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Last Christmas: A movie review

Last Christmas: A movie review

Hailey Bieber and Nicole Berning, Staff Writers

November 12, 2019

Last Christmas is a movie centering around the life of Kate, an immigrant from Yugoslavia living in London, England. Kate is an aspiring singer who spends her time working as an elf in a year-round Christmas store. While working to make ends meet, couch surfing between friends’ flats, and audition...

Looking for Alaska through the Lens of a Reader

Sabrina Pankratz, Editor

November 5, 2019

I am not one who often enjoys a tv show or movie adaption of a book, especially one that I love.  After watching many of my beloved books not given justice in a cinematic form, I was nervous to begin the first episode of Looking for Alaska. I ultimately caved to watch the show, because of my need to see li...

President Donald Trump in Minneapolis: An Interns Point of View

President Donald Trump in Minneapolis: An Interns Point of View

Cory Becker, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

I was standing two rows away from one of the most powerful men in the world. Recently, I was offered a role for an internship on the Trump Victory Team in rural Minnesota. With that, I was able to get VIP tickets to see the President of the United States, seated between the mother of a West W...

Where’d You Go, Bernadette: A novel to gobble up

Where’d You Go, Bernadette: A novel to gobble up

Meghan Sullivan, Staff Writer

October 6, 2019

Bernadette Fox is kind of like the family member that you love, despite the fact that they’re a little bit over the top and out-there. She adores her daughter, Bee, more than anything, and she has a very unique sense of getting revenge on the mean girls in town. You’ll start to fall in love with...

Svaha Apparel: Empowering children to embrace their passions.

Maureen Ndubuisi, Staff Writer

October 6, 2019

Sophisticated, simple, and chic, Svaha apparel specializes in unique clothing for young girls with the option to wear fun STEM-themed shirts, shirts with female competitors, firemen, researchers, and other inspirational figures on them. This apparel encourages boys to wear colors and designs that they...

Nine: A gloomy and bleak album

Nine: A gloomy and bleak album

Nicklaus Ludwig, Staff Writer

October 6, 2019

The new blink-182 album Nine was released on Sep. 20, 2019. It’s a great album for those who seek the nostalgia of the band’s early work. As for the progression as a band, this album isn’t the best.  When listening to Nine I find the same old same old punk band that I’ve enjoyed listening to. Nin...

In Response to “In Defense of Meat, Dairy, and American Agriculture”

In Response to “In Defense of Meat, Dairy, and American Agriculture”

Olivia Chester, Staff Writer

October 6, 2019

Thank you to Isabella Erickson for responding to “The Things I Boycott,” and bringing up some good points. “The Things I Boycott” was simply to bring awareness to some commonly recognized issues and to “be critical of the products you consume” as mentioned.I am aware that some meat and dairy...

Gotta see It

Gotta see It

Matthew Stude, Staff Writer

October 6, 2019

As a longtime fan of horror movies who used to watch one every other night with my brother, I whole-heartedly enjoyed seeing It Chapter Two. I delved into the representation of the shapeshifting demon and its grip on the town of Derry deeper than I expected to, but it reminded me why I liked seeing t...

In Defense of Meat, Dairy, and American Agriculture

In Defense of Meat, Dairy, and American Agriculture

Isabella Erickson, Staff Writer

September 29, 2019

Disclaimer: This is an opinion piece. It is not meant to attack vegetarianism or the animal welfare movement, but it is critical of some arguments found within those movements. Last week, an article was published by The Spur titled “The Products I Boycott.”The article has a good message: be critical of the products you con...

Collin Drey, Staff Writer

September 23, 2019

Young Thug has been one of the most prominent rap artists of the latter half of this decade. Not only due to how much content he has released, but due to his very unique style. With Young Thug, the weirder and more off-the-wall his performances are, the better for him. The main thing holding hi...

Breaking Down the Beat

Breaking Down the Beat

Collin Drey, Staff Writer

September 22, 2019

With such a mix of party and relationship songs for singles, I had an initial worry that Hollywood’s Bleeding was basically going to be B&B part 2. But now after listening to the full album I can safely say it’s not. However, it’s a little worse off because of it. Since breaking onto the ...

The Products I Boycott

The Products I Boycott

Olivia Chester, Staff Writer

September 22, 2019

Disclaimer: This is merely an article to alert the audience and bring awareness to a few of the common place items and brands that I find unethical and do not promote the use of. I understand that not everyone may or will agree with me on certain items or brands, however, I will try to explain my rea...

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