The Spectrum

Movies: Wild

Movies: Wild

Annelise Moore, Managing Editor

March 9, 2015


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE

After her failed marriage and the loss of her mother, Cheryl Strayed is in a dark place. Her years of destructive and precipitous behavior cause her to make the decision to hike more than one thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail by herself. Wild illustrates the horrors and determination of one young w...

Movies: Birdman

Movies: Birdman

C.C. Lucas, Creative Director

March 9, 2015


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE

Riggan Thomson is a washed-up actor who has lost his wings. Determined to get back the former glory of his film persona, superhero Birdman, Thomson uses the Broadway stage to make a second debut. The film follows a group of struggling artists in their pursuit to put on a successful show.      Wh...

“Anything Goes” springs onto the musical scene

“Anything Goes” springs onto the musical scene

Chapel Puckett, Opinions Editor

March 9, 2015


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, TOP STORIES

Set on a cruise ship sailing from New York to England, this year’s spring musical “Anything Goes” is anything but ordinary. It will keep you on your feet from beginning to end as Billy Crocker (Joe Owens ‘15) fights for the love of a young heiress, Hope Harcourt (Katerina Papanikolopoulos ‘17)...

Students’ failed fantasies

Students’ failed fantasies

Julia Shepard, Online Editor

March 5, 2015


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In the first High School Musical movie, Gabriella and Troy meet at a party in a ski lodge on New Years Eve.  Gabriella and Troy, both high school Juniors, are randomly selected to sing a karaoke song, “Start of Something New”, together.  They exchange flirty glances throughout the song and trad...

Photojournalism: Uptown murals and graffiti

Photojournalism: Uptown murals and graffiti

Jack Moe, Contributing Writer

February 15, 2015


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, TOP STORIES

If any person were to walk around the Uptown neighborhood in Minneapolis , they would see walls upon walls of graffiti and murals throughout the streets.  This art would be illegal graffiti however, the non-profit arts center Intermedia Arts permits such art, as do other businesses.  Artwork which...

Photojournalism: Activism in Minneapolis

Photojournalism: Activism in Minneapolis

Radek Chlebicki, Contributing Writer

February 15, 2015


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The high concentration of social organizations makes Minneapolis the epicenter for a large part of the action in Minnesota. This type of social activism is inspirational because it departs from daily consumerist enjoyment to heartfelt action. It is heartening to see people out and about, chanting slogans,...

Photojournalism: Blake debate

Photojournalism: Blake debate

Mark Taylor, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2015


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Blake’s debate team may be one of the most successful teams Blake has, however most students know little about it. On Saturday, November 8th I had the opportunity to attend one of Blake’s tournaments at Falcon Ridge Middle School in an attempt to learn more about the activity. As I pulled into...

The Best (and Worst) Super Bowl Ads

Hudson Dougan, Staff Writer

February 12, 2015


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, SPORTS, STUDENT LIFE

The Super Bowl, which took place on February 1st, was a thrilling affair on the field as the New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24. Off the field, and over the airwaves, the game's signature commercials were a combination of thrilling, memorable, and truly strange. Here is a list of...

Photojournalism essay: The underrated nature of the chocolate chip cookie

Photojournalism essay: The underrated nature of the chocolate chip cookie

Jacob Kranendonk, Contributing Writer

February 10, 2015


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The chocolate chip cookie is the widely loved by most. However, it isn’t appreciated fully for the services it provides the people who enjoy them. Most people just eat the cookie, enjoy it on a shallow level, and move on with their day not thinking about the sacrifice that the cookie has just made to...

Photojournalism essay: Animal abuse and animal rescue

Photojournalism essay: Animal abuse and animal rescue

Lucy Graham, Contributing Writer

February 10, 2015


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Each year nearly 1 million animals are killed from being severely abused. My dog Clooney (as seen in these photos) was severely abused and malnourished when we adopted him. He started out as a foster from an organization called Minnesota Boxer Rescue which saves boxer dogs from abuse, harsh living conditions,...

Club profile: National Art Honor Society

Zoe Nyberg-Powell, Staff Writer

November 6, 2014


Filed under ARTS & CULTURE, TOP STORIES

F inding a way to be fashionable and unique on graduation day with the solid blue uniform can be tricky, but there may be a solution for you yet. It may be as simple as participating in NAHS.      For those of you who may not know, NAHS stands for National Art Honor Society and that is exactly wh...

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