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Markus Zusak’s “Bridge of Clay” approaches loss in a masterful blend of past and present

Markus Zusak’s “Bridge of Clay” approaches loss in a masterful blend of past and present

by Elizabeth Anderson, Watermark Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018

Five brothers. One Murderer. One mother. One lover. One girl. An odd assortment of animals, including but not limited to a mule residing in the kitchen. From the first chapter, Markus Zusak’s book Bridge of Clay is a rich tapestry of characters and history, backstories and modern day conflict. It is a ...

Haunting of Hill House is not the horror you are looking for

Haunting of Hill House is not the horror you are looking for

by Haley Enders, Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018

3.5/5 stars Warning: Major spoilers Mike Flanagan, the director of many popular thrillers such as Oculus, Hush, Before I Wake, and Gerald’s Game, slightly tainted his otherwise perfect career record with a new 10 episode Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House. This show is based on the novel The Hauntin...

Fantastic Beasts and where to find the plot?

Fantastic Beasts and where to find the plot?

by Emily Reed, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018, Showcase

Fantastic Beasts and The Crimes of Grindelwald is a potion brewed incorrectly; it bubbles up over the sides of the cauldron with special effects but lacks cohesion as a whole. Specifically, the movie’s plot is a mess of new characters, loose ends, and uneven character progression that is altogether...

Movie Review: Bohemian Rhapsody will rock your understanding of Freddie Mercury

Movie Review: Bohemian Rhapsody will rock your understanding of Freddie Mercury

by Josh Tidd, Reporter

November 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018

The song "Bohemian Rhapsody" was released in 1975.  Who hears the first three thumping notes and doesn't immediately know the next notes?  This is rock band Queen's most famous and iconic anthem. November 2 the movie Bohemian Rhapsody was released, and it made over 100 million dollars opening weeken...

DIY Friendsgiving: Make napkin rings, photo frames and turkey

DIY Friendsgiving:  Make napkin rings, photo frames and turkey

by Katie Roach, Reporter

November 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018, Lancer Media DIY, Showcase

Friendsgiving is like having a Thanksgiving dinner with all of your closest friends and spreading thanks for all the happiness they bring to your life. Dinner Friendsgiving is really what you want it to be. There are so many dishes to make for Thanksgiving dinner, but the traditional foods don'...

Christmas Countdown: Two easy DIYs to make the holidays crafty

Christmas Countdown:  Two easy DIYs to make the holidays crafty

by Grace Gaydosh and Julie Walker

November 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018, Lancer Media DIY, Showcase

For the holidays, DIY projects are a great way to save money and prepare gifts for family and friends. They can be really fun. There are a lot of DIY blog pages with tons of cute ideas. An extremely popular DIY for the holiday season is a Christmas countdown. The idea is to change the date on it ...

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: What makes it magic?

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: What makes it magic?

by Beau Cameron, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Best of SNO, Fall 2018

On October 26, Netflix dropped its newest, spookiest show, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. I had planned to review it, so I sat down with a pen and pad of paper, ready to tear it apart. Sometime during Episode 5, I forgot to take notes. The show’s creator, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, works ...

Movie review: A Star is Born emotionally devastating

Movie review: A Star is Born emotionally devastating

by Lilly Player, Managing Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018

This article contains spoilers. Some may think I’m weak, but after seeing the 2018 remake of A Star is Born, I was an emotional wreck. I walked out of the theatre with tears streaming down my face, and all I could think was, “Why Jack? How could you be so asinine?” For the past month I have been wat...

Inktober 2018: The drawing challenge hones artists’ skills

Inktober 2018: The drawing challenge hones artists’ skills

by Tyler Roman, Managing Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018

October is a month of favorites: Halloween, the annual pumpkin spice phenomenon, and Inktober. Jake Parker started the Inktober challenge in 2009 by posting his art on Instagram, and the activity gained popularity. In 2013, a total of 100,000 artists posted more than 1.3 million pieces over the course of 31 days....

What Halloween costume are you?

by Sammie Hoefs, Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Halloween

On a Friday night, where would you find yourself? A. a football game B. with friends C. at home D. doing homework How likely are you to go to a haunted house? A. very likely B. likely C. not so much D. never What is your favorite school subject? A. gym/strength traini...

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