Opinion

It seems in this most unusual election cycle that some folks are still unable to play fair. Playing fair is simply respecting other people’s opinions. It can be compared to good sportsmanship in athletic events. In our country we still have the freedom to express our  individual rights as long as...
With the school year now underway, I can’t help but draw attention to the diversity of programming here on campus. Through the years, to the credit of the staff, they continue to reinvent what high school course offerings look like at Staples-Motley High School. This has been one of our strengths...
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, a time to wear purple in support of victims and survivors, to have conversations about prevention, raise the “Violence Free” flag in the courthouse and say a prayer asking for an end to ALL violence.  This isn’t a topic we usually talk about at morning...
The Staples-Motley High School Music Department would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for the support you have given us over the years. You are an important part of the team that strives to continue the “Tradition of Excellence,” and we are so grateful for you. Many have...
With all the things that have been happening in our country this past year, I wonder what the future will bring. I had the honor of driving the Staples-Motley-Verndale High School swim team to their meets in Holdingford and Fosston this fall. At each of the events (and I’m told this is done at all...
Less than a year ago, the University of Minnesota and the Center for Small Towns barnstormed the state with “Rewriting the Rural Narrative,” filled with stastical findings from large scale studies about trends in Minnesota and rural America. Their overwhelming conclusion is that small towns are not...
Several years ago cyberspace was frenzied over many popular websites going dark for 24 hours to protest a federal bill meant to crack down on video piracy. The Stop Online Piracy Act - or SOPA - was a controversial and perhaps misguided effort championed by the Motion Picture Association of America...

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