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‘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...

Ouija truly displays ‘Origin of Evil’ in new movie

Ouija truly displays ‘Origin of Evil’ in new movie

Ellie Faeth, Copy Editor
November 14, 2016
Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

For horror film fanatics and Halloween lovers, Ouija: Origin of Evil is the perfect movie. The first Ouija movie came out on Oct. 24, 2014 and two years later Ouija: Origin of Evil followed on Oct. 21. The movie portrays a family (a widow and her daughters) who live on their own in Los Angeles in 1967 a...

Prince’s Paisley Park renovated into museum

Prince’s Paisley Park renovated into museum

Elise Luoma, Student Playlist Editor
November 13, 2016
Filed under Arts, Twin Cities Venues

Minnesota native and famous songwriter and producer, the death of Prince Rogers Nelson otherwise known by his stage name “Prince," shocked the world and the music industry. As Prince’s legacy was left on Minnesota and the music industry as a whole, many memorable events were produced. As...

Shire Literary Center encourages more writing among teens

Shire Literary Center encourages more writing among teens

Emma Clarkowski, Student Playlist Editor
November 12, 2016
Filed under Arts, Twin Cities Venues

If you are ready to take your writing to the next level, then you should look into the Shire Literary center. The Center is a helpful learning center for kids in 6-12 grade. The Shire Literary Center helps kids learn more deeply into the arts and also with many other topics too. Established durin...

Long awaited release of NBA 2K17, worth the wait

Long awaited release of NBA 2K17, worth the wait

Mason Urban, Social Media Reporter
November 8, 2016
Filed under Arts, Video Games

The wait is finally over for basketball fans and sports video games in general as the always popular video game NBA 2K17 was released  Sept. 20 and is being sold for $60. The game has been out for about a month so the players are starting to finally get a feel for the game and if they really like it. This game has...

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