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Lady Gaga’s pops with new album

Lady Gaga’s pops with new album

Cassie Hansen, In Studio Anchor

February 11, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music Scene

Lady Gaga over the years has made a name for herself as a pop icon. Her ability to remain a relevant artist since her debut album in 2008, The Fame, is testimony to her ability to sing catchy pop songs and her uninhibited taste in clothing. Although it has been 2 years since her most recent releas...

Bieber rises with Purpose

Bieber rises with Purpose

Noah Linder, Podcast Editor

January 15, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music Scene

Canadian singer Justin Bieber is at it again. Coming back for his fifth studio album, Bieber’s Purpose is his way back into the big leagues after a two year album drought. Released on Nov. 13, 2015, Purpose sold 522,000 copies in one week. His comeback album features 13 songs and a total of 48 mi...

Young musician excels in blues brother band

Young musician excels in blues brother band

Megan Karnuth, Online Editor

January 13, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music Scene

It all started with receiving his first drum kit on Christmas morning. Normally kids get toys and treats from their parents that they grow out of, but at age eight, Evan ran down the stairs, looked under the tree, and began his music career. The beginnings of a young musician Sophomore Evan Campbe...

Da Vinci Fest molds inventive minds

Da Vinci Fest molds inventive minds

Dante Hoyos, Distribution Reporter

January 12, 2016


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

  Da Vinci Fest is an annual art and science fair sponsored by The Partnership Plan that takes place at the high school. Stillwater students are encouraged to compete in the festival, but enrollment in the festival is open to all students in District 834. This year the school is hosting the...

Winter concert brings holiday cheer

Winter concert brings holiday cheer

Mary Burchill, Fashion Blog Editor

January 12, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music Scene, Photo Slide Shows

Bringing music together and captivating audiences is something Stillwater Area High School is becoming known for with the award-winning high school music department. The Winter Concert is a music department tradition bringing together the Orchestra, band and choir for a holiday cheer masterpiece. ...

‘The Rouge One’ takes on theatres

‘The Rouge One’ takes on theatres

Gideon Bimpey, Social Media Reporter

January 9, 2016


Filed under Arts

The Star Wars franchise has never failed to disappoint its fans, and it plans to add to the legend and possibly top it with the latest installment, Rouge One: A Star Wars Story. The Star Wars Franchise started in 1977 with Episode IV: A New Hope. Since then, the Star Wars series has boomed into a cult...

‘The Good Dinosaur’, demonstrates bravery, too intense

‘The Good Dinosaur’, demonstrates bravery, too intense

Liv Krusinski, In-Studio Camera Editor

December 24, 2015


Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

The movie industry's newest so called family friendly film, The Good Dinosaur, not only has stunning visuals, quality humor and messages of bravery and loyalty, it is surprisingly filled with many intense scenes of danger that do not seem fit for a children's movie. This film although visually inducing, ke...

Happy 50th Christmas Charlie Brown

Happy 50th Christmas Charlie Brown

Rose Stoebner, Visual Arts Managing Editor

December 20, 2015


Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

This season marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most cherished classical Christmas films. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is a mark of the holiday season. For many people it is a family tradition to watch the special every year. On Dec. 9, 1965, “A Charlie Brown Christmas” was first re...

Winter Coffeehouse: music, talent and soul

Winter Coffeehouse: music, talent and soul

Brian Jaap, Layout Editor

December 18, 2015


Filed under Arts, Music Scene

The biannual concert is one of the many fundraisers that NHS hosts. It is completely student-lead and all of the acts are chosen based off of auditions. As usual, all money raised will go to a charitable cause. This year, NHS is donating all funds to Bantfwana Phambili, an organization that provid...

Zach Sawyer conducts first orchestra concert

Zach Sawyer conducts first orchestra concert

Sam DiStefano, Photographer

December 7, 2015


Filed under Arts, Music Scene, Showcase

As the orchestra students walked on stage for the first time on Nov. 12, they were nervous. For some it was their first time playing on this stage. But this was also the first time Zach Sawyer has conducted his own orchestra. Not just one orchestra either, he conducted three orchestras and also got ...

Microsoft Surface Book surges into market

Microsoft Surface Book surges into market

Noah Linder, Podcast Editor

December 6, 2015


Filed under Lifestyle, Local Arts, Student Life, Technology & Gaming

People rely on laptops and tablets everyday.  They are used to take notes, send emails, communicate and stay connected. Companies are forever trying to produce a tablet than can replace  laptops and a laptop that can replace tablets. Microsoft has continued to create cutting-edge tablets that c...

Star Wars Episode 7: A new hype

Star Wars Episode 7: A new hype

Michael Skelton, Podcast Editor

December 6, 2015


Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

The upcoming and long awaited continuation of the Star Wars series has finally arrived. Fans around the world are excited to see how Disney may have revived the series, or brought it down like the disappointment that was the recent trilogy (episodes 1-3) according to most fans. Star Wars episode VI...

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