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‘Uncut Gems’ dazzles audience
Arts & Entertainment

Claire Suchy | February 4, 2020

With priceless opals, reckless bets and a bedazzled furby, Uncut Gems is a rollercoaster of events that keeps viewers on the edge of their seat for 135 minutes. Uncut Gems follows the high stakes bet of…

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How superstitions and rituals affect athletes
Sports

Gabby Hyrkas | January 21, 2020

Superstitions and rituals are extremely common in athletics, especially at Orono High School. However superstitions and rituals are not scientifically proven to directly affect the outcome of an event;…

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There is enchantment in The Light(house)
Arts & Entertainment

Claire Suchy | December 11, 2019

Following the success of his directorial debut, The Witch, Robert Eggers’ second installment on his filmography effortlessly blends sea shanties, excessive drinking, and annoying seagulls into the most…

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The Highwomen Rewrite the Narrative
Arts & Entertainment

Ajalon Peterson | November 22, 2019

On Sep. 6, the Highwomen released their self titled debut album, and it was a hit. It climbed its way up the charts, reaching first place on the Top Country Albums chart; this achievement, admirable in…

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Seniors’ Soundcloud Rap at 15,000+ plays
Features

Cari Spencer | May 4, 2019

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At 6Smith in downtown Wayzata, seniors Fisher Eiss, James “Jimmy” Buck and Ben Bissen sat down for dinner, having just released their song, “Hot Cold (prod. Ocean…

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“I’m a person.”
Features

Cari Spencer | January 9, 2019

Imagine being called a monster by your classmates. Imagine them calling you slurs, treating you with disdain and even throwing items at you. Imagine hearing, repeatedly, that “character counts at Orono”…

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“The Future Is Female”: Women In Politics
Midterm Elections

Cari Spencer | November 21, 2018

It was January of 2017 when women in pink “pussy” hats marched across Washington, demanding their rights ensured and their indignation at Donald Trump’s election be heard. There were around 4 million…

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Tearing through the pain
Sports

Ellie Fasbender | November 14, 2018

Many may remember the hush that fell upon the crowd as Orono played Chaska back in 2015. Now senior Ari Dworsky, was in the process of blocking one of his opponents when they fell on his leg and hyperextended…

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Senior with Unique Opera Talent Captures Audiences
Features

Kristin Pearson | November 6, 2018

Walk backstage before any Orono theater performance and you’ll instantly hear an alluring soprano tone. As senior Izzi Bergerson’s voice booms and bounces off the walls of the small concrete room,…

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