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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...

Hippo Campus at First Avenue

Nikki Praus, Opinions Editor

March 17, 2017

My first concert at First Avenue, one of my favorite bands, with some of my best friends. I had pretty high expectations for the night. I was trying to huddle up in a penguin like group with student's Tori Everson and Paul Sandford, but we were still freezing and they weren’t too keen on the whole...

Must-See Movies Hitting the Big Screen in March

Must-See Movies Hitting the Big Screen in March

Sophia Rauchle, Editor in Chief

March 1, 2017

As February begins to end, spring is in sight. Along with, hopefully, warmer weather, March brings many anticipated movies such as Logan, The Shack, Beauty and the Best, Power Rangers, Boss Baby and Ghost in the Shell. On March 3, movies such as Logan, The Shack, Before I fall, The Last Word and Ta...

A Love/Hate Relationship

A Love/Hate Relationship

Frankie Vochko, Features Editor

February 11, 2017

Each year on Feb. 14, people exchange cards, gifts, flowers, etc. with their special Valentine. However, has Valentine’s Day become overrated? Is the tradition still an exciting part of our society? Evidence of people celebrating a love related holiday dates back to the ancient Roman festival of...

Crisp and Green: Health Machine

Crisp and Green: Health Machine

Frankie Vochko, Features Editor

January 13, 2017

Opened recently, Crisp and Green is a healthy, counter service restaurant located at 755 E. Lake Street in downtown Wayzata. The restaurant offers a variety of salads, smoothies and soups, they even have a “build your own salad” option if you want to personalize your meal. Crisp and Green is...

Shawn Mendes’ Second Album Raises Eyebrows

Shawn Mendes’ Second Album Raises Eyebrows

Cari Spencer, Staff Reporter

January 13, 2017

2016 might have been a regrettable year for some, but at least it produced Shawn Mendes’s second album, Illuminate. The 15 song pop album was released on Sept. 23 by Island Records and rightfully debuted as his second number one album on the Billboard 200.   At just 18 years of age, Shawn Mendes ...

Going out of State for College can be Challenging

Going out of State for College can be Challenging

Megan Albers, Staff Reporter

January 13, 2017

From a young age, students have in their mind that going out of state for college is something that they should do.  Whether it is due to pressure from their parents, or the misconception that Minnesota schools are worse than those of an out of state college university. Students are under the impression that going...

Chicken You Can’t Resist

Chicken You Can’t Resist

Grace Reiners, Visuals Editor

January 13, 2017

A couple restaurants near here known for selling chicken are Raising Cane’s and Chick-fil-a. These two fast-food restaurants both offer chicken on their menu, but some people have a preference for which restaurant’s chicken they prefer to eat. That being said, you may have heard specific hype th...

Netflix Original on the Rise

Netflix Original on the Rise

Morgan Marxer, News Editor

January 13, 2017

Created by the Duffer Brothers, “Stranger Things” is a new American science fiction-horror series, written and directed by Matt and Ross Duffer and executive-produced by Shawn Levy. The first season stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McL...

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