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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...

New choir teacher Angela Mitchell hits high note

New choir teacher Angela Mitchell hits high note

Jack DeGonda, Social Media Editor
November 6, 2016
Filed under Arts, Local Arts

Last year, after 28 years of directing the Stillwater choir, Erik Christiansen retired. His absence raised the question of who will take his place? There's no doubt that thought had been given to this question before, and there were many people eager and hopeful that they could receive the responsibili...

Clown sighting trend spreads fear across Minnesota

Clown sighting trend spreads fear across Minnesota

Andria Barrett, Photographer
November 4, 2016
Filed under Arts

  Clown sightings have been the new craze all across America in the past couple of weeks. There have been arrests, threats, schools have shut down and fear has spread everywhere. Should we be taking these clowns seriously, or are they just teenagers spreading mass hysteria? The first sighting was in late A...

Soundcloud takes over spotify

Linnea Phillips, Layout Editor
October 20, 2016
Filed under Arts, Music Scene

Spotify and Soundcloud are the two biggest online music streaming sites of this decade. Both Spotify and Soundcloud are fantastic resources for streaming the latest and greatest music, but some people argue that Spotify is the better of the two. While Soundcloud allows people to listen to many up and coming artists, pod...

New exciting shows take on fall T.V.

New exciting shows take on fall T.V.

Elise Luoma, Student Playlist Editor
October 15, 2016
Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

The interest in pop culture has sparked viewers in new and upcoming t.v. shows. From recurring to new shows, viewers can find something they are interested in through different streaming platforms. Fall brings many pilot shows, which can vary from comedies to dramas and even to non-fiction doc...

’39 Steps’ cast jumps into rehearsal

’39 Steps’ cast jumps into rehearsal

Ellie Faeth, Copy Editor
October 14, 2016
Filed under Arts, Local Arts

Action! The 39 Steps cast has been chosen and is only on step one of rehearsing. The Drama Club will be performing 39 Steps on Nov. 17-19 for the first time. First written as a book by John Buchan in 1915, it was adapted into an Alfred Hitchcock film in 1935 and  written into as a...

Highly anticipated release of Madden 17

Highly anticipated release of Madden 17

Mason Urban, Social Media Reporter
October 4, 2016
Filed under Arts, Video Games

The highly anticipated release of the video game Madden 17 happened on August 23. This has given the players a few weeks to get a feel for the game and really see if they like the game and how it compares to previous versions. This game has gotten mostly positive reviews and I for one am a fan of the...

Drama club prepares fall play ’39 Steps’

Drama club prepares fall play ’39 Steps’

Ashlyn Aarness, Photgrapher
October 3, 2016
Filed under Arts, Local Arts

The fall school play is coming up, and this year “The 39 Steps” was chosen.  On Nov. 17, this play will be ready for the public. “The 39 Steps” is a play set in May and June 1914.  It is adapted from a book wrote in 1915 and a film made in 1935.  The original version of this play was...

Netflix original series ‘The Get Down’ popularizes hip hop

Netflix original series ‘The Get Down’ popularizes hip hop

Ben Wicklund, Social Media Reporter
September 27, 2016
Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

"All a man has is his word," says Papa Fuerte (played by Jimmy Smits) in the outstanding new drama series from Netflix, The Get Down. This quote mirrors the struggle of The Get Down Brothers, headed by Ezekiel Figuero (played by Justice Smith) and Shaolin Fantastic (played by Shameik Moore), as a fi...

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