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New drama ‘Breakthrough’ utilizes faith to recreate a tragic, but heartwarming story

New drama ‘Breakthrough’ utilizes faith to recreate a tragic, but heartwarming story

Martin Kurle, Podcast Reporter

May 15, 2019

Set in Missouri in 2015, a boy faces impossible odds in a coma after spending 20 minutes at the bottom of a frozen lake. The new movie "Breakthrough," now in theaters, dives into the true story of Joyce Smith and her faithful belief of her son's survival. The new drama features Chrissy Metz, Josh Lucas...

New Samsung phone throws consumers for a bend

New Samsung phone throws consumers for a bend

Kevin Kerber, Podcast Reporter

May 3, 2019

Cell phones are always changing, and now there are phone screens that can bend and fold in half. This bendable technology has not been put to use quite yet, but Samsung plans to release the Galaxy Fold in April. This phone would feature a screen on the front like a regular phone, but then be able to unf...

Sara’s Tipsy Pies opens new location by Chilkoot Cafe

Sara’s Tipsy Pies opens new location by Chilkoot Cafe

Ashlynn O'Connor, Social Media Editor

May 1, 2019

Sara Hayden, owner of Sara's Tipsy Pies opens up a storefront bakery in Stillwater near Chilkoot in May. She plans on selling her hand made pies and Willows coffee that is made by a local vendor. Before Sara's Tipsy Pies, the founding company was actually called Rustic Pies of Stillwater. Sara t...

Ashland Productions strives for stars, empowers youth

Ashland Productions strives for stars, empowers youth

Dylan Stormoen, Copy Editor

April 30, 2019

With the performance of James and the Giant Peach Jr. approaching soon, students involved in Ashland Productions are hard at work perfecting the show. May 10 will consist of a stage full of nearly 100 local, blooming student actors and an even larger audience to match. Behind each one of the stars t...

Billie Eilish drops new album after quick rise to fame

Billie Eilish drops new album after quick rise to fame

Hannah Genosky, Distribution Reporter

April 5, 2019

Billie Eilish is 17 years old, has over 13.5 million followers and had her United States tour sell out in less than a minute. She is pop music prodigy and is one of the fastest growing singers. Eilish released her sophomore album titled, “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP,  WHERE DO WE GO?” on March 29 and going on a Un...

‘Captain Marvel’: a safe step forward for heroines

‘Captain Marvel’: a safe step forward for heroines

Hannah Sween, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2019

“Captain Marvel” sets new standards for the Marvel Comics Universe. The film, featuring a fighter pilot turned alien soldier turned cosmic superhero, is the first Marvel movie to center around the story of a female superhero. The heroine Vers (Brie Larson), a warrior with no memory from the planet K...

Jonas Brothers make a comeback with new single ‘Sucker’

Jonas Brothers make a comeback with new single ‘Sucker’

Julia Bennett, Business Editor

March 7, 2019

The Jonas Brothers returned to the music scene after a six year hiatus. The band broke up in October 2013 and left fans disappointed. Many questioned if the band would get back together after the Instagram was reactivated in Jan. 2018, but the brothers finally returned nearly a year later. The brothers ...

‘Animal Farm’ cast soon will take one act competition by storm

‘Animal Farm’ cast soon will take one act competition by storm

Taylor Lee, Distrubution Reporter

February 6, 2019

Last year’s One Act team performed “Scenes from Metamorphoses” and, for the first time in history, went to the Minnesota State High School League [MSHSL] State One Act competition. However, they did not Star at the competition, which is similar to receiving a trophy in sport competitions. The team ...

Ellen’s stand-up ‘Relatable’ premiers on Netflix

Ellen’s stand-up ‘Relatable’ premiers on Netflix

Soren Danelius, Layout Editor

January 17, 2019

Ellen Degeneres, the laugh out loud day-time show host of "The Ellen Show" recently released her first stand-up comedy show in 15 years. The show "Relatable" a Netflix exclusive, was released on Dec. 18, 2018. Degeneres's last stand up "Here and Now" aired in June of 2003 on HBO. When DeGeneres ...

‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama, a memoir written by a woman America does not yet deserve

‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama, a memoir written by a woman America does not yet deserve

Emma Kostroski-Polucha, Print Editor-in-Chief

November 15, 2018

Some people look up to the President, some people look up to a different idol, but some people look up to the First Lady, one of the most important women’s roles in the United States. When that First Lady writes a book and people swarm to the bookshelves to buy it, the bestseller creates a unique com...

Kaleidoscope concert finds new lens

Kaleidoscope concert finds new lens

Elsa Persson, Online Editor

October 5, 2018

A classic band tradition comes back to the stage this year, bringing even more challenges to the students performing than past years. Though they pour in their hardest work, they strive to uphold a lighthearted theme: joy. The Kaleidoscope concert is an annual fall concert that features all curri...

Young Life reaches out to connect students

Young Life reaches out to connect students

Emma Sneden, Business Editor

October 1, 2018

After a long tired day full of ups and downs, junior Madi Kulzer is finally able to be with a group that is accepting of everyone. Smiling as she walks in, she feels free to be herself. Kulzer feels like this is a nice escape from her busy, tiring life. As the night goes on, Kulzer gets more and m...

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