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The rediscovery of a once-forgotten genre

With Django: Unchained newly released on DVD westerns are beginning to return to the film radar Schizophrenic cinem­­atography, ­ conniving dialogue, and a constant fountain of blood pooling from the countless number of gunshot victims are what’s all packed into the two-and-a-half hour macabre western Django: Unchained. Starring Jamie Foxx …

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College Day

Walking down the hallway college guidance counselor Richard Harris adorned his own college sweatshirt. Rather than naming a specific university or college the sweatshirt was inscribed with “college.” 1 May was College Day. Along with Harris the graduating class of 2013 wore college sweatshirts and t-shirts. The schools ranged from …

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Spring sports delayed due to weather

Heavy, wet, slushy and cold. Shovel by shovel. Court by court. Friday, April 12, the boys’ tennis team had to shovel the tennis courts off, taking them three hours. This wasn’t the first they had to shovel the courts either. Tennis isn’t the only team that has been affected by …

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The anatomy of a winning team

Gold, silver and bronze are often the prize metals in competition, but at the CIS (College in the Schools) Anatomy and Physiology Kiosk Presentations at the University of Minnesota, the prizes are precious bones. The three coveted bones are the Golden Femur, Silver Scapula, and the Bronze Ulna. Contrary to …

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Boston marathon bombing

A day that was supposed to be happy, joyful and memorable was turned into a horrific, sad and a different kind of memorable day. The day was not remembered the way it should have been.  Tears of sadness and horror were shed instead of the expected cheerful ecstatic ones. Two …

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Girls’ lunch Bible study

Every week on Friday a girls’ Bible study is held during lunch. All girls, freshmen to seniors, can attend the Bible study which is led by math teacher Ms. Gosselin. The Bible study began five years ago when a couple of Gosselin’s students asked to sit in her room during …

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Movie review: The Place Beyond the Pines

The Place Beyond the Pines  crosses lines successfully Walking out of The Place Beyond the Pines, you’ll feel like you’ve just watched three movies back to back. And in essence, you have. You’ve just seen a seedy crime thriller, an equally seedy look at police corruption and an examination of …

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Cinnamon challenge challenges breathing

We’ve all seen the videos circulating on YouTube of the cinnamon challenge. The dragon-like puff of spice escapes their mouth and the coughing begins. This internet fad has been around since 2001, but gained popularity in 2010, resulting in 40,000 videos being posted. In 2011, Poison Control received 51 calls …

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