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The Student News Site of Coon Rapids High School

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The Student News Site of Coon Rapids High School

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The Experience of an Art Museum
The Experience of an Art Museum
Tobi Maunu January 27, 2024

Going to museums really makes you realize anyone can make something great. It just takes practice, passion, and dedication. It also makes you realize that “greatness”...

On A Sunbeam: Review
On A Sunbeam: Review
Tobi Maunu November 7, 2023

On A Sunbeam by Tillie Walden is a graphic novel that follows the story of several people but mostly our main character, Mia. The story takes place in space, in the novel...

This was a part of my AP ceramics portfolio, I used an air pressure pen for the blue slip.   I love the movement of this piece and the dripping effect I created.
Ceramics, Tobi Maunu
Tobi Maunu, Writer • June 2, 2023

When I was a freshman I took Ceramics 1 online, in my sophomore year I gambled and took Ceramics 2 and 3 in-person and I ended up loving them. Now this year, my junior year,...


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Registration: Elective Recommendations
Registration: Elective Recommendations
Tobi Maunu January 5, 2024

Arguably the most difficult part of the year is when you’re deciding the classes you’ll take next year. It’s easier if you have very passionate interests. But if you’re...

Coon Rapids High School GSA members pose with Representatives Leigh Finke, Liz Reyer, Zack Stephenson, Alicia Kozlowski, Sydney Jordan, Athena Hollins (left to right).
GSA Represents at the State Capitol
Logan Peterson, Writer • May 10, 2023

The Gay-Straight Alliance recently went on a field trip to the Minnesota State Capitol! We sat in on a meeting of the Ways and Means Committee and took a tour of the beautiful...

The Inside Scoop About Student Council
Denise Roberts, Writer • December 5, 2021

Ever heard about events such as Homecoming and Spirit Week around school? Well, little did you know that there is a long process before those events are presented to us, the...

Top 8 Horror Movies
Tobi Maunu March 27, 2024

The genre of horror/thriller movies has a vast variety of sub-genres. There’s supernatural horror, sci-fi/alien horror, gorey/slasher horror, bleak and unsettling horror,...

The Clock
Shacheyanna (SJ) Johnson, Writer • April 21, 2022

An active child could sense the eerie tone when the weather awkwardly came to a standstill. Looking over, having found something interesting, the child shouts with glee, “Time...

Depressing Anime— It Can Always Get Worse
Shacheyanna Johnson, Writer • January 27, 2022

Banana Fish — [Series w/ 12 ep.] The story captures the war between a mafia boss named Dino and a young gang leader searching for redemption and revenge. This jaw-dropping...

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Cards Vs. Bengals Pregame
Aidan Hofstedt, Writer • October 11, 2023

When the Cardinals football team takes on Blaine in their Homecoming game Thursday night, they will be renewing a rivalry that has been dormant for seven years. The last game...

Roller Derby-Twin Cities Style
Aidan Hofstedt, Writer • June 2, 2023

Many people have never heard of roller derby. If they have, they likely have images of scripted WWE-style shows performed on a banked track. However, modern roller derby is...

NFL Draft Final Steps
Aidan Hofstedt, Writer • May 3, 2023

The 2023 NFL Draft took place the weekend of April 27-29, and many teams made potentially franchise-altering selections.  With the first pick, the Carolina Panthers selected...

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This One Summer: Review
This One Summer: Review
Tobi Maunu October 4, 2023

This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki wasn’t what I expected it to be when first going into reading it, but I’m glad it wasn’t. It’s a coming of age story, but not as typical as you would expect. It...

Construction Junction at CRHS
Construction Junction at CRHS
Xochitl Salazar, Writer • December 1, 2021

A couple years ago, Coon Rapids High School received $13 million to add an additional 19,500 square feet to the building. One of the biggest additions of space was the atrium, which was thankfully completed in time for the...

Fear of the Deep
Hamdi Hussein, Writer • December 1, 2021

This is how I overcame my fear of water. It is not the typical fear of huge water or oceans, but the fear of drowning.. Again. I once drowned when I was in the 6th grade and it will forever be a day to remember. It was...

Teaching, Is It Worth It?
Teaching, Is It Worth It?
November 30, 2021
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