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Insulin prices unnecessarily high

Over the past several years, insulin prices in Minnesota have increased significantly with legislators on both sides of the aisle seeking to lower the cost, according to Majority Leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives Ryan Winkler.

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

March 19, 2020

With hundreds of dollars every month going toward insulin, life with Type 1 diabetes for junior Thor Anderson can be costly, with the actual price of insulin varying from person to person. “With insurance, the price (of insulin) is about $270 to $300 a bottle and a typical person goes through maybe...

Privacy under attack

Privacy under attack

Marta Hill and Maggie Klaers

March 10, 2020

Following the release of YouTuber Shane Dawson’s hidden camera conspiracy video, some raised concerns about being watched. This, coupled with the increase in reports of hidden cameras in Airbnbs and other short term rentals, begs the question: is our privacy guaranteed? After a frightening encounter on a tr...

Crash course in humor, memes and WWIII

Art by Maggie Klaers and Sophie Livingston.

Colin Canaday and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

February 4, 2020

Following the recent attacks on Iran, social media was engulfed with deflection and humor, a common response from younger generations to serious events.   By Jan. 3, the term “World War III” was trending on Google and Twitter, according to Google Trends. Despite the heavy media coverage, many ...

Cutting through the complaints: is the sports budget fair?

Cutting through the complaints: is the sports budget fair?

Kaia Myers and Grace Schultz

January 8, 2020

In light of complaints from athletes about their programs not receiving enough funding, the question comes down to whether there is enough money given to the athletic department, or if the budget is unevenly distributed.

Voices matter

Junior Talia Lissauer interviews Mary Beth Tinker at the JEA/NSPA Fall Convention Nov. 22. Tinker has spent decades advocating for student press rights following her involvement in a Supreme Court case over the issue.

Marta Hill and Talia Lissauer

December 4, 2019

Ever since she was 13, Mary Beth Tinker has stood up for students’ rights. According to Tinker, youth voices in journalism are more important than ever as issues such as climate change, racial injustice and economic injustice become increasingly prominent. “Journalism is like having a microphone for...

The 2019 city election unraveled

The 2019 city election unraveled

Gabriel Kaplan, Tobias Khabie, Noah Orloff, and Maddie Schutte

November 4, 2019

Senior Isaac Wahl, who plans on voting in the upcoming election, said he believes it is essential for young people to vote in order to make their voices known. “It’s important for high schoolers to vote because we’re very conscious of what’s going on in the world today,” Wahl said. “We...

Social media posts camouflaged as news

According to Associate Director for the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) Donnel Probst, social media is more convenient than a news site because of convenience.

Talia Lissauer

October 8, 2019

Ever since she was 13, Mary Beth Tinker has stood up for students’ rights. According to Tinker, youth voices in journalism are more important than ever as issues such as climate change, racial injustice and economic injustice become increasingly prominent.

Food choices raise health concerns

Art by Maggie Klaers

Abby Intveld, Grace Farley, and Dani Orloff

May 10, 2019

Unaware of the possible risks of vegetarianism, senior Grace Adams-Mass became anemic after not eating meat for two years.

When the shot falls short

When the shot falls short

Yonah Davis, Samiya Mohamed, and Emma Yarger

April 23, 2019

Often, for seniors receiving college acceptance letters, they are equally as eager to understand the financial aid offer.

Decoding cryptocurrency

Decoding cryptocurrency

Evie Nelson, Megan Raatz, and Talia Lissauer

March 21, 2019

Online currency involves risks and benefits, which causes junior Sam Sietsema to weigh the pros and cons of holding stock in cryptocurrency. Sietsema said when investing money one should evaluate the potential risks involved. “It makes you sort of ask yourself, ‘How much do I care about the mon...

Learning to fight back

Learning to fight back

Maria Perez Barriga and Samiya Mohamed

February 19, 2019

Seeing the number of stories about violence and assault increase, senior Lindsey Epstein said the need for students to be well-versed in self-defense has become more important than ever.

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