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Abundance of ways to stay warm in chilly Minnesota

Abundance of ways to stay warm in chilly Minnesota

Jonathan Rustad, Copy Editor
January 14, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life

When it comes to staying warm in the winter, everyone knows the basics. But when it comes to personal preference, students have a range of opinions on brands and clothing options.  Some of the most popular brands are Marmot, American Eagle and Columbia.  These brands help keep consumers warm whet...

Photoshop takes away the truthfulness of a photo

Lauren Feldkamp, Online Editor
January 14, 2016
Filed under Activities, Lifestyle, Student Life, Technology & Gaming

With selfies rising in popularity this past year so has the extent people take for them. People will do anything to get the right picture, which urges some to go for the editing route. Transforming an image at a click of a button through an app that ranges from full facial reconstruction to ligh...

Groupon app helps consumers save big

Caroline Allessi, Social Media Managing Editor
January 14, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life, Technology & Gaming

With the holidays coming to a close, many people have accumulated small "holiday debts" from purchasing gifts for friends and family. However, for some people, overspending might not have been as much of an issue due to the Groupon app. Groupon is a couponing website as well as an app which is very helpful in savi...

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...

Snapchat rising above old-school text messaging

Tiana Meador, Online Editor
December 24, 2015
Filed under Lifestyle, Multimedia, Read & Watch, Student Life, Technology & Gaming

As social media continues to pervade every element of day-to-day life, 'older' ways of communicating seem to lose popularity among the current generation. This allows for more exploration of newer interfaces, which seem to be constantly updating how people share their life with the world. One...

Out with the old iPhone in with the new LG V10

Out with the old iPhone in with the new LG V10

Joslyn Reiche, Fashion Blog Editor
December 6, 2015
Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life, Technology & Gaming

http://www.androidcentral.com/lg-officially-unveils-v10-second-screen-and-dual-front-facing-cameras LG released their LG V10 on Nov. 6. They have a daring catchphrase of being the 'unbreakable android.' This name was given because of their many commercials showing it being dropped on a surface where any other phone woul...

Microsoft Surface Book surges into market

Microsoft Surface Book surges into market

Noah Linder, Podcast Editor
December 6, 2015
Filed under Lifestyle, Local Arts, Student Life, Technology & Gaming

People rely on laptops and tablets everyday.  They are used to take notes, send emails, communicate and stay connected. Companies are forever trying to produce a tablet than can replace  laptops and a laptop that can replace tablets. Microsoft has continued to create cutting-edge tablets that c...

2015 gift-buying guide

2015 gift-buying guide

Allie Langness, Online Editor-in-Chief
December 6, 2015
Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life

`With the holidays vastly approaching, stores are beginning to stock their shelves with this season’s most popular gifts amongst consumers. Everything from electronics to toys are popular gifts during the holidays. Most stores participate in sales throughout the months of November and December. Generally,...

Nike power-lacing shoes revealed

Nike power-lacing shoes revealed

Lily Marchan, Online Editor
December 6, 2015
Filed under Lifestyle, Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Student Life

In the 1985 classic, Back to the Future, protagonist Marty McFly and companion Doctor Brown must travel 30 years into the future to save McFly's future children. The date McFly had traveled to in the movie was set as Oct. 21 which has been labeled as Back to the Future Day. In celebration of ...

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...

Starbucks brings touch screen face-to-face with local barista

Starbucks brings touch screen face-to-face with local barista

Hannah Drake, Layout Editor
November 17, 2015
Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life, Trending Now

Many people do not like waiting in line for anything, and the only thing worse is waiting in line while inside a car at a Starbucks drive-thru. This coffee business is hoping to ease the pain of waiting in line by letting their customers get a more personal experience. Starbucks drive-thru lanes ar...

Thrifty, nifty, new: thrift store shopping increasing

Thrifty, nifty, new: thrift store shopping increasing

Brianna Halverson, Social Media Reporter
November 16, 2015
Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life, Trending Now

Thrift stores are the Narnia of the 21st century. Each item holds a story that brings back another world, and each store contains tons of gently used items waiting to tell their story, join a collection, or be worn another time. "Used" is the new "new" and there's no way around it. Goodwill is gaining...

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