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The Pony Express

Junior Madison Olson watches the Netflix series on the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial a few months after it was released to seek answers about the trial on actor Johnny Depp and his rising star ex wife Amber Heard.

Netflix releases a new series on Johnny Depp and Amber Heard lawsuit

Ava Aspengren, Photography Editor November 5, 2023

 One of the most famous actors on the planet, Johnny Depp, and his rising star ex-wife Amber Heard, went to court after they accused each other of false and defamatory allegations. Depp sued Amber for...

Outside the Guthrie where The Importance of Being Earnest is being shown from Sept. 9 to Oct. 15. The Importance of Being Earnest is about two friends who make up extravagant personas that get them into trouble.

‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ opens with critics calling it “A perfectly crafted comedy.”

Ian Lunneborg, Video Editor November 4, 2023

A comfortable and familiar chill goes through the room as you enter the theater space of the Guthrie. Soft piano music plays from the pit as people file into the room and fill their seats, anticipating...

Freshman Owen Uglem, senior Jenna Baumgartner, freshman Lex Brown and freshman Nyx Lammie rehearse for the play as they are working hard. Their opening night is in November.

Theater department gets ready for ‘The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong’

Ava Bentdahl, Graphics Editor October 1, 2023

  Actors and actresses are working hard to prepare for "The One-Act Play that Goes Wrong." A murder mystery play goes along, but from the very beginning things are going wrong. Set pieces are...

Official poster for the Barbie movie featuring Margot Robbie as Barbie. The movie was released July 21, a week after the posters were published.

Barbie takes a stand against unrealistic expectations (with flat feet!)

Gigi Zawislak, Broadcast Editor September 20, 2023

The world's favorite plastic fashionista has hopped out of the box and onto the big screen in Greta Gerwig's new kaleidoscopic wonderland,  “Barbie." On July 21, “Barbie” sales skyrocketed making...

Little Mermaid Live Acton

The Little Mermaid live-action creates mixed fan reactions

Stella McHugh, Layout Editor June 2, 2023

Starting in 1937, Disney has been taking the world by storm. With 61 feature films, Disney has been collecting fans of all ages for decades.  In recent years the franchise has begun to turn its classic...

SAHS teens view art at The Phipps in Hudson, Wisconsin.

Local teens enter art pieces at The Phipps Center for the Arts

Cathleen Costello, Staff Writer June 1, 2023

For three decades, The Phipps Center for the Arts has been a place to explore, host and celebrate the arts. It is a  destination for visual art, theater, song, and dance in the St. Croix Valley of eastern...

The Zephyr Theater was purchased by the Manitou fund. It now serves as the temporary home of River Grove, who are working out solutions to fit their classes into the new space.

River Grove moves to Zephyr Theater

Ian Parham, Layout Editor May 31, 2023

River Grove is a school focusing uniquely on nature, now being made to leave it. The school has found a new home in the Zephyr Theater after being unable to renew its lease with Wilder Forest. Wilder...

Girl singing in front of audience.

National Honor Society hosts spring coffeehouse

Milena Sandstrom , Podcast Reporter May 16, 2023

The National Honor Society hosts a biannual coffehouse show, which allows students to perform their talents in front of a crowd for everyone to enjoy. The revenue collected from ticket sales gets donated...

The cast of Newsies spread out on a blue-lit stage with the set being them.

‘Newsies’ will awe audiences

Coral Lariviere, Field Reporter April 21, 2023

The production of the musical "Newsies" has been a hit since 2012, when it first came onto Broadway. Ever since, the chorus of "Seize The Day" has been heard in high school theaters nationwide.  As...

Collage of images of a group of teens.

‘Outer Banks’ season Three impresses viewers

Olivia Williams, Podcast Reporter April 13, 2023

If viewers skipped watching season three of "Outer Banks," they would miss an action-packed, plot twist-filled, incredible performance.  In season three of "Outer Banks," the action-packed storyline...

The clue room at the Sherlock Holmes exhibit, where people look around for the most loved and famous Sherlock items. This museum is a family-loved tradition by many.

Sherlock Holmes exhibit closes

Reece Bastyr, Social Media Editor April 8, 2023

How long was 174 years ago? What was going on in the world? America was not looking the best, but Minnesota was determined to collect, preserve and tell the story of the Land of 10,000 lakes. The Minnesota...

Murder Mystery 2 came out March 31 on Netflix. This movie created a lot of buzz about how this movie was not enjoyable compared to the first movie, Murder Mystery 1.

‘Murder Mystery’ should not have been made a sequel

Sara J. Norton, Broadcast Editor In Chief April 7, 2023

"Murder Mystery" movies starring Jennifer Anniston and Adam Sandler have many people talking. On March 31, the sequel movie came out: "Murder Mystery 2". The film is about Nick (Sandler) and Audrey Spitz...

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