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One thousand characters, nine hundred episodes, twenty years: One Piece

One thousand characters, nine hundred episodes, twenty years: One Piece

Daniel Smith, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

“My fortune is yours for the taking, but you’ll have to find it first--I left everything I own in ONE PIECE!” These were the epic final words of the legendary Gold Roger, the man known as the “King of the Pirates”. These words were shouted out to a crowd as Roger sat awaiting his execution....

Taco Cat multiplies thrice for 2019-20 school year

Taco Cat multiplies thrice for 2019-20 school year

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

Since his arrival, Taco Cat has become the poster child for the band department, greeting students with his mesmerizingly-yellow shell every time they enter the music room. In the past, Taco Cat has expanded his influence by multiplying his physical self, which has led to new forms such as him b...

The Law of Attraction

The Law of Attraction

Nia Scaggs, Copy Editor

November 7, 2018

Wouldn’t you like to have anything you’ve ever wanted in life? Well, then the Law of Attraction [LOA] may be the right thing for you. It is super simple, and all you need is your brain and a good attitude.   The LOA is a belief that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, people ...

5 reasons you should watch “Star Trek”

5 reasons you should watch “Star Trek”

Raymond Leone, Contributing writer

October 20, 2018

The message. The Star Trek saga is a glimpse into humanity’s future. In the show, we don’t end up destroying ourselves and our world, despite the third World War that occurs. Star Trek shows humanity at its best: exploring and helping people for the sake of charity. On Earth, disease, greed, hun...

Fun for one

Fun for one

Gage Rabideaux, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018

By Gage Rabideaux *This piece is entirely satirical and does not intend to offend our audience.* February is the most pitiful month of the year. On top of having a pathetic and cowardly 28 days, February mocks those who have yet to find a significant other. Valentine’s Day is without a doubt one o...

Fall Fever

Fall Fever

Gage Rabideaux, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017

Green summer leaves fade into autumn colors as brown, orange, red and yellow leaves swirl about in the cool breeze. ‘Tis the season to get spooky. Time to go to pumpkin patches, wear your favorite jackets, find horror movie classics on TV and enjoy the cool weather. But when hot cocoa, horror movies...

Griffin Grounds glow-up

Griffin Grounds glow-up

Gage Rabideaux, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017

Last year, Winnetonka began a new project: a little coffee shop out of the library named Griffin Grounds. Today, the humble shop has grown extremely popular amongst students. Clocking in at over five gallons of milk used a day, and 30 to 40 orders delivered each morning, it’s no surprise that SPED...

Earth had a pretty good run

Earth had a pretty good run

Gage Rabideaux, Staff Writer

August 29, 2017

By Gage Rabideaux *THIS PIECE IS ENTIRELY SATIRICAL AND DOES NOT INTEND TO OFFEND OUR AUDIENCE. Reports of certain doom have been flooding the media since the eclipse. Students and teachers alike gathered with their loved ones on Aug. 21 on the football field to watch the moon pass over ...

Coming back with a bang

Coming back with a bang

Ana-Le Lund, Writer

May 16, 2017

The newest film in the Guardians of the Galaxy series, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” brings forth a thrill for movie viewers. The action-packed debut, released throughout theaters on May 5, expanded on the ending of the first movie while still including a fresh storyline and new features, mak...

A tale as old as time told new

A tale as old as time told new

Jessica Glaszczak, Print Managing Editor

April 6, 2017

The new live-action film of Beauty and the Beast is a truly enchanting experience. While keeping to the roots of the original animated film, the new movie spreads out its branches, reaching far beyond expectations. Although the new movie is  similar to the old movie in soundtrack and scenery, addi...

Fantastic Beasts

Fantastic Beasts

Clayre Barkema, Writer

January 18, 2017

Five years after the release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two,” J.K. Rowling creates yet another fantastic movie. Steve Kloves wrote the scripts for the “Harry Potter” movies, but Rowling decided she wanted to tackle the script of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them...

The Last Guardian

The Last Guardian

Caroline Foster, Writer

January 17, 2017

Six years in the making, “The Last Guardian” is a game that many fans of “Shadow of the Colossus” and “Ico” were desperately waiting for. On Dec. 6 it was released for the PS4. The game had a simple yet new approach to the story and design. Similar to the atmosphere as the other games m...

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