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NPR radio features CIS choir

SAHS choir in front of the Ordway to record two songs for the NPR radio station on Sunday December 4th. Photos courtesy of Angela Mitchell.
Andria Barrett, Photographer January 8, 2017

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...

‘Pippin’: cast prepares for spring musical

While students rehearse for auditions, Grif Sadow watches the talent of the musicians.
Teagan Andrews, Copy Editor January 7, 2017

    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...

Second year of improv progressing with hardwork

The young actors and actresses perform their sketch on stage in the auditorium.
Aaron Yang, Online Editor December 5, 2016

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...

Battlefield One, more realistic experience for players

Battlefield One, more realistic experience for players
Jack Degonda, Social Media Editor December 5, 2016

Battlefield One released Oct. 21, and after about a month it has done considerably well both with the gaming community and sales-wise. The game itself centers on a more realistic experience for players,...

Importance in theater rises above actors onstage

“The 39 Steps” was put on at Stillwater Junior High School Nov. 17-19. The play used little set decoration to aide in the performance “It allowed more opportunities for the actors to convey a comedic tone without relying on a set and props,” Larkins says.
Ben Wicklund, Social Media Reporter December 5, 2016

"All human happiness or misery takes the form of action," Greek philosopher Aristotle said in his famous Poetics. The ability to represent the thoughts and feelings of beings other than oneself in...

Another holiday, another famous ‘Nutcracker’ production

Senior Mckenzie Brady dances as the sugar plum fairy on stage. The sugar plum fairy seems to come out of nowhere to dance in the spotlight in the last few moments of the ballet and is a favorite among ballerinas.
Andria Barrett, Photographer December 5, 2016

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...

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’, positive audience response

Mason Urban, Social Media Reporter December 4, 2016

The movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling, directed by David Yates, was released on Nov. 18 and has gotten mostly positive reviews so far. The movie takes place in 1926 New...

Dr. Strange ties philosophical questions to action

Dr. Strange ties philosophical questions to action
Linnea Phillips, Layout Editor November 16, 2016

A new Marvel movie brings about the feelings of excitement that a child gets when opening a birthday present. They have no idea what to expect, but they know, no matter what it is, they are going to...

‘The Accountant’ action movie: fun, laughable film

'The Accountant' action movie: fun, laughable film
Owen Landrud, Social Media Reporter November 14, 2016

Ben Affleck stars alongside superstars J.K. Simmons and Anna Kendrick in the new action and adventure film The Accountant. In the past year, Ben Affleck has become a mainstream actor after his performance...

Ouija truly displays ‘Origin of Evil’ in new movie

Ouija truly displays 'Origin of Evil' in new movie
Ellie Faeth, Copy Editor November 14, 2016

For horror film fanatics and Halloween lovers, Ouija: Origin of Evil is the perfect movie. The first Ouija movie came out on Oct. 24, 2014 and two years later Ouija: Origin of Evil followed on Oct....

Prince’s Paisley Park renovated into museum

Prince's Paisley Park renovated into museum
Elise Luoma, Student Playlist Editor November 13, 2016

Minnesota native and famous songwriter and producer, the death of Prince Rogers Nelson otherwise known by his stage name “Prince," shocked the world and the music industry. As Prince’s legacy...

Shire Literary Center encourages more writing among teens

The Shire opened in June and since then has grown to involve more students and teachers from the community.
Emma Clarkowski, Student Playlist Editor November 12, 2016

If you are ready to take your writing to the next level, then you should look into the Shire Literary center. The Center is a helpful learning center for kids in 6-12 grade. The Shire Literary Center...

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