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Oscar Awards 2018: Darkest Hour “never gives in” to standards of the genre

Oscar Awards 2018: Darkest Hour “never gives in” to standards of the genre

by Emily Reed, Co-editor-in-chief

February 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Spring 2018

Almost every Oscars best picture pool has its token historical biographical piece that is structured in largely the same way as its predecessor and therefore, not particularly remarkable. As films go, they’re enjoyable, informative, and often well-shot, but, they’re not groundbreaking. However,...

Windsor Knolls performs Mulan, Jr. for big crowds: Photo of the day: 2/26/18

Windsor Knolls performs Mulan, Jr. for big crowds: Photo of the day: 2/26/18

by Natalie Roth, Reporter

February 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Photo of the Day, Spring 2018

Windsor Knolls Middle School took on another fairy tale classic this year for their spring show. On Sunday, February 26th, WKMS showcased their third and final performance of Disney’s Mulan Jr. Three months in production, this show was a spectacle for anybody who came to view it. All three shows wer...

Oscars 2018: Call Me by Your Name is an emotional roller coaster

Oscars 2018: Call Me by Your Name is an emotional roller coaster

by Lilly Player, Reporter

February 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Spring 2018

Call Me by Your Name is a cinematic masterpiece that has been nominated for Best Picture in the 2018 Oscars Awards. I think it should win Best Picture because Luca Guadagnino created a beautiful story about family, first love, and that painful first heartbreak.  This film follows Elio Pearlman, a 17-...

Oscar Awards 2018: Dunkirk makes its case

Oscar Awards 2018: Dunkirk makes its case

by Ethan Hart, Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Spring 2018

The critically-acclaimed war thriller Dunkirk has been nominated for eight Oscar Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Christopher Nolan), Best Cinematography, and Best Sound Editing. Released in July 2017, Dunkirk made a big splash in the box office its opening weekend. It ranked first ...

“All the world’s a stage”: Consider making the Fredericktowne Players your stage

“All the world’s a stage”: Consider making the Fredericktowne Players your stage

by Mackenzie Berry, Reporter

February 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Spring 2018

“All the world’s a stage.” This line is from William Shakespeare’s play, As You Like It. Are you aware that there are many opportunities to get involved in theater outside of high school? Due to the increasing number of drama students throughout the county, it is important to look beyond-...

Fortnite Battle Royale takes the gaming world by storm

Fortnite Battle Royale takes the gaming world by storm

by Bridget Murphy, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Spring 2018

With 99 opponents across the island, the objective of Fortnite Battle Royale is to survive the storm while foraging for supplies to become the Battle Royale champion. Fortnite has exploded in popularity, with users ranging from 8 to 30+, due to the game's creative yet simple nature. It has very simila...

Album Review: Camila Cabello is deeper than her top hit, “Havana”

Album Review: Camila Cabello is deeper than her top hit, “Havana”

by Lindsey Russo and Vivien Hagy

January 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2017

Camila Cabello used to be a part of Fifth Harmony. She collaborated with Shawn Mendes on “I Know What You Did Last Summer" and with Machine Gun Kelly on “Bad Things” and has been in the Top 20 on the US Billboard Top 100 with “Havana,” the lead single of her album reaching Number 1. In 2012, Cabello auditioned for the X Factor in Nort...

Turtles All the Way Down is a literary journey you’ll want to experience

Turtles All the Way Down is a literary journey you’ll want to experience

by Natalie Roth and Greyston Harding

January 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2017, Showcase

*SPOILERS AHEAD* John Green. I’m sure you’ve heard his name at one point, whether it was written in the shining lights of a cinema, or merely in a passing conversation with a bibliophile friend. Green is most known for his co-owned YouTube channel VlogBrothers,  his speaking out on civil rights and...

Sentence diagramming: In everyone’s dreams, some nightmares and others fantasies

Sentence diagramming: In everyone’s dreams, some nightmares and others fantasies

by Brandon Neuman and Renata Farrell

January 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2017, Showcase

Sentence diagramming is a way to organize your sentence as a picture. It graphs words of the sentence to demonstrate types of words and parts of speech and functions. It can be used to create better and fuller sentences. The best benefit of sentence diagramming, however, is the grade boost on most E...

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” drives a lightsaber through the same old cliches

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” drives a lightsaber through the same old cliches

by Emily Reed, Co-editor-in-chief

December 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2017, Showcase

*SPOILERS AHEAD* Once the familiar opening crawl and grandiose Star Wars theme played, everyone clapped and cheered! We were prepared for another solid installment of the new Star Wars trilogy and ready to watch the comfortably predictable plot unfold. Five minutes into the film, the plot picked u...

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