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Coffee shops in Minneapolis everyone should try

Baileigh Januik, Opinions Editor

December 13, 2017

Minneapolis has an abundance of many different small coffee shops each is unique and provides its own style of coffees to choose from. Click on the link above to see a review of five of the most popular that everyone should try.

The New Norm?: The time to speak up is now

Art by Nikki Praus

Nikki Praus, Editor in Chief

November 27, 2017

Applications are being sent into colleges and girls have to think about how safe the school is. Girls think about tailgating, parties, and walking around campus and stories of abuse flood their heads. Preparing for college should be a time of excitement, not “preparation” to avoid getting raped. I remem...

Glass Animals entertains the crowd

Lead singer, Dave Bayley, is energetic as he  jumps around on stage to get the crowd motivated.

Tori Everson, News Editor

November 14, 2017

Glass Animals performed at Palace Theatre in St. Paul on Sept. 27. They chose this timeless venue to reflect their eclectic set. Their set included a retro TV, palm trees and a glass pineapple hanging from the ceiling. My friends and I attended the concert. We arrived to the venue around a hour and a...

The Perfect Fall at Minnetonka Orchards

Baileigh Januik, Opinions Editor

November 7, 2017

The Minnetonka Orchards is the perfect place for a fall day. It is a great place for picking apples and pumpkins with many other activities for fun for all ages.

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

Bellecour is a new French restaurant in the space where Blue Point oyster bar used to be in downtown Wayzata.

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...

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