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East Gets a Glow-Up

East Gets a Glow-Up

Emma Souza, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

Wayzata East Middle School has undergone renovations for the past school year, updating numerous facilities around the building. The updates have opened many new opportunities and programs to improve the student’s day-to-day schedules and increase productivity. According to Michael Rice, the Associate Pri...

New Take on an Old Elementary School

New Take on an Old Elementary School

Amelia Kirt and Deeanna Dornisch

February 4, 2020

Oakwood Elementary School has currently been under construction for nearly five months and it will be finishing up in time for the 2020-2021 school year. Oakwood currently holds about 500 students, and it is way over capacity. Because of the amount of incoming students, the school needed an expan...

Snow Days Update

Matt Lawrence, NHS Writer

January 23, 2020

Wayzata’s National Honor Society is hard at work planning one of their big events of the year, Snow Days. The week of Snow Days is taking place February 3rd-7th. It will wrap up with the Sadie Hawkins Dance on the 8th.  During Snow Days week, students are encouraged to dress up in themes to show ...

Classmates to Co-workers

Classmates to Co-workers

Zaid Elbaroudi, Senior Writer

January 13, 2020

Kirk Decamp and Steve Born have both been a part of Wayzata Public Schools for the majority of their lives. They both started as students in the now non-existent Widsten Elementary school in 1978, located in downtown Wayzata overlooking Lake Minnetonka. Today, they both work at the high school. Decamp...

How Does Driveway Salt Affect Pets?

How Does Driveway Salt Affect Pets?

Amelia Kirt, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

If one has a pet and lives in Minnesota, they’ve probably walked their dog on a salted road or sidewalk. Some salts that are used to melt away ice on roads and sidewalks are dangerous for pets paws. According to, caring for pets paws during the winter is crucial to decrease the chan...

The Hands-Free Law

Lilia Rosen, Staff Writer

November 25, 2019

An increase in car accidents due to distracted driving has helped to pass a new hands-free law in order to eliminate the use of cell phones while driving. Under the hands free law, drivers can legally send messages while driving only if their device is hands free.  State Police Lieutenant Gordon Shank said, ...

Young Businesses Prepare Students for Future Success

Swenson representing his clothing brand, Lineage Outerwear

Megan Justesen, Lauren Lubenow, and Keely Anderson

November 5, 2019

All across Wayzata, students are using their fascinating talents to make profit as well as make a name for themselves. Doing this then prepares them for future success. Senior Julia Barden, owner of Barden photography, said, “I have a photography business and I do mostly senior pictures. I starte...

Apple’s ‘Screen Time’ Affecting Students in a Negative Way

The above image shows the collected data from Wayzata High School student's screen time

October 31, 2019

Students and parents are concerned with the amount of time that their kids spend on their cell phones in a day, and what they choose to spend their time on. Wayzata parent Brette Anderson Rexine said, “Phones are being used too much and are ruining their [students’] social interactions.” Pa...

Too Old for Treats

Too Old for Treats

Lexi Bushard, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

There is a joy that comes with being sent out one night of the year going door to door, braving the cold, filling pillow cases to the brim of tooth-decaying goodness. With toes past numbness, one returns home to lay out the bounty and to trade with fellow trick-or-treaters. For many high schoolers at Wayz...

Minnesota’s New Hands-Free Law Takes Effect

October 16, 2019

The new Minnesota Hands-Free Law took effect on August 1st, 2019. Wayzata Journalists took the time to interview our very own Student Resource Manager along with a State Police Lieutenant to talk about the new law and how it is being implemented. Take a look using the link provided.

Highway Bridge Construction Disrupts Neighboring Community

Credit to MNDOT

Lauren Lubenow and Megan Justesen

October 14, 2019

The summer-long nightmare of detours around the Highway 101 bridge comes to an end Mid-November.   Jeffrey Dahl, city manager of Wayzata, said, “The first phase is over, so the on and off ramps for the most part are done. Some of them are even usable right now. The second phase which i...

Smooth Sailing for These Seniors

Jo Hoagland, Senior Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

Nels Waaraniemi: Utilizing the military as a means of continuing education and building a connection with the heart of the United States is the goal of Senior Nels Waaraniemi as he plans to enter the U.S. Naval Academy next year. Waaraniemi said, “I’ve always wanted a chance to serve our...

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