Top 5 Best April Fools’ Pranks

Top 5 Best April Fools’ Pranks

March 31, 2017


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Spaghetti Trees In 1957, the British news program “Panorama” managed to convince hundreds of people that spaghetti could grow on trees. They ran a segment about the Swiss spaghetti harvest, that was apparently because of an unusually mild winter. There were weeks of preparation that went int...

Lake Superior: Rightfully Named

Lake Superior: Rightfully Named

March 24, 2017


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While the large expanse of water itself may be boastful (the lake is the largest in the world by surface area and the third-largest by volume), the lake and its shores are incredibly beautiful. Many places along the Minnesota North Shore provide stunning glimpses of the lake—here are a few: Canal Pa...

What is Making America Fat?

What is Making America Fat?

March 24, 2017


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Today, more than two-thirds of American adults are overweight, and this number is only increasing. With the way these statistics are heading, there is only one question to ask - what is making America fat? It is no secret Americans love their fast food. It is quick, easy, and affordable, well for th...

Ghosts: Real or Fiction?

Ghosts: Real or Fiction?

March 21, 2017


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From the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future to the spirits haunting our favorite horror films, and even on to our animated friend Casper the Friendly Ghost, ghosts appear quite often in our culture. But these spooky beings aren’t just another American fad; ghosts have been prevalent for centur...

Changes in Football Protective Gear

Changes in Football Protective Gear

March 7, 2017


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Pro Football Hall Of Fame, a football history site, says “the date was November 12, 1892, a day that would forever be etched in sports history.” This was that day that the first pro football game was played. It was between the Allegheny Athletic Association and the Pittsburgh Athletic Club.  Si...

The Iditarod: Alaska’s Grand Event

The Iditarod: Alaska’s Grand Event

March 3, 2017


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Alaska is the most sparsely populated state in the United States with a little over 700,000 people. This cold state is most known for its diverse terrain and outdoor-themed TV shows, but not many know about one of the state’s largest events, the Iditarod, or the Last Great Race on Earth. The Idita...

Seeing and Drawing

Seeing and Drawing

February 27, 2017


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The initial goal of most people who begin drawing is to try and recreate images they see. Drawing something exactly as one sees it, however, can be very frustrating. The difference between expectation and reality may be only a couple pencil strokes, but the resulting image can be tragic. The main compli...

Who is St. Patrick?

Who is St. Patrick?

February 27, 2017


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Many recognize St. Patrick’s Day as a time to dress in all green and go out and get drunk with friends, but like many holidays, there is a serious origin to this holiday. As the name of the holiday would insinuate, the origin of this holiday begins with St. Patrick of Ireland, one of the world’s ...

Trump Administration Revokes Transgender Bathroom Rule

Trump Administration Revokes Transgender Bathroom Rule

February 23, 2017


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The Trump administration is revoking a rule made by Barack Obama that gave transgender students the rights to use bathrooms based on the gender they identify with. The issue with this topic is whether Title IX protects students based on their sex or gender identity. Civil rights groups are now worrying that P...

The Perks of Being a Bilingual

The Perks of Being a Bilingual

February 23, 2017


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In the age of a highly interconnected world where people on the opposite ends of the globe are able to communicate in a matter of seconds, the world can indeed seem smaller. However, globalization has also exposed people to great amounts of diverse ethnicities, cultures, and perhaps most importantly, ...

Journey to the Pinnacle

Journey to the Pinnacle

February 21, 2017


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“Be more” is the 2016-2017 Girls Basketball team's motto. “Be more than a team. Be more than a teammate. Be a family,” states Sophomore Jolie Rinaker when asked what it means. The mighty Rockets Varsity team is made up of two seniors, Nigeria Jones and Jordyn Casados, one junior, eight sophomores, ...

High School Students Experience Mental Health Complications

High School Students Experience Mental Health Complications

February 21, 2017


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You are sitting in class and see someone walk in with their eyes red and hair disheveled. Did you know this person has a sleeping disorder? You are leaving school and see someone sitting alone, crying in the hallway. Did you know this person has elevated levels of stress and anxiety? Mental illness...

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