Editorial: Hope springs eternal

1. How about those Cougars?

As Como Park Senior High School government teacher (and Bugle writer) Eric Erickson said in his story on the Como girls basketball team (read it here), the month of March saw some unfortunate events at the school as one teacher was placed on leave after posting controversial Facebook comments about student misbehavior and another was involved in a scuffle with two students.

But on March 10, the Cougars’ girls basketball team clinched a historic win against DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis and headed to the state tournament at the U. Many teachers, students and parents at the school want the public to know that those girls’ hard work and tenacity are more representative of student work at the high school than the antics that got the headlines last month.

And to show the community that the students and teachers at the school want a safe environment for learning, some 150 Como students, teachers and supporters held a Peace Walk for Safe Schools at Lake Como on March 19. Go, Cougars!

2. Poets

As the late poet laureate Stanley Kunitz said, “We are hungry for the secret news about life.” Poetry gives us a a new look at our daily work and our world. We are grateful to those who toil at digesting our world events and to those who contributed to the Bugle’s sixth annual poetry contest. Go here to see the results and read all the entries.

3. And then there’s this:

Those spring flowers poking through the dirt right now are proof that we will keep on keeping on. Happy spring.

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