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The Royal Page

The student news site of Hopkins High School

The Royal Page

The student news site of Hopkins High School

The Royal Page

Crystal Ballard outside of Hopkins High School. This is Principal Ballards first year as Principal at HHS.

A conversation with Principal Crystal Ballard on her unusual first weeks and vision for the future

Bennie Goldfarb, Editor in-Chief
In an interview with the Royal Page, the new HHS principal, Crystal Ballard, shed light on her hopes for the coming academic year.
Op-Ed: Hopkins should hire a principal that represents the student body’s diversity

Op-Ed: Hopkins should hire a principal that represents the student body’s diversity

Bennie Goldfarb, Editor-in-Chief

On July 14, Mr. Doug Bullinger, principal, announced in a community-wide email that he will resign from HHS and accept the position of principal at Chanhassen. After a confusing, difficult last few months...

The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 1.

The 15 greatest rap songs of all time: Number 1.

Mason Arneson, Editor At-Large
There were so many choices for my favorite Kendrick Lamar track, but the second single off his fantastic 2015 album To Pimp a Butterfly takes the cake. 

Hopkins hosts HBCU fair

Alexis Horowitz, Copy Editor
With Black History Month continuing to make a great impact on HHS students, the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) fair on Feb. 19 proved to be a success in educating students on the importance of HBCUs.
Mr. Alan Page and the club Incvictus.

Vikings legend Alan Page comes to HHS

Olivia Cohen, Editor in-Chief
On. Feb. 5, notions of heredity and human connection echoed in the ears of students, as they exited the little theater. 
Leah Stillman, senior, and Leslie Redmond, President of Minn. NAACP pose for a picture. Redmond recently visited HHS.

Leslie Redmond, President of Minn. NAACP, comes to HHS in honor of Black History Month

Ati Hernke, Managing Editor
On Thursday HHS had the opportunity to listen to Leslie Redmond, President of Minn. NAACP chapter. In her talk, she spoke about her initiatives to better the community. She focuses on the three C’s platform, Communication, Collaboration, and Compassion.
Some football players joined together and knelt during the National Anthem. The Royals won this game 21-19.

Protesting during the National Anthem hits students at HHS

Paul Zeitz, Staff Reporter
Even if you have not followed politics or current events in recent months, it is easy to see within our school and community through discussions in classes that the political climate is divisive and polarizing.

Privilege

Max Weesner, Sports Blogger
In writing this, I hope I have helped some people to acknowledge the colossal unseen dimensions of privilege in our social system and encouraged them to learn more.
Not half sister, full sister

Not half sister, full sister

Trianna Downing, Managing Editor
It’s simple really - Timaria and I share the same mom but have different dads. Therefore we’re half-sisters because we share one of two parents.
Yes, the Oscars are in need of diversity

Yes, the Oscars are in need of diversity

Trianna Downing, Managing Editor

Secretly, I’ve always wanted to be an actress. Sometimes, when I’m doing my hair, my comb becomes a microphone. I take time to thank all of my loyal friends, my supportive family, the director...

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