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Western to Create New Fine Arts Hall of Fame

Western to Create New Fine Arts Hall of Fame

Brookelyn Shantler, Student Life Editor

March 30, 2018


Filed under A&E, News

Over the the summer of 2018, Western will be adding a Fine Arts Hall of Fame outside of the auditorium to honor past students and teachers who have made contributions to the arts. It is a way of recognizing the history of Western and people that have done great things in the arts who are a part of o...

Gallery: Spring Musical “Legally Blonde”

Gallery: Spring Musical “Legally Blonde”

Olivia Gallmeyer, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2018


Filed under A&E, Multimedia

The spring musical Legally Blonde opened on Thursday, March 15, and will run through March 17. Based on the movie starring Reese Witherspoon, the musical tells the story of sorority girl turned law student Elle Woods as she navigates the walls of Harvard Law.

Canine Actors Break a Paw in “Legally Blonde”

Canine Actors Break a Paw in “Legally Blonde”

Olivia Gallmeyer, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2018


Filed under A&E

Among the talented cast of more than 50 actors gracing the stage in Legally Blonde, there’s two standout stars that must be talked about— and no, we’re not talking about Elle and Emmett. This year’s spring musical features two canine cast members stealing the spotlight with their talent, and ...

Editor’s Picks: January

Editor’s Picks: January

Mia Jevack, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under A&E

Recently, we've all been graced with new music coming from artists such as Kali Uchis, who just put out her new single "After the Storm" featuring 70s funk singer Bootsy Collins and rapper Tyler, the Creator. As well as new music from group BROCKHAMPTON who came out with their newest album "SATURATION...

“Unintended Consequences” Hits the Western Music Scene

“Unintended Consequences” Hits the Western Music Scene

Sidney Jackson, Assistant News Editor

January 19, 2018


Filed under A&E

A new up-and-coming band has emerged at Western by the name of Unintended Consequences. They made their debut during this year’s Kinda Karaoke during spirit week, and left the crowd with gaping mouths. So far they have played at the Why I Run event, and have big plans for the future. The band con...

Stranger Things

Stranger Things

Natalie Raab, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018


Filed under A&E

Whether you’ve seen the memes, Instagram or Twitter posts, or even rewatched both seasons several times, almost everyone has heard of Stranger Things. Set in the town of Hawkins during the 80’s the show has a whole other dimension and characters with supernatural abilities. As a Netflix original se...

Top 5 Albums of 2017

Top 5 Albums of 2017

Mia Jevack, Arts & Entertainment Editor

January 19, 2018


Filed under A&E

  Flower Boy by Tyler the Creator Flower Boy by Tyler the Creator is his fourth album released this summer which included singles like “911”, “Boredom”, and “See You Again”. This album is Tyler’s first album which shows his growth as a musician featuring more depth to his lyrics incl...

Murder on the Orient Express Review

Murder on the Orient Express Review

Jessica Klees, News Editor

January 10, 2018


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Recently, I went to see a new remake of Agatha Christie’s 1933 novel “Murder on the Orient Express.” According to IMDb, there have been film adaptations made of the famous book in 1974, 2001, and 2015 (which was a Japanese version), as well as a video game in 2006--and as my personal favorite anecdote,...

Fall Drama Retrospective

Fall Drama Retrospective

Eva Masserelli, Features Editor

December 15, 2017


Filed under A&E, Showcase

  The Western Drama department put on two fall plays this year. They performed The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, a show of comedic skits as the school play, while a one act play called Wit was their competition piece. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridge...

Unintended Consequences Hits The Crozet Music Scene

Unintended Consequences Hits The Crozet Music Scene

Sidney Jackson, Assistant News Editor

December 15, 2017


Filed under A&E, Showcase

A new up-and-coming band has emerged at Western by the name of Unintended Consequences. They made their debut during this year’s Kinda Karaoke during spirit week, and left the crowd with gaping mouths. So far they have played at the Why I Run event, and have big plans for the future. The band con...

“Stranger Things” Hype Sweeps the Halls

“Stranger Things” Hype Sweeps the Halls

Natalie Raab, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


Filed under A&E

Whether you’ve seen the memes, Instagram or Twitter posts, or even rewatched both seasons several times, almost everyone has heard of Stranger Things. Set in the town of Hawkins during the 80’s the show has a whole other dimension and characters with supernatural abilities. As a Netflix original se...

Taylor Swift’s Singles Receive Mixed Reviews

Taylor Swift’s Singles Receive Mixed Reviews

Sophie O'Donnell, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under A&E

With the new release of Taylor Swift’s singles, “Look What You Made Me Do” and “... Ready For It?” and highly anticipated “Reputation” album set to drop in November, the new version of Taylor has been swirling throughout the news and halls of Western. With her new music creating a diffe...