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Outer banks: feeling free while stuck at home

Nolan Tichy, News Editor

May 27, 2020

Outer Banks is Netflix's newest show that has recently taken the media by storm... literally. It involves a group of teenage friends, John B., Kiara, Pope, and J.J., who find themselves getting mixed up in the search for a missing treasure. Those four characters have social media, news, and just abo...

‘Uncut Gems’ dazzles audiences

Uncut Gems, a new movie starring Adam Sandler, hit theaters in December 2019.

Claire Suchy, Copy Editor

January 17, 2020

Claire Suchy Copy Editor With priceless opals, reckless bets and a bedazzled furby, Uncut Gems is a rollercoaster of events that keeps viewers on the edge of their seat for 135 minutes. Uncut Gems follows the high stakes bet of a jeweler named Howard Ratner, played by Adam Sandler. Directors Josh a...

‘Little Women’: a fresh literary adaption

‘Little Women’ was released to theaters on Dec. 25, so far grossing $60 million at the box office with a 95 percent fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes.

Nina Johnson, Editor in Chief

January 16, 2020

Nina Johnson Editor in Chief Countless Little Women adaptions have made the big screen throughout the twentieth century. However, Greta Gerwig’s latest adaption brings an entirely new dimension to Lousia May Alcott’s famed novel, all the while adding a layer of modernity that makes such a timeles...

Frozen 2 is an enchanted sequel for all to love (even high schoolers)

Frozen 2 has taken the world by storm. Movie posters are seen outside of theaters world-wide.

Maddie Combs, Visuals Editor

January 9, 2020

The year is 2013. Disney’s newest release Frozen hits theaters and instantly takes the world by storm. The story is one that Disney has never dabbled in before--the power of familial love and the idea that a man isn’t always a woman’s savior. With loveable characters and karaoke hit songs such...

The holiday movies worth watching this winter

Netflix has a variety of holiday movies. A Christmas Prince the Royal Baby was new this year.

Gracie Hornbaker, Features Editor

January 7, 2020

Gracie Hornbaker Features Editor With the holidays coming up, hunkering down to watch a good holiday movie--or five--is a great way to get in the spirit. Every year Netflix releases several new holiday movies. In the winter, as students get some extra relaxation time, it is important that their t...

Knives Out combines comedy and mystery

Knives Out was released on Nov. 27, 2019 and is nominated for three Golden Globe Awards.

Rae Malik, Opinions Editor

January 3, 2020

Rae Malik Opinions Editor and Online Layout Editor Released only this November, Knives Out has already grossed $163.8 million. Directed by Rian Johnson, this film has received three Golden Globe nominations and has anticipated Oscar buzz. Knives Out revolves around the suicide of a famous wea...

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)

'The Lighthouse' is one of the newest drama/horror films from A24.

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?

Warren's staff taking a break from preparing meals to pose for a quick photo

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, starring Joaquin Phoenix, has an 8.8/10 on IMDb and a 69% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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' new song

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 entrance to the Dough Room looks welcoming, but the experience 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...

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