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Zephyr Depot to reopen as community theater

Zephyr Depot to reopen as community theater

Madison Weispfenning, Editorial Cartoonist

November 4, 2017


Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

Community gives a sense of home and hope. The Zephyr Theater, opening in downtown Stillwater, has effectively gave a sense of home even without a building. In early 2016, the Zephyr decided that they wanted to bring the arts together and build a 330 seat professional theater in the Zephyr Depot ...

October, season of classic horror movies

October, season of classic horror movies

Michael VanLieshout, Online Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

October is the season of horror, Halloween and spooky memes.  A survey of 100 students finds out what their favorite spooky movies are. Out of the choices given, IT (2017) was the all time favorite with 'The Conjuring 2', coming in second. Senior Fiona Mattson likes how horror movies keep her o...

Students take part in a professional film

Alexandra Ewing, Video Field Reporter

October 31, 2017


Filed under Arts

https://www.facebook.com/120801061900816/videos/130314107616178/ Being part of a movie is something most people can only imagine. For seniors Flora-Sherr Nelson, Emma Atkins, Lee Menzel and Ivy Lariviere, it is a reality. These students got to help work on set of the film “They Got Us Agai...

Favorite movie genres revealed

Favorite movie genres revealed

Kaitlyn Kirby, Business Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

Alternative Copy Story by Kaitlyn Kirby A survey of students reveals what genres of movies students prefer. The options were sci-fi, drama, action, horror, and comedy. A majority of people enjoyed either horror or comedy, with drama, action, and sci-fi coming in behind the two major categories. Ju...

Shire Literary Center gives haunted trolley tours

Shire Literary Center gives haunted trolley tours

Alyssa Bump, Social Media Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under Arts, Local Arts

Alternative Copy Story by Alyssa Bump This year in downtown Stillwater, the Shire Literary Center and Zephyr Theater, are giving haunted trolly tours. Most people don't plan on taking the tour, but some are still undecided. Many people are afraid of jump scares, while others are not bothered at all by ...

‘Riverdale’, ‘Stranger Things’ return to Netflix

‘Riverdale’, ‘Stranger Things’ return to Netflix

Josie Scherek, Social Media Editor

October 22, 2017


Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

Alternative Copy Story by Josie Scherek This month, two new seasons of shows are coming to Netflix. Oct. 12, 'Riverdale' is getting a new season and on Oct. 27, Stranger things season two is coming out. 'Riverdale' is a hit TV series based off Archie comics with a dark and mysterious atmosphere. S...

Theater department prepares for performance ‘Grease’

Theater department prepares for performance ‘Grease’

Sophia Jensen, Editorial Cartoonist Editor

October 21, 2017


Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Local Arts, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

Grease is the first musical theater production of the school year. The performance involves a variety of students, such as the male and female leads. The performance runs Oct. 13-15 and Oct. 26-29 in the high school auditorium. This musical demonstrates the romance between two teens invo...

Sophie Vogel stars in ‘Grease’

Sophie Vogel stars in ‘Grease’

Mira LaNasa, Editor-in-Chief

October 20, 2017


Filed under Arts, People, Photo Slide Shows

Senior Sophie Vogel’s day begins at 6:10 a.m., and ends later than 12 a.m. She wakes up, goes to school, orchestra, work, rehearsal and finally home to study and do homework. All of this work is worth it to her though, as she finally has her dream role as Sandy in the musical ‘Grease.’ ...

Colin Campbell and the Shackletons reveal their favorite songs

Colin Campbell and the Shackletons reveal their favorite songs

Tess Schoenborn, Online Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under Arts, Local Arts

Alternative Copy Story by Tess Schoenborn Colin Campbell and the Shackletons are a local band that have become popular in the Twin Cities.  The members of the band are brothers and they have had one of their songs played on a local radio station. Colin Campbell and the Shackletons have become fon...

New NBA 2K18 game elicits mixed reviews

New NBA 2K18 game elicits mixed reviews

Luke Higgins, Business Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Arts, Video Games

Alternative Copy Story by Luke Higgins The new NBA 2K18 game is now out and was the best selling game on Xbox and PS4, despite players complaining about problems within the game. People complain that the game forces players to spend their money in the game to level up your player. Many of the people su...

Student Council hosts movie night at Pony Stadium

Rose Deziel, Copy Editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under Local Arts, Local News, News, Read & Watch

With the new freshmen added to the high school, there are more students attending the school than ever before.  That being said, student council is really focusing on student inclusion this year.  To do this, they thought that it would be best to bring the school together for a movie on the football...

Soundest festival shows exciting lineup

Soundest festival shows exciting lineup

Maddy Baker, Copy Editor

May 9, 2017


Filed under Arts

The time has come when the nation decides to hold all types of festivals in multiple states across the country. Some of the more notable ones include Coachella, Lollapalooza and Ultra Music Festival. Now that the weather is warming up, people are breaking out their best festival attire. Around thi...

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