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‘Little Women’: a fresh literary adaption

‘Little Women’: a fresh literary adaption

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...

Sunflower Bean Debuts Shoegaze Album “Twentytwo in Blue”

Ellie Burr, Opinions Editor

April 30, 2018

Alt-rock sensations Sunflower Bean debuted their second full-length album on March 23. "Twentytwo in Blue" is a mellow yet melodic coming-of-age album for the rock trio. Having not released any new material since 2016, the band’s eagerness and musical energy are boundless in the creation and rele...

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...

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...

“Post-it Plus” App Takes Post-it Notes to a Whole New Level

Nikki George, Visuals Editor

October 15, 2014

The "Post-it Plus" app for the iPhone takes physical Post-it notes to a whole new level of organization and accessibility.

Oscar roundup: what are they all about?

Madison Mills, A&E Editor

April 24, 2014

The 2014 Academy Awards occurred last month on Sunday, March 2 and the following is a short synopsis and review of each film that was nominated for the Best Picture Award. 12 Years A Slave Following the true tale of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man who was stolen from Washington...

Got talent? Orono does

Got talent? Orono does

Makena Yunker, A&E Editor

March 21, 2014

On Fri. Mar. 14, Orono High School (OHS) hosted it’s annual “Orono’s Got Talent” competition. Taking place in the auditorium, the event allowed high school students competed for prizes. At the end of all of the acts, the audience voted and the top three acts were awarded. Starting off the ni...

Hell’s Kitchen: The cuisine is heavenly

January 30, 2013

The name definitely doesn't relate to the cooking, because the cuisine at Hell’s Kitchen is far from hell. When walking into Hell’s Kitchen, an individual will definitely get the feeling of the picture it is trying to paint. With blood red walls and pictures that make a person look away from...

“Venom” intrigues readers

“Venom” intrigues readers

November 27, 2012

Venom by Fiona Paul is eerie. A murder mystery set in magical Venice, Italy around the Renaissance era, Venom ties death, beauty and love into one potent concoction. From page one, I was under its spell, and the novel turned out to be one of my favorite books I have read so far this year. I have always...

Mill Valley Kitchen: new look on fresh food

Mill Valley Kitchen: new look on fresh food

November 27, 2012

Does northern-California inspired organic food sound good? Then there is no better place to find it but the Mill Valley Kitchen in Minneapolis. The restaurant is located right on the outskirts of Minneapolis at 3906 Excelsior Blvd. All of the food at the Mill Valley Kitchen is fresh and local, making it quite tasty. For every foo...

Taylor Swift’s new album colors the world “Red”

Taylor Swift’s new album colors the world “Red”

November 27, 2012

What’s heartbroken, relatable and red all over? Taylor Swift’s new album. What’s heartbroken, relatable and red all over? Taylor Swift’s new album. Relationships with Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer, and most recently Conor Kennedy have influenced her album. Taylor Swift is kno...

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