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‘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 ...

Franconia Sculpture Park showcases new talent

Franconia Sculpture Park showcases new talent

Emma Polucha, Print Editor-in-Chief

May 5, 2018


Filed under Arts, Local Arts

Art is in the eye of the beholder. It can consist of many different materials like bricks, tires, paint, crayons or many other things. Artists can decide which materials best fit their art or creation. Ultimately, artists are using more creative ways to portray their art. There are not many pla...

‘Shackletons’ take on Basilica Block Party

‘Shackletons’ take on Basilica Block Party

Mikayla Cousineau, Distribution Reporter

May 3, 2018


Filed under Arts, Local Arts

The Shackletons, the local Stillwater band of senior Evan Campbell and his older brothers Colin and Cameron, will be performing July 7 at the Basilica Block Party. The music festival will take place at Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis Minnesota. As of April 18, The Shackletons were recognized as one of ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Musical heir to the O’Shea Irish Dance throne

Musical heir to the O’Shea Irish Dance throne

Hannah Sween, Layout Editor

January 30, 2018


Filed under Arts, In-Depth, Local Arts

The bright, colorful stage lights turn on, focusing toward a young girl standing at the back of the stage. The man behind the piano begins the introduction, stumbles, but continues playing. The girl begins to sing in her lovely mezzo-soprano as the other musicians join in behind her. They continue to...

Acosta shares meaningful lyrics with the world

Acosta shares meaningful lyrics with the world

Tess Schoenborn, Online Editor

January 24, 2018


Filed under Features, In-Depth, Local Arts, Music

The studio was dark, only lit with colorful Christmas lights. It was hot and muggy from the amount of focus that was happening within his mind. The music produced was playing in the back, not loud but definitely not quiet. He pounded his fist against the desk as he continued to try to read the lyrics corre...

One Act troupe brings life to ‘Metamorphoses’

One Act troupe brings life to ‘Metamorphoses’

Ellie Faeth, Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2018


Filed under Arts, Featured Videos, Local Arts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql2n5dzY-6U After advancing to the sub-sections last year, the One Act troupe is back again to make it even farther in the competition this year. Directed by Grif Sadow, this talented cast will perform scenes from "Metamorphoses," by Mary Zimmerman, a play based on ...

‘I Am Somali’ presents exhibit at Minneapolis Institute of Art

‘I Am Somali’ presents exhibit at Minneapolis Institute of Art

Fotini Kloos, Announcement Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under Arts, Local Arts

  In Somalia, poetry is considered an artistic expression with the land in Somalia being sometimes called the “the land of the bards”. The country is known for their poetry and to embrace the power of spoken word. This is because part of Somalia’s long Islamic tradition, which discourages vi...

Art classes provide avenue to express creativity

Art classes provide avenue to express creativity

Sophi Jensen, Editorial Cartoonist Editor

January 15, 2018


Filed under Arts, Local Arts

Sophomore Peter Wilhelmi enjoys art classes high school has to offer and continues to learn new skills. Graphic design class expands his talents and interests in the arts.  There are many young adults drawn to the arts. High school art classes have much to offer to striving students. Many students ...

Listening or playing music benefits creativity, health

Listening or playing music benefits creativity, health

Emma Polucha, Online Editor

December 10, 2017


Filed under Arts, Local Arts

Playing and listening to music is a way to escape from the world. It helps students forget their problems and be in their own little universe. In addition, it opens a whole new world up to those who need a new beginning or need a new hobby. Most students have been in a music program since elementary sc...

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