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Acrylic nails start new trend

Acrylic nails start new trend

Elana Ross, Photographer
December 6, 2016
Filed under Student Life

A new trend has emerged in the last few months, lots of girls can be spotted with fake nails, with a multitude of colors, shapes and sizes. Students can alter them just the way they want and create the image they are going for. Most get them because they like the look of the nails and some get...

Family tradition brings hunters together across Minnesota

Family tradition brings hunters together across Minnesota

Andrew Wilcek, Social Media Editor
December 5, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Deer Hunting in Minnesota this year was from Nov. 5-13. There is another opportunity to hunt in the northern part of Minnesota Nov. 14-20. Hunting has been a way for families to put meat on the table, now it is passed down through generations. People use a variety of different guns and tactics to de...

Many local venues offer entertaiment during winter

Many local venues offer entertaiment during winter

Maya Aflakpi, Photographer
December 5, 2016
Filed under Student Life

There are so many unique outdoor activities to do and places to go in the winter. Minnesota always seems to have a long winter so students might as well do fun activities all winter long. Unique winter activities such as sledding, ice skating and looking at Christmas lights are all over Mi...

Positive mornings make for brighter days

Positive mornings make for brighter days

Mariah Marsnik, Layout Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under Read & Watch, Student Life

  Without a thoughtful morning routine, getting to school by 7:40 a.m. can be a struggle for many students. Because teenagers naturally feel awake later at night, most don't fall asleep before 10 p.m. according to The National Center For Health Research (NCFHR). The way students start their...

Downtown Minneapolis historic Macy’s closes

Downtown Minneapolis historic Macy’s closes

Ciana Fragnito, Social Media Reporter
November 15, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Minneapolis is known for shopping, restaurants and a life paced much faster than any other part of Minnesota. The large downtown Macy's, built in 1903, is recognized as not only a grand shopping store, but also a historic site as many Minnesotans and others have visited this place. Not only...

Yoga centers on students’ health

Yoga centers on students’ health

Lauren Newman, Student Playlist Editor
November 15, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Yoga is central to the religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism. Now, it has become central to many Americans’ daily physical exercise. Twenty One million adults in the US practice yoga according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. That has been a significan...

Pep-fest walk out starts culture discussion

Pep-fest walk out starts culture discussion

Hannah Drake, Editor-In-Chief
November 11, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Principal Robert Bach, Student Council leaders, Students Promoting Cultural Awareness (SPCA) leaders, and many concerned teachers met for the second time on Nov. 1 to discuss the values the school should hold close. This meeting happened because during the Chevals performance at a pep fest, Engli...

Athletic side of fashion: comfortable clothing

Athletic side of fashion: comfortable clothing

Andrew Wilcek, Social Media Editor
November 9, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Students think to look good they need a good sense of fashion, which in school is wearing name brands. For example, Lulu Lemon, Polo or Tommy Hilfiger. What students might not know is students don't have to necessarily "dress up" to have good fashion. They can wear the classic Nike gym shorts, a nice loose t-shirt or sweatshirt and a pair of comfy shoes. This is the athletic side of fashion. Most students wear the designer brands, to look "preppy" or "fancy".  Some students dress basic, comfortable or loose. The athletic side of fashion is nice and ...

Lululemon catches on for men

Lululemon catches on for men

Elana Ross, Photographer
November 4, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Lululemon is  no longer just for girls. Walking around, more boys can be spotted in Lulu. In the past three years Lululemon has started to take the place of clothing brands. Lululemon was first founded in Vancouver, Canada in 1998 by, Chip Wilson. It became popular and started to spread to the ...

New zodiac sign leaves astrology followers confused

New zodiac sign leaves astrology followers confused

Ava De Jonge, In Studio Photo Editor
October 13, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Sorry to all of the Scorpios who have persistent passion for what they believe in, the headstrong Aries or the stubborn Leo's who will not believe that there might be a new zodiac sign. NASA released a statement at the beginning of the year saying that 3,000 years ago, the Babylonians creat...

Users have mixed reviews about iOS 10 and iPhone 7

Users have mixed reviews about iOS 10 and iPhone 7

Mariah Marsnik, Layout Editor
October 12, 2016
Filed under Student Life

The average teenager can barely last a class period without their phone. Opinions and facts about iOS 10, the latest iPhone update, and iPhone 7 have been in discussion since they were released earlier last month. There are mixed reviews about the new iPhone features. Some users highly recomm...

Players dress for success on game days

Players dress for success on game days

Hailey Laubscher, In Studio Anchor
October 12, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Athletes have begun a new advertising strategy to get fans to come to their games. Students have some fun and show the pride they have for their team by dressing up for their game days. Each day in the hallways, one can expect to find a new group of students dressed in crazy outfits. The cause...

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