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Owning pets benefits owners

Owning pets benefits owners

Megan Baxter, Photography Editor

April 8, 2019


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Taking care of an animal teaches responsibility and stimulates feelings of trust, companionship and openness. Pets help people live mentally happier lives in many ways and are a great source of comfort and motivation for their owners. Research suggests that the hormonal changes which occur when humans...

New legislation proposes texting and driving limits

New legislation proposes texting and driving limits

Linda Hill, Podcast Reporter

April 6, 2019


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There are one million deaths each year as a result of texting and driving. It is only becoming more of a problem as technology advances. Even though this affects drivers of every age, it seems to be affecting young teen drivers most often. Due to texting and driving becoming more common, laws have been getting stricter to try an...

The Momo Challenge: an urban legend for the digital age

The Momo Challenge: an urban legend for the digital age

Grant Erickson, Podcast Reporter

March 14, 2019


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In the recent weeks, hysteria has spread over the following rumor. A child receives a message from one app or another (typically WhatsApp), from a mysterious user named Momo. These messages are typically accompanied by an image of a bizarre statue. The statue is of a woman with bulging eyes, a mi...

Students should think twice before drinking on vacation

Students should think twice before drinking on vacation

AnnaMarie Born, Buisness Editor

March 5, 2019


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With spring break in one month, many students will be going somewhere for vacation. There are 190 countries with the legal drinking age of 18. There will be students going places out of the country, where the legal drinking age is under 21. Although it is legal for students to drink in that country, ...

Year-round school offers less time for relearning

Year-round school offers less time for relearning

Issy Boegel, Copy Editor

March 2, 2019


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"I would hate year-round school. I like summer vacation and having a long time off to just relax," senior Shamus Boe said. Students are aware of the 10 month calendar that includes the much anticipated summer and winter break, only to arrive back at school with rolling eyes, as they take their first step into the dreadful hallways. This "s...

Numerous community resources available for homelessness

Numerous community resources available for homelessness

Jordyn Le Vasseur, Layout Editor

February 28, 2019


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Homelessness is an issue that is faced today by thousands of people, including some students. Being homeless affects students’ education and how they learn. In Stillwater, there are shelters for individuals and for families who are struggling financially and those shelters offer food and cloth...

Minnesota winters change due to climate change

Minnesota winters change due to climate change

Elli Swanson, Photographer

January 25, 2019


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Over the years, Minnesota winters have differentiated due to mild changes within our Earth's climate. "I certainly remember different winters when I was growing up," biology teacher Benjamin Straka said. "The winter's my kids are going through are different than the winters that I remember as a kid."...

UK votes to break up Brexit

UK votes to break up Brexit

Gavan Townsend, Camera Editor

January 19, 2019


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Rows of seats line the room from top to bottom. Hundreds of eyes are pointing towards a single figure in the front of the room. Short, grayed hair lines their face filled with looks of worry and deceit. Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, begins to speak and announces that Brexit will...

Brine’s Market and Deli celebrates 60th anniversary

Brine’s Market and Deli celebrates 60th anniversary

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2018


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Brine’s Market and Deli recently celebrated their 60th year in business. Brine’s was originally opened in 1958 by Bud Brine in downtown Stillwater. It has been a staple of the St. Croix Valley ever since. Now, Brine’s is co-owned by siblings Polly Hoy, Matt Brine, and Mark Brine. Brine’s cele...

Teens increased caffeine consumption brings concern

Teens increased caffeine consumption brings concern

Marie Lecuyer, Copy Editor

November 12, 2018


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Young adults are experiencing health drawbacks of consuming caffeine daily starting at such a young age. This generation especially is turning to caffeine to resolve stress and exhaustion. Students are also using caffeine to improve their athletic performances. Adults are becoming increasingly concerned...

Universities switch to test-optional administration

Universities switch to test-optional administration

AnnaMarie Born, Business Editor

November 1, 2018


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The University of Chicago and other top colleges are beginning to make the switch to test optional admission. On June 14, the University of Chicago announced that they were going to have a test optional process. Colleges are making the switch to encourage a more diverse campus and to equal th...

Media center renovations implemented by administrators

Media center renovations implemented by administrators

Ben Kazmerski, Information Graphics Editor

October 30, 2018


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This year, the media center has received the attention of administrators who allocated funds for a full renovation of the spacious room. According to staff, the new tables and computers are going to be arriving soon. The media center is one of the last spaces in the school to be updated following...

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