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Ski groups grow during winter

Ski groups grow during winter

Elana Ross, Photographer
January 9, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Winter in Minnesota comes with cold temperatures and lots of snow. New winter sports approach and skiing and snowboarding are two popular choices for students. Recreational skiing has been around since the 1850s originating in Norway. There is a variety of skiing that students can try such as cross countr...

Students take a liking to Nutrition Revolution

Students take a liking to Nutrition Revolution

Ciana Fragnito, Social Media Reporter
January 9, 2017
Filed under Read & Watch, Student Life, Trending Now

Nutrition Revolution, a shop many Stillwater residents are becoming familiar with as they begin enjoying this healthy option. This shop has protein shakes, tea and aloe shots available to store goers. This shop has become a favorite for many athletes as they substitute sugary drinks for a better option. The benefits of t...

Shorter styles allow for healthier hair

Shorter styles allow for healthier hair

Audra Risberg, Online Editor
January 9, 2017
Filed under Student Life

For a long time, longer hair has always been desired. From expensive extensions to crazy hair masks, the want for long hair has always been apparent. Not anymore, more girls are choosing to cut off their hair for shoulder length or shorter hairstyles. Not only is shorter hair easier to take care of...

Garnier Micellar Water: easy way for clean skin

Garnier Micellar Water: easy way for clean skin

Maddy Baker, Copy Editor
January 8, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Recently, Garnier Micellar Water has been all the rage in skincare. This product not only removes all makeup, but it cleanses and refreshes your face. For being so harsh on makeup, dirt and grime, it is still very gentle on skin. Garnier Micellar Water comes in two different formulas, one for nor...

Entering the military, a growing post-high school option

Entering the military, a growing post-high school option

Hope Haukom, Social Media Reporter
January 8, 2017
Filed under Student Life

After high school a lot of kids go on to either college or a job. A few brave ones, join the military. Enlisting in the military is more than just serving for the country, it will provide those who serve with memories, knowledge, and cultural experiences that will last a lifetime. Once enlisted, ...

Raising Cane’s chicken, a local favorite

Raising Cane’s chicken, a local favorite

Hailey Laubscher, Pony Express TV Broadcaster
January 8, 2017
Filed under Read & Watch, Student Life

,   Students have begun a new trend, driving 30 minutes just for a fried chicken meal. Raising Cane's is a fast-food restaurant that has good quality fried chicken meals, for reasonable prices. Raising Cane's, or Cane's, was founded in Louisiana in 1996, and now has sites all over the nation, including a restaurant i...

Mannequin Challenge trends on social media

Mannequin Challenge trends on social media

Mariah Marsnik, Layout Editor
January 7, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Viral social media challenges are sometimes meant for charity or to raise awareness about a disease such as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014. Other times the challenges are simply meant for amusement without any serious purpose such as the Harlem Shake that was trending in 2013 and the Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge in 2015. The Mannequin Challenge is  just for fun and is currently spreading quickly across the net. The Mannequin Challe...

Seasonal Affective Disorder impacts student’s mental health

Seasonal Affective Disorder impacts student’s mental health

Ava De Jonge, In studio Photo Editor
January 7, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Winter blues may be a simple answer to feeling low when heading into the colder seasons, but there might be a different reason for it. According to Mayo Clinic, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same ti...

Lush products offer natural beauty products

Lush products offer natural beauty products

Hannah Drake, Print Editor-In-Chief
January 7, 2017
Filed under Read & Watch, Student Life

  Lush cosmetics are booming among teenagers. Their products are full of essential oils, flower petals, and minerals. This company sells from a variety of handmade bath and body products including, natural soaps, bath bombs, shampoos, fragrances and specialty products. Their most bought i...

Mannequin challenge takes over social media

Mannequin challenge takes over social media

Hannah Larson, Photographer
January 5, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Social media trends have been gaining popularity through their ridiculousness, like the Harlem Shake where one person is dancing crazily and when the beat from the music drops, everyone joins in, or from raising money for charity, like the ALS Ice Bucket challenge in 2014 where people would get no...

Black Friday fanatics shop for big deals

Black Friday fanatics shop for big deals

Maddy Baker, Copy Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Student Life

As every American knows, the day following Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday. On this day millions of people flock to all different types of stores in search for the best deals on gifts for themselves or loved ones. Although not everyone celebrates the unofficial holiday that is Black Frid...

Bomber Jackets trend keeps students warm for winter

Bomber Jackets trend keeps students warm for winter

Matthew McGinley, Social Media Editor
December 6, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Going into the cold Minnesota winter, students at the high school seemed to have caught on to the Bomber jacket trend. It's something students can wear in almost any occasion in season. Bomber jackets are stylish jackets that are thin and light enough to wear indoors yet keep people warm enough in cold ...

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