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‘Ok boomer’ rapidly became a comeback used by Gen Z

‘Ok boomer’ rapidly became a comeback used by Gen Z

Annabel Lantz, Photography Editor

January 10, 2019

"Ok boomer" is what younger generations have used as a response to older adults (i.e. The Baby Boomers). "Ok boomer" shows the social divide between older generations and younger. Recently every social media platform blew up with "ok boomer" jokes, especially on Tik Tok and Twitter. "If you are older...

Binge-watching Netflix proves popular among students

Binge-watching Netflix proves popular among students

Emma Wagner, Copy Editor

January 6, 2019

Netflix is one of the most popular streaming sites of the century with over 90 million users and an owner with a net worth of about $3.4 billion. Netflix is also easily accessible and cheap, pulling in their users with a fee of $12.99 a month, which means users pay a small fee for over 6,000 options o...

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

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

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

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

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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