The Beacon

Students deserve a more comfortable lunch environment

Skyler Kuczaboski, Editor in Chief

April 9, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Everyone who has lunch at Harding knows it--the students, the lunch ladies, the janitors, the administrators--the Harding lunchroom is overcrowded!   Harding has three lunches, A, B and C. One might think all the amounts of students would be the same, but surprisingly they aren't. They actually...

iPads make learning fun

Gao Choua Yang, Reporter

April 9, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The iPads were successfully passed out to every student at Harding, and now that I have one too learning is much more easy with technology.   Everything is easier with an iPad. My backpack is less heavy without all of the notebooks I have to carry every day. If I forget my pens or pencils, th...

Students in regular classes are NOT getting their needs met

Pajai Vue, News editor

March 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion

  When students register for a class, they get two choices: regular or accelerated/IB classes. Regular core classes aren't meeting students' needs.   There are many different types of students in regular classes, but the most common three are ELL students, middle-ground students and “troublemakers...

Is profanity uncalled for in school?

Kenwanna, Reporter

March 4, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Cursing in public is very uncalled for. It makes people think negative things about you when you don't even know them, and the only thing they know about you is that you have a bad vocabulary. Swearing is a big part of some of Harding High School students' vocabulary, and others wonder whether or not it is...

Pros of having an iPad

Gao Choua, Reporter

March 4, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The iPads were successfully passed out to every student at Harding, and now that I have one too, learning is much easier. Everything is easier with an iPad. My backpack is less heavy without all of the notebooks I have to carry every day. If I forget my pens or pencils, that's fine because I can ju...

Carnations are here!

Carnations are here!

Gao Xiong, Reporter

February 18, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Carnation symbolizes pride, admiration and beauty. A carnation or bouquet of roses are common things for the significant others give to their lover on Valentine’s Day. The admirable feeling that causes butterflies to loving couples and friendships is the fragment of forever. The fourteenth of February is a special day to receives...

Waze causes stir among police officers

Sasihtorn Naw, Editor

February 11, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Waze, a smartphone app owned by Google, allows users to locate and track police cars. I can see why police are wary of the app and are asking Google to disable the feature. Honestly speaking, if I were a criminal, this app would be on my must-have list. For law-abiding citizens, though, criminals being ...

Snapchat update

Snapchat update

William Tzavaras, Editor

February 11, 2015


Filed under Opinion

With the most recent update of Snapchat, many users have become upset by the removal of the “best friends” feature. Apparently people had a sense of awareness and closure when being able to see other people’s best friends on Snapchat, but to what avail? In our society today, things have become too...

Did MLK really die for this?

William Tzavaras, Sports Editor

February 4, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Over the recent holiday known as Martin Luther King day, celebrating the excellence of Dr. King, many people took to social media to show their gratitude, but expressed things in the wrong way. During the holiday, many people went to instagram and social media posting pictures of their best friend who ...

Students fear iPads will cause more bad than good

Skyler Kuczaboski, Chief- Editor

February 4, 2015


Filed under Opinion

To most students in the Saint Paul Public School district, iPads are old news, but the date for Harding students to get their tablets is coming up quickly. Trainings  and orientations supposedly “train” students and parents and inform them about the iPads, so why are students still unsure of what t...

Are hall sweeps necessary ?

Ismail Said, Sports Editor

February 4, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Hall sweeps have been a consistent thing here at Harding. Hall sweeps are a way to get students to get to class on time. Hall sweeps were introduced to Harding in the past, but were reinforced when staff saw that students' truancy was getting out of control. Students receive a tardy slip if they are...

Second quarter is seniors’ biggest nightmare

Wa Yang, Reporter

February 4, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The second quarter is a quarter that involves much havoc and frustration for seniors at Harding. One of the biggest reasons why second quarter is stressful for seniors is the fact that during the second quarter, there are many college and scholarship deadlines. Time management becomes a big issue and ...

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