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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 The exhibit will only be available at two more museums before returning to where it was originally made, ...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...

Concerto soloists just announced

Concerto soloists just announced

Kai Knudson, Copy Editor
March 14, 2016
Filed under Arts, Music Scene, Photo Slide Shows

Soloing is one of the most prestigious opportunities a musician can get. It also can be one of the most frightening moments in their musical career, being the focus of an entire audience. This wide spectrum of emotions is part of the Stillwater Concerto Concert. The Concerto Concert takes place...

‘Making a Murderer’: killing it with fans

‘Making a Murderer’: killing it with fans

Craig Sanislo, Layout Editor
February 28, 2016
Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

Since it was released in Dec, "Making a Murderer" has swept the nation. The Netflix original is a 10 part documentary covering the investigation and trial of a murder in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. The documentary is centered around Steven Avery, the man who is accused of the crime. The case is o...

One act Beauty and the Beast demands roaring applause

One act Beauty and the Beast demands roaring applause

Taylor Johnston, Social Media Reporter
February 27, 2016
Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Showcase

  As the story unfolds, Belle transforms in this modern day Beauty and the Beast put on by 20 SAHS students in the one act play competition held by Minnesota High School League. One acts are shorter plays that lack multiple acts.  Theatre students took part in one act plays that began...

Gina Jostes third time DaVinci Fest winner

Gina Jostes third time DaVinci Fest winner

Emalyn Brandt, Copy Editor
February 23, 2016
Filed under Arts, Local Arts, People

She stands behind her art work with flaming amounts of pride and amusement.  Senior Gina Jostes, recently won an award at the DaVinci Fest for the third time as an art grand champion.  This year her art piece titled 'The Mad Hatter’s Garb' won an award in the category of mixed media.  Jost...

Director says ‘Anything Goes’ when it comes to live music

Director says ‘Anything Goes’ when it comes to live music

Mary Burchill, Fashion Blog Editor
February 22, 2016
Filed under Arts, Local Arts

In November of 1934, Anything Goes made its Broadway debut. With dazzling jazzy numbers and a stellar orchestra, it won over audiences and was revived on Broadway twice, winning best revival of a musical both times. Now this classic musical is being performed at Stillwater Area High School. Directed...

‘Hockey Moms’ shoots and scores in Stillwater

‘Hockey Moms’ shoots and scores in Stillwater

Rose Stoebner, Visual Arts Managing Editor
February 14, 2016
Filed under Arts, Photo Slide Shows, TV & Film Reviews

 A Stillwater mom has come into the spotlight by starring in the new show "Hockey Moms". The show follows four different hockey moms: Angie, Shontel, Shay and Gwen. Hockey Moms airs Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. on 45 TV. Gwen Marty  is proud parent of two Stillwater kids: Truman Wojski, a 8th grade ...

The Forest ridicules the Aokigahara culture

The Forest ridicules the Aokigahara culture

Jordan Fulin, Editor in Chief
February 13, 2016
Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

For years, Japan’s Aokigahara forest has been masked in mystery and urban legend. Countless stories of it being a suicide site have made it grim amongst tourists and locals. It is a perfect and original set-up for a horror film. The film The Forest tries to capitalize on this setting and it u...

Beauty of ‘The Revenant’

Beauty of ‘The Revenant’

Chris Gilleo, Photographer
February 12, 2016
Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

There is only one thing that can result from a combination of heavy breathing, raw meat and Leonardo DiCaprio:  a critically acclaimed movie. The Revenant was released in late 2015, quickly catching the eye of movie-goers everywhere.  Set in 1823 Montana and South Dakota, the story follows the str...

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