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Brave New World

Brave New World reveals important issues in modern day society Genetic modification, government corruption, substance abuse … sounds familiar, right? Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World is a modern classic novel — perpetually relevant — delving into important issues that modern society faces. Generations of readers have identified with this book, …

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How is art different at Mendota?

Nathan Stromberg finds alternative ways to teach in his new work space This has been a year of many changes, and the relocation to the Mendota Heights campus is especially disruptive for the day-to-day lives of the students and teachers. However, while many classes like Math and Spanish can easily …

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Play Review: The Bluest Eye

     The dark room of the Guthrie Theater’s Wurtele Thrust stage is covered in cracked concrete with the occasional dandelion growing out of the crevices. It looks dark and gloomy, like the calm before a storm. The audience can almost smell the scent of damp earth and wet concrete. A girl …

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Pushing boundaries

Minnehaha spring play brings Shakespeare to life through “living paintings” Minnehaha’s theater program has never attempted a show concept similar to this year’s. “We want to try to push the boundaries of what we have done, and we have never done anything like this before,” said art teacher Nathan Stromberg. …

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Individuals seek art

Depending on their emotions and mood, individuals may listen to certain music or gravitate towards characters based on what they are “seeking” “I think I seek the passion in art,” said freshman Grace Anderson. “I think no matter what it is, but especially in musical theater and songs and in …

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Between the stars, a review of Interstellar

Interstellar is defined as “occurring or situated between stars,” and it is a fitting title for a movie that wholly deals with the concepts of space travel as well as black holes. The thrilling action and tear-jerking drama combines the vast curiosity of humans to travel the depths of the …

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Greetings from Urinetown

The Minnehaha Players’ second production of the year gives the audience satire about government, corporations and people’s want for excess A group of battered citizens huddle at the entrance to a filthy urinal, labeled Public Amenity #9. Hands grip clusters of coins, and the buildings from the poorest part of …

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The Falcon

Minnehaha’s most recent play, which followed a young, soon-to-be-married girl who encountered a storyteller, showcased student director Matthew Humason during Labor Day weekend For centuries, storytelling has been a way for humans to express themselves and pass down traditions from generation to generation. Minnehaha students and actors experimented with this art …

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Burning and building to create art

Q&A with Chris Larson (’85), local Twin Cities artist and professor of art at the U of M The Talon: You are currently working on an architectural project to build a clinic in Kenya. How did you get involved with this? Chris Larson: This project is an unlikely collaboration with …

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