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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...

Lady Gaga’s pops with new album

Lady Gaga’s pops with new album

Cassie Hansen, In Studio Anchor
February 11, 2016
Filed under Arts, Music Scene

Lady Gaga over the years has made a name for herself as a pop icon. Her ability to remain a relevant artist since her debut album in 2008, The Fame, is testimony to her ability to sing catchy pop songs and her uninhibited taste in clothing. Although it has been 2 years since her most recent releas...

Bieber rises with Purpose

Bieber rises with Purpose

Noah Linder, Podcast Editor
January 15, 2016
Filed under Arts, Music Scene

Canadian singer Justin Bieber is at it again. Coming back for his fifth studio album, Bieber’s Purpose is his way back into the big leagues after a two year album drought. Released on Nov. 13, 2015, Purpose sold 522,000 copies in one week. His comeback album features 13 songs and a total of 48 mi...

Young musician excels in blues brother band

Young musician excels in blues brother band

Megan Karnuth, Online Editor
January 13, 2016
Filed under Arts, Music Scene

It all started with receiving his first drum kit on Christmas morning. Normally kids get toys and treats from their parents that they grow out of, but at age eight, Evan ran down the stairs, looked under the tree, and began his music career. The beginnings of a young musician Sophomore Evan Campbe...

Da Vinci Fest molds inventive minds

Da Vinci Fest molds inventive minds

Dante Hoyos, Distribution Reporter
January 12, 2016
Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

  Da Vinci Fest is an annual art and science fair sponsored by The Partnership Plan that takes place at the high school. Stillwater students are encouraged to compete in the festival, but enrollment in the festival is open to all students in District 834. This year the school is hosting the...

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