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‘Animal Farm’ cast soon will take one act competition by storm

‘Animal Farm’ cast soon will take one act competition by storm

Taylor Lee, Distrubution Reporter

February 6, 2019


Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Photo Slide Shows, Student Life

Last year’s One Act team performed “Scenes from Metamorphoses” and, for the first time in history, went to the Minnesota State High School League [MSHSL] State One Act competition. However, they did not Star at the competition, which is similar to receiving a trophy in sport competitions. The team ...

Ellen’s stand-up ‘Relatable’ premiers on Netflix

Ellen’s stand-up ‘Relatable’ premiers on Netflix

Soren Danelius, Layout Editor

January 17, 2019


Filed under Arts, Podcasts, TV, TV & Film Reviews

Ellen Degeneres, the laugh out loud day-time show host of "The Ellen Show" recently released her first stand-up comedy show in 15 years. The show "Relatable" a Netflix exclusive, was released on Dec. 18, 2018. Degeneres's last stand up "Here and Now" aired in June of 2003 on HBO. When DeGeneres ...

‘On the Basis of Sex’ inspires a new generation

‘On the Basis of Sex’ inspires a new generation

Grace Silbernick, Layout Editor

December 31, 2018


Filed under TV & Film Reviews

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg inspires a new generation with the film “On The Basis Of Sex”. Set in the 1970s, at a time when discrimination on the basis of sex was legal, Ginsburg fights to change the law. The film premieres in a limited release Dec. 25 in line with Justice Ginsburg’s 25th anniversary serv...

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ with several heaping spoonfuls of nostalgia

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ with several heaping spoonfuls of nostalgia

Hannah Sween, Print Editor-in-Chief

December 29, 2018


Filed under TV & Film Reviews

A star-studded cast meets a storyline dripping with nostalgia, "Mary Poppins Returns" has several spoonfuls of adorable parallels and quirky characters. Those expecting a cinematic masterpiece to push their intellectual, artistic minds will be severely disappointed by the film, but those who love so...

‘Aquaman’ swims into theaters

‘Aquaman’ swims into theaters

Nathaniel Willius, Distribution Reporter

December 29, 2018


Filed under TV & Film Reviews

When I went to see Aquaman, I did not expect to enjoy the film, but what I saw took me by surprise. While the movie has a few flaws, it is a film many can enjoy. Aquaman is a superhero action movie that takes place in the DC film universe where Aquaman (Jason Momoa) is told by Mera (Amber Heard) tha...

Netflix’s ‘Bird Box’ chilling message

Netflix’s ‘Bird Box’ chilling message

Paige Speedling, Distribution Reporter

December 23, 2018


Filed under Book Reviews, TV & Film Reviews

Netflix's newly released movie, "Bird Box" came out Dec 13. The movie starring Sandra Bullock set a record for Netflix at 45 million views in the first week, and the movie has only gained in popularity. The movie is based on a deadly force that infects people and makes them kill themselves. Nobody...

Illumination Studios makes a new ‘Grinch’ movie

Illumination Studios makes a new ‘Grinch’ movie

Linda Hill, Podcast Reporter

December 23, 2018


Filed under TV & Film Reviews

You may remember the classic The Grinch movie that you probably watched around Christmas time every year. On Nov. 9 there was a new and updated version that was released in theaters all over the world.  This new classic remake was done by Illumination Studios in Santa Monica, CA. Illumination Studios decided ...

‘Thank U, Next’ by Ariana Grande promotes self love

‘Thank U, Next’ by Ariana Grande promotes self love

Julia Bennett, Busines Editor

December 17, 2018


Filed under Political Opinion, TV & Film Reviews

Ariana Grande’s new hit song, Thank U, Next, got her to the number one slot of the Top 100 Billboard Charts for the first time in her career.  Celebrities everywhere are applauding her for releasing this song promoting self-love, confidence and girl power. Teenage girls around the world are going to so...

Cooks of Crocus Hill welcomes community

Cooks of Crocus Hill welcomes community

Catherine Monty, Distribution Reporter

December 8, 2018


Filed under Political Opinion, TV & Film Reviews

With the holidays approaching, making meals seems to become a top priority. With families and loved ones to please and impress, cooks of the family need someone to show them how to bring out the best in their cooking. When customers enter Cooks of Crocus Hill, a sense of welcoming comes over them...

Bohemian Rhapsody worth the money for Malek, Sing-Along

Bohemian Rhapsody worth the money for Malek, Sing-Along

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

November 27, 2018


Filed under Podcasts, Political Opinion, TV & Film Reviews

In yet another stellar Hollywood portrayal of the gay community, the new Queen biopic felt slightly more like a sit-down concert than the hard hitting film on Mercury's experiences that it so desperately wanted to be. Definitely worth ticket money, but entirely different than the trailer would have one believe. Bohemian Rh...

‘Mamma Mia’ should not go again

‘Mamma Mia’ should not go again

Jordyn Le Vasseur, Layout Editor

November 25, 2018


Filed under TV & Film Reviews

Marcus Theater's screening of "Mamma Mia" and "Mamma Mia 2" was not a success in the box office. This past summer, "Mamma Mia 2" was finally released after the original "Mamma Mia." The first film left off with Meryl Streep who played Donna, getting married to Hilton McRae who was played by, Sam Carmichael....

‘Bumblebee’ film release has audience buzzing

‘Bumblebee’ film release has audience buzzing

Nick Parent, Podcast Reporter

November 20, 2018


Filed under Political Opinion, TV & Film Reviews

The new movie Bumblebee from Transformers comes out Dec. 21 and it has people buzzin'. This will be the seventh movie related to the Transformers series. This features the famous well-known character Bumblebee, a 1967 Volkswagen Beetle, but also in the film everyone can clearly see some of his friends like...