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Chocolate Chip Cookies: The Only Cookie Worth Making this Holiday Season

Rosie Hust, Sports Editor

January 6, 2017

During the holiday season, people go crazy making all different kinds of cookies. The hours spent making a plethora of different cookies is absurd. Even though there is a wide variety of cookies being made during the holiday season, one cookie still manages to stand out. The superior cookie. The Chocol...

Growing up French

Mackenzie Flynn, Opinions Editor

January 6, 2017

Everyone has their own unique memories from their childhood that they hold dear to their hearts. One of my earliest memories is sitting in my room with my sister attempting to teach me how to say “mom” and “hello” in french. I can still hear the excitement in her voice as she repeated it ...

Passengers: A Must See Movie

Passengers: A Must See Movie

Maddie Marquis, Features Editor

January 4, 2017

The thrilling, futuristic movie Passengers, directed by Morten Tyldum, encompasses the story of two passengers trapped in a time-space continuum in an alternate universe. Situated in the back of the updated Mann Plymouth Cinema 15 Theater, I experienced a one hour 56 minute film leaving me constantly o...

Holiday Movies You Must Watch Over Break

Holiday Movies You Must Watch Over Break

Allison Stern, Features Editor

December 20, 2016

The holidays would not be the same without the classic movies we all love to curl up in a blanket and watch on cold Minnesota nights. Whether you're viewing with your friends, siblings or grandparents all of these movies are sure to add even more joy to your holiday season. Elf  (comedy/romance). Starring Will Fer...

Exhibitions at the Walker

Exhibitions at the Walker

Megan Albers, Staff Reporter

December 19, 2016

A winter activity that incorporates creativity, and mental stimulation for little to no cost is The Walker Art Center.  With many exhibitions on display, there is bound to be something for everyone to enjoy.   “Question the Wall Itself” is a display that examines how different interior design...

Houseparty Breaks the Block

Houseparty Breaks the Block

Rosie Hust, Sports Editor

December 12, 2016

News apps are constantly breaking the internet. Recently a new app called Houseparty became popular. Houseparty is a new way to videochat with more than one person at a time. It allows users to friend other users, and when they are “in the house” users can chat each other. Want to talk to...

Preschool and Nursing Homes Share a Roof

Preschool and Nursing Homes Share a Roof

Allison Stern, Features Editor

December 6, 2016

Preschools and nursing homes have began using combined spaces for both their practices. It may seem like this program was introduced to save space, though it was not for that reason at all. Preschools have been moving their classes to the halls of nursing homes in an attempt to provide a ‘younger’ envi...

Ideas to Spice Up Your Winter Bucket-list

Ideas to Spice Up Your Winter Bucket-list

Cari Spencer, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2016

Now that Minnesota has transformed into a North Pole worthy snow globe, there are many holidazzling things to do with friends and family. Zip up your jackets, slip on your mittens, and embrace the winter season while it’s here. Or, if you’re not into the 32 degrees and below weather, grab your ca...

President-Elect Trump Plans First 100 Days

President-Elect Trump Plans First 100 Days

Hannah Rippberger, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2016

On Nov. 8 Donald Trump won the forty-fifth Presidency of the United States. Whether people like him or not, wanting our new president to fail is like wanting a pilot to crash a plane we are all on. According to Politico.com, president elect Trump won with 290 electoral college votes. Another impor...

Winter is Coming: Safety Tips for Animals

Winter is Coming: Safety Tips for Animals

Sophia Rauchle, Online Editor in Chief

November 30, 2016

Winter is coming. Keeping our pets warm in the frigid temperature can be challenging, however, there are many tips that can aid people in keeping their pets safe. Here are a few key tips to keep in mind this upcoming winter. Frostbite is a deadly condition that arises when people or animals are exposed t...

Exploring Minneapolis: Coffee Edition

Exploring Minneapolis: Coffee Edition

Cami Reese, Copy Chief

November 30, 2016

For most of us living in Orono, Minneapolis is only about a 30 minute drive away. There is so much more to see and experience than in our small suburb of Orono. I am setting out to see and experience more of Minneapolis - something I have been around my entire life, but have not always taken the oppor...

Sliding Down the Slopes of Responsibility

Sliding Down the Slopes of Responsibility

Morgan Marxer, News Editor

November 29, 2016

The infamous “senior slide” has come faster than seniors had ever imagined. The fall is crunch time for seniors, as the process of applications, letters of recommendation and meetings with guidance counselors give way. Although slacking off may seem like the best way to forget about the workload, ...

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