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Did Dayglow hit all the right notes?

Review of Dayglow concert at First Avenue On October 27, 2021, Dayglow performed at First Avenue, presented by Radio K. The indie-pop artist did not disappoint.  Firstly, the Dayglow crowd was colorful and laid-back. Despite the age ranges from highschool age to middle-aged, everyone fit the aesthetics, retro-pastel “day at …

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Book a flight!

Is the commercialization of space travel worth the costs?   On July 20, 1969, over 600 million people were glued to their television sets as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. With their enormously popular lunar broadcast, Armstrong and Aldrin effectively declared the United States victorious in the …

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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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Disabled athletes defy & conquer

Joshua Turek and Josie Aslakson urge kids with disabilities to get involved in athletics “We were the underdogs going into the national tournament in 2016,” said Josie Aslakson, a bronze medalist for the United States women’s national wheelchair basketball team.“We were starting as a new team filled with lots of …

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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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The Ethics of De-Extinction

Five thousand years ago, the earth shook with the heavy footsteps of the animal we now know as the wooly mammoth. It peacefully roamed the land, foraging for brushlike food, which allowed such a creature to grow to such a massive size. The creature was no match for the human …

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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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The truth’s not so hard to find

How can you find truth in all the noise  In a recent poll by Minnesota media outlets, it was found that a year after the 2020 election, 40% of Minnesotans were either not sure if Joe Biden won the presidency legitimately or didn’t think he legitimately won at all. This …

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Are sustainable cars truly sustainable?

The complicated effects of electric cars on the environment Tesla’s high-powered, lithium battery cells are seemingly a feat of engineering. In a compact 46 by 80 mm cylinder, electrons propel the increasingly popular vehicles up to 300 miles with a single charge—all while releasing zero tailpipe emissions. But, what does …

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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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