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A Look at Wayzata: Then and Now

A Look at Wayzata: Then and Now

January 12, 2017

As the years progress, Wayzata seems to get larger and larger by the minute in population and building size. The size isn't the only thing that is evolving, the environment and atmosphere in and out of the classroom also has significantly changed. Despite these changes, when one looks even as far back...

Wonders of Wayzata

Leaf Cutter ants on a tree in Costa Rica. Photo
Courtesy of Toni Leland.

Hadia Mohammadzadah and Tali Hecker

December 12, 2016

For the first time ever, there is now a stress management class offered to all students at Wayzata High School. This class is located in the new A-Wing where health teacher Becky Larson moved to from her original classroom on the fourth floor. “I got the idea from a Hopkins health teachers and I f...

College Myths Debunked

Kelsey Deering and Joe Kottke, Staff Writers

December 9, 2016

In every high schooler’s career lingers the looming threat of college. This includes what college to attend, whether they will be admitted or not, what it takes to get admitted and what to do in high school to achieve these goals. From the overload of extracurriculars, advanced class work, and...

2017 Distinguished Alum Named

Berit Francis at the
2016 St. Jude Gala of
Hope. Photo courtesy of Francis.

Ellie Olmanson, Managing Editor

December 9, 2016

Wayzata High School has chosen its distinguished alumnus for the 2016-17 school year. Berit Kyllo Francis, a 1979 graduate, is the founder for the St. Jude Gala and also an avid advocate against sexual violence and a former member of RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network). More recently...

The Two Faces of Instagram

The Two Faces of Instagram

Sandy Sugi, Co-Health Editor

December 9, 2016

Sharing pictures with 700 of your closest friends sounds innocent enough, but there are downsides to social media outlets such as Instagram. As of 2016 Instagram (“Insta”) has over 400 million users. 75% of those followers live outside of the U.S, and Instagram has become the world’s second...

The Effectiveness of Donating

Boxes filled with food in Interfaith Outreach and Community Partner’s food shelf. Photo taken by Sara Pauly.

Elisabeth Oster and Sara Pauly, Staff Writers

December 9, 2016

Although food drives are popular in high schools, financial donations can be of more value to those in need said IOCP Community Engagement Director Lynn Vettel. “Financial donations are really important because it allows us to buy food at a much lower rate than you could buy at the grocery store,” sa...

Diversity: Cheer Up!

A group of WHS cheerleaders. From left: Johnny Latimore (10), Samara Taylor (11), Mara Bernstein (10), Deanna Giles (12), Elissa Englund (12), Felicia Jasco (12), and Brianna Wilkins (11). Photo by Sandy Sugi.

Deanna Giles, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016

“We need to talk and celebrate the differences instead of saying, we see all as one color or I can’t talk about it because I’m white,” said 10th grader Bryanna Kirwin-Dooley. Wayzata High School is 69% white, 17% Asian or Pacific Islander, 9% black, 4% Hispanic and 0.30% American Indian or Alaskan...

Concussion Controversy: All About Recognition

Carly Mattson PT, DPT, OCS and a physical therapy aide demonstrate standard concussion cognitive testing. Photo by Elisabeth Oster.

Elisabeth Oster, Senior Staff Writer

November 14, 2016

In the media and sports world, there is a puzzling mystery surrounding the state of concussions. Rates of concussions are on the rise—at the same time, hundreds of organizations and thousands of medical professionals are working to increase awareness and prevention measures. According to Tria Physical...

Construction Edging to a Close

Construction workers overlooking and working on the ceiling in the new commons area. Photo by Sara Pauly.

Hadia Mohammadzadah, News Editor

November 14, 2016

“All of the new additions under construction will be available by second semester,” said Principal Scott Gengler. The new additions are exciting and exasperating. The construction has been done in phases and the workers are ahead of schedule. Gengler said, “The auditorium was started at the same...

Parking, No Problem

Chloe Winston, Center Spread Editor

November 14, 2016

A common question that has been floating around WHS is if there will be enough parking spots for the students, even with construction taking up potential spots. The answer? Construction is not going to interfere with the amount of students and parking spaces, said director of parking Jill Lynch. “Last...

A Write in Candidate?

Sarah Pauly, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016

This November voters will choose from among candidates with the highest unfavorable ratings in the history of measuring unfavorability. Clinton’s average favorability rating is steady at about 43%. Trump’s is 36% and has been slowly sinking over the past three weeks. A write in candidate is a person...

Middle Schools Shifts to GFL: Grading For Learning

Cleo Johnson (6) writes in Mr. David Wiegert’s Social Studies class at
West Middle School. Photo by Sophie Motes.

Alyssa Patil & Lydia Johnson, Newsbreak Editor & Staff Writer

November 14, 2016

The Wayzata middle schools did away with the traditional grading system this school year and implemented a standards-based 4-3-2-1 grading system called Grading for Learning (GFL). GFL is used in many schools across the country, and focuses on progress towards statewide standards for each course....

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