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The Science of Being Scared

The Science of Being Scared

Henry Dikeman, Sports Writer
October 31, 2016
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A jump scare in a horror film, getting called to the principal’s office, and skydiving from 10,000 feet are three very unique experiences united by one universal feeling: fear. Fear holds an interesting place as one of the very few emotions that we both pursue and avoid. Especially around Hallowee...

Thanks, but I’ll Pass

Thanks, but I’ll Pass

Lauren Bernard, Features Assistant Editor
October 28, 2016
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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, ...

A Correct Educational System?

A Correct Educational System?

Zynab Ahmed, Features Writer
October 19, 2016
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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 will most likely make complete sense to one of its students, but the same cannot be said of a foreigner....

Let’s Taco-Bout the Bell

Let’s Taco-Bout the Bell

Claire Doty, Features Writer
October 18, 2016
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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 times a month. Less than 5 minutes away from Apple Valley High School, a 24-hour Taco Bell shi...

Just Clowning Around?

Just Clowning Around?

Sarah Crippes, Features Editor
October 17, 2016
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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--enough sugar to rot their teeth. While many parents will fear this age-old reality later this month,...

A Cycle of Industry Cover-Ups

A Cycle of Industry Cover-Ups

Kallie Buss, Features Editor
October 17, 2016
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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 JAMA Internal Medicine about an age old cover up of scientific evidence regarding sugar’s contribution to heart disease.   A sugar industry trade group was found to hav...

Summer 2k16 Bucket List

Summer 2k16 Bucket List

Kallie Buss and Ashley Knapp
June 7, 2016
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Summer is rapidly approaching, and less time in the classroom means more time for fun with friends. In case you’ve been spending your time studying, rather than daydreaming, here are some great things to add to your own summer bucket list!   Music Festivals and concerts  There’s nothing ...

Thank You Seniors

Thank You Seniors

Sarah Crippes, Features Writer
June 6, 2016
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Yeah, I guess it’s kind of cool roaming the hallways without the seniors.  We are the top dogs--the big kids on campus now.   As exciting as it is to be seniors next year, it is bittersweet.  We would not be where we are without the class of 2016.  Your senior goodbye articles have thanked t...

Hip Hop is My Culture, But Rap is My Passion

Hip Hop is My Culture, But Rap is My Passion

Jane Michaelson and Casey Dudley
June 3, 2016
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When the weather turns above 10 degrees, Casey and I roll down the windows and turn up the bass. You might not have expected it, but rap music is our passion. From Nicki Minaj to Nelly, hip hop is an amazing way of life. In spite of some derogatory lyrics, rap has addressed a variety of issues--from rac...

An Open Letter to the Class of 2017

An Open Letter to the Class of 2017

AnaLiisa Olson, Features Writer
May 23, 2016
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To the Class of 2017: Holy crap! You guys are seniors next year, and that’s big--go you! Next year is going to be stressful and fun and blurry. It's going to feel like times moving 10 miles per hour one second, and then moving 110 miles per hour  the next. This is my letter to you guys, my guide...

Corgi Minnesota Day

Corgi Minnesota Day

Sarah Crippes and Elizabeth Bertie
May 16, 2016
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Queen Elizabeth II of England is often known for her charisma and devotion to Britain.  Her Corgi fascination, on the other hand, is a lesser known fact.  Multiple reports suggest that during her life, she has been the owner of over thirty Corgis. Queen Elizabeth isn’t the only avid Corgi ent...

Life: Explained by Game of Thrones

Life: Explained by Game of Thrones

Jane Michaelson, Features Editor
May 13, 2016
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SPOILER ALERT! If you’re only thinking of starting Game of Thrones now, turn back before it’s too late. Life sucks. I know that sounds a little cynical, but let me explain. As a teenager in high school, life seems short and gloomy, but in comparison to a Game of Thrones character, we have it ...

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