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‘Beauty and the Beast’ actors find new passion in theatre

Students prepare for

Anastasia Bertsch, Video Editor

March 14, 2020

Every spring the theater department puts on a musical. This year they are performing “Beauty and the Beast". The play is a classic story of loving someone because of their personality not their appearance. The show takes place on March 27-29 at 2 p.m. and April 2-4 at 7 p.m. The auditions for t...

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...

Disney Plus downloads through the roof

Students spend their free time watching their favorite series on Disney Plus. Many times this is done during FLEX. Seeing students watching this new streaming system allows others to see what it has to hold. This may convince them to subscribe.

Fiona Stahl, Online Editor

November 16, 2019

The newly released Disney Plus has many individuals gravitating towards it. This leaves other large entertainment companies with less business than before.  Sophomore Emerson Milby is one of many who have subscribed. A majority join because of the ability to being able to watch shows no longer shown on TV. ...

The infinity saga came to dramatic close

The infinity saga came to dramatic close

Linda Hill, Podcast Reporter

April 28, 2019

The Infinity Saga, containing 13 movies, finally came to an end on April 26 with the final movie "Avengers Endgame." Anthony Russo and Joe Russo announced the final movie after a long ongoing year wait of knowing that half the universe has disaggregated into dust. The fans were excited for the release...

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ with several heaping spoonfuls of nostalgia

Theaters nationwide began

Hannah Sween, Print Editor-in-Chief

December 29, 2018

A star-studded cast meets a storyline dripping with nostalgia, "Mary Poppins Returns" has several spoonfuls of adorable parallels and quirky characters. Those expecting a cinematic masterpiece to push their intellectual, artistic minds will be severely disappointed by the film, but those who love so...

Classic Disney films transcend time

Classic Disney films transcend time

Hannah Boardman, Layout Editor

February 14, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvW_L8sTu5E 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 popular films and TV shows. Many are considered modern day classics and the term Disney has become i...

Jungle Book swings into theaters

Jungle Book Review infographic by Mary Burchill

Mary Burchill, Fashion Blog Editor

May 11, 2016

Within the last year, Disney has formed a highly anticipated line-up of movies. Some of the most popular are the re-imagined classics told in live action. On April 15, The Jungle Book was released and is now receiving a roar of praise. The Jungle Book is directed by Emmy-winning director and actor Jon...

Star Wars Episode 7: A new hype

Star Wars Episode 7: A new hype

Michael Skelton, Podcast Editor

December 6, 2015

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...

O’Connor skates through junior year

Photo by Anna Craggs</strong><br />“I need to get new skates,” O'Connor said. In the past competition she competed in, it was difficult to skate because of the condition her skates are in. Skates cost so much money, but it is worth waiting for. Her mother, Brenna O'Connor, is hoping to get them for her soon.

Caitlin Rademacher, Photographer

December 23, 2014

Students spend their time in school or out of school working on school. Add in a job, family activities, sports and clubs, socializing with friends and planning for the future, when is there ever free time? But think; if on top of that there was an activity that disrupted that balance. “I've been...

The inside story on Maleficent’s revenge

The inside story on Maleficent's revenge

Carson Kuball

May 20, 2014

The beautiful princess, Aurora, walks along the dark corridors of her castle, entranced by the glowing light that leads her through. She walks on until she reaches a mysterious spindle, glowing in green, begging for her touch. Its that moment she hears the voice of the evil and vindictive fairy, Maleficent. Maleficent, a wicked fairy seeking re...

An eternal winter in ‘Frozen’ still melts the hearts of the audience

“Frozen” premiered Nov. 27, 2013 and reached the top box office results with 19.5 Million dollars. Olaf, the lovable snowman sidekick, was described as silly and entertaining.

Kate Price

January 13, 2014

Having the power to create an eternal winter would not come in handy here in Minnesota, but Elsa  lives in the kingdom of Arendelle and has icy powers that got a little out of control. She accidentally cast an eternal winter on her kingdom. The new Disney film, “Frozen,” captures the story of two sisters, one fearless and one living in fear, and t...

Serier decides Disney


Senior Laura Serier posed by one of the many posters in her Disney themed basement.

Lucien Lemanski

October 30, 2013

“Our basement is Disney themed,” said senior Laura Serier proudly. "We have Mickey Mouse hands that hold the toilet paper and then one that holds the towels. Also we have a Mickey’s nightmare puzzle that my brother and I put together and now it is taped up on the wall.” Serier will be going to ...

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