Arts

Two fathoms deep: Is Big River safe? 

Fall musical adapts story of Huckleberry Finn At 2:55 p.m., sophomore Maggie Chamberlain rushed out of the girls’ locker room after gym class 6th hour. Walking through the link to get to the chapel at 3 p.m. she made it in time for a musical workshop. Chamberlain joined some of …

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Psycho Review

“Psycho” sets standards for future thriller movies One of the most recognizable scenes in the history of film occurs in the shower of the first room in Bates Motel. Mary Crane steps behind the curtain, the stress lines on her face relax as the hot water soaks into her skin, …

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Top 5 Halloween Movies

Favorite five freaky flicks Consider the scenario: you’re having a Halloween party with your friends. After a night of trick or treating, pumpkin carving, and caramel apple eating, the night progresses with everyone gathering on the couch in front of the TV with a fresh bowl of buttered popcorn and …

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“Into the Night” with a basement band

Sophomores Ben Erickson, Sam McDonald and Alex Ramos bring their original song from the basement to the studio Picture this: a 15-year-old boy with messy brown hair and hazel eyes sitting in his bedroom strumming an out-of-tune acoustic guitar. He hits a chord. ‘Wow’, he thinks, ‘that actually sounds good.’ …

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The cabin in the woods

Embracing the bloody cliches Horror movies. Slasher flicks. Shock Films. Jump scares. Horror was once a genre that prevailed in sculpting not only an array of pop culture creatures and masked maniacs, but also a bundle of psychological thrills. Horror used to be a way for movie directors to bring …

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

One president, one ax and lots of gore It appears as if every summer must have a single cross-genre screwball film that leads audiences to question the sanity of filmmakers. Last year, it was the sci-fi western Cowboys & Aliens. This summer, it was the mashup historical-horror Abraham Lincoln: Vampire …

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Chronicle

The beginning of a new genre? Josh Trank deserves a golden star for creating a found footage film that, for once, doesn’t make the viewer groggily regret purchasing the fourteen dollar popcorn they’re about to vomit. And while we’re at it, give him another star in order to accommodate for …

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Big Miracle

A light-hearted family tale   It’s that time of year again – the time when the cutesy family movies begin to drown us in their strong morals and emphasis on integrity and fighting for what you believe in. The most recent in this line-up of whimsically feel-good movies is Big …

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Art with a message

Arts editor Jeffrey Riley considers whether artists  need to include a message in their work Ignoring the influx of vibrant, eye-catching colors and imaginative arrangement of media that flood the gathering area outside Minnehaha Academy’s very own Hognander Chapel seems to be impossible this time of year. As the AP …

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Pretty Little Liars

New title appears in popular teen book series, TV show In a small town called Roseville, four beautiful girls are haunted by their dark and ugly past.  All they want to do is forget, but someone is doing all they can to keep their memories alive.  “A” will do anything …

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