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Soaring high with ‘Free Spirit’

Soaring high with ‘Free Spirit’

Johana Brower, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Perspectives

The “Free Spirit” album by artist Khalid was released on April 5, 2019. This album has a very chill, breezy and elevated vibe, featuring artists like John Mayer and SAFE. Khalid’s album is the type of music one might listen to on a road trip with the windows down, thinking about nothing but th...

A little less social media and a little more social interaction

A little less social media and a little more social interaction

Lauren Bickett, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019


Filed under Perspectives

Everyone knows the situation, your sitting in your friend's room, you have been there for maybe 30 minutes, so the regular rundown has already taken place. And now, you sit with your friends in silence as a blue light reflects across everyone's faces. Sucked in. I remember looking around the room as a sa...

Future of journalism

Future of journalism

Kat Steffen, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019


Filed under Perspectives

News broadcasting is an ever-changing field. To be a good journalist in 2019, one needs a new skill set that they may not have need a decade ago. The world is evolving; so must our writers and truth seekers. For a journalist to not get laid off in 2019, they need to write the story that will get t...

A brimming bloodthirst

A brimming bloodthirst

Mara Fendrich, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019


Filed under Perspectives

On Friday, March 15, a helmet-mounted camera began recording on Facebook Live. “Alright,” a male voice echoed, turning the clutch into drive with one green-gloved hand, “Let’s get this party started.” Following a five-minute drive, he pulled into a parking lot and arose from the driv...

Expectation versus reality

Expectation versus reality

Elizabeth Boysen, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019


Filed under Perspectives

High school movies plant seeds of expectation in kids’ brains: images of people being shoved into lockers or a sea of students parting when the “popular” kids walk by. Eighth graders, especially towards the end of their last year in middle-school, start to imagine what high-school might...

When mothering turns monstrous

When mothering turns monstrous

Lauren Bickett, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019


Filed under Perspectives

Hulu’s original TV series recreates the true story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard and her mother Dee Dee and the events that led up to the murder of her mother, called “The Act”. Dee Dee was the caring mother nurturing her sick child back to health and therefore preventing her from living a normal life. ...

Bloom.

Bloom.

Mara Fendrich, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019


Filed under Perspectives

My demise began in a Minnesota CVS. My cousin, Natalie, and I were wreaking havoc on the far wall stocked with Maybelline, desperately searching for my fated first lipstick shade. I ran the chipped, magenta-lacquered nail of my index finger along nearly every tube on the wall before my hand twitch...

Putting it off

Putting it off

Caleb Miller, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019


Filed under Perspectives

Procrastination is, by definition, the action of delaying or postponing something. This could be anything. In most cases, though, it’s putting off work or something that you don’t want to do: homework, going to the gym, homework, studying, practicing and the main one, homework. I have been told ...

‘The good old days’

‘The good old days’

Cathleen Weng, Editor-in-Chief

March 27, 2019


Filed under Perspectives

At the forefront of my childhood memories is a quaint little picnic ground affectionately coined the Auburndale Cove by the small East Coast town in which it’s situated. The Cove has a particularly notable place in my heart; there, under a purple-pink-orange painted sky, accompanied by an ever-pre...

Edge of being mediocre

Edge of being mediocre

Kat Steffen, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Perspectives

“The Edge of Seventeen” is a movie that is on the edge of being mediocre and tries too hard to relate to teenagers.Hailee Steinfeld does an amazing job playing Nadine, who is an exaggeratedly awkward and egocentric teenager. Steinfeld is her own worst enemy. All of Steinfeld’s  problems are her own f...

A critique on Sioux Falls weather

A critique on Sioux Falls weather

Sophia Boyt, News Editor

March 21, 2019


Filed under Perspectives

    It’s a warm, shiny, crisp spring day in Sioux Falls, SD. Petite songbirds hop from branch to branch, singing sweet tunes in a melodic stream of odd chirps and hoots. The scent of freshly cut grass stings the air with blades of green and growth. Dewdrops gently slip off of soft leaves, shower...

Generation Zzzz

Generation Zzzz

Lauren Teller, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019


Filed under Perspectives

Generations change inevitably with the passage of time and influence societal values, politics and most importantly: consumer products. Advertisers throughout the years have remained intent on simplifying generational differences to categorize and stereotype generations. Simply put, members of the ...