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The Power of Volunteering And How You Can Help

The Power of Volunteering And How You Can Help

Grace Berbig, Opinions Editor

November 22, 2019

Grace Berbig Opinions Editor There are countless reasons to volunteer and even more ways that you can get involved. Volunteering has many benefits; not only does it impact others, but it has significant benefits on yourself as well. According to a study done by the University of California-Berkeley an...

Following the Yellow Brick Road to Opening Night

Maddie Combs

November 21, 2019

Maddie Combs Visuals Editor “Mic check!” yells soundboard operator, Senior James Konkol, over the commotion of the auditorium. Actors quickly file through as Konkol gives them the ‘OK’ that their microphone is ready. Meanwhile, stagehands are busy running back and forth from wing to wing e...

There is enchantment in The Light(house)

There is enchantment in The Light(house)

Claire Suchy, Copy Editor

November 15, 2019

Claire Suchy Copy Editor Following the success of his directorial debut, The Witch, Robert Eggers’ second installment on his filmography effortlessly blends sea shanties, excessive drinking, and annoying seagulls into the most wonderful 110 minutes of insanity seen on film this year. The Light...

Does Time Fry When You’re Eating at Warren’s Restaurant and Bar?

Does Time Fry When You’re Eating at Warren’s Restaurant and Bar?

Elsa Larson, Online Layout Editor

November 12, 2019

Elsa Larson Online Layout Editor Warren’s restaurant and bar opened summer of 2019 in Loretto, just across the street from popular diners Choo Choo and Pig On The Porch. Warren’s is an American style restaurant that has grown to be a frequent choice to residents in the Maple Plain - Medina area...

Eat a Mango, Don’t Vape One

Eat a Mango, Don’t Vape One

Kenzie Taylor, Editor in Chief

November 3, 2019

Kenzie Taylor Editor in Chief Vaping is the use of electronic cigarettes; an array of hand-held devices that simulate smoking tobacco. It’s caused a rapidly growing epidemic throughout high schools nationwide, as more and more students find it to be a popular alternative to smoking cigarettes. Or...

‘Joker’ Review: a Harrowing Descent into Madness

‘Joker’ Review: a Harrowing Descent into Madness

Sam Capece, News Editor

October 28, 2019

Sam Capece News Editor This October, Joker was released in theaters, starring Joaquin Phoenix and directed by Todd Phillips. The film is centered around a failing comedian named Arthur Fleck, and the way in which he manages his mental health while caring for his sick mother. Throughout each metic...

Harry Styles Releases a New Single, Two Years after Debut Album

Harry Styles Releases a New Single, Two Years after Debut Album

Maddie Combs, Visuals Editor

October 16, 2019

On Thursday, Oct. 10th at 11:00 p.m, hundreds of thousands of fans waited for the premiere of Harry Styles’ new single ‘Lights Up’. The surprise release came just days after posters stating “Do You Know Who You Are?” Were plastered throughout cities worldwide. The former One Direction singer...

The Dough Room Raises Hopes, But Disappoints

The Dough Room Raises Hopes, But Disappoints

Kenzie Taylor, Opinions Editor

June 12, 2019

The popular clan of restaurants in downtown Wayzata have recently welcomed a new member: The Dough Room. The website claims to serve an array of quality dishes, while spotlighting their handcrafted pasta and pizza, prepared by the executive chef, Chef Alex. As stated on The Dough Room website, “Each...

A Detailed Look Into ‘Avengers: Endgame’

A Detailed Look Into ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Jagur Justen, Opinions Editor

May 16, 2019

Jagur Justen  Opinions Editor It all started with Robert Downey Jr. starring in Iron Man in 2008. After 11 years, the final chapter of heroes we have grown up with has reached its culmination. Avengers: Endgame features the original six actors: Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Jeremy Renner as Ha...

The Local Serves Up Tasty Irish Food and Atmosphere

The Local Serves Up Tasty Irish Food and Atmosphere

Annika Sorenson, News Editior

May 16, 2019

Annika Sorenson News Editor Boasting a cozy, yet playful ambiance, The Local serves up traditional Irish pub fare with a matching atmosphere. At either of its two locations, Minneapolis or West End, one can find fresh-made fish and chips, rubens, and even corned beef and cabbage. The Local started...

How much is really going to charity?

How much is really going to charity?

Katie Udell, Editor in Chief

May 16, 2019

Katie Udell Editor in Chief Companies around the world pride themselves on giving their proceeds to charities, but what many don’t know is that only a small percentage actually benefits those in need. Marketing strategies to draw in customers to “feel good” about buying a product are only a fals...

Looking back on high school as a graduating senior

Ellie Fasbender, Editor in Chief

May 9, 2019

Ellie Fasbender Online Editor in Chief   As the 2018-2019 school year is coming to a close, seniors look at their years throughout high school and reflect on what they would have done differently or give some high school advice that they may have learned over the years.   Fre...

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