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Art & The Artist: When Do We Separate the Two?

Faizaan Amanat, Staff Writer

January 9, 2019

  The Death of the Author is the idea that we should separate artist from art. Artists are people as well, even if they have done terrible things. Michael Jackson, R. Kelly, and Johnny Cash all have been accused at some point of unlawful actions, but people still listen to their music. &nbs...

Focus on Your Strong Suits

Joe Kottke, Editor-in-Chief

January 8, 2019

  From ninth grade high school orientation, it’s reinforced that—to get into college—you must get involved outside of academics. You have to volunteer, you must be the president of this club, or the captain of that team, while, still obtaining good grades.   I did not challenge thi...

Don’t Follow Your Dreams

Deena Kassem, Opinion Editor

January 8, 2019

  When I was in the 6th grade, I thought I was destined to attend Columbia University in New York. My obsession with New York City made me think that somehow, someway, it was a realistic future for me. My ego was destroyed when I realized that I was not destined for the Ivy League.   A...

No Shame in Community College

Katie Parsons, Guest Writer

January 8, 2019

  As I enter my last year of high school, I’ve come to consider the post-secondary opportunities that lie ahead, and I have realized the urge that Wayzata High School pushes on its students to continue their education in a four-year college setting. Personally, I don’t think a four year educa...

It’s a Family Affair

Elisabeth Oster, Editor-in-Chief

January 8, 2019

  Beginning the college process is often characterized as an opportunity for increased freedom and the exploration of the unknown—a time for discovery, learning, and a fair share of parties. This excitement, however, isn’t exactly the same for those with siblings. Before I even began my co...

Consumer Data: Profitable or Sacred?

Elisabeth Oster, Editor-in-Chief

January 5, 2019

   Stephen Hawking once said, “I don’t want to write an autobiography because I would become public property with no privacy left.” But what if, with new technology and a competitive economy, companies are writing our autobiographies for us through every shopping trip and word typed? &...

Pass Based by Class?

Mallory Clark, Senior Staff Writer

December 19, 2018

  With the addition of a Zone 2 discounted parking pass and the raise to $5 in daily parking, concerns have been raised over Wayzata’s parking prices.   The price of a parking pass can be an expensive purchase for many students at Wayzata and the discounted parking pass’s purpose seems...

Humanity’s Aquatic Subjugation

Mayuresh Vernekar, Guest Writer

December 19, 2018

  It provides us with food, shelter, and makes the transport of goods and ideas possible. The ocean, covering over 70% of the Earth’s surface area, is evidently a critical player in our lives. And so is plastic. It’s the single-use packaging we almost always discard, the consumer goods that...

The Death of Pop Music

Faizaan Amanat, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018

  A decade is most fondly remembered by its music. The 80’s gave us “Billie Jean” (Michael Jackson), the 90’s gave us “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (Nirvana), and the 00’s gave us “Crazy in Love” (Beyonce/Jay-Z). For the most part, the early 2010s were a solid decade for music, with...

A People Issue, Not a Political One

Ishani Roychowdhury, Guest Writer

September 26, 2018

  Gun violence in America has reached an all time high this year. As of September 6th, 2018, the United States of America has been traumatized by 246 mass shootings. 38,000 people die every year and another 85,000 are injured due to gun violence, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

The Future is S.T.E.M.

Deena Kassem, Opinion Editor

September 26, 2018

  “No young person in America should miss out on the chance to excel in [STEM] fields just because they don’t have the resources,” said Former President Barack Obama in 2015. High school’s sole purpose, or at least Wayzata High School’s, is to “prepare each and every student to thrive...

A Disappointing Miracle

A Disappointing Miracle

Sam Lavely, Sports Editor

September 14, 2018

  Seeing that the A&E section has been dissolved due to the departure of Kai the A&E guy, I thought the summer issue would be a fitting issue to throw a movie review into the mix, of course making it relevant to the sports page. As far as classic sports movies go in Minnesota, “Miracle”...

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