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Iconic Individuals Showcase Their Fashion

Iconic Individuals Showcase Their Fashion

Sophie Creager-Roberts, A&E Editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under A&E, Showcase, Student Life

Gregory Brogan (9) *outfit pictured: pants from AE, shoes Steve Madden, jacket = vintage Dolce, shirt from Banana Republic Who do you consider to be your style icon and why? “I don’t know. I really don’t look to a certain person.” What are your favorite stores to shop at? “American Eagle, Cal...

Warriors in the Studio

Warriors in the Studio

Jack Reichert and Austin Davis

February 5, 2019


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Soundcloud is a popular platform for music creators across the country, and Angelo Garano and Mark Barstow have joined in on the new craze with hopes to make it big. Garano, better known as King AG the 57th, is now a junior, but his inspiration for hip-hop began in 5th grade. Garano gained inspiration...

Review: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Review: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Harry Cowen, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


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It’s clear that Nintendo listened to the fans and finally made a smash game that satisfies every type of gamer. “Smash Ultimate” is the newest installation in the series, releasing on the Switch after much anticipation by the dedicated Smash community. Nintendo has previously ignored the Smash co...

Editor’s Picks: Top 5 Albums of 2018

Editor’s Picks: Top 5 Albums of 2018

Mia Jevack, Editor in Chief

February 5, 2019


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1. "Lush" by Snail Mail Nineteen-year-old, classically trained guitarist, Lindsey Jordan’s debut album “Lush” is a follow up to her EP “Habit,” which was released in 2016. Jordan’s moody guitar creates this angst making you, the listener, feel like the only human alive in a “dull”,...

Top 10 Christmas Songs

Top 10 Christmas Songs

Grace Berigan, Arts & Entertainment Editor

December 18, 2018


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Do They Know It’s Christmas? - 1984 Version by Band Aid Big Bag by Tyler, The Creator O Tannenbaum by Vince Guaraldi Trio Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano What’s This? by Danny Elfman All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (with the...

Winter Break: The Great Netflix Binge

Winter Break: The Great Netflix Binge

Harry Cowen, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under A&E, Showcase

Winter break is always a perfect time for binging Netflix and trying to forget about midterms, so here are some of my new favorite shows to binge: “Narcos: Mexico” is the newest spinoff of the successful “Narcos” series, following the creation of the modern day Sinaloa Cartel. Similar to th...

Rap’s Most Recent Beef: Machine Gun Kelly Challenges Eminem

Rap’s Most Recent Beef: Machine Gun Kelly Challenges Eminem

William Peritz, News Editor

November 20, 2018


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On August 31, 2018, Eminem released a surprise album titled “Kamikaze.” The album was designed to fire back at everyone the Detroit rapper had beef with, including many of his critics. He dissed at least 20 rappers and critics on the album, one of them being Machine Gun Kelly. On the song Not Alik...

Review: Hozier’s New EP “Nina Cried Power”

Review: Hozier’s New EP “Nina Cried Power”

Abigail Connelly, Copy Editor

October 25, 2018


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Nina Cried Power was released on September 6th and was eagerly received by multitudes of fans both new and old. Hozier’s first album, simply titled “Hozier,” has remained popular since its initial release in 2014. The artist, who hadn’t released music since his debut, surprised fans with the...

Editor’s Picks: New Music

Editor’s Picks: New Music

Mia Jevack, Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2018


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The 2018 calendar year has been good to the music world, especially past summer. Albums such as “Hive Mind” from The Internet, “Negro Swan” from Blood Orange, and “Be the Cowboy” from Mitski have been released, as well as the highly anticipated “iridescence” which was released in Sept...

Top 5 on PBS KIDS

Top 5 on PBS KIDS

Eva Massarelli, Features Editor

October 2, 2018


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Top 5 Shows on PBS KIDS “Arthur” “Fecth! with Ruff Ruffman” “Cyberchase” “Between the Lions” “Clifford the Big Red Dog” “Arthur” is by far the best show on PBS Kids, and dare I say ever? What more could a viewer want than a bunny named Buster is obsessed with U...

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


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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


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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.