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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...

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...

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...

The History of the MPA Speech Team 

Mari Minear , Staff Writer December 20, 2022

The MPA Speech Team is among the best of Class A Schools, and over the years, MPA has excelled at the activity, whether it be in Original Oratory or Duo. With a strong team of more than 40 students this...

National Learn a Foreign Language Month 

Max O’Connor , Staff Writer December 20, 2022

December is National Learn a Foreign Language Month! Join me on a series to learn more about why MPA puts so much emphasis on language learning by interviewing our language teachers. Today’s interview...

Interviewing Ms. Sanchez and Mr. Klasen

Annika Binstadt, Staff Writer October 1, 2022

   In an effort to introduce new faculty to students and welcome them to MPA, I have been sitting down with new teachers and staff and asking them some questions about themselves, MPA, and their interests....

Interviewing Mr. DeBruzzi and Mr. Woodbury

Kendall Shostak, Staff Writer September 30, 2022

   What duo could be more iconic than Mario and Luigi? Well, Mr.DeBruzzi and Mr. Woodbury, of course. Mr. Woodbury teaches 10th grade Western Literature and 12th grade Creative Writing....

The Start of The Season: What Debate Can Do for You  

Max O'Connor, Writer September 30, 2022

   The MPA Debate team returns to tournaments this month after a successful 2021-22 season. “The Juggernauts” had eight teams break at State last year, including two teams (one novice and one varsity)...

Day in the Life of a Student-Athlete on Homecoming Day

Kate Paulson, Writer September 30, 2022

Day in the Life of a Student-Athlete on Homecoming Day 6:30 AM Senior Zoe Mulvihill wakes up, showers, and helps her mom pack up the car for a pancake breakfast they are hosting for the volleyball...

2021-22 MPA Speech Team

State Speech Awards

May 3, 2022

Congrats, MPA Speech Team! The MPA Speech Team has wrapped up their season with an excellent performance at the MSHSL state competition at Eastview High School. Congratulations to the team as they finished...

Ramadan Interviews

Annika Binstadt, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

The month of Ramadan is currently underway, and as such, many MPA students are celebrating the month by fasting, through prayer, and by spending time with their families. Numerous MPA Upper Schoolers graciously...

Mr. Thomsen teaches his sophomore biology class about gene families.

Interviewing Mr. Thomsen: Save the Boundary Waters! (and the coral reefs)

Kendall Shostak, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

Q: How long have you worked at MPA? What’s your favorite thing about working here? A: I have been working here since 1991–it is my 31st year here. I enjoy teaching small class sizes that emphasize...

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