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Marvel’s newest edition ‘Black Panther’ looks to make a bang in eye’s of viewers

Marvel’s newest edition ‘Black Panther’ looks to make a bang in eye’s of viewers

Noah Pasiuk, Social Media Editor

February 15, 2018


Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

Many marvel fans wait in anticipation for the release of the newest marvel movie Black Panther.  The action packed thriller is set to release in theaters on Feb. 16th. Black Panther looks to make a big impact on not only the marvel fan base but the Hollywood critics as well. While many wait for the rel...

February marks beginning of Black History Month

February marks beginning of Black History Month

Hannah Sween, Layout Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Arts

February is Black History Month, a celebration of the achievements of African Americans and their central role in U.S. history. Each year there is a theme associated with the month, this year’s theme is “African Americans in times of war”. “It’s a month specifically for black people and to appreciat...

Goetzke dances through life

Goetzke dances through life

Hannah Boardman, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2018


Filed under Arts, Feature, People, Showcase

Body-aches, tired muscles, swollen feet, extreme exhaustion. All of these sound like symptoms of an illness, or side effects of a medication, but for freshman Isabel Goetzke they're proof that she's done something right. Ballet is a historically difficult type of dance, with dancers trying to obtain...

Musical heir to the O’Shea Irish Dance throne

Musical heir to the O’Shea Irish Dance throne

Hannah Sween, Layout Editor

January 30, 2018


Filed under Arts, Local Arts, People

The bright, colorful stage lights turn on, focusing toward a young girl standing at the back of the stage. The man behind the piano begins the introduction, stumbles, but continues playing. The girl begins to sing in her lovely mezzo-soprano as the other musicians join in behind her. They continue to...

Acosta shares meaningful lyrics with the world

Acosta shares meaningful lyrics with the world

Tess Schoenborn, Online Editor

January 24, 2018


Filed under Feature, Local Arts, music, People

The studio was dark, only lit with colorful Christmas lights. It was hot and muggy from the amount of focus that was happening within his mind. The music produced was playing in the back, not loud but definitely not quiet. He pounded his fist against the desk as he continued to try to read the lyrics corre...

One Act troupe brings life to ‘Metamorphoses’

One Act troupe brings life to ‘Metamorphoses’

Ellie Faeth, Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2018


Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Read & Watch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql2n5dzY-6U After advancing to the sub-sections last year, the One Act troupe is back again to make it even farther in the competition this year. Directed by Grif Sadow, this talented cast will perform scenes from "Metamorphoses," by Mary Zimmerman, a play based on ...

‘I Am Somali’ presents exhibit at Minneapolis Institute of Art

‘I Am Somali’ presents exhibit at Minneapolis Institute of Art

Fotini Kloos, Announcement Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under Arts, Local Arts

  In Somalia, poetry is considered an artistic expression with the land in Somalia being sometimes called the “the land of the bards”. The country is known for their poetry and to embrace the power of spoken word. This is because part of Somalia’s long Islamic tradition, which discourages vi...

Art classes provide avenue to express creativity

Art classes provide avenue to express creativity

Sophi Jensen, Editorial Cartoonist Editor

January 15, 2018


Filed under Arts, Local Arts

Sophomore Peter Wilhelmi enjoys art classes high school has to offer and continues to learn new skills. Graphic design class expands his talents and interests in the arts.  There are many young adults drawn to the arts. High school art classes have much to offer to striving students. Many students ...

Choir shows dedication to singing

Choir shows dedication to singing

Madison Weispfenning, Editorial Cartoonist

January 2, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Sopranos, altos, tenors, baritones, and bass’ are working hard to show their dedication to singing. The Stillwater Choir proves that they are more than just a choir. Not only do they have in class rehearsals, but they also have sectionals once a week at 7 a.m. Though many hate to wake up early, these students do...

Highly anticipated Taylor Swift album Reputation released

Highly anticipated Taylor Swift album Reputation released

Gabi Danielson, Field Read and Watch Team Reporter

December 11, 2017


Filed under Arts, music

Taylor Swift’s new album Reputation came out Nov. 10. It is her first album in over three years. Her fans are thrilled because they have been waiting for a long time for this album. Reputation is a lot different than her previous albums because it seems to have a bit of a dark twist to it. He...

Listening or playing music benefits creativity, health

Listening or playing music benefits creativity, health

Emma Polucha, Online Editor

December 10, 2017


Filed under Arts, Local Arts

Playing and listening to music is a way to escape from the world. It helps students forget their problems and be in their own little universe. In addition, it opens a whole new world up to those who need a new beginning or need a new hobby. Most students have been in a music program since elementary sc...

ArtReach St. Croix prepares for upcoming exhibit

ArtReach St. Croix prepares for upcoming exhibit

Noah Schoolman, Copy Editor

December 9, 2017


Filed under Arts, Local Arts

ArtReach St. Croix is a non-profit organization that spreads artwork throughout the St. Croix Valley. They have a house in Stillwater that hosts art galleries for artists using many different mediums of art. There is a new art gallery coming up that will take place from Nov. 16 to Dec. 30. Three art...

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