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Behind the Scenes of Hairspray: The Unseen Heroes of the Theater

Behind the Scenes of Hairspray: The Unseen Heroes of the Theater

Rebecca Melton, Colonia High School

April 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

When it comes to theater, very few know about the people working hard behind the scenes. This year’s musical, Hairspray, has these people working harder than usual. There are six different categories of people behind the scenes: Set Design, Stage Crew, Lighting, Costuming, Hair and Makeup, and Stage...

A “Good” Life

A “Good” Life

Amanda Klein, Sage Creek High School

April 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The year is 1983. The music scene is blossoming in the quaint little seaside town of Carlsbad, California, as children and adults alike strive to learn to play music like their artistic idols. The door to the small-town music center known as Giacoletti Music jingles as a young Roy Good steps inside....

Life of a performer

Life of a performer

Peyton Robb, Owatonna High School

April 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Video

A charismatic, genuine character takes center stage in this week’s student spotlight; her name is Kyra Rahn. Not only partaking as the student spotlight, she will also be taking the theater spotlight in the upcoming Owatonna High School production of Sylvia on April 19-22. Rahn will be performing as...

‘Fortnite: Battle Royale’ might be the most addictive game of 2018

‘Fortnite: Battle Royale’ might be the most addictive game of 2018

Jack Reilly, Colonia High School

April 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Game franchise Epic Games created Fortnite, a game released on July 25, 2017. Fortnite was released as a co-op campaign game, where you could link up with friends and fight your way through It’s zombie-based story line together. It did pretty well, but it wasn’t until September 26, 2017 when the...

“Glitch,” a student-created film

“Glitch,” a student-created film

Maria Newton, Parkway West High School

April 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Video

Senior Emily Foy and juniors Dani Fischer and Kristin Priest went on a self-led expedition to write, film and produce an original short film this semester. They did this through an independent study sponsored by business teacher Laura Glenn. “[Foy, Fischer and Priest are] awesome, amazing, hardworking,...

Insta-Art at SDHS

Insta-Art at SDHS

Colby Koenig, St. Dominic High School

April 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Although we get to see St. Dominic’s fantastic performers through the plays and musicals, there are many unsung artists among our student body. Due to limited opportunities at school, these students have chosen to express themselves through various social media platforms like Instagram. First up...

Student show reflected feminism through modest fashion

Student show reflected feminism through modest fashion

Hannah Jannol, Shalhevet High School

April 1, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

This year’s fashion show had two major stars: modest clothing and a feminist theme. These two highlights may seem contradictory: asking women to cover up is viewed in many feminist circles to be anti-woman, and a fashion show might not seem like the place to showcase feminist values. But Shalhevet’s...

A global phenomenon

A global phenomenon

Anna Brown, Iowa City West High School

March 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

From “The Bachelor” to fidget spinners, Western entertainment has been the center of popular culture since the mid-20th century. However, starting in the 1990s, South Korean culture has increased in global popularity with the driving factors being K-dramas and K-pop; both of which had created a sale...