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Soundcloud gets loud

Soundcloud gets loud

Chris Faffler, Read & Watch Video Editor

March 17, 2016


Filed under Student Life

A place to listen to music, Soundcloud is rising in popularity. Although the site is not new, many students are just starting to discover how easy it is to find new music and artists through tags, friends reposts, and the radio feature. Soundcloud was founded almost 9 years ago in Stockholm, Swede...

Rehashing old franchises

Rehashing old franchises

Charlie Skaret, Podcast Editor

March 16, 2016


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A recent trend with many blockbuster films that have come out recently have been criticized as being unoriginal rehashings of intellectual properties of past generations. Not only is this problem visible in the film industry, but with a sequel to the popular 90's TV show, "Full House," having just com...

Discovering the lifestyle of using essential oils

Discovering the lifestyle of using essential oils

Jordan Fulin, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2016


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As someone is driving by a field of fresh peppermint or hiking through a pine forest and they breathing deeply they are experiencing the soul-soothing power of essential oils. Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the roots, flowers, seeds and other parts of the plants. These...

Fashion glasses through a new lens

Fashion glasses through a new lens

Dylan Foster, Field Reporter

March 15, 2016


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Trendy styles are ever changing, but one of the most recent one is sort of a surprise. Glasses have become the new trend and are being used to pull together outfits and add a bit of pizazz to people's lifestyle. The irony of the new trend is that glasses have always been seen as the typical nerd fashion. Glasse...

Simple stress relief by coloring books

Simple stress relief by coloring books

Erin Lemanski, Photographer

February 23, 2016


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Growing up as an American child, coloring books were a huge part of our daily routine. Little did we know that this was just a way for our parents to keep us distracted for a good hour or two. Now, coloring books are making a huge comeback. Crayola, as well as many other coloring brands, have been com...

Students find more efficient ways to shop

Students find more efficient ways to shop

Tiana Meador, Online Editor

February 9, 2016


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  As iPhones and other smartphones pop into the hands of almost every American, industries are becoming more and more creative with how they plug new temptations for buyers. Businesses over the years have gradually moved to online representations, but more recently, markets have seen a spike...

Sneakerheads splurge for Yeezy Boosts

Sneakerheads splurge for Yeezy Boosts

Jared Dean, News Anchor

February 2, 2016


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The Yeezy Boosts are an extremely well-selling shoe made by Adidas with collaboration of music producer and rapper Kanye West. The Yeezys seem to only be growing in popularity over the years and are showing no signs of slowing down. The first shoes to be tied to the Yeezy name were the “Nike Air Y...

Lokai bracelets, a symbol of perseverance

Lokai bracelets, a symbol of perseverance

Erin Lemanski, Photographer

January 14, 2016


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Student Life

Whether it be summer or winter, Lokai bracelets look amazing year round. These trendy bracelets are flying off the shelves with both boys and girls craving to own one of their own. The bracelets are designed to help keep one's life balanced and centered. Lokai bracelets have been around since ...

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 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

Photoshop takes away the truthfulness of a photo

Lauren Feldkamp, Online Editor

January 14, 2016


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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

Groupon app helps consumers save big

Caroline Allessi, Social Media Managing Editor

January 14, 2016


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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


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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...