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Against gender devaluation

Lucy Pierro, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2014

Growing up as the only girl living in a house full of boys, I found myself being handed a cape more often than a Barbie doll, and frankly, that’s something I’m grateful for. Because my mother lived in Mexico from the time I was just four years old until she passed away almost two years ago, I...

Safety of the senior slide

Gannon Youakim, Op/Ed Editor

October 8, 2014

Senior year is the culmination of our time in education. Throughout schooling, we have always been told we are preparing ourselves for the future. Each grade primes us for the next, until graduation. I am one of 606 seniors in the class of 2015 on the path to graduating from HHS this coming spring....

Sadie Miller: always one of us

Callan Showers, Editor in Chief

October 8, 2014

As I walk through the school hallways, I recognize faces I have come to know well in my 13 years in the Hopkins District. Tanglen Elementary, North Junior High, and HHS have been my second homes. For HHS students, especially those who attended Glen Lake Elementary and West Junior High, one familiar...

Heart to heart

Isabella Weisman, Inforgraphic Editor

October 8, 2014

Like many of my fellow seniors, college has recently been the only thing on my mind. Where do I want to go? Which schools require essays? Will I get into the college of my dreams? The process is stressful. However, there is actually something invaluable that comes out of it. Contemplating essay...

Recycle and reuse, stop the abuse

Claire Benton, Front Page Editor

October 8, 2014

Every classroom in our building has two specific things in common: a garbage can and a recycling bin. As a building of more than 2,000 people, we put massive amounts of waste into those bins. In one month, our lunchroom puts out several tons of food waste. In one day, the AP U.S. History teachers...

Air Force policy restricted freedoms

Nate Pasko, Editor in Chief

October 8, 2014

On Aug. 25, an atheist U.S. Air Force airman at Creech Air Force base in Nev. was denied reenlistment in the Air Force when he crossed off the phrase ‘so help me God’ in the oath of service on his re-enlistment form. As recently as Oct. of 2013, the Air Force allowed potential or enlisted soldiers...

Dress code may damage more than it helps

Callan Showers, Feature Editor

May 1, 2014

In the Minn. school year, we are haunted by six months of snow on the ground and the ever-lingering desire to crawl out of bed and come to school in our blankets. So in eighth grade, on a 65 and sunny May morning, I just wanted to wear shorts. After walking into North Junior High, I was told to change...

Count your banners

Count your banners

Sam Hromatka, Web Editor in Chief

March 17, 2014

Go to the Star Tribune’s mnbasketballhub.com, and look at any story involving the HHS boys basketball team. Now look down at the comments, and you will see the pure venom that is spit at our players, coaches, fans, and school in general. Commenters say that our head coach Ken Novak is an arrogant ...

Lorde parody embraces high school

Bradley Kaplan, Assisstant Web Editor

January 29, 2014

Many teenagers complain about how stressful their lives are, and, honestly, I can’t blame them most of the time. There are many things that give teenagers stress: pressure of getting good grades, achieving a good ACT score, making money with a job, and balancing a social life. High School should be the ...

A rant about mono

Phoebe Cohen, Feature Editor

October 24, 2013

by Phoebe Cohen, Feature Editor I have mono. And to answer the first question that just popped into your head: no, I did not get it from making out with a guy. Mono, short for mononucleosis, is an illness that develops from EBV, or Epstein-Barr Virus, and causes sore throat, swollen glands, fever, and se...

College choices bring undue stress to HHS seniors

October 24, 2013

by Hannah Boggess, staff writer Even though its name is technically fall, a more apt name for the next few months is college season. The only thing seniors have been hearing for the past few weeks is, “so, where are you going to college?” College has been the center of almost every single conver...

What is love?

Paul Vogt, Staff Writer

October 24, 2013

by Paul Vogt, staff writer Young love: they say it never lasts. But is that necessarily true? Are the young incapable of being in love?  High school relationships are filled with quick passion followed by devastating heartbreak. So are relationships in high school worth all the time and effort? The scariest ...

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