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Oscar Nominated ‘Lady Bird’ Soars

Oscar Nominated ‘Lady Bird’ Soars

By Becca Halaney, Reporter

February 7, 2018

Filed under Entertainment

Movies documenting the teenage experience are often labeled as shallow and unrealistic, condemned for how they glorify poor self-esteem and set unreachable standards for their young and impressionable ...

“The Death Cure” Provides an Antidote to All Unanswered Questions

“The Death Cure” Provides an Antidote to All Unanswered Questions

By Faith Song, Extras Editor

January 31, 2018

Filed under Entertainment

      As someone who loves some good action and plot development, I decided to head to the theaters and watch Maze Runner: The Death Cure on the day of its release. The second film of the series, The ...

‘Working’ Musical Highlights Different Walks of Life

‘Working’ Musical Highlights Different Walks of Life

January 25, 2018

Students in the Musical 2-4 class opened their first public production of the musical Working on Friday, Jan. 19 in the Big Black Box. Working does not follow a typical narrative. Instead, it chronicles...

‘The Post’ Reinvigorates Political Themes

‘The Post’ Reinvigorates Political Themes

By Becca Halaney, Reporter

January 18, 2018

Filed under Entertainment

                Steven Spielberg’s take on the publication of the Pentagon Papers in his most recent film, The Post, is inspiring i...

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Misses Mark for Star-Studded Film

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Misses Mark for Star-Studded Film

December 28, 2017

Since the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, fans of the franchise have been speculating about what the newest trilogy in the classic series will bring. After buying Lucasfilm in 2012, Disney rebooted the ...

Grace VanderWaal Impresses, Inspires with ‘Just the Beginning’

Grace VanderWaal Impresses, Inspires with ‘Just the Beginning’

By Becca Halaney, Reporter

December 18, 2017

Filed under Entertainment

The words that popped immediately into my mind when I hit the play button on the first track of Grace VanderWaal’s most recent album, Just the Beginning, were nostalgia, noncommittal, and whimsy. Altho...

Students Direct ‘Twilight Zone’ Inspired Play

Students Direct ‘Twilight Zone’ Inspired Play

December 13, 2017

Theater students Molly Stansbury ‘18 and Zoe Rowe ‘18 directed a play that took place on Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9 based on an episode of the Twilight Zone titled Will The Real Martian Plea...

Things get Stranger in ‘Stranger Things’ Season Two

Things get Stranger in ‘Stranger Things’ Season Two

November 6, 2017

The Duffer Brothers upped the hype for Halloween by dropping the second season of Netflix’s Stranger Things on Oct. 27. The first season of the science-fiction horror show taking place in the mi...

Fall Show ‘Dearly Beloved’ Takes Texas Twist

Fall Show ‘Dearly Beloved’ Takes Texas Twist

October 30, 2017

The Westwood theater department presented 2017’s fall show, Dearly Beloved, performed Oct. 26-28, and it was a roaring success. Dearly Beloved is a comedy set in rural Texas centering around a trai...

Dierks Bentley Surprises Fans with Performance at Local Neighborhood

Dierks Bentley Surprises Fans with Performance at Local Neighborhood

October 21, 2017

Country singer Dierks Bentley surprised a local neighborhood on the morning of Oct. 17 with a live performance. Riverside Drive residents woke up to a block party which began at 5 a.m. and was featured on...

‘Happy Death Day’ Proves to be Killer

‘Happy Death Day’ Proves to be Killer

October 16, 2017

Does anything come close to the teenage nostalgia that comes with October than slasher-comedy films? Rather, can fresh takes on this genre compete with the legacy of the originals that dominated the ...