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Anna Pipinos, Lifestyle Editor | October 10, 2020

Finding a treat that wouldn’t hinder my weight loss progress, that could satisfy my notorious sweet tooth, and that wasn’t chocolate chip cookie dough Halo Top ice cream had proven to be quite the challenge. And on a Friday evening, my brother and I were feeling quite the urge to have something delectable, and so, as per usual, we went on a quick run to Super Target to pick up a pint of my favorite...

Pandemic pups

Alida Grobbelar, Staff Writer | October 10, 2020

Late night potty breaks, bleary morning walks, and the endless barking. The expected trials of a new puppy can still be a shock. Luckily, people think the adorable dogs are worth it, especially in this pandemic. Having a canine companion has always been a source of comfort.. Their excitement and undying loyalty fills owners with optimism. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America says...

Cooper Piercy, Staff Writer | October 10, 2020

In early March, dozens upon dozens of actors, stage hands, technicians, light crews, writers, and directors showed up for the final dress rehearsal for the Blue Barn Theater’s newest production, Marjorie Prime. Then, in the words of Blue Barn’s Resident Technical Director Bill Kirby, “Everything stopped.” This story of half-finished productions, rehearsals for shows that would never happen,...

Molly Murch, Co-Editor-In-Chief | May 23, 2020

A screen with a dozen anxious faces grew progressively tense as eight lines of text appeared. Instantly, almost as if on cue, each two-by-two panel erupted into cheer.  On Apr. 24, MN journalism students poured into a Zoom call where State Journalism results were being revealed on a shared screen. Among the dozens of categories announced was ‘Yearbook Theme Development’, a hotly contested...

Isa Luzarraga, Lifestyle Editor | May 23, 2020

Loss can seem like an impenetrable darkness, seldom parted by rays of light and hope. When middle schooler Jenna Witherspoon was losing her battle against cancer, a song was commissioned in her honor to ensure her memory lived on through music. “In my Perfect Place” was born. The Millard North Wind Symphony created their own light in a time of uncertainty by becoming one of the first high school...

Nate Hollenbeck, Staff Writer | May 23, 2020

There are roughly three million high school seniors across America, all of whom are losing an important time in their lives to COVID-19. Sports seasons, graduation, senior prom, all gone.  Senior Mckenna Cottone spoke for all of America’s senior class on an episode of ABC’s Tamron Hall Show on Wednesday, April 29th.  The Tamron Hall Show is a widely popular daytime talk show that is broadcast...

Shruti Chada, Staff Writer | April 25, 2020

Quarantine can be very boring. Being stuck in your house unable to see friends face to face is an experience that can be hard to endure. Fortunately, there is something else you can do to take up time besides Zoom classes and homework: binge watching. What better time to explore the different media that lies in your hands? Through different streaming services like Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime, entertainment...

Anna Pipinos, Staff Writer | April 25, 2020

Several days, several weeks or even a little over a month may have passed since you’ve last come in contact with people that aren’t your family, and as humans, we are not meant to be alone all the time.  The deprivation of human contact can take quite a toll on a person and their body. Scientists across the world are finding that during these last couple of weeks, humans have never shown such...

Lahari Ramini, News Editor | April 23, 2020

Twice a month, senior Shivani Mudhelli opens up her computer to greet a friend, Andrea Lizzeth Mayer García, who lives 1,200 miles away. Mudhelli speaks in Spanish while García responds in English as they exchange formalities, discuss their lives, and attempt to converse in a non-native language. Spanish teacher Theresa Jensen first piloted this interaction assignment to her IB Spanish class three...

Rylie Mendez, Staff Writer | April 17, 2020

Everyone’s lives have shifted since the hit of COVID-19. School has closed, leaving all students and teachers cooped up at home with a new system of learning to navigate. While students only have to worry about finishing assignments, teachers have come home to find they have a few new students: their children.  Many teachers are still struggling to master the distance E-Learning process. They...