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Miss Linda’s School for Dance Act 1 Theatre Company presents Disney’s The Lion King Jr

Breanna Hyatt, Staff Writer

March 6, 2018


Miss Linda’s School for Dance Act 1 Theatre Company is presenting Disney’s “The Lion King Jr” on March 22-24 at West Elementary School at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at for $10. It is being co-directed by Linda Fuller, Aubrey Rearden, and Emily Merritt. The music director is CMR’s orchestra teac...

Stuff 6.0 performer shines during production

Grace Carr, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


Stuff 6.0 is Charles M. Russell High School’s biggest drama production of the year. It’s more than a talent show; it is a combination of students expressing themselves and showing off their hidden talents. This year, Bailee McMaster performed in the infamous production on March 1-3. McMaster i...

CMR drama dominates 2018 Thespian festival

Quincy Schmechel, Editorial Board

February 28, 2018


Saturday, Feb. 3 marked not only an exciting trip to Missoula for C. M. Russell’s drama department, but also a milestone for the troupe as they came, saw, and conquered the Thespian Festival. CMR Drama earned several awards, including best overall production and best student-written performance....

Student controls his own free time

Julia Gremaux, Photo Editor

February 2, 2018


Eyes focused, controllers in both of his hands, senior Augustus “Gus” Gunter battles villians in the media center. Of course these villains aren’t checking out library books but are in front of him on his nintendo switch. “Usually I like to hangout with friends after school so this is a  ...

Well-timed, well-cast, and well-written, “The Post” asks viewers to choose truth

Mackenzie George, Editor in Chief

January 26, 2018


Like a good news article, the story never lags. Like a well-cut sports bite, the videography is clean, creative, and draws viewers in. Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks anchor as Washington Post mogul Katharine Graham and editor-in-chief Ben Bradlee, and director Stephen Spielberg, true to form, delivers a...

The Christmas traditions around CMR’s office

Chloe Geary, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


What’s your favorite holiday meal?   On Christmas day, we make sandwiches. That way everyone can eat as much as they want, whenever they want, and sleep whenever they want. Shawna Miller   Divinity. It’s a candy made with corn syrup -- very, very sugary but amazing. You can ...

Book Review — better books for you

Holly Spragg, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Book Review Better books for you   We All Looked Up  (sequel is Thanks for the Trouble) By-Tommy Wallach 370 pages A beautiful book that brings to life the possibility that everything you know will cease to exist.  What kind of life would you live?  Would you do wh...

Stagecraft offers opportunities that students would not normally get

Sophie Kluge, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


Drama puts on many a lot of plays during the school year, and senior Zachary Taylor helps with each one. Taylor is part of stagecraft, the class at CMR that builds sets for all the plays. Although this is Taylor’s first year in the class, he said he has learned about all the different things that g...

Senior prepares to be blind for upcoming play

Austin McIntosh, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017

Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Uncategorized

For four years, Emma Tovson has been working towards her time in the spotlight, and this year it finally paid off. “I’ve been in drama for four years” Tovson said. The senior is playing the lead role of Susy Hendrix in CMR’s premiere production of “Wait Until Dark”. The play is about a blin...

Summer 2017 heats up with entertainment opportunities

Quincy Schmechel and Julia Gremaux, Staff Writers

June 7, 2017


As the promising summer of 2017 comes to a head, many are wondering how to pack as many memorable experiences into the summer as possible. However, hailing from a small city like Great Falls, it can be difficult to find events to attend and things to do. However, there are endless happenings and a goings-on...

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