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The Latest News

  • Title IX and activity equity at MHS The sun sets on a MHS football game. Activities are a prominent part of MHS life, but how does the district ensure they are equal?Photo: Grace Halvorson | The Spud ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2019, 8:46 AM by Andrew Tichy
  • Spotlight Shines on Super Spuds By: McKenzie BroersEvery week a student is chosen for Spud Spotlight. Spud Spotlight recognizes a student that has demonstrated Spud character (Kindness, leadership, growth, etc.). But many students have ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2019, 8:40 AM by Andrew Tichy
  • Homeless shelters offer warmth during frigid winter By: Grace HalvorsonClearly, it’s getting cold. We’re experiencing unbelievably frigid temperatures, brutal winds, and massive piles of snow. But after school, the majority of us hop in ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2019, 1:29 PM by Andrew Tichy
  • MHS send four debaters to State Four MHS Debaters qualified for this year's MSHSL State Tournament, held at the U of M January 18-19.From Left to Right: Beth Teiken, Talia Williams, Claire Stoltenow ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2019, 1:27 PM by Andrew Tichy
  • As enrollment grows, MHS looks to expand By: Isaac Leiseth Ever since Horizon West was opened in the fall of 2017, and indeed even before that, questions have surfaced over the expansion of Moorhead High School (MHS ...
    Posted Jan 29, 2019, 9:07 AM by Andrew Tichy
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The Latest Features

  • Beloved counselor, mentor to retire after nearly three decades at MHS By: Isaac LeisethIf you have gone to Moorhead High within the last 29 years, chances are that you’ve heard the name Toni Bach at least once. Toni is ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2019, 1:43 PM by Andrew Tichy
  • Sophomore speaker finding voice on Speech team By: Patrick Wirries Speech has been a popular extracurricular activities for MHS for many years. The members varying in talent, determination, and personal stories. Any student may tryout for speech ...
    Posted Jan 29, 2019, 9:05 AM by Andrew Tichy
  • Are the skies blue in Brazil? Photo: Ian Creech | The SpudBy: Ian CreechNicolas Padula Pinho (Padula and Pinho both being last names), aged 16, is an exchange student here at Moorhead High. He comes ...
    Posted Jan 18, 2019, 11:09 AM by Andrew Tichy
  • Teacher Feature: Dr. Jean Sando Dr. Sando in her classroomPhoto: Ian Creech | The SpudBy: Ian CreechDr. Jean Sando had a very interesting path towards being a teacher. Despite going to college to ...
    Posted Dec 8, 2018, 6:41 PM by Andrew Tichy
  • Sando with a Plan(do) Photo: Gabe Haney | Special to The SpudBy: Garrett GrommeshKatie Sando is a senior at Moorhead High School who has big plans for life after graduation. “I’m excited ...
    Posted Dec 8, 2018, 6:30 PM by Andrew Tichy
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The Latest Technology/Health News

  • Space Robots at MHS By: Ian CreechThe Moorhead Robotics team is an interesting extracurricular activity. They are split into five separate teams, each one tasked with a different aspect of building a robot ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2019, 1:23 PM by Andrew Tichy
  • Cell Phones: An Epidemic of Distraction or Connection? By: Grace HalvorsonWalk down the hallways at Moorhead High school today and you’ll see one small object in the hands of every single student: a cell phone. Highly ...
    Posted Oct 2, 2018, 10:00 AM by Andrew Tichy
  • Is Moorhead High School Saving the World? By: Laura JensenThis past Sunday was Earth Day, a day when we celebrate our planet and the ways we can keep it clean. Though there are many things being ...
    Posted May 1, 2018, 6:02 PM by Andrew Tichy
  • Share Table aims to feed students, cut waste By: Fatuma Mohamed Just in this country, Americans waste about 165 billion dollars worth of food, according to the National Resources Defense Council, or NRDC. In developed countries, there is ...
    Posted May 1, 2018, 6:02 PM by Andrew Tichy
  • Screening against the sun By: Sydney ReiersonAs most people know, the sun can do a lot of good things for your body. The weather and the seasons always seem to take a toll ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2018, 7:14 AM by Andrew Tichy
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The Latest Arts and Entertainment

