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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...

Art in the park brings inspiring artist to Afton

Elizabeth Morrisey, Layout Editor
October 28, 2015
Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life

It is well known around the community of Afton that every year a collection of artists and their booths come together in the St. Croix River Valley. This event, the Afton art fair brought families, artists and students together for the weekend to discover and and inspire the artists in this community. On...

New and popular iPhone cases

New and popular iPhone cases

Laura Ilkka, Photographer
October 28, 2015
Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life, Technology & Gaming

It is the most popular phone on the market around the world, an iPhone. The vast majority of students own an iPhone, but if someone is going to splurge on a fancy expensive phone, they will need a case to protect it. Many people only wear a case for looks, others for protection. One case tha...

Selfie stick zooms into popularity

Selfie stick zooms into popularity

Sam Begin, Print Editor-in-Chief
October 26, 2015
Filed under Lifestyle, Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Student Life, Technology & Gaming

The selfie stick. Love it or hate it, it has arrived and is making inroads as a popular tool among students. Whether seen at a storefront, on social media, or at a sporting event, the selfie-stick is a contentious product sweeping the student body. The selfie stick is an extension snapped on ...

Another iPhone is here

Another iPhone is here

Chris Gilleo, Photographer
October 26, 2015
Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life, Technology & Gaming

"Which do I like more?,"  Sophomore Catherine Clements laughed heavily.  "Android.  No, I'm totally kidding. Apple." Clements had found the idea of preferring the newest Android to the new iPhone preposterous. As of Sept. 25 the iPhone 6s and its larger twin 6s Plus went on sale worldwide.  Bein...

Pinterest back with a bang

Pinterest back with a bang

Chris Faffler, Read & Watch Video Editor
October 12, 2015
Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life

After a decline in users over the past few months, students interest in Pinterest is on the rise. A recent increase in popularity has people wondering what it is all about. Pinterest is a social media website in which people can easily 'pin', or 'bookmark', all of their favorite topics and merch...

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