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Calling all dancers: competition season has started

Calling all dancers: competition season has started

Mikayla Zellner, James Bowie High School

March 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It’s finally the time of year when the Silver Stars put away their pom poms and begin to vigorously rehearse their intricate competition dances. Because competition season is upon them, the team is working hard in practice to perfect their routines. “The Silver Stars have grown so much, they’re...

Well worth the cost

Well worth the cost

Julie Bauer, Bellwood-Antis High School

March 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

There is a multitude of evidence proving that music education is a benefit to young minds. “A music student grows to be more intelligent over time through multitasking and right brain and left brain activities,” explained Bellwood-Antis and director Mr. Patrick Sachse. “A music student is able...

“Call Me by Your Name” transports audiences to a sizzling summer in northern Italy

“Call Me by Your Name” transports audiences to a sizzling summer in northern Italy

Ellie Ryan, York Community High School

March 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“Call Me by Your Name,” directed by Luca Guadagnino, is less of a film than it is a capture of a beautiful moment expressed through the art of acting, music, and screen. Nominated for four Academy Awards, the romance has soared to the top as one of the season’s best films. The heart of the film...

The YA Adaptation Curse

The YA Adaptation Curse

Kira Downs, Satellite High School

March 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On Jan. 25, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, the third and final installment in the Maze Runner series, adapted from James Dashner’s young adult trilogy of the same name, was released. The completion of this series marks a deviation from an increasingly prevalent pattern of popular book series being adapted...

A drama goodbye answered years later

A drama goodbye answered years later

Fatima Kammoan, Iowa City West High School

March 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

With the recent construction on West High’s Little Theatre and the deconstruction of the loft, a piece of wood has been found with a letter written by West alumni Wes Overton ‘83 to the theater and drama department. The gowns on and the caps off, West High’s class of 1983 was ready to continue...

Full Out Bummed (FOB) for new album

Full Out Bummed (FOB) for new album

Shelby Papst, James Bowie High School

March 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Royalty. Luxury. Extravagance. All meanings of the color purple. The album ‘Mania’ from alternative-rock band Fall Out Boy was released on Jan. 9 and hasn’t fully encompassed all that the color is in their ten song track. ‘Mania’ is their seventh studio release from Island Records following...

Black Panther claws into hearts around the world

Black Panther claws into hearts around the world

Shrey Parikh, Palatine High School

March 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s 18th film is its most personal, and perhaps its most important one yet. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, and many, many more phenomenal actors, Black Panther tells the story of Boseman’s Prince T’Challa as he struggle...

Thinking out loud

Thinking out loud

Cece Giarman, Convent of the Sacred Heart High School

March 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Striving for cheers and hollers that will punctuate their performances, teens from all over the Bay Area are preparing personal poems for an annual competition that draws a crowd of thousands. The Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam, an individual contest open to all Bay Area youth ages 13 to 19, requires...