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Top 10 Best Holiday Movies!

December 22, 2020

With thousands of different holiday movies it can be hard to pick which one to watch. I have compiled a list of my top 10 favorite holiday movies to get someone in the holly jolly spirit.

Top 4 Best COVID-Safe Local Holiday Destinations

December 8, 2020

The holiday season is upon us, and finding ways to celebrate during this global pandemic is getting more and more difficult. With dine-in seating at restaurants not being available and limited Christmas...

‘The Queen’s Gambit’ brings allure to the game of chess

Beth Harmon captivates her viewers in an intense stare during a chess match.
December 8, 2020

“Let’s play” is the last line of Netflix’s seven-episode, TV-MA limited series that was released in late October. Beth Harmon, played by Anya Taylor-Joy, faces a group of candid men for a game...

Minnesota Fairgrounds Shines Bright

December 6, 2020

The Minnesota State Fairgrounds have a Glow festival. They have created many light sculpture, which you drive through in your car. This is perfect for COVID-19 because you are in your own car and do not...

Reviewing Caribou Coffee’s Holiday Menu

Many Caribou locations have already rolled out their holiday cups and sleeves, but a few still have regular ones to use up. The holiday ones feature a winter scene and bright red sleeves.
December 4, 2020

One of the many things that minnesotans look forward to every holiday season is the release of the Caribou Coffee Holiday menu. The main focus of this yearly release, though it does contain a wide selection...

‘My Octopus Teacher,’ a Friendship Between Man and Cephalopod

Netflix has recently released a science and nature documentary called ‘My Octopus Teacher.’ This documentary focuses on the relationship between a man and an octopus.
November 25, 2020

The premise of ‘My Octopus Teacher’ feels almost imaginary, almost like we are on another planet, such as the variety of sea and marine life depicted in the film. Directed by Pippa Ehrlich and starring...

‘American Murder: The Family Next Door’ Treats Audiences to a True Murder Mystery

‘American Murder: The Family Next Door’ Treats Audiences to a True Murder Mystery
November 13, 2020

On Sep. 30 Netflix released a new documentary called ‘American Murder: The Family Next Door’ and it is about an hour and 22 minutes. It is rated TV-MA because it contains explicit language and inappropriate...

Clouds flys a little higher

Clouds, a new movie based on a true story, released October 2020.
November 11, 2020

Clouds. Everyone knows and loves the song. Watch the movie and feel like you're present in the movie. Zach Zobiech played by Fin Argus is a high school student who was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a rare...

Outer banks: feeling free while stuck at home

May 27, 2020

Outer Banks is Netflix's newest show that has recently taken the media by storm... literally. It involves a group of teenage friends, John B., Kiara, Pope, and J.J., who find themselves getting mixed...

‘Uncut Gems’ dazzles audiences

Uncut Gems, a new movie starring Adam Sandler, hit theaters in December 2019.
January 17, 2020

Claire Suchy Copy Editor With priceless opals, reckless bets and a bedazzled furby, Uncut Gems is a rollercoaster of events that keeps viewers on the edge of their seat for 135 minutes. Uncut Gems...

‘Little Women’: a fresh literary adaption

‘Little Women’ was released to theaters on Dec. 25, so far grossing $60 million at the box office with a 95 percent fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes.
January 16, 2020

Nina Johnson Editor in Chief Countless Little Women adaptions have made the big screen throughout the twentieth century. However, Greta Gerwig’s latest adaption brings an entirely new dimension to...

Frozen 2 is an enchanted sequel for all to love (even high schoolers)

Frozen 2 has taken the world by storm. Movie posters are seen outside of theaters world-wide.
January 9, 2020

The year is 2013. Disney’s newest release Frozen hits theaters and instantly takes the world by storm. The story is one that Disney has never dabbled in before--the power of familial love and the idea...

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