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The Law of Attraction

The Law of Attraction

Nia Scaggs, Copy Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Entertainment, Opinions

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


Filed under Columns, Entertainment, Opinions

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


Filed under Entertainment, Satire

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


Filed under Entertainment

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


Filed under Entertainment, food

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


Filed under Entertainment, Satire, The Beatroot

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


Filed under Entertainment, movies

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


Filed under Entertainment, movies

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


Filed under Entertainment, movies

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


Filed under Entertainment

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...

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is the rebel movie of the Star Wars trilogy

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is the rebel movie of the Star Wars trilogy

Jessica Glaszczak, Print Managing Editor

January 6, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, movies

Episodes four through six of Star Wars set up the well-acclaimed, expanded universe that has lasted through generations of fans. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is a movie that, time-wise, is between episodes three and four of the Star Wars Trilogy. “Rogue One” follows a group of rebels who ...

Holiday movies

Holiday movies

Clayre Barkema, Writer

December 21, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, movies

Winter break is 13 days long and these family-friendly movies are perfect to see over the holidays to avoid cabin fever while still spending time with loved ones. Doctor Strange Doctor Strange presents mind-bending magic for the first time to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so it was no surprise when many floc...

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