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Album Review: Blue Madonna by BØRNS

Album Review: Blue Madonna by BØRNS

Jason Altshuler, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2018


Filed under Album Review, Arts

In his biggest hit, “Electric Love,” singer-songwriter Garrett Borns—BØRNS—describes a love interest as “Candy... sweet like candy in my veins.” BØRNS’ music is like candy, too: smooth, sweet and syrupy. The Los Angeles-based artist made a name for himself with colorful, falsetto-d...

After Parkland, community considers next steps

After Parkland, community considers next steps

Jason Altshuler, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

School started off normally for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School of Parkland, Broward County, FL, until, at approximately 2:20 p.m., 17 people were shot and killed with an AR-15 rifle. The tragedy has been sobering, the latest in a long chain of American school shootings, yet it has also sparked ...

Review: Moonlighting

Review: Moonlighting

Jason Altshuler, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 21, 2018


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

Have you ever seen your teachers sing, dance or play the guitar? On Friday, Jan. 19, students and families did, as hundreds crowded into the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium to watch the first Moonlighting show since 2012. Moonlighting is a variety show in which faculty members, not students, perform. According...

Pippin brings performing arts students of all types to center stage

Pippin brings performing arts students of all types to center stage

Jason Altshuler, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 18, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase

The Shakespeare play, Progressions, the Winter Concert and more. Of the performances at the high school, most only showcase one group of students: actors, dancers, or musicians. Musical theater, on the other hand, presents an opportunity to exhibit many different talents. The musical this year, Pipp...

Headmaster alerts community to existence of third racially insensitive video, similar graffiti

Headmaster alerts community to existence of third racially insensitive video, similar graffiti

Susanna Kemp and Jason Altshuler

December 1, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On Friday, Dec. 1, Headmaster Anthony Meyer sent out an email informing families of a third video that has surfaced. The third video shows the three students from the first video that was addressed to an African-American and Latino Scholars Program (AALSP) student, using the same racial epithet. In add...

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Senior Mikayla Woodberry

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Senior Mikayla Woodberry

Bertina Xue and Jason Altshuler

March 22, 2017


Filed under Arts, Showcase

On Tuesday, March 21 head chef and senior Mikayla Woodberry began the first installment of the annual competition with a Latin-American inspired menu, titled “Garifuna Flava.” For an appetizer, we ordered the shrimp and avocado stuffed plantain cups (tazón de plátano con camarones y aguacat...

Student rappers find diverse ways to express themselves

Student rappers find diverse ways to express themselves

Jason Altshuler, Arts Writing Editor

February 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Showcase

At the high school, many students make rap music as a creative outlet. However, these artists approach the art form in different ways.

America’s voters cling to polarized priorities

America’s voters cling to polarized priorities

Jason Altshuler, Breaking New and Arts Writing Editor

December 19, 2016


Filed under Opinions

In American politics, both “sides” have their priorities. Both have issues on which they base their votes. And both see the other side’s votes as directly repudiating the values they stand for. For us liberals, it is easy to discount the voters who supported a disrespectful man as intolerant...

Review: Julius Caesar

Review: Julius Caesar

Jason Altshuler, Arts/Breaking News Writing Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

With elements that will resonate with anyone and everyone, the high school’s Shakespeare play Julius Caesar sheds light on the politics and inner workings of human society. The Drama Society’s take on William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, directed by Mary Mastandrea, places the classic narr...

Students hone artistic skills over the summer

Students hone artistic skills over the summer

Jason Altshuler, Arts/Breaking News Writing Editor

October 24, 2016


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Jobs, camps, internships: Available options for the summertime can often seem too scarce and too numerous at the same time.  For students looking to spend weeks improving at a certain skill, summer intensives can be a gratifying choice. With countless programs for all sorts of talents, summer intensi...

French trip offers opportunities for cultural growth

French trip offers opportunities for cultural growth

Jason Altshuler, Staff Writer

April 1, 2016


Filed under Arts, News, Showcase

  For some students, years of studying French culminate in an exciting three-week long trip to France. From interesting foods to stunning sights and new friends, the exchange program offers new experiences for each traveler. According to junior Bailey Dwyer, the trip had three main desti...

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Alex Ervin

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Alex Ervin

Jason Altshuler and Izzy Gonzalez

March 29, 2016


Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews, Showcase

  After two extremely impressive shows of culinary talent throughout March, Restaurant 108 was once again buzzing with the excitement of the competition, as servers and chefs alike rushed in and out of the kitchen in the hopes of satisfying their customers. March 29 marked the third and final chapter ...

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