Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment

“13 Reasons Why” Season 2…Why Not

By Jenna Yingling ’21 The second season of the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” will be released this spring or summer.  The first season, based on a book of the…

“Roseblood”: Phantom’s Teen Tale

By Andrea Gribble ’18 The myth. The legend. The Opera Ghost. Whatever you want to call him, he lives. There is no doubt that “The Phantom of the Opera” written…

This Force Fails Expectations

By Sean Bandy ’21 The Star Wars series has a special place in my heart. I love reading the novels and watching all the movies. That being said, I did…

The Force is with this Film

By Chloe Kauffman ’18 I would like to preface this review with stating that my Star Wars opinions are usually unpopular. I am used to being the anomaly in the…

“The Great American Whatever” A Great American Read

By Draelyn Turner ’19 The Great American Whatever was written and published by Tim Federle in 2016. Federle has written many children’s books, including Better Nate than Never and Tommy…

TV Review: Stranger Things Season 2

By Chloe Kauffman ’18 On a scale of one to ten, season two of Stranger Things is an eleven. From darker themes that make viewers question everything they have ever…

Stranger Things Season 2: The Details You May Have Missed…

By Delanie Ouk ’18 Escaping the constant conversations of the Hawkins conspiracy, the Upside-Down army, Will continuously suffering the wrath of the Upside-Down, and more of Eleven’s past being revealed,…

Seeing Double: Disney Remakes Coming Soon

By Andrea Gribble ’18 Walt Disney has been a household name for 94 years, and through those years, the Disney company has made at least 140 movies. But when do…

Understanding Amish Lifestyle

By Jenna Yingling ’21 Rocking back and forth in her wooden chair, Lydia Stoltzfus described her life in the Amish faith. Although she has converted to Amish-Mennonite, her eyes light…

“It” Laughably Scary

By Emily Capolupo ‘20 Leaving the theater after seeing the highest grossing horror movie of all time and arguably the most anticipated release of 2017, you would expect to not…

Beauty and the Beast Beats Expectations

By Chloe Kauffman ’18 For most young children, watching dancing furniture and singing teapots in the animated Disney film Beauty and the Beast was just part of growing up. The…

Rogue One Worth a Watch

By Chloe Kauffman ’18 I love Darth Vader. Thus, when I heard about “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” being set in the time of his rise to power, I…

Déjà Entendu New to You

By Ivyanna Greider ‘17 As this time of year inspires us to reflect upon the past and look to the future, take a look at reinvigorating your playlist with a…

Fantastic Beasts Continues Magical Movie Success of the Harry Potter Series

By Chloe Kauffman ’18 For any Harry Potter fan, the news of another movie being made in the magical universe is nearly life-changing. Seeing such a movie, however, is even…

Gracie’s on West Main is a Homemade Treat

By Delanie Ouk ’18 Looking for a quality restaurant to get over-the-top food and service? Gracie’s is your place! Recently, I had the chance to stop by Gracie’s with some…

Photo Credit: Alexis Johnson '19

Rowling’s “Cursed Child” Breathes New Yet Familiar Light into the Series

Chloe Kauffman ’18 When J.K. Rowling announced the release of a nex t-generation Harry Potter story, the entire Harry Potter generation cried tears of joy, quite literally. Growing up a…

Iron and Wine’s “Ghost on Ghost” is a Must Listen

By Emily Herr ’17 Indie Folk and Pop singer/songwriter Iron and Wine (Sam Beam) released his fifth, full-length studio album, “Ghost on Ghost” on April 16, 2013. Certainly satisfying to…

“Help” Endures: A Journey into The Beatles

By Emily Herr ’17 and Ivyanna Colon-Greider ’17 Even almost fifty years after The Beatles’ last album “Let It Be” (1970), their British charm and music still continue to capture…

Sherlock Special Investigates the Past

By Jared Neff ‘16 As ardent viewers of the highly renowned “Sherlock” TV series are well aware, it has been two long years since the last season’s exhilarating continuation. However,…

Of Monsters and Men Releases Single in Anticipation of New Album

By Allison Lumsden ’18 For a generation that typically gravitates towards trendy pop ballads and generic copycat rap songs, it’s impressive to see the occasional song make it’s way to…

Marching into Spring: Wacky Holidays and Observances for March

By Mai Le ‘16 The month of March is typically known in America for two events: Saint Patrick’s Day and March Madness. Despite the grandness of these two events, March…

February is Not Just Hearts and Flowers: Wacky Holidays and Observances

By Mai Le ‘16 Although February is seen as the month of love due to Valentine’s Day, the month includes other fun and silly holidays and observances for people to…

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Harper Lee sequel to ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ coming in July

By Brittny Mejia Los Angeles Times   (TNS)—A recently discovered novel by Harper Lee will be published in July, her first since her acclaimed “To Kill a Mockingbird” was published…