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Winter concert brings holiday cheer

Winter concert brings holiday cheer

Mary Burchill, Fashion Blog Editor
January 12, 2016
Filed under Arts, Music Scene, Photo Slide Shows

Bringing music together and captivating audiences is something Stillwater Area High School is becoming known for with the award-winning high school music department. The Winter Concert is a music department tradition bringing together the Orchestra, band and choir for a holiday cheer masterpiece. ...

‘The Rouge One’ takes on theatres

‘The Rouge One’ takes on theatres

Gideon Bimpey, Social Media Reporter
January 9, 2016
Filed under Arts

The Star Wars franchise has never failed to disappoint its fans, and it plans to add to the legend and possibly top it with the latest installment, Rouge One: A Star Wars Story. The Star Wars Franchise started in 1977 with Episode IV: A New Hope. Since then, the Star Wars series has boomed into a cult...

‘The Good Dinosaur’, demonstrates bravery, too intense

‘The Good Dinosaur’, demonstrates bravery, too intense

Liv Krusinski, In-Studio Camera Editor
December 24, 2015
Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

The movie industry's newest so called family friendly film, The Good Dinosaur, not only has stunning visuals, quality humor and messages of bravery and loyalty, it is surprisingly filled with many intense scenes of danger that do not seem fit for a children's movie. This film although visually inducing, ke...

Happy 50th Christmas Charlie Brown

Happy 50th Christmas Charlie Brown

Rose Stoebner, Visual Arts Managing Editor
December 20, 2015
Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

This season marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most cherished classical Christmas films. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is a mark of the holiday season. For many people it is a family tradition to watch the special every year. On Dec. 9, 1965, “A Charlie Brown Christmas” was first re...

Winter Coffeehouse: music, talent and soul

Winter Coffeehouse: music, talent and soul

Brian Jaap, Layout Editor
December 18, 2015
Filed under Arts, Music Scene

The biannual concert is one of the many fundraisers that NHS hosts. It is completely student-lead and all of the acts are chosen based off of auditions. As usual, all money raised will go to a charitable cause. This year, NHS is donating all funds to Bantfwana Phambili, an organization that provid...

Zach Sawyer conducts first orchestra concert

Zach Sawyer conducts first orchestra concert

Sam DiStefano, Photographer
December 7, 2015
Filed under Arts, Music Scene, Showcase

As the orchestra students walked on stage for the first time on Nov. 12, they were nervous. For some it was their first time playing on this stage. But this was also the first time Zach Sawyer has conducted his own orchestra. Not just one orchestra either, he conducted three orchestras and also got ...

Microsoft Surface Book surges into market

Microsoft Surface Book surges into market

Noah Linder, Podcast Editor
December 6, 2015
Filed under Lifestyle, Local Arts, Student Life, Technology & Gaming

People rely on laptops and tablets everyday.  They are used to take notes, send emails, communicate and stay connected. Companies are forever trying to produce a tablet than can replace  laptops and a laptop that can replace tablets. Microsoft has continued to create cutting-edge tablets that c...

Star Wars Episode 7: A new hype

Star Wars Episode 7: A new hype

Michael Skelton, Podcast Editor
December 6, 2015
Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

The upcoming and long awaited continuation of the Star Wars series has finally arrived. Fans around the world are excited to see how Disney may have revived the series, or brought it down like the disappointment that was the recent trilogy (episodes 1-3) according to most fans. Star Wars episode VI...

St. Croix Ballet prepares 15th annual Nutcracker performance

St. Croix Ballet prepares 15th annual Nutcracker performance

Mary Burchill, Fashion Blog Editor
December 5, 2015
Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

The St. Croix Ballet has made performing the Nutcracker an annual event since 1990, every year dancers work tirelessly to put on an unforgettable performance for Thanksgiving weekend. These dancers work five to six days a week, 20 hours a week, constantly running over numbers and working tireless...

Say ‘Hello’ to Adele’s new album

Say ‘Hello’ to Adele’s new album

Cailey Boisvert, Online Photographer
December 4, 2015
Filed under Arts, Music Scene

With Adele's newest single entitled "Hello" climbing the charts in over 20 different countries and breaking records worldwide; Billboard, Fuse, and other sources call "25"  the most anticipated album of 2015. The British singer and songwriter Adele is back with her newest album entitled "25". H...

Mockingjay part two sets theaters on fire

Mockingjay part two sets theaters on fire

Erin Lemanski, Photographer
December 1, 2015
Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

Many have kept up with the Hunger Games series, whether it be by reading books or watching the movies. Now the moment has come for the series to come to an end. The producers of Mockingjay part two have released the final trailer for the new movie. Leaving viewers anticipating the day they will get to see it ...

Improv troupe laughs their way to the stage

Improv troupe laughs their way to the stage

Caroline Allessi, Social Media Managing Editor
December 1, 2015
Filed under Arts, Local Arts

A resounding chorus of laughs and cheers will be floating out of the auditorium on Dec. 5. On stage, the Stillwater Improv Troupe will be performing, making up skits and scenes on the spot. For the first time ever, the community will have the chance to watch students performing improv. However, though c...

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