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  • The Music of Protest

    The Music of Protest

    Anna Watson, Arts & Entertainment Editor

    October 28, 2016

    Heads recently turned in response to Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize in literature--never before has the prize gone to a songwriter. Even more surprising is Dylan’s apparent refusal to accept or even acknowledge the award. But perhaps this behavior matches perfectly what Dylan is arguably known best... READ MORE »»

    Performing during marches has been a popular method of protest in the past.

    Sam Stadener via Wikimedia Commons

  • To Vote or Not to Vote, That is the Question…

    To Vote or Not to Vote, That is the Question…

    Noah Packwood, News Writer

    October 28, 2016

    November 8th.  The day when the nation votes for our next president to lead us through the trials and tribulations of the next four years. Despite their opinions on the issues of late, one of these candidates winds up with a desk in the Oval Office... whether we like it or not. This year however, it... READ MORE »»

    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton shakes hands with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump after the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (Joe Raedle/Pool via AP)


  • Music in the Megalopolis: Band Trip to NYC

    Music in the Megalopolis: Band Trip to NYC

    Emilia Galchutt and Maria Larson

    October 28, 2016

    82 people. 70 hours on a bus. 12 attractions. 8 states. 2 (scheduled) performances. 1 band trip. Over MEA break, the AVHS marching band took a trip to New York City. Leaving Wednesday, October 19th, and returning on Monday, October 24th, the band had six days of new experiences that exposed them to... READ MORE »»

    On Liberty Island, the band performed next to the Statue of Liberty with the NYC skyline behind them.

    David Scalise

  • Thanks, but I’ll Pass

    Thanks, but I’ll Pass

    Lauren Bernard, Features Assistant Editor

    October 28, 2016

    As the days are getting colder, many of us are rethinking our choice of not buying a parking pass and making the long journey from 145th street--more commonly known as Sophomore Road--every day. Some students say that $60 for a parking pass is too big of a bill to foot. Junior Kati Devitt says, ... READ MORE »»

    Is this little piece of paper worth the price?


Trending Stories

Apple Valley Girls Are Not For Sale

Ashley Knapp, News Writer

The world’s oldest profession?  More like the world’s oldest oppression. This is all the more prevalent in light of the breaking news that startled members of the metro community earlier this month: an international sex ...  Read More »

October 26, 2016 • 1 comment

Teens “Stay Woke”

Celia Nguyen, News Writer

Growing up most kids are the ones to complain when their parents switch from Nickelodeon to NBC. But times have changed and studies have shown that today’s millennials are more likely to watch the news than their elder...  Read More »

October 24, 2016 • 1 comment

Virtual Reality: Clever Gimmick or the Future of Tech?

Henry Dikeman, Sports Writer

We live in an era where technology once considered science fiction is now rapidly becoming reality. The generation that first saw films like Tron or The Matrix, where humans could enter a virtual world held in a computer, is now watchi...  Read More »

October 19, 2016 • 2 comments

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A Correct Educational System?

Zynab Ahmed, Features Writer

As the alarm blares in the morning and the sun aggressively pries open the eyes of poor restless students, we tend to automatically question the benefits of our schools. A specific high school structure...  Read More »

October 19, 2016 • 3 comments

Let’s Taco-Bout the Bell

Claire Doty, Features Writer

School is once again in full swing which means I'm eating a lot more Taco Bell. And according to my Twitter feed, a lot of you are too: about 60% of my followers said they eat at Taco Bell at least a few t...  Read More »

October 18, 2016 • 7 comments

Just Clowning Around?

Sarah Crippes, Features Editor

It is a dentist’s favorite time of the year: October. Millions of children worldwide will soon be eating pillowcases full of candy containing absolutely no nutritional value and--most frightening--en...  Read More »

October 17, 2016 • 8 comments

A Cycle of Industry Cover-Ups

Kallie Buss, Features Editor

Exposed. After 50 years, nutrition scholar Marion Nestle of New York University uncovered the not so sweet truth about the real effects of sugar. Back in September, shocking research surfaced in JAM...  Read More »

October 17, 2016 • 3 comments

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Arts & Entertainment

Art Team: The Mia’s Teen Council

Trinity Ek, Arts & Entertainment Assistant Editor

Playing games, directing Snapchat stories, crafting with kids, snacking, and spending quality time with friends—sound like fun? It’s all a part of the job. The Minneapolis Institute of Art...  Read More »

October 27, 2016 • 0 comments

What Has Happened to Our Animated Movies?

Leigh Rosenthal, Arts & Entertainment Writer

From the days where sippy cups and nap times were a daily occurrence and staying up until 3 am to study wasn’t a worry, most of us were introduced to a common childhood favorite: animated movies. Whet...  Read More »

October 19, 2016 • 5 comments

Movie Relief

Tasnia Iffat, Arts & Entertainment Writer

Despite the roaring start of the new school year, some are already looking forward to the summer. An option for stress relief is taking some time to watch new movies. Although the common romantic comedy can ...  Read More »

October 18, 2016 • 5 comments

Adventures Close to Home

Zynab Ahmed and Osob Abas

With the aspects of freedom days away, relaxing under the sun and breathing some fresh air are all people can think about. Some might be exploring another city with family and friends, but most might...  Read More »

June 8, 2016 • 2 comments

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