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This infographic shows the horrific statistics currently occurring against the Uyghur ethnic group of China.
Xinjiang Genocide in China
Libby Engebretson, Opinions Editor • April 9, 2021

Recently Mike Pompeo, the former secretary of state for the Trump administration, declared the acts from the Chinese government against the Uyghur people a “genocide.” This event is occurring in the Xinjiang region of China, which is geographically the most western region of China,...

Carver County, Minnesota must take extra precautions amidst their current coronavirus outbreak.
COVID-19 Outbreak in Carver County
Lauryn Pietrzak, Editor in Chief-Visuals • March 28, 2021
MSP Airport encourages people to "travel confidently" on their signs by promoting social distancing.
Precautions for Travel!
Claire Hyrkas, Copy Editor • March 28, 2021
Season 25 of "The Bachelor" Includes Controversy
Season 25 of "The Bachelor" Includes Controversy
Billy McGannon, Sports Editor • April 7, 2021

It was the 25th season of the bachelor, possibly one of the most controversial seasons yet. After watching the journey of Matt James date 32 women for more than two months,...

Mrs. Herring, Juliana Ward, and Mikayla Burns are getting ready in room 216 for the annual start of Garden Club.
Garden Club Springs Into Action
Libby Engebretson, Opinions Editor • April 5, 2021
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Sparty's March Madness
Mikayla Burns, Editor in Chief • April 5, 2021

According to the NCAA website, over 70 million brackets were made in 2021 for the men’s March Madness tournament. With many upsets made during the tournament the NCAA is reporting that only 0.025 percent of brackets had the correct final four teams. On April 5th the final game of the tournament will...

Wild Season Update
Wild Season Update
March 12, 2021
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Staff Profiles
Faith Hanson
Faith Hanson
Online Layout Designer

I am Faith and I am a senior in the 2021 class. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and love journalism. I am one of the online layout designers...

Gracie Hornbaker
Gracie Hornbaker
Editor in Chief

Hi! I am Gracie Hornbaker, and I am this year's Editor in Chief. This is my third year being involved with the Spartan Speaks. I love being apart of the...

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