A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Should We Keep Hall Monitors?

May 25, 2018 6:17pm | Samira Hussein

Back some time, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage school officials announced millions of dollars in proposed budget cuts including the elimination of 40 full-time jobs due to a nearly $6 million budget shortage. Hall monitors at Burnsville maintain order in the hallways and are most of the time the […]

Spring vs. Summer

May 17, 2018 2:18pm | Maddie Pittorf

Spring>Summer. Spring is way better than summer for various reasons. It’s the perfect temperature. No humidity, not too hot, but also not too cold. There are also no bugs ever so everyone can enjoy their day without worrying about gnats and mosquitos.   Yes, swimming […]

Valleyfair: Can You Afford to Go?

May 16, 2018 4:53pm | Jaelen Gresham

Valleyfair is a 125-acre amusement park in Shakopee. Owned by Cedar Fair, the park opened in 1976 and now features over 75 rides and attractions including eight roller coasters. Valleyfair is a place you won’t get bored of going to. They have games , sideshows, […]

Opinion on Prom

May 3, 2018 4:08pm | Maddie Pittorf

Its prom season and many people are stressing out! Chill bros, everything is fine! In my opinion, prom has gotten to the point where it’s just stressful and does more harm than good. Everyone should take a breather and just enjoy it. Prom isn’t meant […]

Macaroni and cheese: you HAVE to eat the SpongeBob shaped ones.

March 6, 2018 1:07am | Maddie Pittorf

Macaroni and cheese is very yummy in all shapes and sizes but it’s definitely the best when eating it in the shape of SpongeBob. Unlike the original noodles, which can turn into a mushy mess once their cooked, shapes tend to hold their rigid structure. […]

Avocados: Way underrated.

March 6, 2018 1:01am | Lizzy Cummings

Avocados — a popular trending fruit, but still highly underrated. You might be inclined to call it a vegetable, thanks to its green hue and savory taste, but an avocado is technically a fruit, even more specifically, a single seeded delicious gift from God. An […]

School shootings: we’ve had way too many now.

March 6, 2018 12:58am | Garrett Gregersen

School shootings have been a huge headline in the news the past couple of weeks. Not only school shootings but guns have also been headlining a lot. Not just guns to be specific but gun laws which by many are seen as too loose. Gun […]

Opinion: Homework is problematic to students.

February 19, 2018 2:15pm | Joe Brunner

Homework is a giant part of student life, it impacts grades and the understanding of lessons for students. It is a fine idea in concept, but is full of mistakes that likely disrupt the progression of high schoolers. In most classes, homework is given out […]

Opinion: Is hip hop dead?

February 13, 2018 4:19pm | Samira Hussein

Bless up. The state of hip hop is a very grey area nowadays. There are a lot of people who think rap is at a peak time and there are a ton of talented rappers who have a lot of potential. There are others who […]

Opinion: Valentine’s Day is stupid.

February 9, 2018 2:18pm | Jessica Spies

Valentine’s Day to me is kind of pointless and does not seem like a holiday or in my thought it’s not a holiday at all. Valentine’s Day is really only for people who like or love each other and want to buy gifts for that […]