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An argument for hibernation

An argument for hibernation

Anna Slayton, staff writer
December 16, 2010
Filed under DIVERSIONS, TOP STORIES

When you live in Minnesota certain things are unavoidable. For instance Caribou Coffee is something almost every Minnesotan has experienced, running into someone wearing a purple Favre jersey on Sunday is nothing out of the ordinary, and from late November to mid March there is snow on the ground. For...

Identical twins act as partners in crime

Identical twins act as partners in crime

Taylor Kenyon
December 15, 2010
Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Gondecks, Gdecks, or just Simon and Sevy, one way or another, whether it is hanging out with friends, playing video games, or shooting hoops, these two identical twins can often be found together. Having a twin brother definitely has some perks. “My favorite part is that we get to ride in the car...

Test anxiety software helps students improve test scores

Test anxiety software helps students improve test scores

Emma Eldred
December 15, 2010
Filed under NEWS, News in Full, TOP STORIES

Stressing out over the next big chemistry test, the anxious student clips the heartbeat monitor on his earlobe and sits for hours until he finally steadies to his breathing. Watching the ball rise and fall over the waves and trying to keep the hot air balloon flying, he becomes more confident in his...

Student’s hobby turns serious

Student’s hobby turns serious

Katie Karlen
December 10, 2010
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From basketball to future problem solvers, dance team to math league, a hobby exists for everyone. For senior Sarah Champeau, her passion can’t be described as athletic or academic. Instead, her skills lie in preserving simple, yet unique, moments through the lens of any camera. For Champeau, her...

Two Knightettes compete for Miss Dance Team Minnesota

Two Knightettes compete for Miss Dance Team Minnesota

Emma Eldred
December 9, 2010
Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Competing for a chance to represent Minnesota at the national competition in Los Angeles, California, freshman Katie Segner and junior Natalie Walsh participated in the Miss Dance Team Minnesota pageant on Sunday, October 31. The pageant, held at Eastview High School each fall, allows all of the dancers...

Being a muggle: how to cope

Mikayla Coulombe
December 3, 2010
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The rage inside my soul surfaced so quickly that for a second I believed Lord Voldemort possessed me. With eyes closed I took in a deep breath, inhaling both the intensity and oxygen hanging in the air. This newfound adrenaline coursed through my body faster than an underfed stampede of blast-ended...

Junior triplets share few similarities

Junior triplets share few similarities

Jessica Nolan
December 3, 2010
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Daniel, Eric, and Paul Kretsch claim they are “different in every way except for their birthday,” said by Daniel. Yet these triplets agree on many things, mainly that their relationship with each other varies from day to day. From a young age the Kretschs enjoyed being around each other constantly....

Church releases DVD that makes waves

Church releases DVD that makes waves

Emily Busch and Meredith Cannon
November 11, 2010
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In a collaborative effort of Archbishop John C. Nienstedt along with six Catholic Minnesota bishops, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis mailed 430,000 DVDs to the homes of registered Minnesota Catholics on Wednesday, Sept. 22. These DVDs were sent out to urge support, among Catholics, for...

If you really knew me

Sam Thomas
November 11, 2010
Filed under FEATURES, TOP STORIES

If you had the chance to express anything you wanted about yourself, would you? Constantly, people pass by others without any idea of how they are feeling, what they’re thinking, or what goes on in their lives. There is truth behind what people like to do, how they act, and most importantly, what...

Group dedicated to solving our problems

Thomas Gilligan
November 9, 2010
Filed under Activities, TOP STORIES

The Future Problem Solvers return for their second season, ready to solve all the problems that come their way. Doubling in size since their first year, the Future Problem Solvers are practicing twice a week to make sure their solutions are good enough to take them to the state tournament. Future...

NPH orchestra raises money through inspiring performance

Giulia Imholte
November 8, 2010
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The 24 seniors who journeyed to Guatemala on a mission trip this past August anxiously awaited the arrival of the orphans from Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos on Oct. 14. The orphans (ages 10-18) who were here for 20 days touring with the NPH orchestra, shadowed these seniors for a day at BSM. The Neustros...

What Affleck lacks in acting talent, he makes up for in his directing of “The Town”

Anna Slayton
November 5, 2010
Filed under Movie Reviews, TOP STORIES

The trailer for the movie “The Town” successfully captured what most movie-goers love: a couple of intense gun fight scenes, a forbidden love story, and of course the characters’ struggle with good and evil. The audience got this exactly, along with impressive acting from the main characters as...

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