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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...

Hanks portrays Sully, possibly one of his best performances

Hanks portrays Sully, possibly one of his best performances

Owen Landrud, Social Media Reporter
September 25, 2016
Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

The new movie Sully starring the superstar Tom Hanks, tells the true story of the plane that made the emergency landing on the Hudson River in 2009. However, this movie may fall flat if they are not able to stretch this event out into a full length feature film. Captain Chesley Sullenberg, pilot of fl...

Netflix hits big with original content

Netflix hits big with original content

Linnea Phillips, Layout Editor
September 19, 2016
Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

Netflix original content is growing and has been met with a resounding, "Yes!" from viewers and critics. Content on Netflix is changing, for the better. In the last few years Netflix has been releasing  more and higher quality content, and the people can't contain their excitement. In general, many people...

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ may actually be cursed

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ may actually be cursed

Ellie Faeth, Copy Editor
September 16, 2016
Filed under Arts, Book Reviews

Although the eighth book of the beloved series was long-awaited, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is sadly not what readers expected. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, released July 31, is a play and book written by J.K Rowling, the author of the original Harry Potter series, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne. It...

Jungle Book swings into theaters

Jungle Book swings into theaters

Mary Burchill, Fashion Blog Editor
May 11, 2016
Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

Within the last year, Disney has formed a highly anticipated line-up of movies. Some of the most popular are the re-imagined classics told in live action. On April 15, The Jungle Book was released and is now receiving a roar of praise. The Jungle Book is directed by Emmy-winning director and actor Jon...

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