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Following the Yellow Brick Road to Opening Night

Maddie Combs, Visuals Editor

November 21, 2019

“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 ensuring that all the props are...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

‘Pet Sematary’ Falls Short

‘Pet Sematary’ Falls Short

Claire Suchy, Copy Editor

May 6, 2019

Pet Sematary delivers an hour and forty minutes of horror, excitement, and suspense. With shaky ratings, Pet Sematary raked in nearly $60 million at the box office. The cast consists of both well-known and new actors, including John Lithgow, Jason Clarke and Jeté Lawrence. However, the strong performances pu...

‘Us’ boasts staggering sophomore effort from Jordan Peele

Nina Johnson, Features Editor

April 29, 2019

Jordan Peele’s sophomore film Us made its long-awaited debut on March 22, leaving Peele fans and critics alike with burning questions and little to no answers. This film, following his Academy Award winning film Get Out (2017), is an endearing yet hackneyed attempt at incorporating metaphors into the horr...

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