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Middle Eastern restaurant brings flair to local cuisine

Middle Eastern restaurant brings flair to local cuisine

Sarah Brandt and Willy Morrow

June 8, 2013


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After more than four months of displaying nothing more than a “coming soon” sign, Ariana Kabob and Gyro Bistro recently opened its doors to local residents looking to savor ethnic flavors. Located in the Westwood Shopping Center at the corner of Cedar Lake Road and Louisiana Avenue, Ariana Kabob...

Ariana’s Bistro Review

Josh Scal and Isaac Greenwood

May 23, 2013


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Ariana's Bistro Review

Movie Review: 42, The True Story of an American Legend

Movie Review: 42, The True Story of an American Legend

Artis Curiskis and Josh Scal, Staff Writers

April 16, 2013


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Sitting in an integrated movie theater, laughing at the bigoted racists and cheering with Jackie Robinson really captures how far America has come since that time. Jackie Robinson, the protagonist of the movie, was the first african-american baseball player to penetrate the segregated major leagues ...

Fighting hunger, one bowl at a time

Suh Koller, Staff Writer

March 9, 2013


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Students help out local food shelf by donating pottery bowls.   In an attempt to battle against hunger, St. Louis Park’s Emergency Program (STEP) hosted its 13th Annual Empty Bowls event March 7, while Park students aided the cause by donating pottery bowls. Empty Bowls helps raise money an...

Restaurant Review- Aji: Contemporary Japanese

Restaurant Review- Aji: Contemporary Japanese

Isaac Greenwood and Josh Scal, Staff Writer

March 9, 2013


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Asian cuisine restaurant fails to impress   Recently opened on Main St. in downtown Hopkins, Aji restaurant serves up Japanese cuisine in a modern, sophisticated venue. Only a ten minute drive from Park high school, Aji serves some decent options—if you’re willing to pay the price. Upon entering...

Ice fishing reels in interest

Ice fishing reels in interest

Isaac Greenwood, Student Life Editor

February 1, 2013


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Cold weather offers new outdoor activities Despite spending hours waiting in subzero temperatures on Lake Calhoun, junior Sam Larson said he finds a sense of enjoyment and accomplishment in catching fish under the frozen surface. Ice fishing is an activity where residents drill holes in the i...

KDWB rings in the holiday season

Gabe Bichinho, Staff Writer

December 5, 2012


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Annual holiday concert attracts popular artists, teens from around the metro While many big name artists often skip the Twin Cities when going on tour, every December there is a chance to take advantage of a concert where one can see many at the same time. Every winter, local pop music radio station,...

Warriors Invade Minnesota

Warriors Invade Minnesota

Hannah Hein, Design Editor

December 3, 2012


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Rare exhibit of China’s army displayed at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.   Eight life-size warriors, two horses and more than 120 rare treasures traveled halfway around the world in an exhibition that includes pieces never before seen in the United States. “Terracotta Warriors: The Fir...

“Skyfall” sets Bond box office record

Josh Scal, Staff Writer

November 12, 2012


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After a four year hiatus, Bond makes its triumphant return It appears as if the only thing falling for “Skyfall” are box office records that came before it. Shattering the $67 million Bond series precedent set by “Quantum of Solace,” “Skyfall,” took in close to $90 million in ...

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