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‘All the Bright Places’ proves a tearjerker

Fair use from Netflix. Violet Markey (Elle Fanning) and Theodore Finch (Justice Smith) embrace each other.

Ruthie Posada

March 30, 2020

“All the Bright Places” caused me to both laugh and cry. The movie explores different areas of adolescence including love, drama and mental health issues, while also delving into the deeper subject of suicide. The movie starts off on a dark note, with Violet Markey (Elle Fanning), a girl struggli...

Caribou’s BOUsted drinks disappoint

Caribou released its line of

Maddie Schutte

March 19, 2020

Caribou’s new line of “BOUsted” drinks instantly caught my eye, being the caffeine addict that I am. Upon closer tasting, I realized the pretty aesthetics and mouth-watering names of the drinks only went as far as my imagination and ended up tasting like LaCroix waters.  “Wild Berry ...

Top six binge-worthy Netflix shows

Ben Sanford

March 17, 2020

"Love is Blind" – ★★★☆☆ The new Netflix original reality TV show “Love is Blind” centers around the premise of people meeting, dating and falling in love without ever seeing each other face-to-face. Separated into different “pods,” 15 men and 15 women talk and flirt to try to find one person to propose to. From there, the ...

‘The Music Man’ is music to my ears

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Noah Orloff

March 13, 2020

Song after song, my memories of watching the 1962 “The Music Man” film many years ago fluttered back, a telltale sign of an accurate rendition of an iconic plot.  Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ performance of “The Music Man,” was strong in every way, prompting that feeling of nostalgia within...

‘Call of the Wild’ does not disappoint

Fair use from Twentieth Century Studios. Main characters of ‘Call of the Wild’ John Thornton (Harrison Ford) and Buck look off into the distance of the Canadian Yukon. The movie takes place in the Canadian Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush of 1896.

March 10, 2020

As I walked into the theater, my expectations were pretty low for “Call Of The Wild”. However, I left with my expectations shattered. The movie was an adaptation of Jack London’s book and joins two other adaptations from 1935 and 1972. The story revolves around Buck, a massive Saint Bernard Sc...

‘Changes’ captures Justin Bieber’s life brilliantly

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Isra Mohamed

March 4, 2020

When I found out that Justin Bieber announced the date for his new album “Changes,” I was super excited. I hadn’t listened to Bieber in a long time and was curious to see how his music had changed over the years. “Changes” consists of 17 songs, with six of them featuring multiple artists who all worke...

‘Sex Education’ pulls off enjoyable second season

Fair use from Netflix: Aimme Gibbs (Aimme Lou Wood) and Maeve Wiley (Emma Mackey) talking to the police about sexual misconduct. Season 2 of

Izzy Kanne

March 3, 2020

After the season one finale of “Sex Education,” I had a lot of questions that needed answers. When I saw that a second season was available on Netflix, I dove into binge it head first and came out completely fulfilled.  I found the first season of “Sex Education” extremely enjoyable. The...

Sen. Bernie Sanders holds rally on eve of Super Tuesday

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to the crowd at his rally March 2 at the St. Paul RiverCentre. Minnesota, along with 13 other states, will be voting on Super Tuesday March 3.

Talia Lissauer

March 3, 2020

Hours after Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar dropped out of the presidential race March 2, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders held a rally at St. Paul Rivercentre in St. Paul in hopes of winning Minnesota on Super Tuesday March 3.  “It looks like St. Paul is ready for a political revolution,” Sanders said...

‘To all the Boys’ sequel does not disappoint

Fair use from Netflix: John Ambrose (Jordan Fisher) holds Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor) as they greet each other before the dance.

Molly Schochet

February 21, 2020

Months ago, I stood in teacher Alex Polk's room with my friend as we watched the “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You” trailer excitedly. I couldn’t wait to watch the film and see how Lara Jean (Lana Condor) and Peter (Noah Centineo) handle their new relationship, and after watching it I wa...

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ doesn’t win the race

Fair use from Paramount Pictures: Sonic the Hedgehog (Ben Schwartz) and Tom Wachowski (James Marsden) scream after the top of Wachowski’s vehicle was removed by a robot.

Noah Orloff

February 17, 2020

Walking into “Sonic the Hedgehog,” I expected either a children’s movie or a film designed for strong fans of the video game, two categories I do not fall under. To my pleasure, neither of these expectations were met, but the movie still had flaws. The storyline revolves around Sonic (Ben Sch...

‘High School Musical’ spinoff surprises

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Ben Sanford

February 6, 2020

Like the rest of us, I was slightly worried to watch this new Disney+ original series. The original “High School Musical” trilogy is a childhood classic to any 2000s kid, and I assumed this reboot of sorts was going to be an apathetic cash-grab to profit off of the fame of the source material. Ho...

‘Dolittle’ brings viewers on overwhelming journey

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Abigail Prestholdt

January 28, 2020

I didn't have any idea what I was getting into going to “Dolittle”. I assumed it would be similar to the well-beloved movies made in the 1998 version of the film. However, I assumed wrong. This new “Dolittle” movie had very different stories, adventures, and characters. The movie takes ...

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