Arts

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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Summer arts

Students fill their summer with artistic explorations They look like us. They talk like us. They walk among us. No, they’re not aliens. They are students at Minnehaha. These four students have something in common. They are all apart of elite arts programs around the Twin Cities that are either …

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Salinger’s classic

Catcher in the Rye remains fresh, challenging after many years — and repeated readings Between the Lines is a column written for each issue by staff writer Olivia Dorow Hovland. Each column expounds on the provacative themes and ideas found in current literary works. Holden Caulfield is arguably the most …

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Books: Dead or alive?

Will physical books survive recent E-book surge? Change in format doesn’t mean that books are dead; reading may actually be increasing “It’s a real page turner.” The line everyone uses to describe a book that just can’t be put down. The action of turning the page at a suspenseful moment …

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The Omnivore’s Dilema

Be mindful of what you eat Americans think of food in terms of its convenience and richness while it should instead be viewed as a tool for nourishment of the body and the building of community. On average, Americans spend only 6.9 percent of their budgets on food, one of …

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Found-footage films

A new breed of filmmaking Ever since the turn of the century the horror genre has taken a significant plunge in quality. For some reason, Hollywood deemed it necessary to take every classic horror movie – A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween, etc. – and completely retell …

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Don’t ban books

Banned books give an artistic voice to the marginalized Olivia Dorow Hovland, Talon staff writer Each year the American Library Association comes out with a list of the ten books that have been most banned by schools, libraries, churches or organizations in the past year. In 2010, the last year …

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Academy Awards

A night of questionable wins Anna Scholl, Talon Staff Writer At seven-thirty, The Academy Awards open with Billy Crystal returning for the ninth time to host the biggest night in not only the movie business, but to movie buffs alike, including myself, one of the biggest nights of the year. …

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