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Hairspray ends theater season in style

Hairspray ends theater season in style

Nina Zietlow, News Editor

June 3, 2013

Hairspray is more than just another peppy musical. Behind the colorful costumes and energetic dance numbers is a powerful message about racial boundaries that continues to be relevant to this day. Set in Baltimore in 1962, high-schoolers Tracy Turnblad (Sophia Myers-Kelley) and best friend Penny Pingleto...

Seniors look back on their favorite shows

Seniors look back on their favorite shows

Laura Slade, A&E Editor

May 30, 2013

In the program for Hairspray, Upper School theater director Eric Severson wrote, "I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the commitment that this particular senior class has demonstrated over the past four years and the leadership they have shown during the rehearsal process... The work we have created ...

Let’s talk about Hairspray with US Theater director Eric Severson

Let's talk about Hairspray with US Theater director Eric Severson

Nina Zietlow, News Editor

May 24, 2013

After packed houses the weekend of May 17, Upper School English and Drama teacher Eric Severson sat down to answer a few questions about this successful production. Q:  Why did you choose Hairspray? A:  I absolutely love Hairspray.  I love the original John Waters movie and I adore the musical....

Energizing spring and summer fashion boasts contrast and comfort

Energizing spring and summer fashion boasts contrast and comfort

Boraan Abdulkarim, Cover Story Editor

May 14, 2013

“I can sum it up in two words: prison break,” Eric Wilson said for The New York Times. This short summary of spring/summer 2013 fashion is on the dot. Stripes have been dominant, but so has all-out black and white. Kimono-inspired prints and cuts are also a great statement to make. Ruffles, as exemp...

SAC plans new black light dance

Ava Gallagher, Staff Writer/Illustrator

May 7, 2013

By the sounds of it, this is no ordinary dance. In place of the formerly annual Battle of the Bands, the Student Activities Committee (SAC) has scheduled a black-light dance for early May. SAC co-presidents Jeron Mariani and Max Lowenthal hope to reach out to a wider audience through this dance, even...

Horror rules on Student Film Night

Andy Monserud, Op/Ed Editor

May 7, 2013

While some question movies’ position in the art world, they are definitely a difficult medium to create.  But because it’s such an accessible art form, film is extremely popular among young artists.  To recognize this, St. Paul Academy and Summit School’s Film Club hosts an annual student movie...

Girls have mixed feelings about HBO’s Girls

Hannah Johnson, Sports Editor

May 7, 2013

Season two of HBO’s Girls, begins with the main character, Hannah, breaking up with her casual boyfriend for being too Republican. She also insists that throughout their short-lived relationship, she never thought about how he was African American. These are just a few samples of the controversy that com...

“Color Currents” wraps up in Drake Gallery

Lucy Li, Cover Story Editor

April 30, 2013

As the sun exposed the snow-trampled grass outside the windows of the Drake Gallery, wispy rows of brush strokes bowed to an invisible wind in Lower School art teacher Patty Paulus’s paintings. Paulus painted her last on-site work in the Drake Gallery on April 25, one day before her exhibit, Color ...

Saifocles: A typical, lovely winter evening

Saifocles: A typical, lovely winter evening

Saif Ahmed, Staff Writer

April 24, 2013

The other day I was driving in Saint Paul just minding my own business, coming back home from a late night Taco Bell run. A somewhat dazed and confused driver in a red Ford Explorer thought it would be a good idea to cut me off. I had three choices: I could listen to my road rage maniac, and step on ...

Propeller is a breath of fresh air for Guthrie audiences

Propeller is a breath of fresh air for Guthrie audiences

Ellie Fuelling, A&E Editor

April 9, 2013

Propeller came to the Guthrie prepared to wow and confuse audiences. The London-based acting troupe travels around the world, and made their way to the Twin Cities this month. This group performs Shakespeare plays with an all male cast, as it would have been performed in Elizabethan England. Shakespea...

Google “Nose” how to play an April Fool’s joke

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Noah Shavit-Lonstein, Feature Editor

April 3, 2013

As perhaps its most elaborate April Fool’s Day prank yet, Google unveiled beta testing of a new application called “Google Nose.” The application claims to be able to send a scent digitally to your computer, an action no computer has the hardware to create. Users can inhale such diverse fragrance...

Saifocles: Emotional when it counts

Saifocles: Emotional when it counts

Saif Ahmed, Staff Writer

March 7, 2013

I have a tendency to refrain from opening up and talking about my personal life and my feelings. My thought process is that everyone has their own problems so why should I have to weigh other people down with my problems and my situations? That rationale and way of thinking is childish; most people care...