Editorial

Remember the 2011 movie which starred Bradley Cooper entitled Limitless?  The Hollywood star played an unsuccessful writer who struggles with his work and is rejected by his girlfriend.  One day, an old friend gives him an experimental medicine called NZT that can give him access to 100 percent of his brain abilities.  After taking this […]

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Leaving the Arch . . .

Leaving the Arch . . .
The jolly spring has finally arrived in Minnesota. However, while greeting the beautiful sunny weather of May, a sad truth belies under the curtain; May is also the time for good-byes. The seniors are graduating this very month, finally finishing off their last year for high school. Shattuck-St. Mary’s School’s graduation is on the 30th, […]
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Governmental Greatness to Come!

Governmental Greatness to Come!
Recently, elections for next year’s SSM’s student government were held–it turned out to be a really competitive. Three candidates for president, two candidates for vice-president and one candidate for secretary all had awesome speeches. The presidential race was really close—separated by only 8 votes. The Student Government is important at Shattuck St-Mary’s and can have […]
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Celebrating a Centenarian!

Celebrating a Centenarian!
Have you ever wondered who the oldest person in the world is? Her name is Misao Okawa, who turned 116 on March 5, 2014. Before her, the oldest person in the world was another Japanese man who died at the age of 116 in 2013. People who live to the age of 100 or more […]
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Blood in the Sky!

Blood in the Sky!
Last month, all of North and South America witnessed an event that only comes around every couple of centuries–a tetrad. This is a series of four consecutive total lunar eclipses over a period of two years. A total lunar eclipse is sometimes referred to as a “blood moon.” Don’t worry; this has nothing to do […]
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BioScience Meets Neil deGrasse Tyson!

BioScience Meets Neil deGrasse Tyson!
Recently the students in SSM’s BioScience program had a chance to meet Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist who is famous for his active role in science communication. Tyson is currently the director of the Hayden Planetarium of the Rose Center of Earth and Space, and a research associate of the astrophysics department of the American […]
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What does it Take . . . to become part of the Health Care Field?

What does it Take . . . to become part of the Health Care Field?
Recently, I interviewed my sister, Angie Xiong, who graduated from the University of British Columbia with majors in microbiology and immunology. Over the years, she has had lots of various, volunteer positions that helped forge her path as a health care worker: St. John Ambulance Brigade instructor and officer, children’s urgent care clinic jobs, medical […]
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As the Sabre Turns . . .

As the Sabre Turns . . .
I can feel the electricity still running through me but my face is cold and expressionless. Olaf can’t speak. He’s in too much shock to understand what is happening.  But I know—I smile slowly and I can see it as Cameron takes a step back. “Ivy, back off, he’s dangerous,” Phyrux calls. “Ivy, what’s wrong […]
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Creative Cuttings

Creative Cuttings
I wake to the sound of Theo’s hoarse voice ringing in my ears.  I feel his strong and callused hands shaking my shoulders. My eyes then shoot open to meet his own. The emergency lights are blinking on and off and I can hear the sirens. Before I can even ask why, he is yelling.  […]
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Sports ...

U17 Girls’ Soccer Win Big & Advance!

U17 Girls’ Soccer Win Big & Advance!
For the past few weekends, the U17 Girls’ Soccer team at Shattuck has played in two very important games; one could argue their most important games of the season. Due to the terrible weather experienced in Minnesota this spring, the ever-important state cup games for both girls’ teams at Shattuck have been pushed back so […]
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Creative Cuttings . . .“Beauty Has Come”

Creative Cuttings . . .“Beauty Has Come”
“Beauty Has Come” Clouds intertwine into a dark gray mass, The air sticks to skin like glue to paper. Skeptical looks fall upon young and old faces, Lightning sparkles in their wondering eyes, Heads turn to the source and stare, Bursts of thunder clap and strike fear in those mystified humans– Anticipation building. It is […]
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