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Exploring One of Space’s Deadliest Objects

Exploring One of Space’s Deadliest Objects

Sam Klemme, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2017

Try to imagine something the size of a peanut with the power to swallow our entire planet. Something that can be the hottest object one moment and then the coldest in another. These are just a few of the mysterious properties of black holes that I learned at the exhibit “Black Holes: Space Warps...

A Last Time For Everything

A Last Time For Everything

Allison Heithoff, Editor-in-Chief of Quintessence

March 13, 2017

The moments spent lacing up the fraying laces of my year-and-a-half old basketball shoes, putting on my number twelve jersey, and trying to ignore the nerve racking pre-game butterflies have now forever passed from my life. Bus rides with the music blasting and pre-game warm ups are quickly evolving f...

Some Thoughts on Thinking

Some Thoughts on Thinking

Hope Stratman, Copy Editor

March 6, 2017

Nearly 80% of middle school and high school students are involved in some sort of extracurricular, and over 25% of high schoolers have a job. Now, factor in seven hours of school, an average of three and a half hours of homework, and whatever socializing, recreation, or sleep that can be squeezed in....

Why Working in Fast Food is a Nightmare

Why Working in Fast Food is a Nightmare

Reagan Heaton, Guest Writer

March 6, 2017

People are more obsessed with food now than ever, yet many treat the employees that prepare and serve this very food with absolutely no regard. How can someone possibly demand a service but not show any consideration to those making that service possible? I understand that some customers on the othe...

Defying Expectations

Defying Expectations

Maddie Mollner, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2017

Possibly the most annoying and upsetting thing about being a person, no matter what age, is having people tell you what your limits are. As a person who is very competitive, the one thing that has stood true throughout my entire life is that I am able to do anything as long as someone tells me I can't...

On the Topic of Tissues

On the Topic of Tissues

Hope Stratman, Copy Editor

February 27, 2017

Snot. That's a fun topic. Let's discuss, shall we? Picture this: you're sitting in your eighth hour class, dutifully taking notes over radians like a good student. But slowly a sense of dread pervades your thoughts as you feel mucus trying to escape your snout, the disgusting sensation thoroughly...

CGI Gone Wrong

CGI Gone Wrong

Sam Wiegand, Sports Editor

January 23, 2017

The difference between what is human and what is not is very easy to determine… usually. Sometimes there is a weird, partially human appearance in robots or movies. This grim, disturbing phenomenon is known as the “uncanny valley.” The term “uncanny valley” originated in 1970, when i...

Let’s Go Back to the Good ‘ol Days

Let’s Go Back to the Good ‘ol Days

Maddie Mollner, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2017

Technology is a key essence of the world today. While it has started a revolution in education, medicine, and other industries that promote the progression of human life, it also comes with negative repercussions. Our thumbs are endlessly drowning in an incessant cycle of typing. Obviously I'm not...

The Secret to Productivity

The Secret to Productivity

Allison Heithoff, Editor-in-Chief of Quintessence

January 9, 2017

Today marks the inevitable start of a new semester, while the new year has barely begun its second week. That being said, I'll admit I’ve never been a huge advocate for New Year’s resolutions because I believe every day should be a chance to better yourself. However, now is certainly a fitting t...

Did You Hear…

Did You Hear…

Hope Stratman, Copy Editor

January 9, 2017

Did you see the girls whispering by their lockers? Or the boys sitting at lunch, talking in low voices and laughing? The subject of their chatter, their twittering chuckles, could be you. The practice of gossiping certainly makes this a possibility. Gossiping has been around for ages; discussing others'...

How Quantum Physics Can Get You Out of Your Math Test

How Quantum Physics Can Get You Out of Your Math Test

Peter Quinn, Opinion Editor

January 9, 2017

At first thought, the idea of using one of the most complex fields of science to get you out of your much simpler tests probably sounds preposterous, but quantum physics has granted us with a beautiful concept known as the “observer effect.” Before you click off this article in fear of a long explanation...

It Might Be Too Late for You to Date in High School

It Might Be Too Late for You to Date in High School

Maria Miller, Birdfeed Editor

December 12, 2016

I have considered dropping my sister, who has been my best friend since we were old enough to babble across our cribs, more times than I care to admit this year. You would think the reason for this would be some big fall-out or great crime that she committed against me, but no. The sole reason for me ...

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