The Spectrum

15 Thoughts While Watching “The Real Hero”

Theatre team’s newest production prompts questions, ideas.
Noor Naseer, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 28, 2021

The movie musical "The Real Hero" was like no other school musical I'd ever seen. The high-quality production, well-practiced actors, and detailed storyline made it clear that so much work and passion...

Horoscopes Cause for Debate, Discussion

Students share their beliefs in horoscopes.
Sofia Perlman, News Editor May 28, 2021

While many strongly believe in them, and others claim they are fake, horoscopes are a controversial topic. Mara Noel ‘24 says that “I don’t think they’re very accurate...of course you’re going...

Three Netflix Movies to Start Off Summer

End of school year makes room to watch more movies.
Emily Rotenberg, Student life & Food features editor May 28, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, I have watched a variety of movies on Netflix both with friends and family. Sometimes it can be hard for me to sit through movies because I get bored and antsy but I found these...

‘Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admission Scandal’ Surprises

Netflix documentary raises questions about future of college admission process
Emily Rotenberg, Student life & Food Features Editor May 26, 2021

As the year slowly is coming to an end and I start to think more and more about senior year, college is definitely a big topic of conversation among my friends and family. Because of this, when the new...

Left to right: Emma Brown ‘22, Anika Rodriguez ‘23, John Erlandson ‘21, Mohamed Yebdri, and Taous Khazem shoot a scene in the Minneapolis Sculpture Gardens.

Spring Musical Takes New Format, Filming Takes Place Off Campus

Cast and crew members shift to new platform
Will Rosenblum, Managing Editor April 30, 2021

This year, an array of cameras, calls for quiet on set, and sculptures that come to life will replace the normal members of an audience in an “Alice In Wonderland” inspired movie musical.  With initial...

Virtual Concerts Disappoint Fans

Virtual Concerts Disappoint Fans

COVID-19 regulations ban large gatherings, artists create new ways for concerts
Emily Rotenberg, Student Life Editor January 27, 2021

As a result of COVID-19, many artists have been forced to cancel their festivals, concerts, and world tours, resulting in a large increase of performances through social media, streaming services, and...

COVID-19 Rules, Museums Adapt, Provide Safe Space to View Art

COVID-19 Rules, Museums Adapt, Provide Safe Space to View Art

Limited attendance spurs change
Sofia Perlman, News Editor January 27, 2021

"I think we're realizing how important art is to our daily lives," says Brian Sago.      COVID-19 has greatly affected the arts, especially museums. Many museums have had to close down for prolonged...

Decoding Taylor Swift, True Meaning Behind Her New Albums

Swift’s multiple new albums reveal secrets
Maggie Seidel, Managing Editor January 27, 2021

Not many 21st century artists can claim as many accomplishments as Taylor Swift, and her release of two complete albums--"folklore" and "evermore"--amidst a global pandemic is certainly no exception. Her...

Students Share Virtual Art Struggles

Students Share Virtual Art Struggles

Online school challenges art classes to adapt
Ava Gilbert, Contributing Writer January 27, 2021

Many things have changed during online learning (RTLP) due to the pandemic. Nearly all classes have had to make a lot of changes to the activities they do in class, especially the arts. Classes such as...

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

Jazz Band Finds Success Despite Remote Learning

Will Rosenblum, Multimedia Editor 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...

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

Choir Classes Adjust, Remote Learning

Anushka Srivastava, Contributing Writer 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...

Above, is an ice palace from the Saint Paul Winter Carnival.

Saint Paul Winter Carnival Adapts, Provides Excitement

The carnival makes safety changes while maintaining fun activities
Amelia Bush, Staff Writer 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...

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