Supporting Local Businesses: The Importance of Independent Bookstores

Supporting Local Businesses: The Importance of Independent Bookstores

Ellie Retzlaff, Managing Editor, Feature

September 27, 2019

I’m sitting on a comfy vintage-like chair in the middle of the store. In front of me is a couch of similar style, crazy-patterned but cozy nonetheless, and near and around the couch, and even my own chair, are baskets and setups of different stuffed animals. I’m in Excelsior Bay Books, an indep...

The Bittersweet Reality Of How Chocolate Has Shaped History

The Bittersweet Reality Of How Chocolate Has Shaped History

Ava Chen, Deputy Editor, Feature

September 27, 2019

When most people think of chocolate, little individually-wrapped candies come to their mind.  Amy Renchin, ‘22, says that “when [she] thinks of chocolate, [she] thinks of milk chocolate. [She] also pictures winter and drinking hot chocolate by a fireplace.”  However, throughout its 4,000 ye...

Bathroom Graffiti Leaves Kind Messages In The Midst Of School Negativity

Bathroom Graffiti Leaves Kind Messages In The Midst Of School Negativity

Anna Sagrillo, Managing Editor, Commentary

September 27, 2019

When looking at our school’s bathroom stalls, the walls are covered in graffiti. The walls act as a message board for students to vent their latest sexual ventures, words of encouragement, or bouts of negativity and low self-esteem; sure enough, the negative comments have been on the rise.  Acc...

The Long Standing Controversy Over Coca-Cola’s Weird Flavors Continues

The Long Standing Controversy Over Coca-Cola’s Weird Flavors Continues

Caroline Davis, Abby Schindel, and Ellie Retzlaff

April 26, 2019

Coca-Cola has taken on the world and entranced everyone with their pop since 1886. Many flavors and versions have been created from cherry and vanilla to new twists like diet mango and orange vanilla, but there is a long-standing debate about whether or not these new flavors are worth all the hype.  

We Tested Out Five Pens For AP and IB Testing So That You Don’t Have To

We Tested Out Five Pens For AP and IB Testing So That You Don’t Have To

Ava Chen, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

It’s that time of year again for many students at Minnetonka High School. It’s time to start pulling out that Barrons textbook, reviewing those notes you wrote ages ago and complete multiple mock tests in the weeks leading up to the day. It’s testing season.

Laughter Is Being Celebrated All Around The World And That’s No Joke

Laughter Is Being Celebrated All Around The World And That’s No Joke

Abby Schindel, Managing Editor, Feature

April 26, 2019

What makes people laugh is different for each person. Some might laugh at the sad part of the movie or during an awkward silence, whereas some are more amused by the classic jokes, similar to:

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