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Is “Logan” Marvel’s Dark Knight?

Is “Logan” Marvel’s Dark Knight?

Shak Saidjanov, La Salle Catholic College Preperatory

November 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

When thinking of the current formula for producing blockbuster superhero films, we usually picture dazzling CGI, comic like action, an undeniably evil villain, and a hero whose morality is never brought into question. Rarely does a film in the ‘superhero genre’ manifest as a grueling character-driven...

Stefanie Elsperman uses spiritual blog and group to inspire others

Stefanie Elsperman uses spiritual blog and group to inspire others

Sabrina Bohn, Parkway West High School

November 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Stefanie Elsperman, a junior at Washington University in St. Louis, did not have the typical high school experience. Instead of a standard four year high school program, she graduated a semester early to pursue her modeling career. “When I was modeling in high school it was like ‘Oh, I don’t...

Class documentary on housing crisis selected for national film festival

Class documentary on housing crisis selected for national film festival

Hannah Jannol, Shalhevet High School

October 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

"Lost Angeles: A City Without a Home," the 14-minute documentary produced by Ms. Michelle Crincoli’s and Mr. William Reusch’s film and government classes of 2015-16, has been selected to be shown at the All American High School Film Festival this month in New York City. According to Mr. Tom Oliva,...

Let’s Talk Business: Student Starts Fashion Company

Let’s Talk Business: Student Starts Fashion Company

Neelansh Bute, Marquette High School

October 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Some fashion apparel companies start in the midst of a bustling, economically-stimulating environment. Aéropostale, 1973, New York City. Others humbly originate from the rusted familiarity of a sedan's trunk. Nike, 1964, Eugene, Ore. Arman Virdee, senior, decided to take a slightly different path....

Life On Screen

Life On Screen

Katie Felton, Lovejoy High School

October 19, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

A typical day for 12-year-old Bryce Gheisar starts out on the set of Disney Channel’s “Walk The Prank” where he first gets food from the breakfast buffet, then goes off to hair, makeup, and wardrobe, and even tries to fit some school in if there is time. “If it’s a pranking day I may go...

This is ‘It’, the horror triumph of the year

This is ‘It’, the horror triumph of the year

Nick Stephan, Linganore High School

October 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

The 2017 adaptation of Stephen King’s classic blood-soaked thriller novel 'It' hit theaters on September 8th, its opening day box office record, devouring even Deadpool’s for an R-rated movie. As a young child, I was always fascinated by book’s like King’s. It follows seven kids in the Losers...

Misty Copeland: Struggle, success, and pointe shoes

Misty Copeland: Struggle, success, and pointe shoes

Kirsten Aucoin, Watertown High School

September 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Misty Copeland is a principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, and she has a story that has inspired nearly as many people as her dancing has awed. You could feel it in the room Aug. 28 at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, where people had gathered to hear her speak. The...

“Orange is the New Black” is also the Color of Success for alumni Heather Jeng Bladt

“Orange is the New Black” is also the Color of Success for alumni Heather Jeng Bladt

Ryen Hernandez, Bernardo Yorba Middle School

June 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

While most middle school students fill their after-school hours with homework, sports, and social media, Heather Jeng Bladt, an alumni of BYMS, Esperanza High School and USC’s Writing for Screen and Television Program and currently a writer’s assistant on the Netflix series Orange is the New Bla...