The Importance Of Creativity: How Making Art Improves Mental Health

The Importance Of Creativity: How Making Art Improves Mental Health

Jamie Hessian, Managing Editor, A & E

September 27, 2019

People enjoy creating art for numerous reasons: for their enjoyment, to feel the satisfaction of seeing a canvas come to life, or to express a concept or idea. But what about the psychological benefits of creating art? Art has shown to actually help reduce anxiety and help people to cope with mental...

Event Guide: Arts and Entertainment in the Twin Cities

The Walker is an art museum located in Minneapolis.

Bella Ebbighausen, Deputy Editor, A & E

September 27, 2019

Arts and entertainment can be great for taking a break from the stress of everyday life. Here are a few upcoming events and programs that you can go to to take a step back and simply relax.  Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis Every Thursday night, the Walker Art Center hosts an event called Targe...

Welcoming Warm Weather and Appreciating Art Around the Arboretum

Kerrera Jackson, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

Now that the weather is getting nicer and the snow is melting, people are beginning to realize that being outside is great when it’s not below zero. There are many things to do outside: play a sport, hike, or simply read a book (or do your homework) in the sun.

Minneapolis Murals and Their Significance to the Cities

Minneapolis Murals and Their Significance to the Cities

Jamie Hessian, Deputy Editor, Arts and Entertainment

April 26, 2019

Throughout Minneapolis, dozens of murals are scattered about, on buildings and hidden in alleys. You’ve likely passed them many times before, but you may not have stopped to appreciate them. The murals serve many purposes. Some honor famous Minnesotans, display a variety of cultures prevalent in the neighborhood, or others simply bring color and vitality to an otherwise dull building.

Review: Why the Film Unplanned Is Not Strictly For Those Who Are Pro-Life

Chloe Hanson and Jamie Hessian

April 26, 2019

Depicting the story of Abby Johnson, Unplanned shows a former employee of Planned Parenthood who went through two abortions herself and was adamantly pro-choice. It follows Johnson’s experience as director of a Planned Parenthood clinic, resulting in her being sent in to an operation room to help perform an abortion. Based off of Johnson’s memoir of the same name, Unplanned depicts the reality of abortion, leading to criticism on both the pro-life and pro-choice fronts.

Student Innovation Team’s Exciting Plans to Redesign the Counseling Office

Student Innovation Team's Exciting Plans to Redesign the Counseling Office

Karen Rose, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

Student Innovation Team is a group at MHS that works to create a better school environment and a better experience for all who spend their time here. Members dedicate themselves to a year-long project on a topic of their choice, ranging from safety issues on Frontage Road to the wellness of students. Mara Hansen, Kaelin Hansen, and Curtis Bird are members of this team, and they have an important goal in mind: giving the Counseling Office a makeover. So, how are they going about this, and why is it necessary?

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