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Protests raise questions about district back to school plan

Protests raise questions about district back to school plan

Alexis Horowitz, Web Editor in-Chief

August 31, 2020

On Thursday Aug. 20, Hopkins Public Schools teachers and community members stood with each other in solidarity, with masks on and signs in hand, hoping the district would recognize their concern with the back to school plan put in place.

Hopkins Schools’ strong start plan for the 2020-2021 school year

Riley Jouppi, Editor At-Large

August 31, 2020

As the start of the 2020-2021 school year draws closer, Hopkins Schools recently released its plan.

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

July 17, 2020

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 of the 2019-2020 school year, there was already unease going into summer about what the next se...

Target stores close due to precautionary measures

Olivia Cohen, Editor-in-Chief

May 29, 2020

Due to protests in Minnesota turning violent throughout the Twin Cities, the corporate headquarters of Target have decided to temporarily close their doors.  The decision was sparked by a series of “flash looting” occurrences in certain Target retail stores in Minneapolis and will take effect un...

Floyd case turns protesters to Minneapolis streets

Olivia Cohen, Editor-in-Chief

May 29, 2020

Originating from the beginning of the third week of May, racial tensions and protest assemblies have grown, since the death of George Floyd.  Starting on Wednesday, May 27 and leading into Thursday, May 28, these peaceful protest assemblies during the day, shifted swiftly by nightfall into riot-like...

HHS announces graduation ceremony changes due to COVID-19

Olivia Cohen, Editor-in-Chief

May 26, 2020

Via email, on Tuesday, May 19, it was announced that 2020’s graduation ceremony would be celebrated through a car parade, instead of a typical ceremony in the Lindbergh center.  This decision is just one of the many events canceled, postponed or modified due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In the email,...

President Obama hosts virtual graduation

President Obama hosts virtual graduation

Eve Clarkson, News Editor

May 20, 2020

On Saturday, May 16, former President Barack Obama hosted a virtual graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 graduating class. 

C-Spread: Brand Activism

Eve Clarkson, News Editor

May 15, 2020

According to Salesforce, 62 percent of American consumers want brands to take a stand on social issues, with 42 percent going as far to say that they will walk away from brands who don’t take stands on social issues. 

America prepares for Biden vs Trump showdown in November

America prepares for Biden vs Trump showdown in November

Lexie Stoesz, Staff Reporter

May 11, 2020

With Sanders out of the running, the clear leader in the Democratic nomination is Joe Biden. Especially since Sanders urged his supporters to vote for Biden, in an alliance to keep Trump from a second term as president.

Students prepare for new AP testing format

Alexis Horowitz, Copy Editor

May 5, 2020

With the Covid-19 pandemic at full force, one of the many changes that students will have to adapt to is the new Advanced Placement (AP) testing format.

Protesters gather outside Governor Walz’s home

Alexis Horowitz, Copy Editor

April 28, 2020

Ignoring social distancing guidelines, protesters gathered outside of the Governor's mansion on Summit Ave. on April 17.

Gov. Walz announces school closures for remainder of the year

Olivia Cohen, Editor-in-Chief

April 23, 2020

As of April 23, via a virtual press briefing by Minn. Gov. Tim Walz, schools will remain closed until the end of the school year.  The school closure will be in effect statewide, for grades K-12.  “As a former teacher, this is a heartbreaking decision,” Walz said. “I am sorry for all of our st...

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