Sports schedule for: Dec 9-14

MONDAY DATE:   December 9th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
5:00 / 7:00 p.m.   Girls JV/Varsity Hockey

vs. Osseo

at Dick Vraa Ice Arena  
5:30 p.m.   Boys JV Hockey vs.

St. Paul Academy

at Drake Arena  
TUESDAY DATE:  December 10th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
 

4:00 / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m.

 

 

Girls C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs.

Minnehaha Academy

 

HOME

 
4:15 / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m. 3:15 / 8:15 p.m. C-Squad Boys Basketball

vs. St. Croix Lutheran

at St. Croix Lutheran

High School

 
5:00 / 7:00 p.m.   Girls JV / Varsity Hockey vs. Minneapolis at Parade Ice Garden  
7:00 p.m.   Boys Varsity Hockey vs.

Moose Lake / Willow Rivers

at Highland Ice Arena  
WEDNESDAY DATE:   December 11th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
3:45 p.m. 2:20 p.m. Boys & Girls Nordic Ski Relay at Elm Creek  
5:30 / 6:00 p.m.   JV/Varsity Wrestling

 vs. Humboldt

HOME  
6:00 p.m.   Girls Gymnastics

vs. Como Park

HOME  
THURSDAY DATE:     December 12th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
5:00 p.m.   Boys Swimming Meet

vs. Johnson

at Humboldt High School  
5:30 / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m.   Boys C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs. Fridley HOME  
FRIDAY DATE:    December 13th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
  4:00 / 5:30 p.m.  

 

Girls C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs. Cristo Rey Jesuit HOME  
5:00 / 7:00 p.m.   Girls JV / Varsity Hockey vs. South St. Paul at South St. Paul  
5:30 / 7:30 p.m.   Boys JV/Varsity Hockey vs. May-Port CG at Highland Ice Arena  
5:30 / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m. 4:30 / 8:15 p.m. Boys C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs. Simley at Simley High School  
SATURDAY DATE:    December 14th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
    Danceline: Waconia Invitational at Waconia High School  
SUNDAY  

 

‘Red Dead Redemption’ spoiler review

By: Isaac Basques

The first Red Dead Redemption game was released on May 18th, of 2010. It was released by the game company Rockstar games.

The game is an open world, set in the old west, with a 10 hour long main story, along with a ton of side stories and missions for you to do. It’s a third person shooter but also a game that the player can just ride around and enjoy the scenery or story.

In this game, you play a character by the name of John Marston, a former outlaw, who’s family is held hostage by the government who are forcing him to kill off the remaining members of his old gang who left him for dead in a train heist years back.

John goes through helping tons of people in order to get to his old gang members and finish them off. Everything eventually leads to John killing off, or capturing, his old gang members (since it is a choice in the game). His old gang members names are Javier Esquella and Bill Williamson.

After John finishes them both off, he soon finds out that his old gang leader who taught him to read and was basically a father to him, is still alive. His name is Dutch Van Der Linde. John finds him and watches him end his own life.

After finally doing what John needs to do, he goes home to see his family and soon after gets shot and left for dead by the government, along with a family member of theirs by the name of Uncle. 3 years later, John’s son Jack finds the government man behind his father’s death and finishes him off.

This game, in my opinion, is by far one of the most well written video games. It isn’t necessarily a happy story at all, but it makes you feel like it is, due to its light hearted jokes from time to time and its constant fun with action.

The main character, John Marston, is very well written and you can really feel his struggle with the fact that he really does not want to kill his old gang, despite the fact that they left him for dead. He just wants to live a normal life with his family on his ranch. John his very tough and ready for a fight, I’d like to say he’s not to be messed with, but he honestly gets used one too many times by too many people, and he just kind of lets it slide. Other than that, John Marston is a great character.

The other character in this game that I think they did an amazing job with, is John’s old gang leader, Dutch Van Der Linde. Dutch is a charming, yet evil man, who you can tell lost his mind years ago and hasn’t been the same since. The chemistry between him and John Marston feels very real and it actually feels as if John once saw him as a father figure. His final moment in the game is one of the best parts in the whole game because of the long speech he makes that strongly indicates that what John Marston is going through is not going to end well.

The graphics for this game are beautiful, especially for its time. The sunsets look like actual sunsets and the landscapes are just very nice to look at while you ride on your horse.

The gameplay for this game is overall not the best. The shootouts in the game can be fun but it often gets pretty boring just riding your horse around to area to area for long periods of time. You often spend more time riding your horse around in this game than you do actually playing the story.

