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Seniors gain insight and hone skills through art experiences

Seniors gain insight and hone skills through art experiences

Harris Bubalo, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


Filed under Arts

The last year of high school can mean a lot of things. It can mean senioritis, graduation parties and looking to the future. Perhaps, most importantly, it means an opportunity to reflect on one’s growth and achievements. For whatever medium, whether it be painting, dancing or playing an instrum...

Review: State Festival Play

Review: State Festival Play

Anna Dong, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

As the slick, silvery voice of an 89.9 radio announcer fills the air of a gray-cushioned van, Ally Graham, an irritated teenage girl, sits with her legs crossed beside her mother at the wheel. They are on the way to see her grandpa, and she would rather do anything than spend the summer in his presenc...

Performance Review: Acapellafest 2018

Performance Review: Acapellafest 2018

Evan Porco, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


Filed under Arts

A line of students stands centerstage, with light shining solely on them. Dressed in jeans and black shirts, the students begin to sing a cover of “Roses” by The Chainsmokers, filling the room with a symphony of a capella. On Mar. 16th and 17th, 2018, the annual Acapellafest took place in Dance ...

Album Review: Revival by Eminem

Album Review: Revival by Eminem

Maddie Kennedy, Staff Writer

March 18, 2018


Filed under Album Review, Arts

The recent return of Eminem in his latest album, Revival, brought us his trademark wordplay and imagery along with goofy beats. It brought us several features from other artists, such as Beyonce, Pink, Ed Sheeran and more. Most importantly, it gave us a peek into the mind of Eminem like never before....

Album Review: Saturation III by BROCKHAMPTON

Album Review: Saturation III by BROCKHAMPTON

Harris Bubalo, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018


Filed under Album Review, Arts

On their third album of the year, West Coast rap crew BROCKHAMPTON further cements their place as an industry phenomenon. The group has been turning heads and breaking necks throughout the rap scene. In truth, they are not a hip hop collective, nor are they “America’s favorite boy band” like they hav...

Performance Review: Chamber Music Festival 2018

Performance Review: Chamber Music Festival 2018

Renata Shen, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

A group of students sit in the center of the black box auditorium, instruments in hand. In one seat, the cellist adjusts his endpin, in another, a pianist opens her music to the right page. All sit silently, holding a collective breath of anticipation. With the slightest nod from the first chair violin...

Teachers incorporate art into class curriculum

Teachers incorporate art into class curriculum

Jade Kwitkiwski, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Arts

The arts come alive with the flick of a brush, molding of clay or shading of a pencil. And for many students in a traditional classroom environment, that art thrives through the form of lectures, projects and word of mouth. Some teachers have found that by merging more imaginative and visionary eleme...

AOM: Max Murphy

AOM: Max Murphy

Rachel Lee, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018


Filed under Artists Of The Month, Arts

The camera pans down to a full shot of a purple house and as the video shifts to a clip of a teenage boy waking up for school, MGMT’s “Time to Pretend” plays in the background. This music video, along with several other short films, all belong to senior Max Murphy’s YouTube channel where he shares...

Review: “Fighting Words”

Review: “Fighting Words”

Madison Sklaver, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

“You’ll never know how it feels until it happens to you.” Light illuminates the ten actors standing at the back of the stage. Their expressions show their frustration as they step up one by one to share what words mean to them.   The introduction to the characters’ opinions kick off th...

Greek carvings bear historical significance

Greek carvings bear historical significance

Nick Cloney, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Arts

During 180 days of the school year, hundreds of students stream through the front doors of the high school and pass through the atrium on their way to class. But how many of them are aware that, hanging just above their heads, is a piece of history that is one of only three of its kind in the entire...

Review: Emerson Play

Review: Emerson Play

Priya Karumanchi, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

The mustard yellow walls are decorated with picture frames and quotes all around. A refrigerator is covered with art and family pictures. Once in the black box, the audience is transported to the home of a family in the ‘70s. Kids on the Sidewalk, written and directed by senior Sarah Groustra, takes plac...

Baking with Susanna: Espresso cinnamon rolls

Baking with Susanna: Espresso cinnamon rolls

Susanna Kemp, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 22, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase, Video

I’m impatient when it comes to breakfast. I eat cereal almost every morning, and I hardly ever make pancakes because I don’t feel like waiting half an hour after I wake up before I can eat. I’ll be honest, these cinnamon rolls still take about an hour and a half, but most cinnamon roll recipes ...

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