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J.K Rowling agrees to direct new movies

J.K Rowling agrees to direct new movies

Sydney Spreck

November 2, 2013


Filed under Arts, Book Reviews, TV & Film Reviews

The world of Harry Potter, which has fascinated readers and moviegoers alike for many years will soon be returning in a series of new films.  Famous authoress, J.K Rowling, will now be taking on the new role of screenwriter for these upcoming Warner Bros. films. Rowling’s new films will be bas...

Davis back on stage

Davis back on stage

Carson Kuball

November 2, 2013


Filed under Arts, Local Arts, People

With a voice that radiates any room and a personality that brightens anyone's day, it’s no wonder she has played major roles in two school productions. Junior Jayna Davis, is a star in the making, and she is definitely making it. Last winter, Davis played the role of Rusty in the production of Foo...

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Emily Lodahl

October 31, 2013


Filed under Arts, Local Arts

One of the world’s most loved musical-fantasies, The Wizard of Oz, is coming to Stillwater Area High School. With influence from the books and movies, the play will differ slightly as there are new characters and scenes. The production will show on Nov. 1- 2 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. in the SAHS auditorium. Tickets went on sale Oct. 14. Adult ticket pr...

Art in the Park celebrates its 35 year

Art in the Park celebrates its 35 year

Natalie Gjermo

October 23, 2013


Filed under Arts, Local Arts, News

Afton is usually a quiet town, with people driving in and out of it going to and from. On the weekend of Sept. 28 and 29 that all changes when Afton hosts their annual art fair. Tents and smells of the vendors fill the park downtown. Afton has been putting on Art in the Park for 35 years. This year...

Nutcracker dances into theaters

Nutcracker dances into theaters

Sara Klein

October 22, 2013


Filed under Local Arts, News Briefs

 Heart pounding, legs shaking and breath fast, junior Catherine Wessel walks into the audition room.  She waltzes to the middle of the room, head held high.  Announcing her name, she takes her first position.  The rest of the audition is a blur as she twirls, whirls and leaps across the room. This year the St. Croix Ballet is performing their...

‘Catching Fire’ to bring another reaping this fall

‘Catching Fire’ to bring another reaping this fall

Sydney Kuball

October 21, 2013


Filed under Arts, Book Reviews, TV & Film Reviews

People are beginning to count down to Nov. 22, the day another reaping will occur and hundreds will gather to hear their victors. Their excitement only increasing as the day gets closer. This is the day the sequel to The Hunger Games will be released. It has been long awaited for and fans will not be ...

Grand Theft Auto V becomes best selling video game

Grand Theft Auto V becomes best selling video game

Alex Pierson

October 21, 2013


Filed under Arts, Technology & Gaming

Walking down the street just knowing you can make your character do anything. Hop in someone else’s car and speed down the road, or jump someone for the $12 they have in their pocket. Obviously, this is not what happens in the real world, but it’s all 100 percent reality in Grand Theft Auto V by Rockst...

Knoll hits all the right notes

Knoll hits all the right notes

Lucy Langmack

October 18, 2013


Filed under Arts, Music Scene, People

When Brooke Knoll was only 5 years old, she took an interest in music. Her family, being heavily involved with music, gave her the “musical gene". Her mom plays the flute, her dad plays the guitar, and her brother plays the bass, guitar and drums. It was only fate for Knoll to be involved with music...

Urban Outfitters combine social media and rewards into “Urban On” app

Urban Outfitters combine social media and rewards into “Urban On” app

Olivia Novotny

October 16, 2013


Filed under Arts, Technology & Gaming

In their newly revamped “Urban On” app, Urban Outfitters is combining social media with a rewards system in their attempt to appeal to teenagers. The app syncs with the user’s social network to allow them to upload photos of themselves in Urban Outfitters merchandise. Every time a user mentions the ...

Imagine Dragons perform at The Roy

Imagine Dragons perform at The Roy

Maddy Boettner

October 7, 2013


Filed under Arts, Music Scene

“[The concert was] Simply Amazing” junior Megan Ellison said about the Imagine Dragons concert in the Roy Wilkins Auditorium, which packed in an impressive 5,500 people. The attendance was an upgrade from the band's previous smaller shows in the Twin Cities area, Varsity, Triple Rock and Basilica Block...

Artists inspire students to make music a lifelong career

Artists inspire students to make music a lifelong career

July 20, 2013


Filed under Arts, Local Arts

Junior Breanna Schultz is one of many students at SAHS who have been inspired by a musician or a musical group. “I plan on taking it to the next level,” explains junior Breanna Schultz.  “I am not a religious person, but I look to music for consolation when I need to think.” Music plays...

The Stylus shows off student artwork

The Stylus shows off student artwork

July 20, 2013


Filed under Arts

There are many students who are into the arts, such as writing, taking photographs and creating original pieces of art. Other than being put on display there is a way for students to show off their work at the high school, the Stylus. The Stylus is designed and organized by the Yearbook staff. S...

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