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New Student Council Plans and Personnel

Katie Lins, Design Editor

May 23, 2019

  Amy Swenson will be taking over Sue Iverson’s position as student council advisor starting at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. “Amy Swenson got my entire job so she will be the gifted and talented coordinator, AP coordinator, and student council advisor,” said Iverson, who is...

Art for Everyone: Devin Wildes Speaks at WHS

The Unified Arts class working on wing mural. Photo by Joe Kottke.

Joe Kottke, Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2019

  The Art department will be hosted artist Devin Wildes on Friday, May 24th.   “We invited Devin Wildes through the Wings Program, which is an organization which works with artists with health challenges—mental and physical disabilities,” said Unified Art Teacher Joanna Prosser.  ...

Civil Rights Research Experience: Another Great Year

The Civil Rights Research Experience group. Photo courtesy of Joyce Hayden.

Sam Sklar, Sports Editor

May 23, 2019

  Three staff members and eleven students went on the Civil Rights Research Experience over spring break.   According to Achievement Specialist Joyce Hayden, the experience began with a flight from Minneapolis to Memphis, Tennessee. From there, they bused to different historically significant...

Let the Rumor Die. Wayzata High School Does Recycle

Wayzata High School's dumpsters. Photo by Deena Kassem.

Deena Kassem, Opinion Editor

May 23, 2019

  According to Waste Management Media Contact for Minnesota Julie Ketchum, WHS is actually required by state law to recycle. The Minnesota Commercial Recycling Law states: “a public entity must ensure that facilities under its control collect paper, glass, plastic, and metal to transfer all recyclable...

Looking Back on the Minnesota State Speech Tournament

Amiya Kokate (11) with family at the Minnesota state speech tournament.

Faizaan Amanat, Senior Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

  When students had the day off on April 12th, the Wayzata High School speech team hosted the state speech tournament for the first time in team history.   The competitors placed high at national level tournaments, making Minnesota’s state tournament almost a second tier national level tournament....

Student Written & Senior Directed One Acts

Issy Hackley (12) and Katy Manderfeld (11) performing in “Pacific Youth.” Photo by Jo Hoagland.

Jo Hoagland, Senior Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

  After a season full of shows, the Wayzata High School Theatre Department is in the midst of tech week for their final production of the year: the Student Written and Senior Directed One Acts. This slot has been a tradition in the department for years now, with selected seniors choosing a 20 to...

WHS Scholastic Art Award Recipients

Photo by Lucy Kuo.

Lauren Elliott, Guest Writer

April 17, 2019

  Students from Wayzata High School were recognized for their talent through the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, announced on January 19th.   According to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards’ official website, there are 29 categories of art and writing.   Senior Isabella Hackley...

WHS Efforts to Improve Suspension Practices

WHS Efforts to Improve Suspension Practices

Joe Kottke, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2019

  Mental Health Coordinator Amy Naleid and Behavior Specialist Rebecca Boggs have been collaborating on a districtwide project to help assist teachers in understanding mental health and the climate of Wayzata High School.   According to Naleid, this project is part of an effort to improve...

A New Take on Vaping

Courtesy of Partners in Prevention.

Joe Kottke, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2019

  “This campaign is different from any project that we’ve ever done,” said Partners in Prevention (PIP) Director Alison Wobschall.   In addition to the traditional poster-based campaign, PIP created a mailable pamphlet: “we sent out a vaping brochure to every high school household....

Working to Close the Opportunity Gap with Technology

Graphic by Joe Kottke.

Zaid Elbaroudi, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

  Wayzata High School has recently purchased hotspots for students to use at home with their school iPads. The idea, which was proposed by Associate Principal Tyler Shepard, was approved in November. According to Shepard, it is “a big step towards closing opportunity gaps.”   Most schools...

Transferring Schools: What Does it Take?

Transferring Schools: What Does it Take?

Sean Carroll, Senior Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

  Transfer students can have a tough time adjusting to Wayzata High School, and not for the obvious social reasons. “Many students that transfer attended a school that operated on a traditional schedule. Therefore, if they enter the school year during the middle of the year they will have earned...

All That Jazz: WHS Theater’s Chicago

Prem Ganesan (10) during a dance sequence in Chicago.

Faizaan Amanat, Senior Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

   The 2019 Oscars were disappointing, so it’s best to turn back the clock and go to a time when Oscars meant something. In 2003, Chicago, a film based on the play of the same name, won best picture. And in 2019, the Wayzata High School theater threw their hat in the ring and made their own...

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