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Netflix movie charms viewers

Netflix movie charms viewers

Jenna Cook

June 6, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

One of Netflix’s most recent original additions, “Ibiza” left me amused and entertained just as any good summer travel movie should. The film tells the story of a young woman, Harper (Gillian Jacobs), who travels to Spain on a business trip along with her friends. In a turn of events, Harper is ...

Cut Through the Noise: Christina Aguilera, Shawn Mendes, Jennifer Lopez, Rita Ora

Cut Through the Noise: Christina Aguilera, Shawn Mendes, Jennifer Lopez, Rita Ora

Amaia Barajas

May 30, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” an Entertainment column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer takes on the role as writer, reviewing recent single releases from a variety of artists. "Fall in Line" by Christina Aguilera (featuring Demi...

‘Beerbongs and Bentleys’ brings energy and emotion to listeners

‘Beerbongs and Bentleys’ brings energy and emotion to listeners

Claire Bargman

May 21, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

Austin Post’s new album, “Beerbongs & Bentleys” portrays themes of excessive fame and trust issues. The album is filled with touching lyrics that many listeners can relate to. According to Post’s tweet from December of 2016, “Beerbongs & Bentleys isn’t a song… it’s a whole ...

Cut Through the Noise: Celine Dion, Troye Sivan, Enrique Inglesias, Pitbull (Week of May 11)

Cut Through the Noise: Celine Dion, Troye Sivan, Enrique Inglesias, Pitbull (Week of May 11)

Samantha Klepfer

May 20, 2018


Filed under Cut Through The Noise Music Reviews

  Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” an Entertainment column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer takes on the role as writer, reviewing recent single releases from a variety of artists.   “Ashes” by Celine Dion: ★★★★★  ...

‘RBG’ charms, informs audience

‘RBG’ charms, informs audience

Ruby Stillman

May 17, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

On Mother’s Day, my mom rounded up our family, and we all headed to the Uptown Theatre to see “RBG,” a documentary about the life of supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I have always had an affinity for Ginsburg — I even dressed as her for Halloween this year — but after seeing the m...

Exhibit manufactures new from old

Exhibit manufactures new from old

Emma Yarger

May 8, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

Even for long-time modern art lovers this small exhibit, “The Way Things Go” could be easily overlooked and underestimated. “The Way Things Go” is featured at the Walker Art Center and consists of one large room with sculptures, wall-hanging art pieces and two side rooms with videos. The main ro...

Ariana Grande’s ‘No Tears Left to Cry’ radiates maturity, resilience

Ariana Grande’s ‘No Tears Left to Cry’ radiates maturity, resilience

Isaac Wert

April 20, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

Ariana Grande, 2014’s breakout pop star, was jolted to public attention last May following a terror attack at her Manchester concert. The ISIS-led bombing shocked the world, with 22 audience members perishing and more than 100 injured. This tragedy could have sent Grande into an endless downward s...

Top 3 fitness apps: 7 minute workout, My Macros+, MapMyRun

William Phelan

April 20, 2018


Filed under Sports

  7 minute workout ★★★★★ If there is one app that could single handedly transform your fitness routine, it’s 7 minute workout app. This app takes the user through a 7 minute full body workout requiring nothing more than a chair and a wall. The workout includes 14 different ex...

‘A Quiet Place’ brings depth to horror genre

‘A Quiet Place’ brings depth to horror genre

Amaia Barajas

April 15, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

Walking into the theater last Friday night, I had low expectations for the movie “A Quiet Place.” This was not because I thought it would be a waste of my time or another dumb horror movie, but frankly, it’s because I hate horror movies. I don’t like to pay to be scared, but I was pleasantly surpr...

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ presents stunning scenery

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ presents stunning scenery

Samantha Klepfer

April 15, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

“A Wrinkle in Time,” based on the beloved book by Madeleine L'Engle, creates a vibrant and colorful universe filled with mysterious and powerful forces. The film follows Meg Murry (Storm Reid) as she travels through the universe in search of her father. The A-list cast provides mixed performances. Alt...

IB Hebrew exam potentially canceled

IB Hebrew exam potentially canceled

Ndunzi Kunsunga and Alec Pittman

April 13, 2018


Filed under News

After receiving a letter in the mail April 7, sophomore Eitan Weinstein said he was informed of the possible discontinuance of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Hebrew program internationally after May of 2022. “I’m not that upset. I kind of get it. I’m guessing that a lot of schools als...

‘Love, Simon’ offers a powerful message

‘Love, Simon’ offers a powerful message

Jenna Cook

March 26, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

“Love, Simon” tells the story of a closeted gay teenager during his senior year of high school. While the story mainly focuses on the character’s sexuality, it also touches on issues like bullying, blackmail and friend troubles. Simon Spier (Nick Robinson) faces the difficulty of coming out ...

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