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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,...

Creative Writing Poetry Compilation
Creative Writing Contributors May 19, 2023

Ceramics, Aiden Berg
Ceramics, Aiden Berg
Tobi Maunu May 3, 2023

The five photos below feature a bowl and other vessels. The use of greens, blues, and black gives the work a down to earth feel, with the standout brown and red bowl. All...

April 26, 2023
Ode To The Struggle
April 26, 2023

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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...

It's Never Too Early to Start
Ella Noe, Writer • April 20, 2021

As a Freshman or Sophomore in high school, there’s no reason you should be thinking about college already, right? You’ve got a few years before you have to start worrying...

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...

The Florida Project — Disney’s Forgotten Silhouette
Shamona Staton, Writer • January 13, 2022

It’s a new morning and two children are looking forward to another menacing plot against their neighbors and the motel’s manager. After waiting for another friend to join...

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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...

2023 NFL Draft
Aidan Hofstedt, Writer • April 26, 2023

The 2023 NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 27, where the first of 7 rounds and 259 players will be selected. It takes place at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri.  There...

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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...

Back in the Building, But Are We Back to Normal?
Kevin Genis Tlaseca, Writer • December 1, 2021

This year has been a strange one for everyone. School just started full time and many of us are back in school. So, I wanted to know how students and teachers are seeing this year so far, and wanted to know their opinions...

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

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