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Sixth graders suit up for ‘The Lion King’

Teacher Abby Brown always give the students advice before they go on stage for the first performance, “Take a deep breathe, focus on your character, have fun, and remember that everyone that’s here loves and supports you.”
Hannah Boardman, Layout Editor May 6, 2017

For many Marine Elementary students, the sixth grade play is a time honored tradition. Students look forward to it over their entire career at the school, and once they reach the second semester of...

‘The Fate of the Furious’ kills box office

'The Fate of the Furious' kills box office
Ava De Jonge, In Studio Photo Editor May 4, 2017

“The Fate of the Furious” should be awarded for the best comedy of this year, but filmmakers probably did not intend for it to be that way. Surprisingly enough, this movie still had enough gas...

Live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ box office hit

Live-action 'Beauty and the Beast' box office hit
Hannah Larson, Copy Editor March 22, 2017

The new live-action "Beauty and the Beast" movie is going to be a hit with younger generations, families and even the older generations that grew up with the original 1991 classic. The movie is due...

Black Dog Cafe offers diversity of local artist, great food

Black Dog Cafe offers diversity of local artist, great food
Ava De Jonge, In Studio Video Editor February 16, 2017

Many students are tired of the same restaurants around Stillwater. Students want an affordable and an artistic place to go hang out or eat. A centerpiece of Saint Paul and the Lowertown neighborhood, the...

Classic Disney films transcend time

Classic Disney films transcend time
Hannah Boardman, Layout Editor February 14, 2017 The first Disney movie was released in 1923, and ever since the world could not get enough. Since that cartoon, Walt Disney Studios has released countless...

‘Hidden figures’ brings untold true story to life

'Hidden figures' brings untold true story to life
Maya Aflakpi, Copy Editor February 14, 2017

The movie Hidden Figures is a truly inspiring story for people of all ages. It is directed by Theodore Melfi and was at the top of the box office for two weeks. Hidden Figures was released on Dec....

“La La Land” earns record number of accolades

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Adam Johnson, Online Editor February 14, 2017

Since its Aug. 31 release, La La Land has exploded in popularity. Whether through the perfectly cast leads, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, beautiful production or award winning music, this film has...

Battle of the Bands plays to enthusiastic crowds

Battle of the Bands plays to enthusiastic crowds
Nicholas Gag, Social Media Editor February 10, 2017

It is that time of the year again. The Battle of the Bands took place on Feb. 3. Several bands are prepared for this competition. It shows friends, family and the community just how hard they have...

Drake rebrands himself

Infographic by Tiana Meador
Craig Sanislo, Layout Editor January 18, 2017

Craig Sanislo Of all the rappers in the industry today, Drake is one of the biggest names out there. Drake is attacking the rap game, and he is determined to make himself into one of the biggest stars...

Authors originally from Minnesota recognized for famous works

Alternative Copy Story by Hunter Hippel
Hunter Hippel, Online Editor-in-Chief January 17, 2017

Sinclair Lewis, Charles Schultz, and F. Scott Fitzgerald are all authors that are originally from Minnesota. Sinclair Lewis is most famous for his book, Main Street. Charles Schultz was made famous...

‘Everything you want me to be’ inspired by Minnesota locations

'Everything you want me to be' inspired by Minnesota locations
Mason Urban, Social Media Reporter January 12, 2017

The new mystery novel Everything You Want Me To Be by Mindy Mejia will be officially released Jan. 3. The book has received mostly positive reviews so far as it is averaging about 3.5-4 out of 5...

The Weekend becomes ‘Starboy’ with album topping charts

The Weekend becomes 'Starboy' with album topping charts
Kaitlyn Launderville, Social Media Reporter January 10, 2017

Canadian R&B singer ,The Weeknd, blows up the charts on the Billboard 200 with his new album Starboy landing himself at No. 1 within a week. Starboy is the third largest debut of 2016 behind...

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