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Lizzo Spreads Positive Vibes at the Armory

Lizzo Spreads Positive Vibes at the Armory

Emma Martinez Sutton, Managing Editor

November 6, 2019

Lizzo, a hit-producing artist with countless viral moments as well as a new film star, was impossible to miss as she returned to her once home Minneapolis. Her exuberant personality and good music did not fall short in her two sold out shows at the Armory on Wednesday, October 9 and Friday, October 1...

Students Appreciate Unique Minneapolis Institute of Art

Jack Prince, Opinion Editor

November 6, 2019

Holding more than 90,000 works of art, the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA)  draws visitors from all across the world. Established in 1883, the museum is home to art spanning across 5,000 years of history. The museum’s free general admission, art classes for young and old, is the reason why over...

How to Carve a Pumpkin

How to Carve a Pumpkin

Noor Naseer, News Editor

November 4, 2019

Step 1: You need to find the perfect pumpkin. I found this pumpkin at Cub Foods in Knollwood mall for $4.99. Others prefer a pumpkin patch, but either way, you have to find the pumpkin that speaks to you. Personally, the stem of my pumpkin spoke to me. After the cashier at Cub Foods asked me what my p...

Fall Play Cooks Up Excitement

Fall Play Cooks Up Excitement

Noor Naseer, News Editor

October 14, 2019

         In response to the challenges created through construction this year, the fall play will A.R. Gurney’s “The Dining Room.” The play is a comedy that is made up of eighteen different scenes. The scenes take place at different points in time, as different families inhabit the dining roo...

Walker Art Center Exhibit Discusses Idea of Belonging

Walker Art Center Exhibit Discusses Idea of Belonging

Bernadette Whitely and Emily Rotenberg

October 3, 2019

The Walker Art Center, a modern art museum located in Minneapolis, recently opened a new exhibit titled I am you, you are too. This exhibit focuses on the works from the Walker Art Center's collection. According to the Walker’s webpage, “[they] explore contemporary life through themes of citizenship a...

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...

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