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The bilingual brain

Benefits go beyond practicality to brain transformation, science shows Bilingual education has been a controversial topic riddled with misconceptions, up until recently. History is permeated with false assumptions that have long been disproven, the most prevalent belief was that learning another language at a young age would stunt brain development. …

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News of the weird

From flying turtles to lego burglary, crazy news from around the world Unprecedented— the unforeseen buzzword of 2020 and 2021— properly characterizes the majority of this past year. However, the pandemic isn’t the only thing that could be seen as unprecedented—recent news has proven to fit the term as well. …

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Satan shoes scandal

The controversy between Nike and Lil Nas X succeeded in increasing sales of Satan Shoes “I hope Nike burns to the ground and goes bankrupt over this…now they openly promote Satanism. Disgusting,” verified Twitter user Pastor Greg Locke protested. With 629 likes along with 113 replies and 119 retweets, this …

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Vanilla or strawberry?

Milkshakes from places around the Twin Cities show promising delights A silky taste of milkshake slides up the straw and trickles into your mouth. The chilled milk and creamy ice cream are an adventure for your taste buds. I tried a strawberry and vanilla milkshake from The Bad Waitress, Hi-Lo …

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Short Takes: MSHSL/Target Center keep things absurd

SEEKING TO REVIVE USUAL ABSURDITY, MSHSL EXPLORES NEW TARGETS On April 10, the Minnehaha boys’ basketball team won their fourth-consecutive state championship at Target Center, but neither the Talon newspaper nor the Antler yearbook took photos of the historic event. Why not? Because we’re lazy? No, because we were denied …

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Another roaring ’20s?

From COVID-19 impacts to changes in thinking, the ‘20s predictions are here It’s 2021. For the next hundred years, people will refer to these years as “the ‘20s”. I, Beck Westrem, have predictions for the ‘20s based on recent trends and speculation. If the past year has left you on …

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Minneapolis moving mayhem

Residents resisting itch to leave city despite summer’s unrest The drone of helicopters fills the humid June air. Flames flare up as buildings are burnt to a crisp. Masses of people run rampant through the destroyed streets of Minneapolis, hammering through glass storefronts and graffitiing every wall in sight. Households …

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Guilty

Chauvin verdict announced after a year of anticipation “Thank you. Please be seated,” said Judge Peter Cahill. After what seemed like an eternity, the courtroom camera began to shift its view downward from the golden “Great Seal of the State of Minnesota”, citizens of Minneapolis held their breaths as the …

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Why your music matters

From the ‘60s to the ‘20s, youth culture continues to drive change Nirvana’s hit song from 1991, not only was the soundtrack of the new alt-rock movement, but the voice of a new generation and the face of ‘90s Gen X youth culture. Today’s youth might not have one song …

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Biden’s plan would rebuild nation, Minnesota

What America can build with trillions of dollars Possibly the largest bill of the generation is being discussed, one of trillion-dollar proportions. The Biden administration on March 31 proposed the Infrastructure Act, a bill that would spend more than $2 trillion on roads, bridges, ports, airports, drinking water, transit systems …

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