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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, The Beatroot

*THIS PIECE IS ENTIRELY SATIRICAL AND DOES NOT INTEND TO OFFEND OUR AUDIENCE. Gage Rabideaux 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 the sun. Since the spectacular celesti...

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, Writer

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, Writer

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...

Troye Sivan drives Kansas City wild

Troye Sivan drives Kansas City wild

Clayre Barkema, Writer

December 16, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, music

In Troye Sivan’s Suburbia Tour, fans will get the personal experience with Sivan that they had only previously felt when he would make YouTube videos. Sivan’s performance in Kansas City was no different. The 21-year-old indie pop singer captured the hearts of every individual in the audience from...

We Become What We Behold

We Become What We Behold

Caroline Foster, Writer

December 12, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

After the success of “The Game” series, Nicky Case developed a new free point and click game on Oct. 23 based off the powerful quote by Marshall McLuhan. “We become what we behold. We shape our tools, and then our tools shape us.” This game was a seemingly cute adventure that in the end left ma...

“Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life” Review

“Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life” Review

Caroline Foster, Writer

October 29, 2016


Filed under books, Entertainment, movies, Reviews

“Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life” was at first a movie many fans were ecstatic to see. The book series by James Patterson was absolutely amazing and hilarious, a graphic novel that was a new breath of air into the genre without being overbearing or stupid. People thought that it woul...

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