The Spartan Speaks

The Divide Between JV and Varsity Sports

Hannah Thillman, Visuals Editor

November 5, 2018

Sports. Love them or hate them, they are a major part of high school life: we get days off school to attend state tournament games, Homecoming week is basically a homage to how amazing football is, and we hear about them during the morning announcements. Well, we hear about varsity sports. There is...

Is College Board really helping students?

Cari Spencer, Editor in Chief

October 28, 2018

Cari Spencer Editor in Chief Like many other high school students, the name “College Board” gives me a feeling similar to a four-year-old presented with a plate of vegetables. To put it simply, I’m not a fan of the blue acorn logo and all that it stands for. I’m not a fan of how much tim...

All Aboard the Sushi Train

Sushi Train

Isabella Koch, Features Editor

October 26, 2018

All Aboard the Sushi Train Isabella Koch Feature Editor While you are sleeping, you dream of your favorite pieces of sushi floating by your fingertips waiting to get picked to fill your mouth with the freshest flavor, wake up, because it is not a dream anymore. On June 1st 2018, Kevin Ni and...

The Best Halloween Movies!

The Best Halloween Movies!

Jazmine Borreson, Online Visuals Editor

October 12, 2018

Walk Up Not Out

Walk Up Not Out

Erica Crosby, News Editor

May 16, 2018

The national school walk out on March 14 was to speak out about gun violence and to have a moment of silence for the victims of the Stoneman Douglas Marjory High School. One father of a victim, Ryan Petty, speaks out to say walk up not out. “Instead of walking out of school in March 14, encourage...

Lorde Stuns Audience with Amazing Performance

Lorde performing with the hanging box above her.

Lindsay Craft, News Editor

May 15, 2018

Fans gathered at the Xcel Energy Center on Friday, March 23 to enjoy the Lorde Melodrama World Tour. The New Zealand singer released her second electro pop album Melodrama on June 16, 2017. Performing for her first time in Minnesota, the crowd roared loud to give her an intense welcome. Prior to Minnesota,...

A Quiet Place With a Roaring Audience

Erica Crosby, News Editor

May 10, 2018

A Quiet Place is a silent but terrifying thriller. John Krasinski directed and co-wrote this chilling PG-13 movie which hit theaters on April 6, 2018. Rotten Tomatoes gives the movie a 96 percent “fresh” review score and 86 percent of the audience on Rotten Tomatoes said they enjoyed it too. Many...

Love, Simon Creates Worldwide Significance

Love, Simon

Celia Brown, News Editor

May 2, 2018

The film Love, Simon entered theaters March 16 and blew audiences away with its emotional and serious plotline. Love, Simon consists of emotional music, strong dialogue and believable acting that evokes deep emotion, allowing the audience to feel what the characters feel. Simon Spier, the main character,...

Sunflower Bean Debuts Shoegaze Album “Twentytwo in Blue”

Ellie Burr, Opinions Editor

April 30, 2018

Alt-rock sensations Sunflower Bean debuted their second full-length album on March 23. "Twentytwo in Blue" is a mellow yet melodic coming-of-age album for the rock trio. Having not released any new material since 2016, the band’s eagerness and musical energy are boundless in the creation and rele...

Why Call Me by Your Name is so important

Why Call Me by Your Name is so important

Nikki Praus, Editor in Chief

April 6, 2018

Call Me By Your Name’s cinematography and music quite literally took my breath away. The movie proved to stimulate all of my senses to a point of tears swelling (okay, maybe weeping). The drama of the movie is conveyed in words as much as it is conveyed in the cinematography and music. The differen...

A day in the life of a Taiwanese student

students have class in the same classroom throughout the day, with a break time between each class

Cari Spencer, Editor in Chief

March 25, 2018

In a brunch cafe somewhere in the middle of Taipei, Taiwan, my cousin Yui Chao leaned over a stack of strawberry waffles, her mouth covered so the girl beside us wouldn’t hear what she had to say. “Do you see that green shirt?” Yui Chao said, “That’s how you know.” That’s how s...

PrairieCare brings hope to mental health patients

Mental health logo

Lindsay Craft, News Editor

March 19, 2018

PrairieCare is a mental health organization aimed to treat mental health illnesses in children, adolescents and adults. Depending on the severity of their mental illness, patients are treated with inpatient care, which is overnight treatment, or partial hospital program (PHP), also known as outpatient,...

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