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Venturing to an island like no other

Venturing to an island like no other

Caleb Franzen, Assistant Sports Editor

March 22, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture

With all the hype in the movie theaters being focused on movies like Logan, Get Out, and Beauty and the Beast, Kong: Skull Island was left overlooked, but this hidden gem proved to be a diamond in the rough. Living on an island in the Pacific Ocean hidden by storm clouds, Bill Randa, played by John G...

Popular queer artist performs in Portland

Popular queer artist performs in Portland

Aidan Whittemore, Copy Editor

March 22, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

Being in an environment where one feels accepted is something teenagers crave. Hayley Kiyoko, a popular Indie musician, made this environment a reality for those who saw her Portland concert on Mar. 11. “It was kind of the best concert I’ve ever been to,” Tahnna Shaaban, sophomore, said. “I ...

Jaw droppingly bad

Jaw droppingly bad

Katherine Koehler, Arts & Culture Editor

March 15, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture

“Jaws” (1975) is an undeniable classic whose praise and fame was exploited by its successors. As each installment was added they got less and less praise, and criticisms became the mainstream response to the films. The first sequel of the “Jaws” franchise, “Jaws 2”(1978) got significantly le...

Moonlight wins oscar for best picture

Moonlight wins oscar for best picture

Lauren Sandberg, Staff Reporter

March 15, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture

For the first time in 89 years, the Oscars announced the wrong movie as the winner of “Best Picture.”  Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty announced “La La Land” instead of “Moonlight” because of a mix up with the cards that had the winners on them. Beatty opened the envelope and was confused and hes...

Visiting the Other Side of America

Visiting the Other Side of America

Nalini Oliver, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

March 15, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture

It's no surprise that the United States can have serious conflict in both the political and social spheres over differing views, thoughts and beliefs. This has become more apparent than ever in the previous weeks, when civil discourse is at its peak. What may come as a shock is actually seeing how th...

The last hero

The last hero

Brooke McKelvey, People Editor

March 14, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

For almost two decades “X-Men” movies have been making their way onto the big screen, fulfilling expectations that come with a generic superhero movie. With their final film “Logan,” however, 20th Century Fox has broken free of the superhero movie stereotypes. “It was a lot less like an actual superher...

Academy award nominated “Hidden Figures”

Academy award nominated “Hidden Figures”

Lauren Sandberg

March 13, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture

At some point in everybody’s life they have to stand up for what they believe in. Whether it’s supporting their political views or fighting to be treated equally as the people they work with, standing up for what’s right is a part of everyone’s life. Based on a true story, Hidden Figures show...

The rom-com we deserve

The rom-com we deserve

Aidan Whittemore

March 10, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture

Romantic comedies have been overdone. Lately, the majority of them have had almost identical plots, characters, and fan bases. However, The Space Between Us, starring famed child-actors Asa Butterfield and Britt Robertson, proves to be a diamond in the rough. The long-awaited release of this movie...

Marine musical made magnificent by solitary student

Marine musical made magnificent by solitary student

Evan McKinley

March 3, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

“Pirates,” director Kendall Gordon, junior, said. “Pirates prefer pandemonium.” Who Prefers Pandemonium is a new, entirely student-run musical written and directed by Gordon, with a cast of twenty student volunteers and Ms. Fontana as the adult advisor. “I always like to be busy,” G...

Theater never rests

Theater never rests

Brooke McKelvey, People Editor

March 1, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture, Top Stories

Understanding Shakespeare in English class is a challenge for many people, but the theater department is taking it one step further with their upcoming performance of “The Provoked Wife,” a play written just after Shakespeare’s time. The play follows Sir John, a heavy drinker and verbally abusive ...

Oscar Nominations for the 89th Academy Awards showcase a diverse year in film

Katharine Koehler, Arts and Culture Editor

February 22, 2017


Filed under Arts and Culture

Best Picture Courtesy of: Lionsgate, The Weinstein Company, Summit Entertainment, A24, Paramount Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Summit Entertainment, 20th Century Fox and Roadside Attractions/Amazon Studios From Left to Right: “Hacksaw Ridge” dir. Mel Gibson,“Hidden Figures” dir. Theodore...

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