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Protein and nutrition shakes provide benefits to athletes

Protein and nutrition shakes provide benefits to athletes

Ryan Berg, SNO Social Media Editor
December 2, 2016
Filed under Health and Science, Sports

In one cup of an average protein shake, it is possible to fit up to 33 grams of protein.  It's no wonder people are drinking more and more shakes like these everyday. More people are drinking protein or nutrition shakes, sometimes before a sport or workout and sometimes after.  Some people are drinking...

Self tanning offers safer alternatives to the sun

Self tanning offers safer alternatives to the sun

May 13, 2016
Filed under Consumer, Health and Science, Lifestyle, Student Life

With prom coming up, many girls are worried about a common thing: how they are going to get the 'perfect tan.' As tanning beds are beginning to go out of style, safer alternatives are setting in. Many girls are realizing that the risk and dangers of using a tanning bed is not worth it. Tanning...

Lokai bracelets, a symbol of perseverance

Lokai bracelets, a symbol of perseverance

Erin Lemanski, Photographer
January 14, 2016
Filed under Health and Science, Lifestyle, Photo Slide Shows, Student Life

Whether it be summer or winter, Lokai bracelets look amazing year round. These trendy bracelets are flying off the shelves with both boys and girls craving to own one of their own. The bracelets are designed to help keep one's life balanced and centered. Lokai bracelets have been around since ...

Think before you drink

Think before you drink

Rose Stoebner, Visual Arts Managing Editor
December 30, 2015
Filed under Activities, Health and Science, Lifestyle, Student Life

Every year around the beginning of September, Starbucks Coffee puts its hit seasonal drink back on the menu, the Pumpkin Spice Latte. However, if you are thinking to get one of these drinks, you might want to think twice. The Pumpkin Spice Latte is a representation of the beginning of fall an...

A new superfood in town

A new superfood in town

Liv Krusinski, In-Studio Camera Editor
November 17, 2015
Filed under Health and Science, Lifestyle, Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase, Student Life

Seaweed may not be the most appetizing snack at first glance, but taking a deeper look may convince some to give it a try. Not only is seaweed, also called kelp, a plentiful vegetable, but its health benefits are through the roof. For example, it has more Vitamin C than oranges, and is one of t...

Nelsons Ice Cream reopens with renovations

Nelsons Ice Cream reopens with renovations

Marya Redmond, Team Lead
April 27, 2015
Filed under Health and Science, Lifestyle

Nelson's Ice Cream reopened April 3 with some new changes. The popular small town ice cream store was renovated over the 2014/2015 winter months. The renovations include items such as a new roof, new floors and also new walls. The inside has completely shifted and is now extremely modern.  The ...

NASA develops new space suit design

Natalie Gjermo
May 22, 2014
Filed under Health and Science

NASA has developed three new space suit designs to replace the current one which is starting to become outdated. The three new designs are named “Biomimicry,” “Technology” and “Trends in Society.”  All of the designs are functionally similar, but are different in what they look like.  The f...

Facebook buys gaming headset for $2 billion

Nick Wanovich
May 21, 2014
Filed under Health and Science

On March 25, Facebook announced it would buy Oculus VR. Oculus VR is a company that makes virtual reality headsets for gamers. Facebook has plans to use this technology for communications and other forms of media that they have not yet announced. Facebook bought out the gaming headset company for...

Students see new possibilities with wifi telescopes

Judd Zaspel
May 20, 2014
Filed under Health and Science

Brand new and first of its kind telescope marketed for anyone who wants to learn about astronomy. The Celestron Cosmos 90 GT uses a Wi-Fi connection with a smartphone to do all of the work for the user. The first ever made available for purchase, it costs $400 for the telescope. The telescope has two...

Young Minnesotan inventor gains recognition

Sabrina Storms
May 18, 2014
Filed under Health and Science

Last year, a Minnesota high schooler named Brooke Martin came up with an ingenious invention that garnered interest as soon as she pitched her idea at a Startup Weekend in Spokane last year. This contraption was what she called the iCPooch. Through it, pet owners could talk to dogs when they were away, so animals with separat...

Adaptation of wireless electricity shocks scientific community

Brooke Thingvold
May 18, 2014
Filed under Health and Science

That signature beeping noise that tells you that your device needs to be charged have become part of our daily lives in the 21st century. This noise has also created the need for change. A Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor woke up to his wife’s phone beeping and, as he looked aro...

Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Glass introduced

Olivia Flicker
May 12, 2014
Filed under Health and Science

Forget about dunking the cookie in milk. Now the milk can be inside the cookie. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Glasses is a wonderful innovation allowing the enjoyment of milk from a cookie that is shaped like a drinking glass. So sit back and drink your milk and eat the cookie glass. Dominique A...

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