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Latest Spielberg outing delivers fandom-friendly fun

Latest Spielberg outing delivers fandom-friendly fun

April 24, 2018

By Anthony Romanelli, opinion editor When I went into the theater to watch Ready Player One, despite its direction by Steven Spielberg of all people, I wasn’t too sure what to think. It’s a book-to-movie adaptation, which tend to be hit-and-miss. For every Lord of the Rings trilogy, there’s a Hobbit tr...

Classic Corner: Near Dark

Classic Corner: Near Dark

March 22, 2018

By Cole Altmayer, copy editor  Dracula, I love you, but you just aren’t scary. Maybe it was a “you had to be there” type thing back when Bram Stoker first hit the scene, but I can’t imagine ever shaking in my boots at the mere mention of a pale aristocrat who’s allergic to the better ...

LGBT movies spark conversation

LGBT movies spark conversation

March 20, 2018

By Jenna Koch, entertainment editor  *Name changed for confidentiality Only 48 percent of teenagers identify as “exclusively heterosexual,” according to trend forecasting agency J. Walter Thompson Innovation Group. This percentage came from a study which asked teenagers to rate their se...

ComedySportz inspires creativity

ComedySportz inspires creativity

March 20, 2018

Improvisation is different from other kinds of acting and forces actors to come up with ideas on the spot. With the added pressure of competition, a referee and the audience, this show is a combination of both acting and a sports match. ComedySportz is the longest-running, game-based, short form impr...

More than just an awards show: Oscars inspire students

More than just an awards show: Oscars inspire students

March 2, 2018

By Blanca Estrada, staff writer  It was Feb. 26, 2017.  Junior Jacqueline Galliano was sitting in her couch, wearing her pajamas, with the TV turned to ABC.  The remote was in her hands and her phone was in the inside arm of the sofa.  Her iPhone kept on buzzing with notification...

Sophomore grows Cow-Instagram to 30 thousand followers

Sophomore grows Cow-Instagram to 30 thousand followers

March 1, 2018

By Grace Givan, executive entertainment editor When sophomore Lauren Ellstrand’s grandmother, a former artist, came to babysit her, Ellstrand was taught how to draw animals. Out of all the animals she was taught to draw, cows stuck out to her because they were both the easiest to draw and the mo...

'I Wear The Black Hat' required reading

I Wear The Black Hat cover

February 6, 2018

By Erin Schultz, associate editor-in-chief Sitting in an otherwise silent classroom, my friend and I were whispering while we were supposed to be reading. As my teacher patrolled the aisles between our desks, he witnessed me performing an obscene hand gesture with not one, but two, hands. But as he ...

Vlog mistake affects YouTube

Vlog mistake affects YouTube

February 4, 2018

By Megan Sulak, staff writer  After sophomore Lizzy Mitchell finished watching YouTuber Logan Paul’s vlog from New Year’s Eve about Aokigahara, Japan’s “suicide forest” (see “edge title”), she immediately unsubscribed from his channel. Throughout the video, Mitchell wondered why Pa...

“Lady Bird” finds perfect balance between hilarious, heart-wrenching

“Lady Bird” finds perfect balance between hilarious, heart-wrenching

January 24, 2018

by Cassidy Delahunty, Editor-in-chief When I told my mom I was seeing “Lady Bird” without her, she was understandably disappointed. All I had heard about the movie, which has already won two Golden Globes this year and is expected to be nominated for several Oscars, was that its representation of a...

CLASSIC CORNER: Starship Troopers

CLASSIC CORNER: Starship Troopers

January 21, 2018

By Cole Altmayer, copy editor  Satire is a funny thing, and not usually in the way the writer intends it to be. I personally don’t see a lot of satire these days that does it for me. None of it seems subtle enough, and it’s always paired with a strong sense of ironic detachment so the audien...

Pandora, Spotify compete among students

Pandora, Spotify compete among students

December 14, 2017

By Grace Givan, executive entertainment editor  In 2016, junior Annie Cimack sat at her desk doing math homework while listening to a Jazz station on Pandora. A cover of the well-known song “Over the Rainbow” started playing, and Cimack was intrigued by this new version of the song. She...

Artist of the Month 12/8

Artist of the Month 12/8

December 7, 2017

By Grace Givan, executive entertainment editor  Q: What is your favorite kind of art and why? A: I just like freestyle sketching. I like a lot of black and white drawings because … I’ve always done this style and I feel like this is what I’m best at … I’ve never been into using ...

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