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Decoding cryptocurrency

Decoding cryptocurrency

Evie Nelson, Megan Raatz, and Talia Lissauer

March 21, 2019


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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


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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.

Political dialogue packs a punch

Political dialogue packs a punch

Talia Lissauer, Evie Nelson, and Maddie Schutte

November 2, 2018


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Liberal and conservative conversations often result in a losing match for both sides, according to junior Alyscia Thomas. As midterm elections approach she said pressures are high among her peers.

Scams interrupt daily life

Scams interrupt daily life

Evelyn Nelson

October 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion Columns

The beginning of this year has made me realize how apparent spam messages from phone calls, text messages and everyday interactions I was truly receiving. The problem only increasing when receiving up to four phone calls from random numbers in one class, distracting my learning during school. I was n...

Solving the scam: what’s on the other end

Solving the scam: what’s on the other end

Talia Lissauer and Ben Sanford

October 12, 2018


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Someone muffled saying, ‘Can you hear me?’ on the other end of a call may seem like nothing. Yet according to the Better Business Bureau and Minnesota Department of Public Safety, students’ information can be stolen the instant they pick up the phone.

Concerns arise over possible birth control legislature

Concerns arise over possible birth control legislature

Maddie Lund and Emma Yarger

November 15, 2017


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According to senior Khyla Bonine, changes to the Affordable Care Act may inhibit her ability to receive birth control. “I get (birth control) through that state aid insurance so I’m in a low income household. I might not be able to get it anymore at all,” Bonine said. “I might have to pay...

Losing focus at the wheel

Losing focus at the wheel

Alex Balfour and Atticus Raasch

September 26, 2017


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Eyes set on the road, senior Katie Fredrickson can’t see why students would choose to focus on their phones while driving. “Everyone goes on their phone. I’m in the car with people all the time and they’re on their phones while driving. I don’t want anyone that I care about to not come home,...

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