The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

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...

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...

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School
Arts