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Musical ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ features new talent

Musical ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ features new talent

Madison Weispfenning, Editorial Cartoonist

April 6, 2018


Filed under Arts, Featured Videos, Local Arts, Showcase

The theater department is hard at work preparing for the spring musical "Bye Bye Birdie". Originally performed as a Broadway show called “Let’s Go Steady” in 1960, “Bye Bye Birdie” eventually became a musical movie known for their Elvis-based character Conrad Birdie. Bye Bye Birdie...

Lea Brynestad uses art background to create a book

Lea Brynestad uses art background to create a book

Tess Schoenborn, Online Editor

April 4, 2018


Filed under Arts, Local Arts

Lea Brynestad, junior Ben Brynestad’s mom, is writing and illustrating a children’s book for her students at Rutherford Elementary. She has previously taught at many other elementary schools in the Stillwater district. Brynestad has taught art in the Stillwater district for over 10 years. She holds a ...

French exchange students reveal favorite musicians

French exchange students reveal favorite musicians

Michael VanLieshout, Online Editor

April 3, 2018


Filed under Arts

French exchange students sophomore Paul Guillard, freshman Gabin Haran and junior Axel Le Bert show us their favorite French music artists. To americans, little is known about foreign non-anglophone music culture. ...

Art Cart gives children a chance to create

Art Cart gives children a chance to create

Hunter Hippel, Online Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2018


Filed under Arts

The Art Cart Event at the Stillwater Public Library is every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. It is an opporunity for young kids to exprience arts and crafts at a young age. ...

Fortnite action survival game rises in popularity

Fortnite action survival game rises in popularity

Luke Higgins, Distribution Reporter

March 24, 2018


Filed under Arts

Fortnite is an action survival game where the player uses teamwork, strategic thinking and a lot of creativity to be the last person standing. The game has exploded in popularity recently due to the game being free to play and the unique ability to fight against people, gather rescources and build structures...

Students cast in Phipps production ‘Once Upon A Mattress’

Students cast in Phipps production ‘Once Upon A Mattress’

Fotini Kloos, Announcements Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Local Arts

In this beloved musical comedy, students are imitating a story from the broadway classic. Princess Winifred arrives at Prince Dauntless the Drab’s castle hoping for the hand of the prince. His mother, Queen Agravain, insists that her son can only marry a princess of true blood one that can feel a pea ...

Academy Awards showcase best aspects of film industry

Academy Awards showcase best aspects of film industry

Mikayla Cousineau, Distribution Reporter

March 3, 2018


Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the Academy Awards, otherwise known as the “Oscars.” It is a ceremony which recognizes excellence in the American film industry. This year’s host, Jimmy Kimmel, will be announcing and presenting the winners of the 24 categories with an Oscar. Who are the ...

Changes to popular music over time

Changes to popular music over time

Noah Schoolman, Copy Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Arts

Popular music is ever changing throughout the years. Like a river, it ebbs and flows, always in motion. Most people have a personal favorite era of music. It is very interesting to see how music has changed over the years and what a couple students think are the best time periods for pop music. ...

Community offers events for ‘I Love to Read Month’

Community offers events for ‘I Love to Read Month’

Emma Polucha, Layout Editor

February 25, 2018


Filed under Arts

In this day and age, technology is everything. People often look to phones for entertainment but it is not always the healthiest option. Putting down the phone and picking up a book is a very different way of entertainment. During I Love to Read month, that is exactly what happens. Every year ...

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

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

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, People, 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...