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You don’t have to shop on Black Friday to get a good deal

Alexander Roman, Reporter

December 9, 2012


Filed under Opinion

  Black Friday: the day of overspending and midnight shopping. The friday after Thanksgiving. The day of crowded stores and countless sales. With over 11 billion dollars spent last year through shopping, this year’s sales are projected to increase 3.1%, but is it the best time to buy gifts? Contrary...

Editorial: Homework over break?! How about no!

December 9, 2012


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Worksheets, essays, pop quiz, tests, homework, repeat! Does this seem familiar to you? Hmmm, sounds like something everyone can relate to.Throughout the school year, students are working very hard to maintain their good grades. We’re constantly doing work and putting forth effort to be excellent s...

The Big Gay Debate

Joshua Vang

November 11, 2012


Filed under Opinion

It hasn’t all been one big gay debate when it comes to the Minnesota Marriage Amendment. The state has been torn between the decision of adding the law of making marriage just for one man and one woman to the state constitution or leaving marriage open for everyone. Some people know where they stand on...

(Beep-Beep-Beep…Send) The Teacher Opinion

Roman Alexander, Reporter

November 11, 2012


Filed under Opinion

In just about every class you go, look around; there will be at least five people either texting or listening to music. With headphones in or sending a text to your boyfriend or girlfriend, it’s difficult to concentrate on what the teacher is talking about. But what do the teachers think about thi...

School Dress Code

Mai Yer Vang, Reporter

November 11, 2012


Filed under Opinion

We need to go back in time when the school dress code was still strict, when students weren’t allowed to dress inappropriately or complain about the rules. In the past, the school was strict on rules. It seems like the dress code from back then is now dying out. The majority of students that don’t foll...

Is five minutes enough?

Samantha Theng, Reporter

November 11, 2012


Filed under Opinion

“Crowding in the hallways need to stop. You either walk and talk or talk and walk” said Harding’s security guard, Jesse. Clusters in the halls have been the subject of multiple student complaints. Some students even blame the hordes in the halls for being late to class. One of Harding’s stud...

New school lunch menus show improvement

Salia Soliz, News Editor

October 7, 2012


Filed under Opinion

After eight years of inactivity, Batman returns to save Gotham from the terrorist leader Bane. On July 20, 2012, The PG-13 movie, “The Dark Knight Rises” came out in theatres. Receiving an 8.8/10 on IMDb, this movie is “interesting, action-packed, and intense” said tenth grader Amal Mohamud. The mov...

‘Dark Knight Rises’ keeps viewers guessing

‘Dark Knight Rises’ keeps viewers guessing

Alexander Roman, Reporter

October 7, 2012


Filed under Opinion

After eight years of inactivity, Batman returns to save Gotham from the terrorist leader Bane. On July 20, 2012, The PG-13 movie, “The Dark Knight Rises” came out in theatres. Receiving an 8.8/10 on IMDb, this movie is “interesting, action-packed, and intense” said tenth grader Amal Mohamud. The mov...

Scorching start

Sumeya Said, Opinion Editor

October 7, 2012


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     Most Harding students and staffs would describe the first day of school this year  in one word, Hot! All most of us remember of the first day of school is the  new faces, and of course,the heat.      “HOT! It was really hot but I was excited to see all the students,” said Ms.Emil...

Stop Having Sex Response

LaSherion McDonald, Reader

June 4, 2012


Filed under Letters to the Editor

A controversial article was written in December of 20011 about teen parenting. The main focus of stop having sex was that the social and economical consequences for both the teen parents and the child are negative. Research proves that "the outcomes resulting from the birth of childern to young mothe...

Should students wear sweatpants?-YES

Aamino Hirmoge, Layout Editor

May 24, 2012


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High school is tough enough as it is. Having to wake up early in the morning, worrying about grades and homework and getting to the bus on time, there’s little time to think about what to wear. And that bring us to the topic of sweatpants Sometime people are just plain tired to pick out a nice to...

Should students wear sweatpants?-NO

Chloe Moore, Opinion and Variety Editor

May 24, 2012


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High school should be a place where you go to become a well educated and respect worthy adult. And to do so, you should act like you are serious about becoming one, and to do that, you should first look like you are serious to learn. This doesn’t mean that you should wear a suit or anything, jeans...

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