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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...

Review: Best Shows, Movies of 2020

Review: Best Shows, Movies of 2020

Mackenzie Higgins, Staff Writer December 18, 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...

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.”

The Grammy’s Spark Controversy, Long History of Exclusion

Artists begin boycotting the show as nominations are unfair
Sara Richardson, Managing Editor 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
Kate Rekas, Staff Writer 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

Sofia Perlman, Staff Writer 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

Maggie Seidel, Co-Business Manager 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...

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