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Top 10 Best Holiday Movies!

Mikayla Burns, Editor in Chief December 22, 2020

With thousands of different holiday movies it can be hard to pick which one to watch. I have compiled a list of my top 10 favorite holiday movies to get someone in the holly jolly spirit.

Sylvie feeling the same way about Emily as all viewers

American Menace: “Emily in Paris” TV-MA

Rachael Driskill, Copy Editor December 17, 2020

On October 2nd, Netflix released a show titled “Emily in Paris”. Created and directed by Darren Star, the comedy-drama stars Lily Collins as Emily Cooper, a marketing executive and Chicago native who...

Top 4 Best COVID-Safe Local Holiday Destinations

Top 4 Best COVID-Safe Local Holiday Destinations

Lauryn Pietrzak, Editor in Chief: Visuals December 8, 2020

The holiday season is upon us, and finding ways to celebrate during this global pandemic is getting more and more difficult. With dine-in seating at restaurants not being available and limited Christmas...

Beth Harmon captivates her viewers in an intense stare during a chess match.

‘The Queen’s Gambit’ brings allure to the game of chess

Jillian Cook, News Editor December 8, 2020

“Let’s play” is the last line of Netflix’s seven-episode, TV-MA limited series that was released in late October. Beth Harmon, played by Anya Taylor-Joy, faces a group of candid men for a game...

Minnesota Fairgrounds Shines Bright

Billy McGannon, Sports Editor December 6, 2020

The Minnesota State Fairgrounds have a Glow festival. They have created many light sculpture, which you drive through in your car. This is perfect for COVID-19 because you are in your own car and do not...

Fall is filled with many flavors that only come around seasonally for a short time. Try out some of these recipes to get you in the fall spirit.

Seasonal Recipes

Gracie Hornbaker, Editor in Chief December 4, 2020

Every year during the holiday season, baking becomes an event for many families. Grandmas’ old recipe books are taken out of the back of the shelf and multiple generations gather around to decorate...

Many Caribou locations have already rolled out their holiday cups and sleeves, but a few still have regular ones to use up. The holiday ones feature a winter scene and bright red sleeves.

Reviewing Caribou Coffee’s Holiday Menu

Rachael Driskill, Copy Editor December 4, 2020

One of the many things that minnesotans look forward to every holiday season is the release of the Caribou Coffee Holiday menu. The main focus of this yearly release, though it does contain a wide selection...

Netflix has recently released a science and nature documentary called ‘My Octopus Teacher.’ This documentary focuses on the relationship between a man and an octopus.

‘My Octopus Teacher,’ a Friendship Between Man and Cephalopod

Tillie Hogenson, Health and Wellness Editor November 25, 2020

The premise of ‘My Octopus Teacher’ feels almost imaginary, almost like we are on another planet, such as the variety of sea and marine life depicted in the film. Directed by Pippa Ehrlich and starring...

The opening screen at the beginning of the documentary on Netflix.

‘American Murder: The Family Next Door’ Treats Audiences to a True Murder Mystery

Mikayla Burns, Editor in Chief November 13, 2020

On Sep. 30 Netflix released a new documentary called ‘American Murder: The Family Next Door’ and it is about an hour and 22 minutes. It is rated TV-MA because it contains explicit language and inappropriate...

Clouds, a new movie based on a true story, released October 2020.

Clouds flys a little higher

Billy McGannon, Sports Editor November 11, 2020

Clouds. Everyone knows and loves the song. Watch the movie and feel like you're present in the movie. Zach Zobiech played by Fin Argus is a high school student who was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a rare...

Self-care during Covid-19

Rae Malik, Online Layout Editor May 27, 2020

As everyday life shifts and people continue to adjust to the restrictions regarding social interaction it is crucial to learn about the importance of self-care. Self-care activities can not only offer...

Outer banks: feeling free while stuck at home

Nolan Tichy, News Editor May 27, 2020

Outer Banks is Netflix's newest show that has recently taken the media by storm... literally. It involves a group of teenage friends, John B., Kiara, Pope, and J.J., who find themselves getting mixed...

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