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A Night in the Spotlight

Trinity Ek, Editor

May 12, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Prom season is tough stuff. It’s stressful “promposing”, arranging groups, making dinner reservations, organizing pictures, scheduling the night to the very last minute detail, and of course, buying the perfect dress and coordinating tux. “Promposing”: the art of asking someone to pro...

Replenishing Our World Drop by Drop

Replenishing Our World Drop by Drop

Zynab Ahmed, Features Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

As nationally celebrated days such as Earth day and World Water day pass, the amount that we give back to nature is seriously questioned. From droughts to devastating floods, people have wondered of ways to rationalize our natural resources in hopes of saving lives and the ecosystem. “I understand...

Heroes on the Road

Heroes on the Road

Trinity Ek, Editor

May 8, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

“We are not heroes. We’re the cleanup crew.” A hysterical mother is trapped in her car, an infuriated father storms out of his seat, a boy lies dead on the pavement and four prom-goers are confused at the scene. The police arrive with EMS personnel and firefighters quickly following. Finally,...

Minnesota Marches for Science on Earth Day

Minnesota Marches for Science on Earth Day

Sarah Crippes, Editor

April 27, 2017


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In a time of such divisiveness and controversy, it seems almost rare to find consistency and unity in our world. Earth Day is just that sense of unity that some have been longing for. On April 22nd, a billion people celebrated Earth Day. This celebration, rather a movement, brings awareness to envi...

Neveplast Making Winter Last

Neveplast Making Winter Last

Sarah Crippes, Editor

April 3, 2017


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April showers bring May...skiing? With warmer weather and sunnier days ahead of us, winter is the last thing on a Minnesotan’s mind. But perhaps Buck Hill, a skiing hill in Burnsville, is trying to change this perception. Skiing has traditionally been seen as a sport for winter enthusiasts that...

Meet the Mentor Program

Meet the Mentor Program

Jane Michaelson, News Editor

January 9, 2017


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Registration season is upon us. When it comes to required courses, students don’t get a lot of choices, but electives are a whole different ball game. From athletics to arts, there are millions of combinations for those extra classes every single trimester; choosing just three each trimester can b...

No More Empty Nesters

No More Empty Nesters

Celia Nguyen, News Writer

January 9, 2017


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It used to be that leaving home after high school was a great milestone. Think about the freedom and maturity that comes with owning a place. However, times have changed and many young adults are now looking forward staying in the nest for a little while longer. According to a recent article by CBS, a stu...

A Change in Perspective

A Change in Perspective

Ashley Knapp, News Writer

December 23, 2016


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Minnesota has a population of nearly 5.3 million, Dakota County has a population of 400,000, out of those nearly 30,000 live in poverty: that’s nearly the size of the city of Apple Valley. It’s easy to get desensitized to statistics: hearing a thousand percentages from a thousand sources can...

Prepared for the Worst

Prepared for the Worst

Megan Navratil, News Writer

December 20, 2016


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Mass shootings in America, especially school shootings, averaging at least one per week, have been on the rise for many years now. We listen in shock to the devastating reality of the epidemic that is sweeping our nation. The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012 brought attention to the risin...

Is Snapchat Making You Look Whiter?

Is Snapchat Making You Look Whiter?

Uzo Ngwu, News Writer

December 13, 2016


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Is Snapchat making you look whiter? Some users have noted that the “beautify” filters lighten their skin and slim their nose. An example of a beautify Snapchat filter: Many people have noticed how this filter makes their eyes bigger, nose slimmer, and skin lighter. Even celebrities are n...

Did Facebook Decide the 2016 Election?

Did Facebook Decide the 2016 Election?

Jack Rosenthal, Sports Editor

December 12, 2016


Filed under News

This was the craziest election ever. Our country elected the first president ever who has never held a position in government before. It was the fifth time in U.S. history that a candidate won the electoral college and lost the popular vote. And more importantly, it was an election where the two c...

Justice for Philando

Justice for Philando

Osob Abas, News Writer

December 7, 2016


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Most Americans have heard about at least one unarmed black man being shot by the police in recent months. However, the growing attention has lead to many officers being charged with murder and manslaughter during the last two years. There have been 77 officers charged with murder or manslaughter,...

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