple iOS Multicultural Emoji Update

Gao Choua Yang, Reporter

March 19, 2015


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The Apple Company is upgrading its Emojis to include six different skin colors with male and female faces. The Emojis will be released later this year with the updated version of iOS 8.3.   According to CNNMoney, the 300 new Emoji icons with different skin colors aren’t the only thing bei...

CIS courses available for Harding students

Wa Yang, Reporter

March 19, 2015


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Many Harding teachers and students were to learn about two new courses that will be available next year to students here at Harding.   College in Schools (CIS) courses are offered by the University of Minnesota, and Harding will be offering two of these courses, CIS Literature and CIS Writing.  ...

How would the rollout have gone if there were no problems?

Zack Smith, Reporter

March 4, 2015


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Devon Eicher: On the first day of the rollout, if there were no problems, I think more than half the students would have got their iPad. Jim yang: If more students would have gotten their iPads on the first day of the rollout, and if there was less chaos after the two day rollout. Miss Range: If ther...

Harding’s holding its first spelling bee!

Wendy Scaletta, Copy editor

March 4, 2015


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In recent memory, Harding students competed in a spelling bee for the first time. The first round for freshmen and sophomores took place Monday, Feb. 9; juniors' and seniors' first round was Wednesday, Feb. 11. There will be a second round for freshmen and sophomores Monday, Feb. 23, and Wednesday, F...

Pepfest is a go for March

Levi Metty, Reporter

March 4, 2015


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A lot of students are not sure if we are going to have the Pepfest this year, and many students were disappointed we did not have it before the Snow Days dance. That is when the rumors started that we were not going to have the Pepfest rally.     Ms. Lahr, head of the student council, explained t...

How are students downloading banned apps?

Gao Xiong, Reporter

February 25, 2015


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Students went through a training that covered banned apps, but some students have found a loophole in that rule. The district gave teachers the ability to lock students’ iPads any time they want to. The home button is not available to students until the teacher unlocks them.   Teachers let...

Many Johnson students plan to transfer to Harding

Many Johnson students plan to transfer to Harding

Skyler Kuczaboski, Editor In Chief

February 11, 2015


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Many Johnson students are planning to transfer to Harding High School when Johnson makes a shift to later start times next year. Saint Paul Public Schools has asked Johnson to "pilot" a starting an hour later than they did before, and then all other SPPS high schools, according to Harding Principal, Doug Re...

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