Sometimes it makes up for the more boring moments when you come across strangers or small occurrences here and there, but other than that, there isn’t that many exciting things that happen when you’re playing.

It’s often drawn out for far too long, but there’s a lot of elements in this game that make you really have fun with it, such as the soundtrack when you ride your horse for certain missions, or really cool gun fights, and etc.

Which brings me to the soundtrack. The soundtrack is very good in this game and is western type music, but makes it feel a little more modern day and not too country like. They put the music in at a lot of good moments in the game so you can have a strong connection to it. 

Overall, I give this game a solid 9.5/10

Sports schedule for: Dec 2-7

MONDAY DATE:   December 2nd
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
         
TUESDAY DATE:  December 3rd
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
 

5:30 / 7:00 p.m.

 

4:00 / 8:15 p.m.

Girls C-Squad/Varsity

Basketball vs.

Brooklyn Center

at Brooklyn Center

High School

 
5:30 / 7:30 p.m.   Boys JV/Varsity Hockey

vs.Henry Sibley

at Highland Ice Arena  
5:30 / 7:00 p.m.   Girls JV/Varsity Hockey vs.

Hill Murray

at WSP Ice Arena  
WEDNESDAY DATE:   December 4th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
5:30 / 6:00 p.m.   JV/Varsity Wrestling vs. Harding HOME  
THURSDAY DATE:     December 5th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
 

4:15 / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m.

 

2:30 / 8:30 p.m.

Girls C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs.

Mound Westonka

at Mound Westonka

High School

 
 

5:30 / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m.

  Boys C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs.

Minneapolis Edison

 

HOME

 
5:15 / 7:00 p.m. 3:15 / 9:00 p.m. Boys JV / Varsity Hockey vs. Cambridge at Isanti Ice Arena  
FRIDAY DATE:    December 6th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
4:00 / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m.   Boys C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs. South St. Paul HOME  
5:30 p.m.   Boys Swimming

Conference Preview

at Humboldt High School  
5:30 / 7:00 p.m.   Girls JV / Varsity Basketball vs. North St. Paul at North St. Paul

High School

 
SATURDAY DATE:    December 7th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
9:00 a.m.   Wrestling: Coon Rapids Invitational at Coon Rapids

High School

 
    Danceline Chaska Invitational at Chaska High School  
         
SUNDAY  

Highland Park food drive!

Please contact Ms. Jane Schwark in room 2207 with any questions.

Sports schedule for: Nov 25-30

MONDAY DATE:   November 25th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
    Boys Swimming practice begins    
TUESDAY DATE:   November 26th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
4:00 / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m.   Girls C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs. MPLS Washburn HOME  
5:00 / 7:00 p.m.   Girls JV / Varsity Hockey vs.

Hastings

at WSP Ice Arena  
5:15 p.m. 3:15 / 7:15 p.m. Boys JV Hockey vs. Cambridge at Isanti Ice Arena  
WEDNESDAY DATE:   November 27th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
         
THURSDAY DATE:     November 28th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
         
FRIDAY DATE:    November 29th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
2:00 p.m. 11:45 a.m. / 4:00 p.m. Boys Varsity Hockey vs. Amery at Amery Ice Arena  
6:00 p.m. 4:30 / 7:30 p.m. Boys JV Hockey vs. Henry Sibley at Tria Ice Arena  
SATURDAY DATE:    November 30th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
TBD   Girls Varsity Basketball Scrimmage vs. MPLS SW at Minneapolis Southwest  
 

9:00 a.m.

10:30 a.m. / 12:15 /

1:15 p.m.

Boys JV / Varsity Basketball Scrimmage vs. Roseville and Bloomington Kennedy  

at Roseville High School

 
2:30 / 5:00 p.m. 12:00 / 7:00 p.m. Boys JV / Varsity Hockey vs. Amery at Amery Ice Arena  
SUNDAY  

2019 upcoming rap news

by. Brandon Raine

2019 music has mostly been about rap music like big stars like NBA Youngboy, Lil Baby and Megan Thee Stallion, but I’m going to give you an update from other local and big rappers along in the USA on their way to the top of the rap game.

Minnesota rappers El Lordoo and El Robbo have been dropping hits back to back bringing St. Paul on notice by dropping songs like “Alexander Wang” and “Trenches” which has over 2k views on YouTube in the last couple of months.

