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‘A Cure for Wellness’ receives mixed reviews

‘A Cure for Wellness’ receives mixed reviews

Thomas Johnson, Social Media Editors
March 22, 2017
Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

A new horror movie has recently been released and is titled, A Cure for Wellness. This science fiction psychological horror thriller film is directed by Gore Verbinski and written by Justin Haythe. There is an intriguing plot behind the movie and has been an entertaining source of fun for the younger pop...

Live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ box office hit

Live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ box office hit

Hannah Larson, Copy Editor
March 22, 2017
Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

The new live-action "Beauty and the Beast" movie is going to be a hit with younger generations, families and even the older generations that grew up with the original 1991 classic. The movie is due to come out March 17. Filming for the movie started on May 8, 2015 and ended August 21, 2015. Most...

Black Dog Cafe offers diversity of local artist, great food

Black Dog Cafe offers diversity of local artist, great food

Ava De Jonge, In Studio Video Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Arts, Twin Cities Venues

Many students are tired of the same restaurants around Stillwater. Students want an affordable and an artistic place to go hang out or eat. A centerpiece of Saint Paul and the Lowertown neighborhood, the Black Dog is a cozy yet chic trending cafe among the teenage population.   The Black Dog is located ...

Classic Disney films transcend time

Classic Disney films transcend time

Hannah Boardman, Layout Editor
February 14, 2017
Filed under Arts, Multimedia, TV & Film Reviews

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvW_L8sTu5E The first Disney movie was released in 1923, and ever since the world could not get enough. Since that cartoon, Walt Disney Studios has released countless popular films and TV shows. Many are considered modern day classics and the term Disney has become i...

‘Hidden figures’ brings untold true story to life

‘Hidden figures’ brings untold true story to life

Maya Aflakpi, Copy Editor
February 14, 2017
Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

The movie Hidden Figures is a truly inspiring story for people of all ages. It is directed by Theodore Melfi and was at the top of the box office for two weeks. Hidden Figures was released on Dec. 25 and was a big hit. It is an untold true story, that took place in the 1960s, about three African America...

“La La Land” earns record number of accolades

“La La Land” earns record number of accolades

Adam Johnson, Online Editor
February 14, 2017
Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

Since its Aug. 31 release, La La Land has exploded in popularity. Whether through the perfectly cast leads, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, beautiful production or award winning music, this film has truly earned its record setting number of accolades. Up to this point it has received a staggering 1...

Battle of the Bands plays to enthusiastic crowds

Battle of the Bands plays to enthusiastic crowds

Nicholas Gag, Social Media Editor
February 10, 2017
Filed under Arts, Read & Watch, Showcase

It is that time of the year again. The Battle of the Bands took place on Feb. 3. Several bands are prepared for this competition. It shows friends, family and the community just how hard they have been working. “I think this year’s competition will be great. I have never been to Battle of t...

Drake rebrands himself

Drake rebrands himself

Craig Sanislo, Layout Editor
January 18, 2017
Filed under Arts, Music Scene

Craig Sanislo Of all the rappers in the industry today, Drake is one of the biggest names out there. Drake is attacking the rap game, and he is determined to make himself into one of the biggest stars the world has ever seen. In December, Drake's new album, "More Life" is set to release. The album is ...

‘Everything you want me to be’ inspired by Minnesota locations

‘Everything you want me to be’ inspired by Minnesota locations

Mason Urban, Social Media Reporter
January 12, 2017
Filed under Arts, Book Reviews

The new mystery novel Everything You Want Me To Be by Mindy Mejia will be officially released Jan. 3. The book has received mostly positive reviews so far as it is averaging about 3.5-4 out of 5 stars. The author Mindy Mejia is a Minnesota-born author and most of her other books take place in Minnesota. The book Everything You ...

The Weekend becomes ‘Starboy’ with album topping charts

The Weekend becomes ‘Starboy’ with album topping charts

Kaitlyn Launderville, Social Media Reporter
January 10, 2017
Filed under Arts, Music Scene

Canadian R&B singer ,The Weeknd, blows up the charts on the Billboard 200 with his new album Starboy landing himself at No. 1 within a week. Starboy is the third largest debut of 2016 behind Drake's Views and Beyonce's Lemonade.  The Weeknd was born Toronto, Canada and raised in Scarborough. The Weekn...

‘Hamilton’ mixtape features modern singers

‘Hamilton’ mixtape features modern singers

Linnea Phillips, Social Media Editor
January 9, 2017
Filed under Arts, Music Scene

Sold out Broadway performances, an incredible top selling album, a book and a PBS behind the scenes documentary. What is next for the high-powered Broadway show Hamilton? A mix-tape. Hamilton: An American Musical has boasted sold out shows in New York and Chicago for at least two years, and with the r...

NPR radio features CIS choir

NPR radio features CIS choir

Andria Barrett, Photographer
January 8, 2017
Filed under Arts, Local Arts

Dec. 4 the College in the Schools, (CIS) choir was chosen to have two of their songs aired on the radio. The class traveled to the Ordway in St. Paul to record Tykus Tykus, a Lithuanian folk song by Vaclovas Augustinas and Alleluia by Fredrik Sixten. At 3 p.m. their songs aired on the popular NPR Classical S...

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