Protests, Anthems, and Football

Alyssa Patil, Anonymous, and Sahil Chugani

November 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I used to love talking “politics”. It was a welcomed challenge. I don’t love it anymore. It’s exhausting, the fact that I have to explain why we should value clean water over money, or providing rest for refugees. It’s exhausting that I need to explain why you should care about other people and the...

Oh Jeans!!

Kai Christiansen, A&E Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion

  According to Apparel Search, the ripped jeans trend has been around for a long time, starting in the 1970s during the heavy metal era and continuing into the 2000s for the “grunge” look of alternative rock. But as the punk culture faded out, so did the look.   According to Apparel...

4 Years of Lessons

Sandy Sugi, Co-Health Editor

June 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

  It’s been a good four years Wayzata. A lot of everything has happened since Freshmen year.   There have been tears shed, dances organized, papers written, ACTs taken, tournaments won, laughs had, but most importantly there have been incredible memories shared.   Each year is h...

A Letter to my Freshman Self

Ellie Olmanson, Managing Editor

June 2, 2017


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  Ellie: As I begin to write, there is so much blank space on this paper, yet my thoughts are anything but. To think of how to summarize the lessons I’ve experienced through my four years on Peony Lane seems a greater challenge than fighting through the crowd during passing time. To begin blun...

The Croc Craze

Paige Jaeger, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion

  This won’t be a surprise to anyone, but I like crocs.   Not only do crocs provide a large sense of comfort, they allow me to express myself that typical running shoes do not. Crocs are considered goofy and childish. However, my mission from the beginning of high school has been t...

ACT Falls Flat

Lydia Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

May 26, 2017


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  For juniors, the ACT is a long and gruesome process. Along with school, sports and extracurricular activities, this type of testing adds a whole new level of stress.   Some students approach the ACT with books, classes, or even hoping for the best.   After taking my first ACT an...

Th1rteen R3asons Why Not

Kylie Bolter, Opinion Editor

May 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion

  Thirteen Reasons Why is a toxic show that not only inaccurately depicts suicide but dangerously twists a tragic event into a teen phenomenon about revenge, love, and drama.   If, like me, you have read the novel by Jay Asher, then you know the original plotline:   Hannah Baker, a los...

Advertising Directly to Children

Ellie Ronning, Editor in Chief

May 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion

For my senior project in EAPPSSA I looked at the way that consumable products (such as foodstuffs, cigarettes, and alcohol) is marketed directly towards children. I started off, not really knowing how I felt about the issue—I didn’t even really see it as a problem. But then as I investigated more...

The Missing Piece of the Heath Care Discussion

Varun Dabade, Guest Writer

May 24, 2017


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The United States House of Representatives recently passed a controversial health care bill. There is a lot of public debate about the merits of the bill, but there is a critical issue that remains silenced: insurance coverage of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).  CAM is a form of...

Advice To Seniors From Former Class President

Eva Petterson, Guest Writer

March 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion

  Senior year is a time to enjoy all of your “lasts” and look forward to upcoming “firsts.” Take it from me; I graduated from Wayzata last spring, so I understand what you are going through now and some of what you will go through in the year to follow. Looking back to when I was standing...

Best Movie Soundtracks

Kylie Bolter, Opinion Editor

March 21, 2017


Filed under Columns, Music, Opinion

Two of my favorite things are music and movies. I obviously have a lot of other favorite things like coffee, new sharpies, and a fresh haircut, but that’s not what this OP-ED is about. Music and movies: they complement like two girls in the bathroom who don’t know what to say to each other. Marti...

Why You Should Go to College Cross the Pond

Andrew Hansen, Guest Writer

March 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Dear Seniors,   As a majority of you are headed to a two or four-year post-secondary school next year, many of you will have the opportunity to study abroad in the near future. Studying abroad offers a unique opportunity to continue your education and broaden your horizons through new experience...

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