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‘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, Layout 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...

‘Pippin’: cast prepares for spring musical

‘Pippin’: cast prepares for spring musical

Teagan Andrews, Copy Editor
January 7, 2017
Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Photo Slide Shows, Read & Watch

    Pippin the musical comes this spring 2017. The five time Tony Award winning musical will be put on by students this spring in the auditorium. Auditions took place on Dec. 8 and 9 for Katelyn Larson, the choir director, and Grif Sadow, the theatre director. A lot of students showed up to t...

Second year of improv progressing with hardwork

Second year of improv progressing with hardwork

Aaron Yang, Online Editor
December 5, 2016
Filed under Arts, Local Arts

In only its first year, the Stillwater Improv Troupe has shined their light on many students throughout the year. Now that this year has started, the Stillwater Improv Troupe is looking forward to perform again, and be even more successful. While the actors and actresses perform, they will be ab...

Battlefield One, more realistic experience for players

Battlefield One, more realistic experience for players

Jack Degonda, Social Media Editor
December 5, 2016
Filed under Arts, Video Games

Battlefield One released Oct. 21, and after about a month it has done considerably well both with the gaming community and sales-wise. The game itself centers on a more realistic experience for players, which has definitely been noticed. It takes place in the First World War era, which coincedent...

Importance in theater rises above actors onstage

Importance in theater rises above actors onstage

Ben Wicklund, Social Media Reporter
December 5, 2016
Filed under Arts

"All human happiness or misery takes the form of action," Greek philosopher Aristotle said in his famous Poetics. The ability to represent the thoughts and feelings of beings other than oneself in nothing but outward actions is a craft that few completely master. The importance of theater rises...

Another holiday, another famous ‘Nutcracker’ production

Another holiday, another famous ‘Nutcracker’ production

Andria Barrett, Photographer
December 5, 2016
Filed under Arts, Local Arts

For 27 years and counting, the St. Croix Ballet is putting on another year of the classical Nutcracker ballet. The ballerinas range in age from three years old to seniors in high school, but adults are also on stage as extras. “You don’t really need to have much talent, but you just have...

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’, positive audience response

Mason Urban, Social Media Reporter
December 4, 2016
Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

The movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling, directed by David Yates, was released on Nov. 18 and has gotten mostly positive reviews so far. The movie takes place in 1926 New York city as a boy named Newt attempts to return all of the escaped magical creatures to the zoo insi...

Dr. Strange ties philosophical questions to action

Dr. Strange ties philosophical questions to action

Linnea Phillips, Layout Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

A new Marvel movie brings about the feelings of excitement that a child gets when opening a birthday present. They have no idea what to expect, but they know, no matter what it is, they are going to enjoy it. Marvel is the champion of introducing interesting story lines and characters from their ...

‘The Accountant’ action movie: fun, laughable film

‘The Accountant’ action movie: fun, laughable film

Owen Landrud, Social Media Reporter
November 14, 2016
Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

Ben Affleck stars alongside superstars J.K. Simmons and Anna Kendrick in the new action and adventure film The Accountant. In the past year, Ben Affleck has become a mainstream actor after his performance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He now stars in this newest action film as an extr...

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