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Breakfast at Benedict’s

Simone McGuire, Opinions Editor

October 27, 2017

For many years Maggies, located in downtown Wayzata, was one of the only popular breakfast restaurants to go and get pancakes, french toast, waffles, etc. However now, Wayzata has officially welcomed a new breakfast and lunch café named Benedict’s. Benedict’s is owned by Mill Valley Kitchen chef M...

“IT” Review

Eric Ittel, Online Editor

October 13, 2017

The film remake of Stephen King's classic novel IT has been a popular discussion among many students at OHS.  Steven King is a well-known novelist, famous for his horror and thriller books that have been made into movies like Pet Sematary, Misery,  and The Shining. IT was released on Sept. 8. and ...

The Weeknd Concert Exceeds Expectations

The Weeknd Concert Exceeds Expectations

Macey Chelstrom, Copy Chief

October 12, 2017

Fans from across the state flocked to the Xcel Energy Center for the much anticipated The Weeknd concert on Sunday, Sept. 24.  Expectations were high as tickets were anything but cheap.  People of all ages, genders, and backgrounds swarmed the merch stands when the doors swung open at 6:30 p.m.  Fans ...

Brands and labels changing society

Brands and labels changing society

Lucy Hendrickson, Staff Reporter

June 8, 2017

Today’s society has become obsessed with names. Brand names are an unnecessary driving force for consumers, and there is this crazy idea that having a brand label attached to clothing makes someone superior to others. Frequently I hear people commenting on clothes, asking “I like your jeans,...

Advice to Incoming OHS Freshman

Advice to Incoming OHS Freshman

Maddie Marquis, Features Editor

May 25, 2017

Juniors and Seniors at OHS provided advice for the incoming freshman on how to survive high school.

A Growing Battle: Online vs. Retail Stores

Maddie Marquis, Features Editor

May 2, 2017

Online stores have made shopping easier now than ever before.  With the click of a few buttons, a desired item can be delivered to a doorstep within a few short days.  This speedy and effortless process takes place all without a customer even having to step outside of the comfort of their own home. ...

Pro Life vs. Pro Choice

April 11, 2017

Maddie Fischer...

Riveting Review on Bellecour in Wayzata, MN

Riveting Review on Bellecour in Wayzata, MN

Frankie Vochko, Features Editor

April 4, 2017

Tucked in the hustle and bustle of downtown Wayzata now lies a French inspired bistro and bakery, Bellecour. The restaurant is owned by James Beard Award winning chef Gavin Kaysen, who is also the mastermind behind popular Minneapolis restaurant Spoon and Stable. Kaysen was a contestant on The Next Ir...

The Tale as Old as Time

Kayla Kaveney, Visuals Editor

March 23, 2017

It has been a long time coming for Disney’s 2017 version of Beauty and the Beast to come out, but little of the movie has been  changed. Beauty and the Beast was created in 1991 and today, is listed as the third best Disney princess movie created. In the new version, directed by Bill Condon, every...

Cake Mix Cookies: Six Options to Try

Cake Mix Cookies: Six Options to Try

Mackenzie Flynn, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2017

Mackenzie Flynn Cookies have never been so simple. I rarely think about cookies and cakes being in the same sentence, and they are not close to each other on my desert spectrum. I was on Pinterest as usual when I stumbled upon an amazing idea, Cake Mix Cookies. Making cookies out of cake mix seemed like a...

Heading Toward a Healthy Lifestyle with Fitness

Heading Toward a Healthy Lifestyle with Fitness

Maggie Brick, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2017

The countdown to spring break has begun. In the next few weeks students will start to plan their spring break adventures. Some may be heading to warmer climates, while others will have a “staycation”. “Well I try to be healthy all year, and at the start of 2017, I switched to the paleo lifestyle...

A Letter to Bullies

Mackenzie Flynn, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2017

Dear Bullies, To start off this letter I would like to note that I am writing it with a heavy heart. I have not dealt with the effects of bullying firsthand, but I have heard, seen and been brought to tears by what is going on in the world around us. For a long while I was ignorant and thought ev...

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