Features

Downtown: Where fun goes to die?

For students, downtowns have little appeal From afar, the skylines of downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis are some of the most iconic parts of the Minnesota landscape. However, if you’re a student, being downtown might be much less memorable.  Despite both downtowns having sports stadiums, music venues, and critically acclaimed …

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A peek behind the college admissions curtain

The decision process from the desk of an admissions counselor “Top Ramen is the best invention in the world,” read the opening line of an Augsburg University applicant’s Common Application essay. Shonna Fulford, the director of admissions at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, befuddled and amused, read on. Her eyes curiously …

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China: the rise & power of Xi Jinping

As Xi Jinping’s influence grows, China is elevated to a whole new political and economic stage “There have been a lot of changes in China since I grew up there as a kid,” said Jing Li, Chinese teacher. “The home, food, entertainment, and consumerism have changed the most.” Throughout the …

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Try thrift & vintage shopping

Turn back the clock, freshen up your look When you’re in search of new clothing, don’t go straight to all the fast-fashion popular clothing brands. Instead, try thrifting and vintage shopping. “Thrifting” is shopping at a less sorted- through store of used clothing with a wide variety of styles, while …

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How to know your studying efficiently and progressively.

Students tend to wonder, “How should I study?” Students need to use their time more efficiently, learn information, and keep in mind how to meet each subject’s requirements. Learning lab teacher, Elaine Ekstedt thinks about the bigger picture, “Well, I think that’s the wrong question,” Ekstedt said. “I think the …

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Post-Trump political participation

After four years of political polarization, how are students responding?   “So help you God?” “So help me God.” “Congratulations, Mr. President.” The crowd erupts in applause and cheers as the United States Marine Band commences Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States of America. His family …

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Two green thumbs up

Neighborhood community-supported agriculture garden gives environmental benefits to city and community 10 years ago, on any given day one might have seen George, a South Minneapolis man, on his hands and knees, meticulously cutting his lawn with scissors and blowing errant leaves onto his neighbor’s grass. Today, vegetation hectically bursts …

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Cold nose, warm heart

Furry friends prove beneficial for owners’ mental health August 2, 2017 is a day that the Minnehaha community will never forget. “I was in the building that day when the explosion happened,” said Emily Kennett, the assistant to the athletic director. Many people have had traumatic experiences, and their pets …

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The basics of cryptocurrencies

What you need to know to cut through the blockchain hype Cryptocurrencies have been around for over a decade now and have recently made multiple news headlines as Bitcoin and other digital currencies are at an all-time high. This sudden surge in currency has grabbed people worldwide, including celebrities Elon …

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A long haul

Post coronavirus symptoms prove to be long lasting Fever? Chills? Are you struggling to breathe? The symptoms of COVID-19 resonate in our heads like a catchy pop song. Before entering restaurants, schools or businesses, we fill out screenings documenting our health. Taking temperatures, while once a seasonal endeavor, has become …

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