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Cosmetics and Sensitive Skin – Review

Two products not corrosive to the skin

Ella Weinbeck, Features Editor

February 28, 2019

As someone with sensitive skin, I have always been diligent about what facial products I use. In many cases, I lean towards brand names like Neutrogena and Bioré. In my head, brand names tend to be more tested therefore they are safer on my skin. I tested my theory by trying multiple different produ...

Glass: the Superhero Thriller

Andy Berrell, Sports Editor

February 26, 2019

Andy Berrell Sports Editor Glass is the third movie in a superhero series written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Coming off of the success of previous movies Unbreakable and the most recent installment, Split, another sequel seemed necessary as it would tie these two seemingly different movies...

Ice Castles: A New Addition To Your Winter Bucket List

A young couple enjoys their time at the Ice Castles in Excelsior

Zach Adams, Social Media Manager

February 26, 2019

Finding something fun to do during the winter season has just arrived on your doorstep. Excelsior, Minnesota was picked to be 1 out of the 6 locations around the country to host the beautiful ice castles. The castles are open everyday of the week except Tuesday from January 5th to February 28th. Bring you...

Please sing to me instead

An OHS student listens to “Bad Habit” by Ben Platt on the Spotify app on his phone.

Amanda Marquis, Visuals Editor

February 26, 2019

Please Sing To Me Instead Amanda Marquis Ben Platt is mainly known for his role, Benji, in the hit movie Pitch Perfect and for his starring roles in Broadway shows including Dear Evan Hansen, and The Book of Mormon. Now, he has released his first album Sing to me Instead, which is definitely ...

Century-old Cossetta’s serves up fresh Italian fare in St. Paul

A display case full of ornately decorated pastries offered in Cossetta’s pasticceria.

Annika Sorenson, News Editor

February 25, 2019

Nestled west of downtown St. Paul sits Cossetta’s, home to a restaurant, bar, and pasticceria whose roots began in 1911. Originating from the Cossetta’s food market, which was opened by Michael Cossetta, an Italian immigrant in the 1800s. Cossetta’s today boasts varieties of traditional Italian...

Vegan Friendly?

Isabella Koch, Features Editor

January 18, 2019

Around 6 percent of americans self-identify as vegan according to a Global Data report. It goes on to say that in the U.S, the vegan lifestyle has risen over 600 percent in the last three years, however children and teens contribute a lot to that number. One in 12 families have decided to start raising...

‘Bird Box’ Review

The movie poster for the film 'Bird Box'.

Hannah Thillman, Visual Editor

January 8, 2019

Managing Stress

Rae Malik, Copy Editor

December 10, 2018

Managing Stress Rae Malik Copy Editor Stress can be described as anything that causes changes in behavior by the environment. The human body responds to such changes caused by the environment through stress. There are incidents that take place almost every day that cause stress which is normal. ...

Can Procrastination Lead to Achievement?

Rae Malik, Copy Editor

December 10, 2018

Can Procrastination Lead to Achievement? Rae Malik Copy Editor Procrastination can be traced back to Greek origins from theorists such as Aristotle and Socrates. Back then, it was referred to as not doing something with logical and reasoning even though it is good for an individual. It als...

The truth about apple products

Katie Udell, Editor in Chief

December 10, 2018

Katie Udell Editor in Chief On Jan. 9, 2007, Steve Jobs, the innovative phenomenon, introduced the first iPhone at the Macworld convention. Later that year, on June 29, 2007, the first iPhone was released to the public. Today, people around the world are using iPhones, but what are the downfalls t...

The DEAL with Gymshark

The DEAL with Gymshark

Katie Udell, Editor in Chief

November 26, 2018

Gymshark, a high quality fitness apparel brand was founded in 2012 by Ben Francis and has been a booming sensation ever since. The clothing hub is an online only retailer based in the United Kingdom. Currently, the brand has over 7 million highly engaged social media followers and customers in 131 countries....

“The Future Is Female”: Women In Politics

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar ranks first on list of all 100 senators with bills signed into law in the current congress, according to data from GovTrak.

Cari Spencer, Editor in Chief

November 6, 2018

Cari Spencer Editor in Chief It was January of 2017 when women in pink “pussy” hats marched across Washington, demanding their rights ensured and their indignation at Donald Trump’s election be heard. There were around 4 million Women’s March participants across America that day, accordi...

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