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NPR radio features CIS choir

NPR radio features CIS choir

Andria Barrett, Photographer

January 8, 2017


Filed under Arts, Local Arts

Dec. 4 the College in the Schools, (CIS) choir was chosen to have two of their songs aired on the radio. The class traveled to the Ordway in St. Paul to record Tykus Tykus, a Lithuanian folk song by Vaclovas Augustinas and Alleluia by Fredrik Sixten. At 3 p.m. their songs aired on the popular NPR Classical S...

‘Pippin’: cast prepares for spring musical

‘Pippin’: cast prepares for spring musical

Teagan Andrews, Copy Editor

January 7, 2017


Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Photo Slide Shows, Read & Watch

    Pippin the musical comes this spring 2017. The five time Tony Award winning musical will be put on by students this spring in the auditorium. Auditions took place on Dec. 8 and 9 for Katelyn Larson, the choir director, and Grif Sadow, the theatre director. A lot of students showed up to t...

Second year of improv progressing with hardwork

Second year of improv progressing with hardwork

Aaron Yang, Online Editor

December 5, 2016


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In only its first year, the Stillwater Improv Troupe has shined their light on many students throughout the year. Now that this year has started, the Stillwater Improv Troupe is looking forward to perform again, and be even more successful. While the actors and actresses perform, they will be ab...

Another holiday, another famous ‘Nutcracker’ production

Another holiday, another famous ‘Nutcracker’ production

Andria Barrett, Photographer

December 5, 2016


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For 27 years and counting, the St. Croix Ballet is putting on another year of the classical Nutcracker ballet. The ballerinas range in age from three years old to seniors in high school, but adults are also on stage as extras. “You don’t really need to have much talent, but you just have...

New choir teacher Angela Mitchell hits high note

New choir teacher Angela Mitchell hits high note

Jack DeGonda, Social Media Editor

November 6, 2016


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Last year, after 28 years of directing the Stillwater choir, Erik Christiansen retired. His absence raised the question of who will take his place? There's no doubt that thought had been given to this question before, and there were many people eager and hopeful that they could receive the responsibili...

’39 Steps’ cast jumps into rehearsal

’39 Steps’ cast jumps into rehearsal

Ellie Faeth, Copy Editor

October 14, 2016


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Action! The 39 Steps cast has been chosen and is only on step one of rehearsing. The Drama Club will be performing 39 Steps on Nov. 17-19 for the first time. First written as a book by John Buchan in 1915, it was adapted into an Alfred Hitchcock film in 1935 and  written into as a...

Drama club prepares fall play ’39 Steps’

Drama club prepares fall play ’39 Steps’

Ashlyn Aarness, Photgrapher

October 3, 2016


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The fall school play is coming up, and this year “The 39 Steps” was chosen.  On Nov. 17, this play will be ready for the public. “The 39 Steps” is a play set in May and June 1914.  It is adapted from a book wrote in 1915 and a film made in 1935.  The original version of this play was...

From a cloud of dust to an art gallery

From a cloud of dust to an art gallery

Joslyn Reiche, Fashion Blog Editor

May 5, 2016


Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Photo Slide Shows

At Stillwater’s Art Reach, there was an art show, March 31-May 14, consisting of pictures taken during the dust bowl and paintings from local artists.. Many of the artists used The Grapes of Wrath as another starting point for their art work. Not only were there paintings and pictures, there were...

High School Visual Arts contest presents new opportunities for students

High School Visual Arts contest presents new opportunities for students

Lily Marchan, Online Editor

May 5, 2016


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The White Bear Center for the Arts (WCBA) sponsored a High School Visual Arts contest. Students from the Northeast Metro in grades 9-12th were invited to enter original pieces of art in this juried art show that also had cash prizes for exemplary pieces. With encouragement from art teacher, Car...

Concert Wind Symphony takes on the Kennedy Center

Concert Wind Symphony takes on the Kennedy Center

Grace Donner, Visual Arts Managing Editor

April 28, 2016


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  The high school auditorium was resonating with the sounds of a symphony. The Concert Wind Symphony played their spring concert on April 17, which showcased all their work leading up to this point. The group played music they have been working on throughout the school year. Recently, t...

Mary Burchill appears in ‘A Chorus Line’

Mary Burchill appears in ‘A Chorus Line’

Kleio Vrohidis, Online Editor

April 9, 2016


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Walking down the halls, what would seem like the average high school student, is completely opposite. Junior Mary Burchill is far from average. "Triple threat" is a word that can greatly describe Mary. Since she exceeds in the arts, specifically, acting, singing and dancing, Mary has been able to s...

One act Beauty and the Beast demands roaring applause

One act Beauty and the Beast demands roaring applause

Taylor Johnston, Social Media Reporter

February 27, 2016


Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Showcase

  As the story unfolds, Belle transforms in this modern day Beauty and the Beast put on by 20 SAHS students in the one act play competition held by Minnesota High School League. One acts are shorter plays that lack multiple acts.  Theatre students took part in one act plays that began...

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