The Spectrum

Jazz Band Finds Success Despite Remote Learning

The photo above includes includes last year's Jazz Express at the Music Box Theater performance.
December 18, 2020

Despite the complications presented by COVID-19, the Jazz band has still been able to function. During the hybrid schedule, the members meet every Tuesday and Thursday morning.  All of the members were...

Choir Classes Adjust, Remote Learning

Christiana Howell, the Upper School Choral Director and teacher, leads her class over Zoom.
December 18, 2020

This year has undoubtedly been one of great adjustments, as teachers and students alike have had to learn new ways to continue educating and learning online. While some courses and curriculums have adapted...

Saint Paul Winter Carnival Adapts, Provides Excitement

Above, is an ice palace from the Saint Paul Winter Carnival.
The carnival makes safety changes while maintaining fun activities
December 18, 2020

The Saint Paul Winter Carnival has been a Minnesota staple since 1886 and is loved by many because it displays all of the good in Minnesota. It gathers small business owners, brings the community together...

Review: Best Shows, Movies of 2020

Review: Best Shows, Movies of 2020
December 17, 2020

1: The Undoing:  The Undoing is an intriguing thriller miniseries on HBO Max. This show follows Grace Fraser and her son Henry as her husband, Jonathan, is suspected of the murder of Elena Alves, a...

The Grammy’s Spark Controversy, Long History of Exclusion

Once the nominations for the 2020 Grammys were announced, The Weeknd tweeted, “The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency.”
Artists begin boycotting the show as nominations are unfair
December 16, 2020

In the 2014 Grammys, Macklemore won over Kendrick Lamar for Best New Artist. Beyonce's album, “Lemonade,” Frank Ocean’s “Channel,” Tyler, The Creator album “IGOR,” were all ignored or never...

Spotify Wrapped Ends Chaotic Year, Brings Joy

Spotify Wrapped Ends Chaotic Year, Brings Joy
Music helps students reflect on 2020
December 16, 2020

Like pictures capture the highs or lows of our past, evoke emotions, trigger memories, and package the essence of our mindset in a given time, this year’s Spotify Wrapped has done the same. As 2020 has...

Weisman Art Museum Faces Criticism, Delaying Repatriation of Native American Objects

Weisman Art Museum Faces Criticism, Delaying Repatriation of Native American Objects
December 15, 2020

The Weisman Art Museum, located at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, has faced scrutiny over The Mimbres Collection. This collection includes burial objects, human remains, and painted bowls...

Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ Depicts Royal Family in New Light

Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ Depicts Royal Family in New Light
December 15, 2020

Beginning in 2016, the gilded and secure gates of Buckingham Palace were cast ajar through Netflix’s Original Series: The Crown. Ever since season one, viewers have followed Queen Elizabeth II’s reign...

Martha Bennett Gallery Moves Online, Shows Parent Artwork

Robin Grant’s watercolor painting entitled “Pig,” is featured in the gallery’s online Parent Show. Grant is the parent of two lower school children. They began exploring art last year through an online art class and they have grown to love it.
Gallery adjusts to COVID-19, remote learning
December 7, 2020

The Martha Bennett Gallery serves as a place to mix art with community and showcase budding artists separate from a regular class at school. Additionally, it celebrates people in the community while simultaneously...

Art, Music Aids Stress Relief

Art, Music Aids Stress Relief
December 7, 2020
Student’s use creativity to cope

Oscars Announce Diversity Rules

Oscars Announce Diversity Rules
Social justice movements continue, Oscars adjust guidelines
November 6, 2020

Recently, the Oscars have created new requirements for the best picture award. These requirements promote diversity and representation for everyone regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation,...

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