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German exchange student reflects on past year

German exchange student reflects on past year

Matt Johnson, Social Media Editor
May 9, 2016
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  By the time most students are in their fourth year of high school, they aren’t finding much new in their experience, unless it is their first year in America.  For senior Can Sommermeyer this is all new, and a long way from home, even though he has lived here for nearly the whole year. A Germa...

Spanish exchange student leaving Stillwater

Spanish exchange student leaving Stillwater

Lucas Braun, Social Media Reporter
May 5, 2016
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Carlos Mas Rigo is a foreign exchange student from Spain. He has been in Minnesota since August and goes back to Spain in June. He came here to learn more about the English language and the American culture. At first, it was hard for Mas Rigo to get comfortable away from home and in a new country. At fir...

Big coffee brands trending

Big coffee brands trending

Sarah McCarthy, Photographer
April 26, 2016
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  Everyone has heard of big coffee shop brands such as Starbucks, Caribou, or Dunn Brothers, but few people know the truth about these brands. Although coffee is naturally good for one's health, when high calorie sugars, milks and sweetners are added, the healthy part about coffee becomes unre...

Fast food industry using more organic foods

Fast food industry using more organic foods

Jordan Fulin, Editor in Chief
April 26, 2016
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People are strolling around supermarkets filling their carts with non-organic food galore and do not even know it. Those same people may consider fast food restaurants their second home, familiar with the menu's latest triple-burger creations. However, these behaviors are becoming a thing of the ...

Fast food popularity on the rise

Fast food popularity on the rise

Dylan Cook, Visual Arts Media Editor
April 26, 2016
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  Fast food is back. As result a of years of rapid increases in the pace of daily life the consumer has begun to demand efficiency in every way possible. The food industry has adapted to this well and has been rewarded with mass popularity. From adults to children, Americans are obsessed wi...

Fast food restaurants coming after youth

Fast food restaurants coming after youth

Justin Hannasch, Editor-in-Chief
April 26, 2016
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  Whether it's TV, radio, social media, even road signs along I-35, Americans now face the reality that this country is bought with advertisements. In a world where consumers have constant pressure of advertisements wherever they go, fast food companies are some of the largest competition.  In fact, according to Ad Age, fast food companies spent an enormous $4...

Google introduces self-driving cars

Google introduces self-driving cars

Kaitlin Bloom, Online editor
April 7, 2016
Filed under Focus, In-Depth

For a long time, people have imagined a future free of driver's education, road tests, and maybe even accidents. Cars would drive themselves, independent of any human control. People would be able to send their young sons and daughters off to a friend's house alone and be able to trust they'll ge...

Students set on the path for future fame

Students set on the path for future fame

Dylan Cook, Visual Arts Media Editor
March 15, 2016
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Confident, skilled, experienced, knowledgeable and unique. These are the traits of a person bound for fame. They can be used to describe students such as junior Corri Gardner, senior Clay Knoll or sophomore Lydia Stannard; all three of which are on the journey to fame. Rising stars are in abund...

Familiar famous faces close to home

Familiar famous faces close to home

Joe Rice, Editor-In-Chief
March 14, 2016
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A doppelganger is a person who looks nearly identical to another person. Although many of us would like to be a doppelganger of a celebrity or just a beautiful person in general, most people look uniquely average. The high school may not have any true doppelgangers, however, there are quite a few ...

Local strangers form connections

Local strangers form connections

Lily Marchan, Online Editor
February 23, 2016
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All around us are strangers. A fleeting face passing by us, we look for no more than a second and then it is gone. The face forgotten and our lives continuing on our own winding path without thinking twice about that unfamiliar person who happened to be one step ahead in line, or sitting across ...

Break the silence, talk about ‘crazy’

Break the silence, talk about ‘crazy’

Tessa Rosa, Online Editor-In-Chief
February 11, 2016
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Shh, don’t talk about it. This is a common phrase that comes into play when mental illness is brought up. People do not like to talk about the subject, it is often reacted to like it is taboo. Mental illness is a serious disease, but most people do not understand it. Mental illnesses are medica...

Seasonal Affective Disorder, more than winter blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder, more than winter blues

Dylan Foster, Field Reporter
February 10, 2016
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Winter Blues The winter blues come and go for some, but are much more severe in others. Many people who live in the cold regions of the world can develop a condition in which too little sun can cause them to go into a depressive state. It often occurs during the winter months when people do not o...

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