"The best way to predict your future is to create it." Abraham Lincoln

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Scrooge: a miserable man turned good again by revelations of his past

Scrooge: a miserable man turned good again by revelations of his past

Lucy Dekkenga, Editor-in-chief

December 14, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Picture a man with a bad attitude about Christmas who continuously says “Bah Humbug” and is taken by three spirits to change his view on life. An added twist, he sings while doing this. Tuesday, Dec. 12 marked the first Tuesday performance ever at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Sioux Falls. Which...

Facebook for kids: Good or bad?

Facebook for kids: Good or bad?

Kate Fehrs, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


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Remember when you were supposed to be 13-years-old or older to be able to have an account on Facebook? Times have changed since then; Facebook has now created Messenger Kids. Many people can argue whether this idea is good or bad, but there is good reasoning behind both. Facebook has been around for quite some time...

‘Lady Bird’ flies towards top of charts

‘Lady Bird’ flies towards top of charts

Summer Ericson, OPED Editor

December 13, 2017


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“Lady Bird,” directed by Greta Gerwig, has recently received one of the highest movie ratings ever given on Rotten Tomatoes: a 100 percent positive rating. Reviewers and critics alike are giving praise to this “coming of age” film that leaves viewers more than satisfied. “Lady Bird” feat...

BBC predicts 2018’s emerging artists

BBC predicts 2018’s emerging artists

Hannah Hansen, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


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Every year, up-and-coming artists emerge through the wave of performers supported by the music industry - and, every year, these same artists define the sound that represents the year as a whole. As young artists become a recurring domination in the music world, 2018 is sure to bring new and original ...

Is no-(sham)poo for you?

Is no-(sham)poo for you?

Katie Osmundson, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


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Hair is a popular subject in today’s society. Whether it is No-Shave November, the latest styles, hair products or colors, hair is a recurring topic for many beauty magazines and everyday people. For most people with hair longer than a few inches we are forced to do something with our hair each day...

World travel; more than just a pleasurable getaway

World travel; more than just a pleasurable getaway

Taylor Ericson, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


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Traveling the world is at first very appealing but the idea is quickly neglected because of the time and financial commitment. Despite the unsatisfactory side of the subject, traveling can have a positive influence on one's health as well as emotional state. According to NBC news, a woman who travels a...

Best way to spread Christmas cheer

Best way to spread Christmas cheer

Chloe Crissman, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


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The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear, but if you are not a gifted singer, here are some other ways to ring in the holiday season. Grab some friends and head to the hills for some sledding. Make lots and lots of Toll House cookies and then eat them as fast a...

You too can experience U2

You too can experience U2

Timothy Stolp, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


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U2 is a worldwide household name with an impressive line up of productions that span nearly 40 years, and they are returning with another album this year. After its release on Dec. 1, listeners can expect to see the band’s next alternative-rock album, "Songs of Experience," climbing the charts. To...

Fortnite fun

Fortnite fun

Hunter Merkley, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Imagine a game where you never feel totally safe. A game where you are constantly looking over your shoulder. The game that I am describing is Fortnite. Fortnite is a co-op sandbox survival game. The game’s beta just released on all systems and was an instant hit. The game begins with players dropping into a...

Starbucks’ new winter cups: A second “Cupgate?”

Starbucks’ new winter cups: A second “Cupgate?”

Katie Osmundson, Staff Writer, Business Manager

November 16, 2017


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Ghosts, zombies and pumpkins are being replaced by lights, ornaments and pine trees. The second week of November means Christmas in the eyes of many Americans and corporations and Starbucks is no exception. Starbucks launched their winter reusable cups on Nov. 11th, and stores featured the annua...

Mattel’s ‘Barbie’ gets a new makeover

Mattel’s ‘Barbie’ gets a new makeover

Lauren Teller, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


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A fresh, modernized new Barbie Doll was released by the toy company Mattel on Monday. The popular toy manufacturer unveiled a new hijab-wearing Barbie doll modeled after Olympic fencer, Ibtihaj Muhammed. The new doll follows the well-known company’s new mission to teach young children to embrace ...

The long awaited release of “Call of Duty WWII”

The long awaited release of “Call of Duty WWII”

Hunter Merkley, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


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On Nov. 3, Call of Duty released its newest game, “Call of Duty WWII.” With the recent Call of Duty games being based in the future, the series went back to its historical roots which has been well received by its fans. The game released on most major systems including Xbox One, PS4 and PC. “Cal...

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