Do These Scare You?

Do These Scare You?

Grace Cruikshank, Backpage Editor

November 26, 2018


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What is a Phobia? A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder that causes a long-term extreme or obsessive fear of something. A phobia is most commonly caused by a traumatic or stressful event during a person's childhood. However, sometimes the cause of phobias is unknown. Most phobias are cured by gradual exposure to the cause of fear or medication. The most fascinating fact about phobias is that they could be anything, no matter how strange it may be. Here are some of the weirdest phobias out there:

Kitchen Gadgets: Help or Hoax?

Kitchen Gadgets: Help or Hoax?

Grace Cruikshank, Backpage Editor

October 26, 2018


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As I walk down the aisles of the grocery store I cannot help but notice strange yet clever products filling up the shelves lately. I have always been curious to see if these products are marketing tactics in hopes of making money off of healthy-eating millennials or if they actually work. I decided to buy a few and try them out.

E-Cigarette and Nicotine Use Among Teenage Population

E-Cigarette and Nicotine Use Among Teenage Population

Isabella Bennett and Wyatt Mosiman

October 26, 2018


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Vaping has reached a point where its scent is recognizable by most high school students. Everyone from experts to Instagram ads now calls the widespread popularity of vaping an epidemic, and justifiably so. The 2017 Minnesota Youth Tobacco Survey found that one in five high school students currently vapes. This statistic, while unsurprising to many teens, raises serious concerns.

High School Expectations Vs. Reality for Freshman Year

High School Expectations Vs. Reality for Freshman Year

Isabella Bennett and Wyatt Mosiman

September 28, 2018


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As September of the 2018-19 school year wraps up, the new freshmen class is finally growing accustomed to the ins and outs of high school life. However, they’re also now realizing it’s not everything that media suggested it would be. Zac Efron lied. Class of 2022, we now speak directly to you.

Why Severe Weather Is The Thing To Watch For This Spring Season

Why Severe Weather Is The Thing To Watch For This Spring Season

Grace Cruikshank, Backpage Editor

April 27, 2018


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It doesn’t seem like it when you look outside lately, but severe weather season is actually under way. Severe weather season means that the atmosphere is warming after the winter. But the increase in temperatures and humidity means that sever weather like thunderstorms, straight line winds, hail and tornadoes.

Appreciation of Free Speech Must Be Cultivated Now

Appreciation of Free Speech Must Be Cultivated Now

Anna Hoffman, Editor-In-Chief

April 27, 2018


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An amendment thrown around almost as much as the Second Amendment is the First Amendment. If anyone should know anything about the United States, it’s that this is the land of guns and the home of freedom: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom to assemble, and freedom to petition the government. It’s not one of the most important parts of the Constitution for no reason. The United States has been built around this idea, and we see it every day. From Trump’s right to use Twitter to the ability of publications like The New York Times and The Washington Post to exist, even the right to scream out a string of curse words, our everyday lives are deeply rooted in this American ideal.

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