Staying in the midwest, Chicago best Lil 40 keeps applying pressure to the rap game by getting features from famous rapper Lil Herb which he averages over 20k views per song that he drops.

Autotune is becoming very popular, and a new wave, for all the hip hop artists. It changes your pitch or how you sing in the studio, and this addition has made songs more likeable towards different audiences.

We can soon expect artist G Herbo to drop his highly anticipated album in the weeks to come; hints that it might be coming out because G Herbo released a single last week which he kind of was using his old flow that made him popular.

Rod Wave has been blowing up since he dropped his album Ghetto Gospel on all platforms, with Pitchfork ranking his album 8 out of 10, and music listeners saying his album is very relatable and relaxing.

Also, female artist Asian da Brat just dropped a new album called Fight Night which includes a verse from Nle Choopa, Yella Beezy and Yung Bleu.

While NBA Youngboy is the most streamed artist right now in the USA other rappers like Da Baby and Rod Wave seem to be closing the gap.

The collab of NBA Young Boy and Juice Wrld Bandit was the most streamed rap song this past week.

More rappers should be dropping off new albums and songs next week for you rap fans.

 

The HPSH Theatre Program proudly presents: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Come fall in love with this romantic comedy featuring young lovers, a disapproving father, a band of simple-minded actors, and mischievous fairies.

Performances are this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:00pm and a Saturday matinee at 2:00 pm.

The running time is just under 2 hours with intermission.

Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults.

‘Joker’ review

Joker was released a month ago and has already become an icon to film history. It has made over 300 million in the U.S and even more in other countries. Joker has now been titled as the highest grossing film, with its rating, of all time.

Joker takes place in 1981 and is about a man by the name of Arthur Fleck, who is played by Joaquin Phoenix. Arthur suffers serious depression issues and problems with constantly laughing. He has a passion for playing as a party clown.

Many people see Arthur as a freak and often will poke fun at him, or even beat him on the street. Arthur takes care of his mother in his small apartment while he’s not at work.

When a coworker of his gives him a gun, his entire life changes and he soon starts doing things to people that causes debates and havoc around the city. He dresses as a clown which is seen as an icon around the city of Gotham.

When I first saw this movie, I was instantly impressed by the uncomfortable camera angles and blurred backgrounds; it really fit for the unsettling and eerie feeling to the movie. The film’s awkward feeling fit very well for the movie but often would get a little consistent and would get a little awkward in a bad way and drew out the scene for too long. Other than that, most awkward moments were fitting.

I believe that the acting in the movie couldn’t have been better. Joaquin Phoenix really made you believe he was psychotic human being. The side actors were also very talented and something that really stuck out to me, was the reactions to certain things that occurred to the film. Such as when a person was killed, they would respond in a way that would make you feel uncomfortable and feel like it was almost real.

This film also sets a very high message to real life. Whether it’s debates, the economy, or the way people are treated these days. It kind of makes you think about how awful individuals can be to each other.

Overall, I believe that this movie deserves the love it has been getting and I’d give it a solid 9/10

Sports schedule for: Nov 18-23

MONDAY DATE:   November 18th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
    Boys Basketball and Wrestling Practice Begins    
TUESDAY DATE:   November 19th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
5:00 / 7:00 p.m.   Girls JV/Varsity Hockey vs.

Holy Angels

at Holy Angels  
WEDNESDAY DATE:   November 20th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
         
THURSDAY DATE:     November 21st
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
         
FRIDAY DATE:    November 22nd
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
5:00 / 7:00 p.m.   Girls JV/Varsity Hockey vs.

Minnehaha Academy

at Minnehaha Ice Arena  
         
SATURDAY DATE:    November 23rd
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
         
SUNDAY  

Sports schedule for: Nov 11-16

MONDAY DATE:   November 11th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
    Girls Basketball, Gymnastics, Nordic Ski, Alpine Ski, and Boys Hockey begins    
TUESDAY DATE:   November 12th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
5:00 / 7:00 p.m.   Girls JV/Varsity Hockey vs.

St. Francis

at WSP Ice Arena  
WEDNESDAY DATE:   November 13th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
         
THURSDAY DATE:     November 14th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
         
FRIDAY DATE:    November 15th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
5:00 / 7:00 p.m. 3:15 p.m. Girls JV/Varsity Hockey vs.

Osseo

at Dick Vraa Ice Arena  
         
SATURDAY DATE:    November 16th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
         
SUNDAY