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Trump isn’t the best or the worst

Gao Xiong, Opinions Editor

January 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I know the majority of students here dislike the idea of Trump becoming president. I totally respect everyone’s opinions about Trump. I’d like to believe that most of the rumors that float around about Trump aren’t even true, and that the misconceptions about what he says in public fuel the ang...

Winter Break wasn’t long enough

Yusuf Aw Yusuf, Features Editor

January 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion

It was December, and for most students at Harding that meant Winter Break! After three and a half months of constant learning, Harding and many other schools took a break at the end of December. This year, however, was a little different. Instead of having two full weeks of break, Saint Paul Public ...

Get out of the hall!

Gao Xiong, Reporter

November 11, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Harding students are always complaining about the slow walkers, the person who bumps into you during passing time and never apologizes, or the person who plays loud music for no reason in the hallways. Worse than all of these, though, is the is group or groups of people who meet right in the middle of...

Why I Procrastinate

Why I Procrastinate

Gao Choua Yang, Reporter

June 4, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Procrastination. It’s something that everyone does from time to time. I confess, I procrastinate a lot! It became a habit for me and I’m sure it's become a habit for many others, especially teens. I remember when I first started at Harding High School as a freshman. In my English class we read a ...

Teacher complaint process

Levi Metty, Reporter

June 4, 2015


Filed under Features, Opinion

Every student has their own way of learning and every teacher has their own way of teaching. Some Harding students have complained recently that those two styles don’t meet up, and no matter how hard they try, they cannot learn in the class. What can these students do? It appears that at Harding, t...

Mothers Day can be done inexpensively!

Skyler Kuczaboski, Editor In Chief

May 28, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Mother’s Day is a time of year when mothers and grandmothers are appreciated for all they do for their children, but some daughters and sons take it as an excuse to not do anything. Although we all know our moms appreciate flowers, jewelry, perfume or even something as simple as a card, these objec...

Native Americans are not mascots!

Skyler Kuczaboski, Editor In Chief

May 28, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Can you imagine a world where races and cultures are degraded in professional sports, and racial slurs are used as team names? Newsflash, you live in that world! For more than 60 years, there has been a team in the National Football league with a racial slur for their name, the Washington Redskins. Alt...

Why should the school have to pay for your iPad charger?

Why should the school have to pay for your iPad charger?

Sasihtorn Naw, Reporter

May 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Anytime a student at Harding, or any school in the St. Paul district, loses or breaks a charger, the school will give the student a charger free of charge. Yes, you read that right. Free. This means that the school pays for each lost/broken chargers. That’s $40 per charger. Before the students got...

Differences of Harding high school and Diamond high school

Differences of Harding high school and Diamond high school

Gao Xiong, Reporter

May 6, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Moving from one place to another and experiencing new environments can be difficult to get used to. It’s a lot to take in to learn new things and meet new people. Diamond, Missouri, the school I came from, is a very small school with around 300 to 400 students. The classes are tiny and have very little...

I wish my teacher knew

I wish my teacher knew

Pajai Vue, Editor News Stories

May 6, 2015


Filed under Opinion

A Denver teacher's simple lesson plan has gone viral after posting some of her students’ responses from the lesson on Twitter with the hashtag, "I wish my teacher knew." Kyle Schwarze, an elementary teacher from Doull elementary, created the lesson plan called "I wish my teacher knew" because she want...

School Board Election Change

School Board Election Change

May Flower Vang, Editor

April 29, 2015


Filed under Opinion

“Caucus for Change” is a  group that consists of teachers and parents formed because of the dissatisfaction with the current school board and the SPPS superintendent, Valeria Silva. Last week the group succeeded in taking out three school board incumbents who wanted to run for reelection. There is a lot that Si...

App Store removed?

App Store removed?

William Tzavaras, Sports Editor

April 29, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The App Store has been removed from all the iPads in the school, or so they say. The district removed the App Store on all the school iPads because they have seen too many banned apps on the iPads. I remember during the iPad orientation in my advisory, they had a list of banned apps, such as Snapchat...

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