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Why I love yard sales

Why I love yard sales

Jazlyn White, Staff Writer

October 12, 2019

The feeling of spotting a neon green sign accompanied by a large arrow on a Saturday morning drive with my mother is nothing short of exhilarating. The slightly musty garage, the out-of-print books and the dusty furniture make me anticipate nothing less than possibility. While many teens have come around to the ide...

Fighting for peace

Fighting for peace

Daniel Bethke, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

There is a famous quote attributed to Albert Einstein: “I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” This quote highlights the dangers of war, particularly when it is nuclear. Another war on a global scale would simply be so d...

You on “Euphoria”

You on “Euphoria”

Mara Fendrich, Perspectives Editor

September 12, 2019

As a child with choppy bangs and a subtle underbite, I used to sneak downstairs at night to watch reruns of “Skins” and “Degrassi”, staring until the backs of my eyelids were streaked green and my brain sought shelter beneath a heavy fog of melatonin. With the release of HBO’s new series “Eu...

A culture of cynicism

A culture of cynicism

Cathleen Weng, Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2019

The year was 1971. Michael Jackson crooned over a backdrop of stagflation and flagging progressive values. A resurgence in conservatism emerged as a response to the sex, drugs and rock n’ roll of ‘60s culture, ready to re-elect president Richard Nixon in one of the largest landslide elections in ...

Terminus

Terminus

Mara Fendrich, Perspectives Editor

September 5, 2019

It wasn’t until my second sleepless night in Copenhagen that it dawned on me I might be stuck like this forever. At four in the morning, my body lay still and rigid against the red heat of the air, my mind walking along a garden fence, each wrist bound by ropes of temptation: that of checking my do...

Rigor samsa.

Rigor samsa.

Mara Fendrich, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

The day never ends as it once began. Nevertheless, I must persist as though it did. At first, I didn’t notice my scars growing around me, caging me in; it started small. Every rejection, every low score, every fight began to pile up and condense into an armor. It wasn’t until my first true he...

The War to End All Wars

The War to End All Wars

Johana Brower, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

‘The Office’ vs ‘Parks and Recreation’ vs ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine:’ for the past decade, the three best TV-shows of all time have aired and people have been talking and debating over them. “The Office” premiered in the United States on May 24, 2005, and it was a huge success and eventual...

Save the world. Thrift.

Save the world. Thrift.

Kat Steffen, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

As I wandered the color-coordinated aisles at Savers, my hands explored each piece of clothing as my mother stood unimpressed behind me. I felt the need to examine every item by feeling its textures, by imagining the expressive possibilities of the specimen. I surveyed every nook and cranny of the th...

i <3 internet

i <3 internet

Yairis Alvarado, News Editor

May 22, 2019

Satirical contents are quick to mock the dependency that our society has created on the idea of easy access to the Internet; however, the more we question, the more we realize if that mockery is even rational. Teenagers are the first to be poked at for our so-called “dependency,” yet easy Inte...

Genesis.

Genesis.

Mara Fendrich, Staff Writer

May 17, 2019

In the new age, I find myself looking forward to my deaths more than my rebirths. The process of destruction is one that begins in the mirror, having always represented the final form of vanity. Something about the fragility, the careful and breakable arrangement of molecules, sends a warning to my ...

Poetry Out Loud is a bop

Poetry Out Loud is a bop

Gage Gramlick, Editor-in-chief

May 14, 2019

At the heart of my Poetry Out Loud experience is connection. Connection with the words. With the poets. With the students. Poetry Out Loud facilitates unity through education in the most miraculous way: compassion. My junior year, I decided to partake. I thought it would be similar to oral interp: co...

Avera’s race against cancer: an opportunity to care

Avera’s race against cancer: an opportunity to care

Caleb Miller, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019

You could drive the 750 mile long I-29, travel 383 miles across South Dakota or even workout along the 19 mile bike trails, but who knew that running 10 miles could make the impact of a lifetime? On Saturday May 11, 2019, people of all ages will have the opportunity to come together to make a diffe...