Debate Has Two Triumphant Weekends

Debate Has Two Triumphant Weekends

Faizaan Amanat, Guest Writer

October 31, 2017


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  Half of the debate varsity division teams and all novices went to the UMN High school Invitational. While the other half of the varsity teams went to the Trevian Invitational Former New Tier Season Opener in Illinois.   On October 6 at the University of Minnesota, Gabriella Frants (9) and...

Another Successful Blood Drive

Another Successful Blood Drive

Michael Myers, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


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  The North Memorial Blood Drive occurred on Friday, October 6th in the Wayzata High School commons, according to NHS member Grace Larson (12).   In total 135 units were collected, according to preliminary results.   155 students and faculty registered for the blood drive, with block...

Learning to ‘Shine Online’

Learning to ‘Shine Online’

Quinn Malisow, Senior Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


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  National speaker Josh Ochs spoke to an auditorium of parents and students as part of a PTO sponsored event on October 12th.   Ochs has written six books and speaks to thousands of parents, students and teachers each year about “how to shine online.”   “My goal is to make sure...

Record Homecoming Dance Attendance

Record Homecoming Dance Attendance

Drew Smith, Media Editor

October 31, 2017


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  According to Student Council Adviser Sue Iverson, 1224 tickets were pre-sold, and 406 were sold at the door for the 2017 homecoming dance. The dance was held on September 23 as a kickoff to Homecoming Week and set a new Wayzata High School Dance record with 1,630 students attending.   “Homecoming...

Poverty in Wayzata High School: A Complex Societal Issue

Poverty in Wayzata High School: A Complex Societal Issue

Catherine Lins, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


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  “I stayed at home and worked for over 60 hours because that is how I had to survive,” said Emory Solomonson, a senior at Wayzata High School whose family struggles financially.   For students in the Wayzata School District who live below the poverty line, life is not very different from...

A Reminder on Crosswalk Safety

A Reminder on Crosswalk Safety

Sam Sklar, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


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According to police liaison David Carlson, two Wayzata High School students were hit by a car while crossing Peony lane on the morning of Friday, September 8th. The driver was reportedly leaving the bus lot, where cars are not supposed to be in the morning. The two students suffered minor leg and arm...

The Reverting of Math; New Curriculum More Engaging For Students

The Reverting of Math; New Curriculum More Engaging For Students

Quinn Malisow, Senior Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


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  Wayzata is continuing the switch from the Integrated to the Core Connections math curriculum. Introduced and rolled out last year, the Core Connections curriculum introduced classes such as Algebra and Geometry to replace former classes such as Integrated Math 1 and 2. Core Connections provides...

Dare 2 Be Real Embraces Diversity

Dare 2 Be Real Embraces Diversity

Catherine Lins, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


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  A new student leadership group at Wayzata High School is available for students to promote equity and awareness around diversity.   Dare 2 Be Real, an official club, is supported by advisors Dawn Johnson, Emily Miller, Candice Ledman, Jack Fariss, and Lisa Barnholdt. It is part of the West...

Teacher Feature: Mr. Gardner

Rachel Prost and Ethan Clinite

October 18, 2017


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  This year is Greg Gardner’s first year teaching at Wayzata High School. Gardner is part of the business department, teaching the classes Intro to Computer Technology, Computer Technician Essentials, and Intro to Computer Programming.   Gardner said that he got to where he is today by...

Trojan Care Closet is a Resource for All

Trojan Care Closet is a Resource for All

Lauren Osterberg, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


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  The Trojan Care Closet is a program at Wayzata High School that works closely with IOCP to provide the basic necessities to students. Located in the 2nd floor office, the closet is used regularly by students for a decade who are experiencing a hardship.   Typically teachers and staff membe...

Boosting Opportunities for Students

Maggie Reese, Sports Editor

October 17, 2017


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  For over 25 years, the Wayzata Boosters Foundation has supported the district’s athletic programs.   “It was established in the early ‘90s when the ISD 284 district lost a referendum that resulted in major budget cuts for the athletic program,” said Athletic Director Jamie Sherwood....

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