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Before I walk on stage, behind the curtain I softly recite the lines in my head.


From page to the stage: Spoken word poetry gives youth a potent platform to express individuality

Each Thursday night, performers shuffle into the Golden Thyme Coffee Cafe around 6 p.m. They chat with the baristas, the small cafe in Saint Paul a second home. They buy a drink, notebooks in hand.

Name of the game: Outlaw artists are drawn to graffiti culture because of its creativity, duality

“The Way I Work”
Some people might need convincing that the words “graffiti” and “art” belong together in the same sentence.

Masks made by art therapy students

Coping through creative intensity: Expressing pain through art can help with healing

While walking through the Adler Graduate School, you’ll find an impressive array of artwork hanging from the walls, sitting on tables, and even hanging from the ceilings.

Think before you ink: Tattoos might be everywhere—but Minnesota requires teens to wait

From Justin Bieber to LeBron James, tattoos seem to be everywhere in popular culture. But Minnesota law requires teens to wait. So, what’s the right age to get one?

The A-ha! artist: It’s been quite an inspirational journey for Ta-Coumba Aiken

Anyone familiar with the Twin Cities art scene has likely come across the name Ta-Coumba Aiken.

Fashioning art: Korean student thrives on creativity, achievement and sharing

Hee Soo Kim is different and proud of it. Whether it’s the way she does her hair or the art she creates, the senior at St. Paul Preparatory School keeps changing things up.

Spoken word artist Lisa Brimmer makes a living from what she loves.

Living art: Dedication and second jobs support artists' careers

Bryan Nichols makes money performing and teaching jazz, a big change from his original plan to become a doctor.

Big Lake High School junior Stephanie Abfalter recites a poem

National poetry contest fills arts void at small schools with tight budgets

When Laura Meyer, an English teacher at Big Lake High School, heard about the national Poetry Out Loud competition, she jumped on the opportunity to offer students an artistic activity. Budget cuts had ended extracurricular activities like speech, debate, and theater at her school northwest of the Twin Cities.

Chasten Harmon, as Éponine, in the Orpheum Theatre's Les Miserables

Review: "High School Musical" can't compete with Les Misérables

While waiting in line for the bathroom during the intermission of Les Misérables at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, I overheard a little girl complaining that the musical wasn’t as good as “High School Musical” or “Grease,” and she was right. It was better, much better.

Ryan McCartan is a national award-winning actor

Despite fan club, award-winning teen actor remains humble

The 18-year-old Ryan McCartan spent his summer training in Germany, rubbing elbows with musical theater legends, and performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.

Reclamation exhibit at Franconia Sculpture Park

Sculpture garden for scamps

Ever had the urge to touch artwork at a museum? Well, here’s a place for you rule breakers who always get hassled by museum security officers — Franconia Sculpture Park, located 45 minutes northeast of the Twin Cities in Chisago Country.

First place winning image by Mary Grace of Southwest High

Spring Your Turn Photo Contest Winners

Check out the winners of our spring YourTurn photo contest!

Ruby Thompson

Meet the teen artists who illustrated ThreeSixty's Feb/March magazine

Five teen artists from the Twin Cities lent their artistic talents to ThreeSixty’s third quarterly magazine and online package of stories about college Is college worth it?

Why teens give up on college

A teen gives up on college

A comic strip by Anna LaFavor sketches the moment a teen can lose hope of going to college.

Live from July camp: Day 5

When I signed up for camp, I had no idea it would be so fun. I do like school but it’s like camp teaches more, but is fun at the same time. It’s awesome.

Live from camp: Exercising more, exploring town and reporting my story

Today, I woke up to a cheery version of “Magic” by Selena Gomez. It was enchanting and gave me a lively boost not unlike my Mango-A-Go-Go smoothie I got this morning. Belinda and I actually woke up at 6:00 a.m. for a stimulating hour-and-a-half trek to the glorious Jamba Juice.

After yesterday’s seminar conducted by Cara McNulty, the Statewide Health Improvement Program manager, we were convinced to take on the challenge of thirty minutes of exercise per day.

End-of-Year photo contest winners announced!

End-of-the-year photo contest winners!

Congratulations to the three End-of-the-year photo contest winners! We asked our readers to submit one photo that depicts the excitement and chaos at the end of the school year.

Thanks to all the students who submitted. We received many great photos! The photos were judged by our very own ThreeSixty staff.

Winter Photo Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the four winners of our 2010 Winter Photo Contest!

We received more than 60 submissions of wonderful photos. Choosing our four winners wasn’t easy. Thank you to everyone who submitted. Photos were judged by ThreeSixty reporters, Director of Photography for St. Thomas University Relations Mike Ekern, ThreeSixty Marketing Manager Kate Borman and Youth Publications Editor Annie Nelson. Note: We had a very tough time deciding between the top two photos.

Student photos tell the story of winter

What’s the photo you would take to tell the story of this winter? Mine might be my 10-month-old grandson bundled and blinking on the lawn during his first snowstorm.

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