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Saint Paul schools consider later start time for high school

Diamond Jones, Reporter

February 4, 2015


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Saint Paul Public Schools considered making changes to the start time of schools. Many Harding students have the same concerns regarding the issue, but others seem to love the idea of a late start. Senior student Nicki P. will have already graduated. “ I don't really care about the new policy because ...

Police at school

Marian Pina, Reporter

January 28, 2015


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Many schools are having issues with kids misbehaving in serious ways such as bullying, locker theft, vandalism, fights and skipping class. Due to the lack of safety, many schools have brought in police to increase the safety. Police have been assigned to specific schools depending on the safety needs...

Students at Harding experience “2nd Quarter Rush”

Nina Vang, Review Editor

January 28, 2015


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With testing and homework combined together, some students are growing white hairs. Because third quarter is coming, students and teachers seem to be having a really hard time doing their stuff in such a short amount of time and space after winter break, and it just seems too short for the students to ...

Twitter abuzz with lunch complaints

Twitter abuzz with lunch complaints

William Tzavaras, Reporter

January 28, 2015


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    Recent turmoil over the SPPS lunch program has taken a high point in social media, with students complaining to the SPPS Public News account (@SPPS_News) and directly to the superintendent of the SPPS district Valeria Silva (@SPPS_SuptSilva).     Students at Harding have had their own en...

Student changing teachers

May Flower Vang, Opinion editor

January 21, 2015


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Some may have difficulties adapting to new things. Change of schedule is hard for both teachers and students. Therefore, many disagreements have occurred throughout our school. Xee Xiong, a junior, had many difficulties in school, not just with the work, but with changing teachers. She finds it hard t...

Harding freshman petrifies Harding students

Maleek Bryant-Davis, Reporter

January 6, 2015


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On Nov. 25 2014, a freshman by the name of “Bri Clerk” on Facebook made a statement saying “Da**n lady folks S**t finna be REAL at HARDING High School tomorrow”.      Many people expressed their opinions about Bri's threat. A young lady who's close to Bri, and wants to stay anonymous, told the...

Sun Ray Library Renovations

Suleeman Mohamed, Reporter

December 10, 2014


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The Sun Ray Library has undergone a transformation. The library was closed for renovations in Nov. 2013, and reopened a few weeks ago. The outside saw little change; the plants were removed from the walls and there is a new entrance. However, the inside has gone through a lot. There's a new teen area, children's p...

Teens smoking more e-cigarettes

Wendy Scaletta, Copy editor

December 1, 2014


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    Traditional cigarette smoking among teens is becoming less common, but a new phenomenon is taking its place. More and more students are using electronic cigarettes.           In the year 2011, the Minnesota Youth Tobacco Survey revealed that 18.1 percent of high school students smok...

New dances of 2014

Samuel Kargbo, Reporter

November 26, 2014


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The year 2014 has been full of excitement and fun. New ideas are developed and brought forth every year, but there is just something about this year that’s special, especially in the music and dance world. Over the years, there have been several new dances being created and publicized. Dances like th...

Winter policies change for Saint Paul Public schools

Skyler Kuczaboski, Editor in Cheif

November 25, 2014


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The policy that determines whether staff and students will have a “cold day” has changed for the 2014-15 school year, following a winter in which school was canceled six times for cold weather. The new policy states that if the forecast for 6 a.m. predicts the windchill to be below -40 degrees...

Hmong New Year strikes the State Fair.

May Flower Vang, Opinion editor

November 25, 2014


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Because of all the construction this year around the Metrodome, Hmong New Year is moving to the Minnesota State Fair grounds. Since Hmong New Year is always in St. Paul, it is very close to the Hmong community. Therefore, it is very convenient for everybody to always go. I personally love the great s...

Ebola issue affects Harding’s West African students

Nina Vang, Review editor

November 25, 2014


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Many people have made light of the word EBOLA,  but those people haven’t experienced the death and danger of the disease.     Ebola can travel easily from person to person by physical contact.     The Ebola virus is reproducing 10x faster, with symptoms including headaches, vomiting, diarrhea, rashes, a...

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