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Billie Eilish drops new album after quick rise to fame

Billie Eilish drops new album after quick rise to fame

Hannah Genosky, Distribution Reporter

April 5, 2019


Filed under Arts, Music

Billie Eilish is 17 years old, has over 13.5 million followers and had her United States tour sell out in less than a minute. She is pop music prodigy and is one of the fastest growing singers. Eilish released her sophomore album titled, “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP,  WHERE DO WE GO?” on March 29 and going on a Un...

‘Captain Marvel’: a safe step forward for heroines

‘Captain Marvel’: a safe step forward for heroines

Hannah Sween, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2019


Filed under Arts, Podcasts, TV & Film Reviews

“Captain Marvel” sets new standards for the Marvel Comics Universe. The film, featuring a fighter pilot turned alien soldier turned cosmic superhero, is the first Marvel movie to center around the story of a female superhero. The heroine Vers (Brie Larson), a warrior with no memory from the planet K...

Jonas Brothers make a comeback with new single ‘Sucker’

Jonas Brothers make a comeback with new single ‘Sucker’

Julia Bennett, Business Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Arts, Featured Videos, Music

The Jonas Brothers returned to the music scene after a six year hiatus. The band broke up in October 2013 and left fans disappointed. Many questioned if the band would get back together after the Instagram was reactivated in Jan. 2018, but the brothers finally returned nearly a year later. The brothers ...

Airpods trend skyrockets after holiday season

Airpods trend skyrockets after holiday season

Carina Block, Copy Editor

March 3, 2019


Filed under Podcasts, Product Reviews

AirPods have been an extremely popular technology this school year. A fair portion of students own a set of AirPods, with even more students owning them after receiving them for Christmas. AirPods are wireless headphones released by Apple™ that can last for five hours of listening to music without nee...

‘Lego Movie 2’ delivers solid performance, falls short of the first

‘Lego Movie 2’ delivers solid performance, falls short of the first

Derek Berg, Podcast Reporter

February 9, 2019


Filed under TV & Film Reviews

Sequels always have a hard time living up to the originals. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part did not meet the high flying expectations of the first Lego Movie, mainly because the first was so genius and delightful to watch. But, The Lego Movie 2 delivered a solid performance that is nothing to be ash...

‘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 ...

‘Conversations with a Killer: the Ted Bundy Tapes’ excites true crime fans

‘Conversations with a Killer: the Ted Bundy Tapes’ excites true crime fans

Kyra O'Loughlin, Layout Editor

January 31, 2019


Filed under TV & Film Reviews

"Maybe don't watch it alone," warned Netflix to its viewers. Netflix released "Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes" on Jan. 24. The series depicts the victims, conviction and execution of infamous serial killer Ted Bundy-based on his own words. The docuseries began streaming 30 years to the day when Bundy was executed. Since its release, the ...

‘Rent: Live’ becomes partially live

‘Rent: Live’ becomes partially live

Antonio Garcia, Distribution Reporter

January 28, 2019


Filed under TV & Film Reviews

Rent: Live, a groundbreaking and musical rendition, was aired Sunday, Jan. 27 on Fox. The broadcast emerged to be only partially live due to an actor breaking his foot the day before the airing. The television special was based on the 2005 award-winning 'Rent' movie. The film was adapted from a B...

Backstreet returns to fame with new album ‘DNA’

Backstreet returns to fame with new album ‘DNA’

Ellsa Ohmann, Layout Editor

January 26, 2019


Filed under Music, Podcasts

With their first album in six years, their first Grammy nomination in 17 years and their first song in the “Hot 100” in 11 years, Backstreet is back alright and they're here to stay. Going on year 26, the Backstreet Boys (often abbreviated BSB) are back with their new hit album DNA released Jan 25...

‘Glass’ shatters box office

‘Glass’ shatters box office

Joseph Devins, Business Editor

January 21, 2019


Filed under Podcasts, TV & Film Reviews

Glass is a movie written, directed and produced by M. Night Shyamalan. Taking a different view of how superheroes are portrayed on the silver screen. Premiering Jan. 18, Glass took the top box office draw of the weekend. A thriller with a trivial end Glass is an anticipated movie that missed the ma...

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 ...

La Carreta, more than Mexican

La Carreta, more than Mexican

John Franklin, Copy Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Product Reviews

A new restaurant in Stillwater has arrived.  Located on Market Drive where the Meet Market formerly was, La Carreta Authentic Mexican restaurant is a place raving about.  When walking into La Carreta, one should notice the menu.  Most customers may look at the menu and see items they have never seen...

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