The Beacon

Students should choose their own classes

Gao Choua Yang, Reporter

February 4, 2015


Filed under Opinion

There are different kinds of teachers at Harding High School with different teaching methods and styles. Some teaching methods are better for some students while other students may prefer other teaching methods. Students should be able to choose what teacher they want to take a class from. It’s har...

Finding homework places in school?

Wa Yang, Reporter

December 18, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Harding provides many places for students to do homework or any type of school work needed to be done after school. But should we consider a class that can benefit those who have a free period to spare? As seniors, my peers and I have a lot of things to do, and homework is always one of the top prio...

The Transit Germinator Jacket

The Transit Germinator Jacket

Suleeman Mohamed, Reporter

December 10, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Everyone knows that the #1 way that germs are spread is through touch. It does not help that the everyday surfaces we touch are crawling with millions of bacteria. It also doesn't help that some diseases are spread through particles in the air . When you are in public transportation, one person wil...

Good Knight Cards On the Board!

Sashitorn Naw, Feature Editor

November 25, 2014


Filed under Opinion

No one seems to know what “Good Knight Cards” are, so let me tell you. Good Knight Cards are cards that you’re supposed to get from teachers for doing good things-well, things that they deem to be “good.” Then, when you have racked up enough cards, you can go and get something at the Knigh...

Best friends with your ex?

Gao Choua Yang, Reporter

November 25, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Being best friends with your ex-boyfriend is quite odd. You and your partner broke up for a reason, so why be friends? When people break up, they can never truly be friends again. Most of the time when people break up and become best friends, the truth is that they still feel the same towards each oth...

Schools should change their start times

Wendy Scaletta, Copy Editor

November 19, 2014


Filed under Opinion

The Saint Paul Public Schools district recently decided that the current start times for school (7:30 for high schools) will be maintained in the 2015-16 school year. There are some people who feel that this is a good idea because a change would mean elementary school students having to come to scho...

Abortion should be legal

Wendy Scaletta, Copy Editor

November 19, 2014


Filed under Opinion

These days, there are many hot-button topics being discussed and debated. One such topic is abortion. You may have heard the terms "pro-life" and "pro-choice" before. People who feel that abortion should be legal and that women should be able to do it are pro-choice. Those who are against abortion and...

Snow Strikes Minnesota!

Daniesha Wilson, Reporter

November 19, 2014


Filed under Opinion

In Minnesota, snow has come early this year. Temperatures have dropped. The temperature this week will be below 25 degrees. The snow has frozen onto the ground and has become slippery. I don’t like how the snow has come so early because I’m not a winter person. I like the warm weather. On the news I...

Poor eating habits cause problems

Poor eating habits cause problems

Nina Vang, Editor

November 6, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Harding students eat a lot of foods that can cause stomach pain and issues with the digestive system. Sheng, a student at Harding, knows this first-hand. "I have been hospitalized once because of my stomach pain and it might cause fatal injuries and can cause me to lose my life if I don’t cut it ou...

What do you want to do after high school?

Pajai Vue, Editor

November 6, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Name: Peter Vang Grade: 9 “I want to major in auto-mechanics. I’m thinking of the University of Minnesota.”  Name: Roberto lopez Grade: 9 “I want to go to the University of Oregon to become an architecture.” Name: Damien Wright Grade: 9 “I want to be an engineer and go to Michi...

Students shouldn’t be afraid to raise their hands.

May Flower Vang, Editor

November 6, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Furaha Rypa,  a junior at Harding, had wanted to  join the IB Diploma programme since her freshman year.  In middle school, Furaha didn’t mind having Ds or a bad grade report.  However, when she joined the Diploma programme, she realized that her game had to end, but she was scared at first to ...

Students should not have to pay for I.D.s

Students should not have to pay for I.D.s

Skyler Kuczaboski, Chief Editer

November 6, 2014


Filed under Opinion

More than 2,000 school I.D.s are printed after picture day every year at Harding High School. Students who have purchased picture packages receive the I.D. for free. But what about the students who haven’t? They have to purchase the I.D.s for $5. I.D.s become extremely important when you enter high s...

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