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Big coffee brands trending

At any big brand coffee shop the coffee is much more expensive than what you would pay for by making it yourself. New coffee making technology and machines that have recently come out makes brewing coffee at home easier, and even a better tasting product. Many say that the coffee they make at home can compete with what is made at big brand coffee shops. In addition, when at home someone can also choose to add as much or as little sugar needed. This is different from coffee shops, because the baristas decide the sugar to add and don't carry it based on customer preference. The freedom of coffee choice and flexibility at home creates a viable option for coffee enthusiasts to enjoy.  

Junior Anna Scheel explains,

Sarah McCarthy, Photographer

April 26, 2016

  Everyone has heard of big coffee shop brands such as Starbucks, Caribou, or Dunn Brothers, but few people know the truth about these brands. Although coffee is naturally good for one's health, when high calorie sugars, milks and sweetners are added, the healthy part about coffee becomes unre...

Mary Burchill appears in ‘A Chorus Line’

Photo Courtesy Brad Madison
The Ordway put on the production ‘A Chorus Line’. The musical features 16 dancers and tells their story about how they started dancing and why they continue to stay dancing. Ally Burchill says, “In 10 years Mary will be starring on Broadway. Her passion for acting will keep her motivated and her talent will take her as far as she wants to go.”

Kleio Vrohidis, Online Editor

April 9, 2016

Walking down the halls, what would seem like the average high school student, is completely opposite. Junior Mary Burchill is far from average. "Triple threat" is a word that can greatly describe Mary. Since she exceeds in the arts, specifically, acting, singing and dancing, Mary has been able to s...

Quistmas helping spread Christmas cheer

Laura Ilkka, Photographer

December 23, 2015

Christmas, a time of the year where love and cheer is being spread, although one student is spreading that more than usual. Kallie Quist, a Christmas loving senior, has been celebrating "Quistmas" for a few years. This year though, sharing and publicizing it more than ever. Quist has made a twitter ac...

Winter Coffeehouse: music, talent and soul

For senior and MC Kallie Quist, this is her first time being MC.

Brian Jaap, Layout Editor

December 18, 2015

The biannual concert is one of the many fundraisers that NHS hosts. It is completely student-lead and all of the acts are chosen based off of auditions. As usual, all money raised will go to a charitable cause. This year, NHS is donating all funds to Bantfwana Phambili, an organization that provid...

Seniors begin preparing for upcoming election

Seniors begin preparing for upcoming election

Taylor Johnston, Social Media Editor

December 4, 2015

Presidential debates are already under way for Nov. 2016's upcoming presidential elections. With these elections coming up in the next year, people are beginning to wonder who students will be voting for and what issues hit home with them. Politics is the activities associated with the govern...

Gender neutral bathrooms, next step in transgender equality

Senior Mary Norkol enters a male oriented bathroom in a Caribou Coffee.

Joe Rice, Print Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2015

Transgender equality has become a vocal debate in the recent months, and what seemed to be a far off issue is starting to creep closer to home. With former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner changing his name to Caitlyn Jenner and identifying as a woman, the fight for transgender equality has taken a step into t...

Grungy and versatile, boyfriend jeans bring back simplicity

 Photo by Calli Clay  
 Sophomore Ava Coleman said,

Calli Clay, Social Media Editor

April 13, 2015

For many years, mom jeans, otherwise known as boyfriend jeans, were seen as something only mothers should be wearing. However, in today’s fashion world, boyfriend jeans are the next greatest thing. Mom or boyfriend jeans are jeans that have a looser fit with a chic look. They come in all sorts ...

NHS puts on a successful winter Coffeehouse

NHS puts on a successful winter Coffeehouse

Lexie Sherrick, Editor-in-chief

December 24, 2014

A glow of a light calmly hits the performers' face as they sing different melodies and tunes. The walls are lined with sparkling snowflake cutouts inside a black room with a large sign above the stage in big letters spelling out “COFFEEHOUSE ‘14” with Christmas lights around it.  Coffeehouse is a performance put on by the Na...

Dronen draws her way into UW-Stout

Dronen draws her way into UW-Stout

Joe Price, Online Editor

December 9, 2014

"Follow your dreams." This is a cliche phrase most children hear over and over again, wherever they go. Like most things, the phrase flies by most kids, who do not really process the words. The reason "follow your dreams" is repeated so much is because as a child grows up, it seems harder and harder ...

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