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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...

Are the Kardashians tricking us?

Emelia Lowe, Opinions Editor

May 9, 2019

Since Keeping up with the Kardashians (KUWTK) aired on tv in 2007, the Kardashian- Jenner family has continued to dominate the headlines with their soap opera-esque lives. Keeping up with the Kardashians started out as a reality show about Kris Jenner and her bunch of crazy kids living in a ranch style...

Demi

Demi

Anika Sodhi, Online Editor

May 9, 2019

Anika Sodhi Online Editor Demi, Gavin Kaysen’s newest restaurant, opened in February of this year and is located on Second Street in downtown Minneapolis. Gavin Kaysen is a highly decorated chef and owner of Bellecour, Spoon and Stable, and Demi. Since it opened, reservations in the highly excl...

I Went Four Days Wearing Different Styles

Kenzie Taylor, Opinions Editor

May 9, 2019

Many people have heard the saying “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” In my experience, this idea of dressing for the way you want to project yourself is quite effective- it influences the way you carry yourself, interact with friends and coworkers and more. Everyone has a different...

Top Popular Video Games to Try in Early 2019

Top Popular Video Games to Try in Early 2019

Annika Sorenson, News Editor

May 6, 2019

Annika Sorenson News Editor The diversification of platforms allowing for gameplay has lead to an influx of game production, along with the creation of games that allow for socialization and appeal to a larger audience. During 2019 so far, several games have topped the charts with millions of s...

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