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Take a second look: Derrenberger’s 2018 traditional art favorites

Take a second look: Derrenberger’s 2018 traditional art favorites

by Spencer Derrenberger, Reporter

December 18, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Showcase, Top 10 of 2018

At the end of each year, we reflect on what that year has provided for us. We make lists of favorite movies, events, albums, video games, and even memes from the year. Despite all that is created,  much of the traditional art goes unnoticed, unless you regularly haunt museums. I love these ten p...

Dumplin’ teaches teens the importance of loving self and others

Dumplin’ teaches teens the importance of loving self and others

by Elizabeth Anderson, Watermark Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018, Showcase

On December 7, Netflix released the new film Dumplin', based on the novel of the same name by Julie Murphy. Having loved the book, I was eager to see how the movie measured up, especially since it was produced by a streaming service instead of by a production company like Warner Bros. or Universal. I must say...

What happens when you combine Disney and Final Fantasy? A Kingdom Hearts review

What happens when you combine Disney and Final Fantasy? A Kingdom Hearts review

by Spencer Derrenberger, Reporter

December 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Have you ever wanted to be severely confused about a plot while simultaneously cursing Donald Duck under your breath? That is essentially the Kingdom Hearts experience. The original and first Kingdom Hearts is a Playstation 2 game released on March 22, 2002. Though it may seem like an odd combinat...

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...

Beauty and the Beast: Animated, live, or Broadway, it’s a beast of a good show

Beauty and the Beast: Animated, live, or Broadway, it’s a beast of a good show

by Katie Lehman, Editor

April 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Spring 2017

A tale as old as a time and a song as old as rhyme get revamped in a live action version of the classic Beauty and the Beast tale. This version takes a new spin on the original, animated film from 1991 by not only including new details from the original fairy tale but also by including plot and deta...

Psychological thriller Split guarantees nightmares

Psychological thriller Split guarantees nightmares

by Christian Nolan, Reporter

February 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Spring 2017

The new thriller/horror movie Split (rated R) is not your normal “horror movie” with ghosts or demons. This horror is in one man and his multiple personalities. Manoj “M. Night” Shyamalan, writer and director of Split, and director of several popular horror films, puts on a psychological show tha...

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Nothing short of fantastic

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Nothing short of fantastic

by Savannah Sitler, Reporter

December 1, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2016, Showcase

With screenwriter J.K. Rowling, director David Yates, and lead Eddie Redmayne, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Fantastic Beasts) was practically guaranteed for success as soon as the idea was posed. The film was officially released internationally on November 18, 2016. The anticipation I had endured wa...

Zootopia: Where animals and audiences go wild

Zootopia: Where animals and audiences go wild

by Sylvia Nelson, Reporter

April 13, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

On March 4, Walt Disney Animation Studios' released Zootopia. On a scale from Lion King (highest), to Wall-E (lowest),  Zootopia is closer to Lion King, but doesn't quite "the king" status. The songs are catchy, and the plot is great. The movie has singing and dancing, with a million funny stereot...

From print to motion picture, The Fault in Our Stars, requires tissues

From print to motion picture, The Fault in Our Stars, requires tissues

by Olivia Goldstein, Editor

March 29, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Grab your tissue boxes. Author John Green’s, New York Times #1 bestselling novel, The Fault in our Stars is coming to theatres June 6. The compelling love story of two cancer-stricken teens will have you in tears. Hazel Grace Lancaster is a sixteen-year-old dealing with thyroid cancer. Her parents f...

Superhero Summer 2013: Iron Man 3 crushes previous sequel

Superhero Summer 2013: Iron Man 3 crushes previous sequel

by Brennan Nolan, Reporter

June 5, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

IronMan 3 (PG-13) is yet another triumph from Marvel Studios and ParamountPictures. Their movie had a budget of $200 million and received more than $680.1 million from global ticket sales its first week.Iron Man 3 is a close second to the original Iron Man film. The suspense of the film had me on the ...

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