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Music Review: A Place To Call Home by Andy BaLcon

Music Review: A Place To Call Home by Andy BaLcon
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by Mason Eddins, Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

"A Place To Call Home" is a solo song written by Andy BaLcon. The musician is a member of the Heymoonshaker duo. The duo is currently touring France. The song is organized well and the chorus is sung in places where it fits. The lyrics do not jump all over the place, so the song keeps a cohesive story about teens becoming you...

Avengers: Infinity War leaves viewers begging for more [WARNING: Lots of spoilers]

Avengers: Infinity War leaves viewers begging for more [WARNING: Lots of spoilers]

by Elizabeth Anderson, Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

DO NOT read this review if you haven't seen Avengers: Infinity War. Goodbye! You don't want to have this movie spoiled before you watch it yourself. Trust me. Without further ado, I welcome all of the other readers who have seen the movie to this mess of tears, laughter, and shock that I really need to get...

Cut Footloose: Success of 80’s favorite depends on foot stomping fun

Cut Footloose: Success of 80’s favorite depends on foot stomping fun

by Mackenzie Berry, Reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

The Linganore 2018 school musical, Footloose runs from April 26th-29th. The show contains a vast amount of energy, and will leave everyone stomping their feet. The show itself revolves around dance, and the cast members manage to show off their dance moves. All of the choreography is created by d...

Xbox vs PlayStation: The (console) generation debate

Xbox vs PlayStation: The (console) generation debate

by Jacob Bolger and Ethan Hart

April 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

 As video games become increasingly popular, two different consoles have risen to a competition similar to Batman vs. Superman, or Coke vs. Pepsi. The PlayStation 4 (PS4) and Xbox One lead the market today with 69,635,004 total sales for the PlayStation, and 34,156,108 for the Xbox. Both consoles sport fantastic features and are widely played by many across the wo...

Cut Footloose: Pit band adds to musical excellence

Cut Footloose: Pit band adds to musical excellence

by Mackenzie Berry, Reporter

April 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The 2018 school musical, Footloose runs from April 26th-29th. The show contains a vast amount of energy and will leave anyone in the theater on the edge of their seat. When it comes to putting a show together, it is much like the pieces of a puzzle. There are many different aspects that are put t...

Album Review: The Weeknd reflects ‘melancholy’ feelings mixed with heartbreak

Album Review: The Weeknd reflects ‘melancholy’ feelings mixed with heartbreak

by Grace Gaydosh and Ethan Hart

April 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

On March 30, just a couple days after hinting at the possibility of a new album, Abel Tesfaye, also known as The Weeknd dropped an EP titled My Dear Melancholy,. The album is his third consecutive No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart and all the tracks debuted on the Billboard Hot 100. This was his...

New Market Middle’s “Peter Pan Jr.” flies on stage April 19th-21

New Market Middle’s “Peter Pan Jr.” flies on stage April 19th-21

by Mackenzie Berry, Reporter

March 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Linganore is staging Footloose, and Gov. Thomas Johnson’s will launch 9 to 5. However, in addition to all the annual high school productions that will be performed in the next few months, there are also many middle school productions. On April 19th, 20th, and 21st, New Market Middle School will be presenting their...

Black Panther movie draws huge crowds

Black Panther movie draws huge crowds

by Mason Eddins, Editor

March 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Black Panther is the fourth Marvel movie to be released with a leading black superhero. The first three being the Blade trilogy in 1998, 2002 and 2004. Black Panther is a movie with characters who show bravery, courage and honor. The movie is focuses on the king of Wakanda, a technologically advanced Afri...

Oscars 2018: del Toro’s Shape of Water is a dark fairytale

Oscars 2018: del Toro’s Shape of Water is a dark fairytale

by Natalie Roth, Reporter

February 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Spring 2018

A ripple was made in the film industry last December. From the same person who directed box office hit films like Hellboy (2004), Crimson Peak (2015), and his most popular, Pan’s Labyrinth (El laberinto del fauno / 2006), comes another enthralling (yet controversial) hit film. Though critics have called it ...

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,...

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