  • MHS Band travels to Hawaii By: Emma AslesonMoorhead band recently went on a trip to Hawaii over spring break. Not only did the group get a great amount of sun, they were also able ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2019, 8:38 AM by Andrew Tichy
  • Orchestra takes on New York By: April BeckerThe Moorhead High School Orchestra kids took a spring break trip to New York City.  Roughly 112 kids went on the trip and were there for a ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2019, 8:35 AM by Andrew Tichy
  • Spirit Room hosts whimsical contest By: Patrick Wirries On Thursday, February 14, Spirit Room held a competition between local and regional artists called, “Wonderful Works of Whimsy.” This competition allowed artists to paint, build, draw ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2019, 1:45 PM by Andrew Tichy
  • MHS actors ready to host sub-sections next week By: Emma AslesonMoorhead’s one-act play is currently in the works. A one act play describes itself completely. It’s a play that’s only one act long ...
    Posted Jan 18, 2019, 11:07 AM by Andrew Tichy
  • Spuds shine at annual 'Moorhead's Got Talent' MHS Student Madison Daugherty performs during the MGT Show. She placed 3rd overall.Photo: Robby Njos | Special to The SpudBy: April BeckerMoorhead High School put on  “Moorhead’s ...
    Posted Jan 18, 2019, 10:54 AM by Andrew Tichy
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The Latest Sports

  • Another Trek to the 'X' for Boys Hockey The MHS Boys Hockey Team celebrates after defeating Brainerd in the 8AA Section Championship on Wednesday, Feb. 17. The Spuds fell to eventual state champion Edina in the MSHSL State ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2019, 8:44 AM by Andrew Tichy
  • Girls Basketball wraps season at sections By: Riley SwensonThe Moorhead girls basketball team had high hopes for the 2018-19 season. Unfortunately it didn’t turn out how they had hoped. That’s not to ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2019, 8:39 AM by Andrew Tichy
  • Weightlifters go back-to-back at State By: Francisco MartinezAs difficult or as weird as it might seem, often times it’s necessary to flashback to your previous pieces of work. A couple of months ago ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2019, 8:39 AM by Andrew Tichy
  • Ammerman reaches coaching milestone By: Riley SwensonOn January 17th the Moorhead Spuds boys hockey team was set to face their section 8AA rival, St. Michael-Albertville. The same team that knocked off the ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2019, 1:42 PM by Andrew Tichy
  • Harden-Hayes leads Spud basketball resurgence Senior Maleeck Harden-Hayes shoots a free throw at a game at MHS earlier this season.Photo: Rogan Isbell | The SpudBy: Rogan IsbellMaleeck Harden-Hayes, the senior captain ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2019, 1:35 PM by Andrew Tichy
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The Latest Opinion/Editorials

  • Parking lot in need of change? Or drivers? By: Ellie RehderNo matter the reason you happen to be at Moorhead High, you end up having to deal with the dreadful parking lot in some way. There are ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2019, 8:41 AM by Andrew Tichy
  • School Lunch: Quantity or Quality? By: Ian CreechOver the years, a general consensus for school lunches has been “Ew.” However, despite a near unifying response that school lunches are terrible, a surprising majority of ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2019, 8:35 AM by Andrew Tichy
  • Valentine's Day: Holiday or Nightmare? By: Ellie RehderIt is that time of year again, Valentine’s Day, the season of love. The up and coming time of year is celebrated by some and dread ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2019, 1:24 PM by Andrew Tichy
  • School choice and the 2020 elections By: Jared ZimmermanThough the 2020 Presidential elections are still a good deal away now is the time for candidates to begin announcing and gathering their war chests. This, in ...
    Posted Jan 29, 2019, 9:03 AM by Andrew Tichy
  • Join the club By: Garrett GrommeshFour years ago, there weren’t nearly as many extracurricular groups at Moorhead High to join as we have today. In the 2014-2015 school year, there ...
    Posted Jan 18, 2019, 11:03 AM by Andrew Tichy
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