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Five books to read in quarantine

Alyssa Luecke, Features Editor

March 26, 2020

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How to stay motivated when you’re learning online

How to stay motivated when you're learning online

Emma Busch, Reporter

March 23, 2020

As the days of online learning begin, many students may have trouble completing assignments on time and staying on task, but with this list of tips on how to stay focused, students will be better prepared for the weeks of online schooling ahead.  Wake up and eat a good breakfast. This step is a very important on...

Easy pranks for April Fools’ Day

For an easy April Fools' prank, look through leftover art supplies for inspiration, like googly eyes.

Amber Christeson, Reporter

March 22, 2020

One time every year, there comes a day where we are given the excuse to prank our friends and family. The excuse being April Fools' Day. As your're social distancing inside your home, there are many different ways you can prank your friends and family with some household items. 1) Rearrange the dra...

Dreams are a fascinating part of the human brain

Dreams are a fascinating part of the human brain

Katelyn Garrett, Editor-in-Chief

March 3, 2020

“I had the weirdest dream last night” is a phrase many people hear on almost a daily basis. Dreaming is something billions of people do every night, whether it be the best dream they’ve ever had or a nightmare. According to MedicalNewsToday, dreams are stories and images that our minds create wh...

History behind the leap year

History behind the leap year

Abbie Kipp, Advertising Editor

March 1, 2020

Every four years during the second month of the year, February is gifted with an extra day. Although this extra leap day is well known, the history behind the start of this tradition is something most people are unfamiliar with.  According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, around 738 BCE the calendar that was u...

St. Patrick’s Day Treats

St. Patrick's Day Treats

Grace Hoerstkamp, Advertising Editor

February 29, 2020

March is a month of many exciting landmarks: the start of spring, the last quarter of the school year and spring break. However, March also is the time to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17 in remembrance of the patron saint of Ireland. This holiday is celebrated...

Simply Skin

Simply Skin

Emma Hillermann, Reporter

February 24, 2020

Skin is one of the most important organelles of the body. The skin protects you, skin holds you together, skin allows us to touch. The skin sounds pretty important doesn't it? Taking care of your skin should become a routine. Washing your face will help protect you against acne and oils. If your glands...

Stephanie Buttermore chronicles “all in” journey

Stephanie Buttermore posts on her Instagram, updating her followers on her results after eating

Willa Reust, Editor-in-Chief

February 23, 2020

In June of 2019, fitness YouTuber, blogger and former bikini competitor Stephanie Buttermore released a video on her YouTube channel titling “I Am Going ALL IN | Why Am I So Hungry?” Up until this video, Buttermore has built her social media following by posting workout and dieting videos, vlogs and i...

Mac Miller “Circles” Review

Miles Hellebusch, Opinions Editor

February 11, 2020

Mac Miller’s posthumous album "Circles" is much different from his other releases, especially since his last two albums, “Swimming” and “The Divine Feminine.” After his untimely passing, Mac Miller’s incomplete album circles was finished by Jon Brion and various other producers connecting the ...

8 Super Bowl party foods ranked

A neatly prepared plate of chicken wings served with vegetables, bread and dipping sauce.

Alyssa Luecke, Features Editor

February 5, 2020

8) Deviled Eggs with Bacon:  Hard-boiled eggs, peeled, cut in half and stuffed with a combination of cooked yolk, mayonnaise, mustard and spices. Although deviled eggs may not be for everyone, there are several recipes for people to try. Some include avocado, ham, or my personal favorite - bacon. Th...

‘The Good Place’ series finale doesn’t disappoint

Sophie Nieder, Reporter

February 4, 2020

Following the beloved shows "Parks and Recreation," "The Office" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," the NBC-produced Netflix Original ‘The Good Place" quickly became another success for writer Michael Schur. The series finale, which aired Jan. 30, took viewers on an emotional roller coaster that perfectly w...

Caramel hot chocolate warms the winter weather away

Caramel hot chocolate warms the winter weather away

Emma Busch, Reporter

February 2, 2020

As the winter months are coming to a close, what better way to finish off the cold days with a warm cup of hot chocolate. Adding a few extra ingredients is one way to add a fun twist to your average cup of hot chocolate. In this recipe for caramel hot chocolate, you will need Swiss Miss hot chocol...

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