The Salt Used on Icy Roads Causes Serious Environmental Consequences

Ellie Retzlaff, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018


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The approaching spring equinox, Tuesday, March 20, marks the official end to winter. But in spite of that, the weather doesn’t seem to be complying with the designated calendar seasons. When you think of spring, you probably don’t imagine piles of snow and winter coats still hanging on people’s shoulders. Yet, here in Minnesota, we are still getting strange weather patterns that inevitably bring snow, ice, and freezing weather. While this brings in questions of climate change and the lasting effects that it may have on our environment, it also has a more subtle environmental impact: the salting of roads.

International Day of Happiness Is For Smiles, Laughter and Acts of Love

International Day of Happiness Is For Smiles, Laughter and Acts of Love

Abby Schindel, Feature Editor

March 16, 2018


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What is happiness? Does it have an exact definition or is it just an emotion that overcomes you? Most people only know what happiness is by a feeling: the butterflies in your stomach or your heart skipping a beat. Everyone has their own take on what happiness means to them.

Forgotten Cities: What Happens To A Place After They Host The Olympics?

Liam Boris, Social Media Manager

March 16, 2018


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On Sunday, February 25th, the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics came to a close with the traditional Olympic Closing Ceremony. During the two-week international competition, the whole world had its eyes on the various sporting events. The most viewed sport from the United States was hockey, whereas South America viewed bobsledding the most, according to Business Insider.

How Come Valentine’s Day Hearts Don’t Really Look Like A Real Heart?

How Come Valentine’s Day Hearts Don’t Really Look Like A Real Heart?

Reagan Alexander, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


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The heart symbol is known all around the world as a representation of love, but most people do not know its origins. As a result of these ambiguities, there are many different theories explaining where this iconic symbol came from.

Looking Quite Fetching: We are Going “Mutts” Over These Dog’s Sweaters

Looking Quite Fetching: We are Going “Mutts” Over These Dog’s Sweaters

Gabbie Lopez and Reagan Alexander

December 21, 2017


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First, dogs: they’re super cute. Put them in a sweater, and instantly, the cuteness rating goes through the “roof.” The trend of dogs wearing clothes has become more and more common, especially in the winter months.

Highest Rated Holiday Presents For Students at Minnetonka High School

Highest Rated Holiday Presents For Students at Minnetonka High School

Ellie Retzlaff, Staff Writer

December 21, 2017


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The top rated “gift” for this season is money. Out of the 344 students that took this survey, 194 said they wanted to receive money for this holiday season. 189 responded saying they would like clothes, and not too far behind was electronics, which 129 people said they wanted. Top rated gifts th...

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