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Macklemore’s New Album is an “Unruly Mess”

Macklemore’s New Album is an “Unruly Mess”

Marilyn Schneider

March 16, 2016


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Macklemore broke onto the music scene in 2012 with "Thrift Shop" and won four Grammys in 2014. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's sophomore album had a lot to live up to, but This Unruly Mess I've Made leaves much to be desired. The album's lead single "Downtown" is an attempt to recreate the hype "Thrift ...

The Sideline Hero

The Sideline Hero

Sean Dolan

March 13, 2016


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Deep inside the hallways of St. Dominic, in a hidden room with no neighbors or Wi-Fi, lives one of the most under-appreciated staff members of the school: Sam the trainer. Whether you know her as Miss Sam, Miss Fehlhafer or just simply Sam, she is the unsung hero of St. Dominic High School. Working...

To Stream Or Not To Stream: The Spotify Debate

To Stream Or Not To Stream: The Spotify Debate

Marilyn Schneider

February 22, 2016


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Spotify has quickly become one of the largest music streaming services in the world with over 75 million active users and a catalog of tracks exceeding 30 million. While praised by users for its low (or free) cost, the program has come under fire from some of the music industry's biggest stars. Many...

60 Second Spotlight

60 Second Spotlight

Erin Prendergast

January 28, 2016


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Wicked The untold story of the witches of Oz returned to the Fabulous Fox Theatre in late December. Many years before Dorothy entered the scene, two girls met in the land of Oz.  The story centers on Elphaba, the outspoken and misunderstood girl with green skin, along with Glinda, who is beautiful ...

A New Brew: VB Chocolate Bar Review

A New Brew: VB Chocolate Bar Review

Nicole Entzeroth

January 28, 2016


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With the new year in full swing, it's time to leave behind the average Quick Trip cup of coffee or the overrated Starbucks frappuccino. It's time for a new brew at VB Chocolate Bar. Coffee-consuming students need not fret about where to get their next caffeine fix; VB is the place to go. Serving items...

Junior: Chris Williams

Junior: Chris Williams

Abby Summers

January 28, 2016


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Junior Chris Williams is incredibly kind-hearted and creative. At St. Dominic, she is involved in Pro-Life Club, Model UN and the theater program, in which she takes part in the plays and assists in the musicals. When she is not at school, Williams enjoys painting, writing songs and reading. Someday,...

SDHS Varsity Cheer Competition

January 28, 2016


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The Crusader Competition Squad competed at the NCA Midwest Open Championship on January 17. They earned second place in the advanced game time division.

Seasonal Sweets: Dominic’s Favorite Desserts

Seasonal Sweets: Dominic’s Favorite Desserts

Meg Deters

December 15, 2015


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Along with the family gatherings, music and presents, the holidays also bring excitement for the delicious treats. No Christmas dinner is complete without a festive dessert. As Christmas nears, students and faculty from St. Dominic share their favorite holiday goodies. S'mores Pie:   Freshman Gavin Young's sp...

The Force Awakens a New Generation of Fans

The Force Awakens a New Generation of Fans

Crosby Jones

December 15, 2015


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In a galaxy far, far away...the force awakens. Walt Disney has created a third trilogy to continue the legacy of the Star Wars phenomenon. The first movie in this trilogy, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, comes to theaters December 18. Tickets have been on sale since early fall in anticipation of the h...

Another World

Another World

Sean Dolan

October 21, 2015


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Recent studies from NASA prove that water on another planet is no longer wishful thinking; it is reality. In late September, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter provided strong evidence of liquid water on the fourth planet from the sun. Mars would be the fourth planet to contain some source of H2O, after...

The Perfect Picture of Generosity

The Perfect Picture of Generosity

Jennifer Sutterer

October 21, 2015


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Known to many as the sports photographer on the sidelines of all games, Mr. John Thompson has generously volunteered his time and photographic abilities to the St. Dominic community for many years. He is not paid for this, so everything that he does is an act of charity to give back to the school community. Not...

Enter if You Dare: Phobius Haunted House Review

Enter if You Dare: Phobius Haunted House Review

Brynn Murray

October 21, 2015


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With Halloween just around the corner, now is the perfect time of year for a night of fright at a haunted house. Since there are so many haunted houses to choose from, it is important to know which attractions are worth visiting. Let me assure you that Phobius Haunted House is definitely one to generate...

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