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Soundest festival shows exciting lineup

Soundest festival shows exciting lineup

Maddy Baker, Copy Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Arts

The time has come when the nation decides to hold all types of festivals in multiple states across the country. Some of the more notable ones include Coachella, Lollapalooza and Ultra Music Festival. Now that the weather is warming up, people are breaking out their best festival attire. Around thi...

Big fun at Big Thrill Factory

Big fun at Big Thrill Factory

Valeria Gonzalez, Layout Editor
May 8, 2017
Filed under Arts, Photo Slide Shows

Are you hungry for some fun? Get ready to be amazed by the Big Thrill Factory (BTF) that just opened it’s second location in Oakland, Minn.  BTF is a place that offers games from a go-kart track to a huge arcade and a new laser tag arena. During the spring and summer time, the place includes...

Sixth graders suit up for ‘The Lion King’

Sixth graders suit up for ‘The Lion King’

Hannah Boardman, Layout Editor
May 6, 2017
Filed under Arts, Photo Slide Shows

For many Marine Elementary students, the sixth grade play is a time honored tradition. Students look forward to it over their entire career at the school, and once they reach the second semester of their sixth grade year they finally get to experience it. This year is a special year for the Marine s...

‘The Fate of the Furious’ kills box office

‘The Fate of the Furious’ kills box office

Ava De Jonge, In Studio Photo Editor
May 4, 2017
Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

“The Fate of the Furious” should be awarded for the best comedy of this year, but filmmakers probably did not intend for it to be that way. Surprisingly enough, this movie still had enough gas left in it for this eighth installment that was released on April 14. This movie is perfectly packed ...

‘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 ...

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