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Forrest Ahrens

Forrest is a sophomore who is interested in math and science. He enjoys writing about human interest topics and exploring ideas that we encounter, but may not consider, in our daily lives. His hobbies include canoeing and backpacking, engineering and acting.

Mixing religion, politics with climate science

Katharine Hayhoe explains how political and religious views can shape understanding of climate change and the world “Wildfires, Once Confined to a Season, Burn Earlier and Longer,” “Sierra Nevada Snow Won’t End California’s Thirst” and “Climate-Related Death of Coral Around World Alarms Scientists” were all April headlines concerning critical and …

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Restaurant Review: Taste of Love

What does the conventional bakery bring to mind? Tiered cakes, over-filled cannolis, trays of cookies, freshly baked brownies and coats of frosting? Amongst the small businesses and coffee shops on Marshall Avenue, Samoas, Thin Mints, and Tagalongs can be found in the form of cupcakes in a bakery that differentiates …

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Restaurant Review: Peppers & Fries

Shuffling and scraping comes from the kitchen as the popping sounds and savory scents of burger grease rise and drift among the beams of sunlight dancing across the tables in the three car garage. The thin, steel garage rafters strung above the heads of customers support ten TVs displaying a …

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From ring to puck

It started with a sport called ringette. Two decades ago, it became girls’ high school hockey. Feb. 4 was a monumental day for girls’ athletics. Marking the 21st anniversary of the Minnesota High School Girls’ Hockey State Championship, the day celebrated over two decades of girls’ participation in a sport …

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Iowa caucus kicks off presidential nominations

The action has begun as all the talk and turmoil of the 2016 presidential election has led to the presidential caucus in Iowa in which the nomination process of the candidates will begin. Although the caucus in Iowa is not by any means a deciding nomination for the presidential candidates, it …

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Sno Daze week begins with an american theme

Today was the beginning of the spirit week preceding the Sno Daze dance this coming Saturday. Last week the theme of the dance was announced as winter wonderland but, in the days leading up to the dance, students will have the chance to wear U.S.A. themed clothing, have a pajama …

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Endangered antibiotics

The disease fighting effects of antibiotics are rapidly decreasing as they are being excessively used. Could this be the end of antibiotics? Imagine a typical paper cut. You get cut, apply a bandage and Neosporin and you’re fine. What would happen if that cut left you fighting for your life? …

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An Examination of Sins and Virtues: Temperance

Controlling indulgence over small things can open the door to larger growth, freedom This continues a seven-part reflection on the Virtues and Vices. Temperance, or self-restraint, is the control that people have over themselves when they resist eating another cookie, watching just one more show on Netflix or quickly sending a …

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Cheng finds inspiration in engineering and music

“I built a custom airboat that’s basically a boat with no prop in the water. Instead, it has a fan above water with a rudder behind it that directs airflow. It tends to slide a bit too much on water but it’s perfect on hard packed snow!” exclaimed sophomore Alex …

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