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MPA Debate Dominates the Competition

Lucy Mayer, Staff Writer January 5, 2024

On December 1-2, 2023, the MPA debate team took home the gold with a history-making achievement at the Classic State Debate Festival at Two Rivers High School. Not only did debaters Victoria Lin and Ash...

The American Promise

Lucy Mayer, Staff Writer December 3, 2023

Picture this: it is your first day of school and you are nervous. Exceptionally nervous. You do not know anyone yet, and you are doing this all alone. Gathering your courage, you walk up to the front door...

Blue Wave Swims Its Way to Success at State

Mari Minear, Co-Editor-in-Chief December 3, 2023

Three MPA students qualified for the state Girls’ Swim Meet at the MSHSL Section 4A Meet on November 10, 2023. Senior Izzy Espinosa qualified in the 200 Yard Freestyle, 500 Yard Freestyle, 400 Yard Freestyle...

Republicans are Justified to Have Their Own Opinions. But They’re Still a Disaster.

Republicans are Justified to Have Their Own Opinions. But They’re Still a Disaster.

Mari Minear October 31, 2023

There is a first time for everything. Kevin McCarthy definitely knows it. First person to not be elected Speaker of the House within one ballot in over a century. And more importantly, first Speaker...

Go Watch The Lego Movie, It’s Better Than You Remember

Greta Hanson, Staff Writer October 31, 2023

As a kid, I was obsessed with The Lego Movie. I would recite the lines with the characters, screaming, “spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP!” with Benny or performing Metalbeard’s dramatic soliloquy....

Interviewing the English Department

Abdur-Rahman Lodhi, Writer May 20, 2023

In late 2022, an online Artificial Intelligence chatbot called ChatGPT quickly took the world by storm. All anyone had to do was enter a prompt and ChatGPT would do its best to generate a response. However,...

The 411 on Earth Day

Navreen Biring, Writer May 20, 2023

Since its first celebration in 1970, Earth Day has had numerous successes and is celebrated by more than one billion people today. The celebration of this holiday resulted in the passing of many new laws...

Review of Kirby’s Return to Dreamland Deluxe

Billy Schafer, Writer May 20, 2023

Nintendo recently released a “Deluxe” version of Kirby’s Return to Dreamland for the Nintendo Switch. Today I will be reviewing the main changes and new modes of the game, and how it is different...

DEI Initiative Progress at MPA

Zaara Nayak, Editor-in-Chief February 23, 2023

Recently, the firing of a professor at Hamline University has raised questions surrounding academic freedom at teaching institutions, and subsequently, DEI initiatives have come under fire. This past...

Coming from Nintendo in 2023!

Billy Schafer, Writer February 18, 2023

As we near the end of February 2023, many videogame companies are preparing their releases for the new year. One of these companies is, of course, Nintendo, and they have many awesome things in store for...

Let’s Cover a Politician’s Fashion More

Mari Minear, Writer February 18, 2023

While clothing can be used to show someone’s personal style, politicians use their clothing for more than style. There’s symbolism and reasoning behind many outfits, ranging from George Santos’ sweater...

Mounds Park Academy’s Gender-Neutral Bathroom Initiative

Max O’Connor, Writer February 18, 2023

Last year, the middle school GSA, headed by Arlo Dickson (’26) and Cosmo Vanzyl (’26), began to campaign for change with the goal of implementing gender-neutral bathrooms at MPA.   “It’s important...

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