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Aaron Hernandez, an unexpected murderer

Aaron Hernandez, an unexpected murderer

Jack Taverna, Social Media Editor

February 16, 2020

Netflix released Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez, the new documentary on former New England Patriot and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez . This documentary provided details about the crime. These details were never released to the public prior to the documentary. “I had very little knowle...

‘The Turning’ receives unexpected, displeased reviews

‘The Turning’ receives unexpected, displeased reviews

Fiona Stahl, Online Editor

February 12, 2020

The newly released supernatural horror film "The Turning", directed by Floria Sigismoni, recently hit theaters Jan. 24. Many fans have expressed their thoughts and feelings over social media. It was obvious why the multi-plot story was disliked. It was incredibly difficult to keep track of who was who and w...

Minnesota Orchestra offers free tickets for students

Minnesota Orchestra offers free tickets for students

Julie Xiong, Cartoonist

February 12, 2020

Music is a combination of melodies, harmonies, pure beauty and emotions. It can be easily found at Orchestra Hall. Since 1973, the venue has been most known for its exquisite acoustics. An overall warm and rich sound is produced by the Minnesota Orchestra. "They are one of the best orchestras in the cou...

Justin Bieber’s ‘Yummy’ not getting expected praise

Justin Bieber’s ‘Yummy’ not getting expected praise

Meg Skaret, Layout Editor

February 11, 2020

Justin Bieber recently released his comeback song “Yummy"on Jan. 3. As his first solo single in three years, it does not cut it. Many fans are unimpressed by the repetition and lack of purpose for the song.  "I'm disappointed. I think that he has better potential, and hopefully he hasn't lost ...

‘Parasite’ shocks world by winning award for best ensemble

‘Parasite’ shocks world by winning award for best ensemble

Adam Guinee, Podcast Reporter

January 13, 2020

With a nomination for three Golden Globes, four BAFTA awards,  The Cannes film award for best actor and actress and nine Oscar nominations (Including best picture), as well as becoming the second film in history to unanimously win the Palme D'or,  filmmaker Bong Joon-ho  already has a massive presence...

One Act play competes annually

One Act play competes annually

Ava Hoelzel, Photography Editor

January 10, 2020

Every year, the One Act cast competes between different schools in the district, and then at state level. The have about one month to put the production together. The cast/crew consists of no more than 20 members (students and advisors). “I always learn so much in these competitive environments," sen...

Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ brings history to the screen

Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ brings history to the screen

Tyrina McCombs, Distribution Reporter

January 10, 2020

The Crown is a Netflix Original Series about Queen Elizabeth II who is still the queen of England today. The series does not tell just the story about the queen herself or the throne, but it also tells the story of England during the time of the 1940s, including the royal family and the British gov...

Minnesota Orchestra brass section holds new concert at St. Andrew’s Church

Minnesota Orchestra brass section holds new concert at St. Andrew’s Church

Alex Steil, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 8, 2020

The Minnesota Orchestra recently held a new holiday concert, “Holiday Brass.” The brass section of the MNO performed at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi and Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis Dec. 6 and 8. "The librarians are great. They gave me a whole bunch of arrangements. ...

Disney loses fans’ trust with ‘Star Wars’

Disney loses fans’ trust with ‘Star Wars’

Drew Miller, Video Editor

December 28, 2019

Disney recently acquired Lucasfilm in 2012 and has made mistakes at every turn with "Star Wars". Disney's last movie "Solo: A Star Wars Story" did terrible at the box office. Now is a better time than ever to prove Disney wants to tell entertaining "Star Wars" stories and not just use it as an easy way t...

Timeless classic ‘Little Women’ receives 8th film adaption

Timeless classic ‘Little Women’ receives 8th film adaption

Kathleen Pothen, Copy Editor

December 23, 2019

Director Greta Gerwig's  second film "Little Women" comes out Dec. 25. The film boasts a distinguished list of actors, Timothée Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, Meryl Streep, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern and Emma Watson. Along with the film's score composer Alexandre Desplat, they ensure thi...

The heartwarming story of ‘Frozen 2’ takes the chill out of winter

The heartwarming story of ‘Frozen 2’ takes the chill out of winter

Ella Nelson, Copy Editor

November 22, 2019

To say Disney's "Frozen 2" ironically warms your heart would be an understatement. People of all ages flooded into theaters as the well-awaited 'Frozen 2' was released Nov. 22, six years after the original 'Frozen' came out in 2013. This endearing sequel emphasizes togetherness, sisterhood and love. Th...

‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ creates high expectations

‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ creates high expectations

Jack Taverna, SNO Sports Center and Social Media Editor

November 15, 2019

Tom Hanks is starring in the new film "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" as the legendary Fred Rogers. The movie opens Nov. 22. This movie is highly anticipated due to its nostalgia and the popularity of the original children's program. "I think it will portray [Mr. Rogers] in a good way. I d...

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