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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 ...

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...

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