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Big Mouth

Big Mouth

Lucy Wolfe, Contributing Writer

April 22, 2019

The Netflix original series, Big Mouth’s laughably realistic animated depiction of puberty has binge watchers everywhere hooked. Big Mouth has caught the attention of its viewers by light heartedly highlighting the ups and downs of puberty with funny and relatable cartoon characters. Big Mouth has a diverse set ...

Weisman Museum Displays a Range of Exhibits, Artistic Collections

Weisman Museum Displays a Range of Exhibits, Artistic Collections

Emma Martinez Sutton, Perspectives Editor

March 11, 2019

The University of Minnesota’s Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum is impossible to miss with its metallic facade glimmering beside the Mississippi River. The Weisman is a free, educational museum located on the East side of the river on the outskirts of the University of Minnesota campus. Although the ...

Exploring Doodling’s Dual Purposes

Bernadette Whitely and Julia Blum

December 20, 2018

Many students have different methods to keep focused in a activities such as a long class discussion or a test. These mannerisms become automatic and natural to many students. Molly Liston ‘22, explains that doodling in class can help her stay focused especially if the doodle has to do with the topic i...

Predicting the future of Rockstar Games

Predicting the future of Rockstar Games

Josh Power, Sports Editor

November 30, 2018

People are familiar with the major video game corporations – Activision, EA, Nintendo – that have become name brands among gamers. Quietly, Rockstar Games has emerged as a successful studio, largely because of two unique franchises: Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption. Each new ins...

Art History Class Revitalized

Art History Class Revitalized

Caroline Hardy, Student Life Editor

November 29, 2018

Officially titled Art Now: 21st Century Art History, the “Art 21” semester class is currently running for the first time in four years. Visual arts faculty Bill Colburn designed the class after his college Art Criticism course. The junior and senior elective class travels a local museum or gallery every...

Getting Behind the Scenes of the Gallery

Getting Behind the Scenes of the Gallery

Zoe Wellik, Staff Writer

September 30, 2018

Grade lounges and other seating areas are filled daily with the same routine of friends in the moments before class in the morning. However, between the original Northrop building and the science wing is a beacon of the four Upper School grades as a collective: the Martha Bennett Gallery. This school...

Ben Lee ’19 ends year as National Student Poet representative, starts new chapter

Ben Lee ’19 ends year as National Student Poet representative, starts new chapter

Maya Chadda, Editor-in-Chief | Opinions Editor

September 9, 2018

On August 30, Ben Lee '19, the 2017 National Student Poet representative for the Midwest region, traveled to Washington D.C to welcome the incoming National Student Poets for 2018 at the National Library of Congress. The National Student Poets Program receives over 20,500 works and from the initial subm...

“Back to School” Gallery Installation Opens

“Back to School” Gallery Installation Opens

William Lyman, Features Editor

September 9, 2018

Returning to the Martha Bennett Gallery is the “Back to School” exhibition, curated by Sara Gregor ‘19 and Azalea Hallin-Graber ‘19. The installation features all forms of art created and submitted by students during the summer season, a diverse collection of personal expression. The exhibit...

Newly structured arts courses

Newly structured arts courses

Josie Lagerstrom, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2018

Following this school year, all visual arts classes’ curriculum will be restructured to create more variety. Next year, the art department will offer a beginning level course for Drawing, Painting, Filmmaking, Ceramics, Game Development, Design, Printmaking, Photography, and Art History, and then ad...

Seniors’ tattoos expressing the important motivations, realities of life

Seniors’ tattoos expressing the important motivations, realities of life

Josie Lagerstrom, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

April 30, 2018

For seniors Zac Johnson ‘18, Lucy Graham ‘18, Max Owens ‘18, and Abbie Nelson ‘18, getting “inked” was not a decision made lightly. Tattoos, legal at the age of 18, and the more recent minimalist tattoos have started trending among young adults. Johnson has two tattoos, one of the Great Se...

Martha Bennett Gallery displays new prints

Martha Bennett Gallery displays new prints

Josie Lagerstrom, Co-Editor-In-Chief

March 16, 2018

The current Martha Bennett Gallery exhibit features work personal to art teacher Brian Sago. Karl Bethke, with his exhibit entitled “A Visual History of Rorke’s Drift,” was Sago’s printmaking and color theory teacher in college and now serves as his artistry and printmaking mentor. Sago, ten y...

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