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Deena Kassem, Opinion Editor

April 22, 2019

  So if you haven’t been living under a rock than you already know about the college admissions scandal starring television’s favorite 90s sitcom character Aunt Becky. Lori Loughlin, the famous actress who played Aunt Becky in Full House, was one of the 50 parents charged in the 2019 coll...

Looking Outside the Bubble

Tara Stroup, Guest Writer

April 22, 2019

  Everyday life is full of tumultuous events, whether it’s friend drama, local catastrophes, or nationwide politics. There is something new everyday.   With so much going on around us, it can be easy to forget about the problems of the larger world. There are many global issues th...

You Aren’t Depressed, But Your Life is Meaningless

Conor Greenberg and William Levine

April 22, 2019

  Along with the rise of social media and the internet has come a rise in rates of mental illness among Generation Z. This correlation is often pointed out, and it is assumed that social media is the cause of depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses. Critics of platforms such as Instagram...

Oscar Snub

Faizaan Amanat, Senior Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

  In 2015 and 2016, the Oscars were criticized for the lack of African American nominations; they’ve now become “woke.” Giving awards to minorities isn’t bad, it’s great. But this year, the Academy gave best picture to a film that didn’t deserve it. Green Book won best picture, when...

Fake Friends

Zaid Elbaroudi, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

  You’ll find many people in your life that you think are your friends. Well, they’re not. They’re nothing more than backstabbing users. They’re always around when you benefit them, but never when you need them. They always critique you, but never have anything nice to say. You always find...

Learn to Park

Mallory Clark, Senior Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

  Winter driving is stressful with icy roads, but the Wayzata parking lot is the most stressful of all—it is not that hard to park in the row. Instead, people decide to park anywhere they want; there are cars with eight feet gaps between them and cars that are less than a foot apart. Just because...

Deena’s Opinions: Where to Study

Deena's Opinions: Where to Study

Deena Kassem, Opinion Editor

February 27, 2019

Panera (Plymouth)   Not unique, I know, but it’s typically quiet in my experience. The big and tall booths provide privacy as well as lots of space for you and a friend to spread out all your textbooks and laptops. It also never hurts to carb up in the middle of a study session. If being spotted...

I got a Snapchat this Week

Elisabeth Oster, Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2019

  I got a Snapchat this week. After years of people asking me what my username was and consistent comments pointedly directly me towards what I was “missing out”—I relented. Instantly, I was encased in a world where I could see where someone was the last time they opened Snapchat and know...

Liberal Hollywood: Why the Biggest Blue Celebrities don’t Accurately Represent the Democratic Party

Kelsey Deering, Media Editor

February 27, 2019

  Each February, hundreds of actors, filmmakers, directors, and producers waltz into the legendary Dolby Theater for the most star-studded night of the year: the Oscars. As Hollywood’s finest step up to the microphone to accept the coveted award, they often use that spotlight to preach about social...

Students Discuss the Plausibility of a “Mrs. Wayzata”

Zaid Elbaroudi, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

  After Mathew Kimathi’s victory at the Mr. Wayzata Pageant, some students have had concerns about the pageant because of gender equality and sexism. Junior Noah Fransen said, “I think it’s pretty discriminatory and sexist that there is a Mr. Wayzata, but there isn’t a Mrs. Wayzata.”  ...

Foreign TV: It’s Better

Joe Kottke, Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2019

I am so tired about hearing people rave over Friends, How I Met Your Mother, and The Office. They’re not that good! My boredom with America’s tireless cycle of annual sitcoms and dramas was relieved by Netflix originals. What seemed like an overnight growth in popularity has now turned into over...

I am Seventeen Going on Eighteen

Deena Kassem, Opinion Editor

January 23, 2019

  Lately, I’ve been really reflecting about the changes that have come my way and thinking about the ones that will come my way. With the help of nostalgic music and really emotional T.V. shows (Check out Joe’s review of SKAM), I’ve been thinking about what it means to be seventeen. I’ll...

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