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“Of Montreal:” a one-of-a-kind creative experience

“Of Montreal:” a one-of-a-kind creative experience

Julia Mogen, Co-Arts and Culture Editor

November 17, 2015


Filed under Arts and Culture

On Nov. 1, the genre-bending pop band “Of Montreal” brought devoted fans to the kitschy hole-in-the-wall Wonder Ballroom in downtown Portland.   The second the lead singer and mastermind behind “Of Montreal,” Kevin Barnes, played the opening riffs for their dark dance hit “Basem Sabry,” t...

Twenty One Pilots tour 2k15

Twenty One Pilots tour 2k15

Nicola Bittner, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2015


Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

Small-town band, Twenty One Pilots, has gone from birthday parties and restaurant gigs to world tours in a matter of a few years. The two best friends, Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, have come a long way from their hometown in Columbus, Ohio. Attending their “Blurryface” tour at the Paramount Theater i...

Frightened at Frighttown

Nicola Bittner, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2015


Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

Opening just at the start of the Halloween season, Frighttown, has been a fun seasonal tradition for years. Referred, by the company, as “the scariest haunted houses in PDX,” my experience scary, fun, and entertaining on many levels. Three haunted houses were set up; The Witch House, Baron Von Goo...

Trailing Off

Mackenzie Krish, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2015


Filed under Arts and Culture

The Haunted Trail at Mary S. Young Park has been a fun way to entertain students on Halloween for half a decade. The trails were created largely to occupy teens anxious to tepee houses and give refuge for middle schoolers too old to trick-or-treat. Thrill seekers have had the chance to not only walk through the ...

It’s all Greek to Portland

Nicola Bittner, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2015


Filed under Arts and Culture

Although having to commit to parking a few blocks away, the smell of roasted lamb and other enticing foods invaded my senses and lead me straight to the festival site. A wide range of people attended; ranging from families and couples, to photographers and individuals craving adventure. This annu...

“The Walking Dead” returns with the best kind of glory and gore

“The Walking Dead” returns with the best kind of glory and gore

Eleanor Williams, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2015


Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

“The Walking Dead” season six premiered Oct. 11 on AMC with episode one, “First Time Again.” The Alexandria “crew” returns to the small screen with a crushing problem. Within the first five minutes, Rick Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln, discovers a construction site full of walkers. Semi...

New thriller “Crimson Peak” hits theaters and freaks out audience

New thriller “Crimson Peak” hits theaters and freaks out audience

Zoe Craig, People Editor

November 9, 2015


Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

“Crimson Peak” was filled with ghosts, love and strange moments.The movie was a love story but it was filled with ghosts and other paranormal phenomenons.  Edith Cushing played by Mia Wasikowska comes off as both scary and loveable as she develops a strong attachment to Thomas Sharp played by Tom H...

“He Named Me Malala” sheds light on fight for worldwide education

“He Named Me Malala” sheds light on fight for worldwide education

Katharine Koehler, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2015


Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

Malalai of Maiwand is a legend for the Pashtun people. In the Battle of Maiwand in 1880, Malalai rallied the Pashtun fighters to fight the British, fighting alongside Ayub Khan, the Afghan Prince. The Pashtuns were victorious, but while the British were retreating Malalai was fatally shot in the head, d...

Lady Gaga checks into “American Horror Story, Hotel,” replacing Jessica Lange as the lead role

Lady Gaga checks into “American Horror Story, Hotel,”  replacing Jessica Lange as the lead role

Nicole Joerger, Co-Editor in chief

October 29, 2015


Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

Ever since the premiere in 2011, “American Horror Story” has sparked a cult following with it’s deranged characters, unique storylines and macabre theme. With the premiere of the fifth season, “Hotel,” rises above fans’ expectations and has everyone talking about what seems to be the most...

13 classic and indie horror films to watch this Halloweekend

13 classic and indie horror films to watch this Halloweekend

Julia Mogen, Co-Arts and Culture

October 29, 2015


Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

“Fright Night:” One of the many vampire films created during the 1980s, this horror-comedy delivers the highest level of camp. It may not have a lot of fake blood like others during the era, but the the vampire, played by Chris Sarandon, that resides next door to teen, Charlie, delivers a mod...

A concert to remember

A concert to remember

Brooke Mckelvey and Ji An

October 29, 2015


Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

Travelling to China or Europe is nothing new for the St. Olaf College Symphony Orchestra and now, over 50 years since their very first tour, the St. Olaf’s Symphony Orchestra can be found almost anywhere on the globe. “Name a country and they’ve probably performed there,” Kevin Egan, band ...

The only truly gruesome part of ‘Scream Queens’ is it’s unoriginality

The only truly gruesome part of ‘Scream Queens’ is it’s unoriginality

Nic Bittner, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2015


Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

American Horror Story meets Glee in the new television series, “Scream Queens”, which started out disappointing despite the impressive build up to the pilot through social media. It was not quite what I was expecting as far as a horror-comedy went. In the big picture, the show could be entert...

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