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‘American Horror Story’ thrilling entertainment

‘American Horror Story’ thrilling entertainment

Elizabeth Morrissey, Team Lead
November 22, 2015
Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

There is something about being scared that people love to hate. There are genres and sub-genres, a lot of people that love the horror of gory movies, thrilling books, and ground breaking television shows. American Horror Story entertained over a million people on its premier on Oct. 7. What makes this...

First Annual Elementary Band Festival

First Annual Elementary Band Festival

Megan Brandt, Social Media Reporter
November 20, 2015
Filed under Arts, Music Scene

The first annual elementary band festival went off with a blast on Monday, Nov 9 in the Stillwater Area High School gym. "I am excited to perform, and I hope all the kids are excited too," senior Claire Weber said. Stillwater Wind Symphony students began setting up the event at 2:30. The sixth g...

Theater brings laughs to the holidays

Theater brings laughs to the holidays

Alex Scharz, Distribution Reporter
November 15, 2015
Filed under Arts, Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows

The theater department has two new additions, a new director and a new holiday tradition. Theater director Grif Sadow is new to this year and he has a new show coming at the beginning of Dec. Holiday Comedy Show. Improvisation is not part of the theater department or it was not until Grif Sadow...

NHS pairs with Bantfwana Phambili to bring secondary education to South Africa

NHS pairs with Bantfwana Phambili to bring secondary education to South Africa

Shenyn Gale, Print Photographer
October 28, 2015
Filed under Arts

Everyone deserves a good education. It is crucial in the world we live in to get the best education possible, but not every student gets the same opportunities as others, and because of that, Stillwater's National Honors Society, joins Bantfwana Phambili to help give African students a chance at a secondary...

Concert Wind Symphony haunts the ELC

Concert Wind Symphony haunts the ELC

Taylor Johnston, Social Media Editor
October 28, 2015
Filed under Arts, Multimedia, Music Scene, Photo Slide Shows

Concert Wind Symphony is hosting a haunted maze in the ELC on Oct. 30 from 5 p.m to 10 p.m. Tickets will be $5 for kids and $7 for adults. They are hosting this haunted maze in hopes to raise enough money for each student so they are able to go on a trip to Washington D.C. On April 31 Concert Wind...

Fall Colors Festival returns to Stillwater for 31st year

Fall Colors Festival returns to Stillwater for 31st year

Caroline Allessi, Social Media Editor
October 27, 2015
Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Showcase

On October 3 and 4, Lowell Park was abuzz with art and music during Stillwater's 31st annual Fall Colors Festival.  For the past 31 years in early October, thousands of people have gathered to admire, critique and purchase the work of local artists.  However, not only is this event ideal for art fanatics, it ...

Sadow brings a new light to the stage

Sadow brings a new light to the stage

Adam Sutcliffe, In-Studio Director
October 20, 2015
Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Showcase

Whether he is on the stage coordinating a particularly tricky scene for a student to get the hang of, or backstage talking with his co-directors, or in the house simply watching his students perform, new theater coordinator Grif Sadow has begun a new period of theater for the school. "I went to a ...

‘You Can’t Take it With You’ kicks off the year

‘You Can’t Take it With You’ kicks off the year

Kai Knudson, Advertising Editor
October 19, 2015
Filed under Arts, Local Arts

After years of kicking off the fall theater year with a Shakespeare play under former director Haeri Tollefson; the new director, Grif Sadow, has gone a more curt, comedic approach with George S. Kaufman's and Moss Hart's 'You Can't Take it With You.' The theater department is performing this play fr...

‘Straight Outta Compton’ exceeds expectations

‘Straight Outta Compton’ exceeds expectations

Daniel Onufer, In-Studio Video Editor
October 13, 2015
Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

When I was researching Straight Outta Compton, I'll admit, I had low expectations for this movie. I first looked to IMDb, because they generally have pretty unbiased film reviews. They described the movie as, "The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in ...

‘Cinderella’ brings magic to the stage

‘Cinderella’ brings magic to the stage

Rachel LeMire, Photographer
May 16, 2015
Filed under Arts, Local Arts

This spring, the theatre welcomes a bit of magic to the stage. Joyful songs, dancing, and laughter will delight children and adults alike in the final school year production of 2015, "Cinderella". On May 8 and 9, the charming fairy tale will take place and marks the end of another successful ye...

Students surprised by music mix up

Tessa Rosa, Online Editor-In-Chief
May 13, 2015
Filed under Arts, Music Scene

In each aspect of high school, there is one big event that groups prepare for. For sports it is state, academics it is finals, for music it is contest. Contests are very important to musicians because it is a chance for them to play music for three judges as well as an audience of other ensembles an...

Walker Art Center produces Rock the Garden line up

Tiffany Horwath, Team Lead Editor
April 30, 2015
Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Music Scene, Twin Cities Venues

On June 2o and 21 bands will be taking over the stage at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. 10 bands from Minnesota -- punk legends to rock-and-roll history icons -- will be performing at this two day music festival. Rock the Garden is an annual musical festival that was first started by the art center in 1998. By 2008 the fe...

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