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Seniors say goodbye to Con Amici

Seniors say goodbye to Con Amici

Jonathan Rustad, Copy Editor
May 9, 2016
Filed under Arts, Music Scene, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

On May 2, music echoed throughout the historic auditorium of the Washington County Courthouse.  The melodies were performed by the Con Amici Orchestra.  After preparing for months, their final concert for the year was ready and it was designed to impress. This extracurricular ensemble of student...

From a cloud of dust to an art gallery

From a cloud of dust to an art gallery

Joslyn Reiche, Fashion Blog Editor
May 5, 2016
Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Photo Slide Shows

At Stillwater’s Art Reach, there was an art show, March 31-May 14, consisting of pictures taken during the dust bowl and paintings from local artists.. Many of the artists used The Grapes of Wrath as another starting point for their art work. Not only were there paintings and pictures, there were...

High School Visual Arts contest presents new opportunities for students

High School Visual Arts contest presents new opportunities for students

Lily Marchan, Online Editor
May 5, 2016
Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Photo Slide Shows

The White Bear Center for the Arts (WCBA) sponsored a High School Visual Arts contest. Students from the Northeast Metro in grades 9-12th were invited to enter original pieces of art in this juried art show that also had cash prizes for exemplary pieces. With encouragement from art teacher, Car...

Allegiant disappoints fans

Laura Ilkka, Photographer
April 29, 2016
Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

The Divergent Series has been a popular book and movie franchise for the past few years. The newest, Allegiant, is the third and final part of the saga. Although because of Hollywood trends of continuing on with sequels, this is only the second to last movie to be put out. Prior Divergent movies did...

Cook catches judges eye

Cook catches judges eye

Hannah Drake, Layout Editor
April 28, 2016
Filed under Arts, People

Photography is more than just taking pictures of things that are considered beautiful. To junior Dylan Cook, it is about having the ability to capture a compelling moment in time and because of this, Cook has been selected as a finalist in the Photographer’s Forum 36th Annual College and High Sch...

Concert Wind Symphony takes on the Kennedy Center

Concert Wind Symphony takes on the Kennedy Center

Grace Donner, Visual Arts Managing Editor
April 28, 2016
Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Photo Slide Shows

  The high school auditorium was resonating with the sounds of a symphony. The Concert Wind Symphony played their spring concert on April 17, which showcased all their work leading up to this point. The group played music they have been working on throughout the school year. Recently, t...

Move over iTunes new apps taking over

Move over iTunes new apps taking over

Zach Toohey, Copy Editor
April 9, 2016
Filed under Arts, Music Scene

The act of listening to music has been an unconditional tradition for hundreds of years. We have moved from records to tapes and now to the world of smartphones. iTunes has always dominated the music market, offering every song you could ever think of for a low price of $1.29. But recently music apps ha...

Mary Burchill appears in ‘A Chorus Line’

Mary Burchill appears in ‘A Chorus Line’

Kleio Vrohidis, Online Editor
April 9, 2016
Filed under Arts, Local Arts

Walking down the halls, what would seem like the average high school student, is completely opposite. Junior Mary Burchill is far from average. "Triple threat" is a word that can greatly describe Mary. Since she exceeds in the arts, specifically, acting, singing and dancing, Mary has been able to s...

Dark Souls: Infamously difficult game thrills fans

Dark Souls: Infamously difficult game thrills fans

Eric Longnecker, Podcast Editor
April 8, 2016
Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

Dark Souls is a franchise receiving its third entry (fourth, if you count the predecessor, Demon's Souls) and from what little information given, many fans of the series are excited to see more, as the developers have only given information through trailers and few gaming magazine screenshots an...

Exhibit unwraps history of mummification through new technology

Exhibit unwraps history of mummification through new technology

Katie Hutton, Online Editor-in-Chief
April 8, 2016
Filed under Arts, Twin Cities Venues

Walk into history with the new exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota, Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs. The exhibit runs now until Sept. 5, and features mummies from both Egypt and Peru. The exhibit will only be available at two more museums before returning to where it was originally made, ...

Batman vs. Superman: The battle of the century

Batman vs. Superman: The battle of the century

Nathan Novonty, Social Media Editor
April 7, 2016
Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

Batman vs. Superman, The Dark Knight vs. The Man of Steel, Bruce Wayne vs. Clark Kent, the greatest rivalry in the history of comic book history. The two most popular superheroes of the DC comics franchise are finally making dreams come true. The two heroes are coming together to duel it out t...

Zootopia makes fans go wild

Zootopia makes fans go wild

Christopher Gilleo, Photographer
March 20, 2016
Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

Imagining a world without humans is a difficult task.  Most people would imagine sprawling forests, untouched by industry.  However, in Walt Disney Pictures' newest animated movie Zootopia a more fantastical view is taken. Zootopia takes place in a world where humans never came into bei...

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