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Zephyr Depot to reopen as community theater

Zephyr Depot to reopen as community theater

Madison Weispfenning, Editorial Cartoonist

November 4, 2017


Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

Community gives a sense of home and hope. The Zephyr Theater, opening in downtown Stillwater, has effectively gave a sense of home even without a building. In early 2016, the Zephyr decided that they wanted to bring the arts together and build a 330 seat professional theater in the Zephyr Depot ...

Shire Literary Center gives haunted trolley tours

Shire Literary Center gives haunted trolley tours

Alyssa Bump, Social Media Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under Arts, Local Arts

Alternative Copy Story by Alyssa Bump This year in downtown Stillwater, the Shire Literary Center and Zephyr Theater, are giving haunted trolly tours. Most people don't plan on taking the tour, but some are still undecided. Many people are afraid of jump scares, while others are not bothered at all by ...

Theater department prepares for performance ‘Grease’

Theater department prepares for performance ‘Grease’

Sophia Jensen, Editorial Cartoonist Editor

October 21, 2017


Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Local Arts, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

Grease is the first musical theater production of the school year. The performance involves a variety of students, such as the male and female leads. The performance runs Oct. 13-15 and Oct. 26-29 in the high school auditorium. This musical demonstrates the romance between two teens invo...

Colin Campbell and the Shackletons reveal their favorite songs

Colin Campbell and the Shackletons reveal their favorite songs

Tess Schoenborn, Online Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under Arts, Local Arts

Alternative Copy Story by Tess Schoenborn Colin Campbell and the Shackletons are a local band that have become popular in the Twin Cities.  The members of the band are brothers and they have had one of their songs played on a local radio station. Colin Campbell and the Shackletons have become fon...

Student Council hosts movie night at Pony Stadium

Rose Deziel, Copy Editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under Local Arts, Local News, News, Read & Watch

With the new freshmen added to the high school, there are more students attending the school than ever before.  That being said, student council is really focusing on student inclusion this year.  To do this, they thought that it would be best to bring the school together for a movie on the football...

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


Filed under Arts, Local Arts

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


Filed under Arts, Local Arts

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


Filed under Arts, Local Arts

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


Filed under Arts, Local Arts

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


Filed under Arts, Local Arts

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...

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