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Fresh Flicks for Summertime

Fresh Flicks for Summertime

Sarah Capshaw, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019


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A Dog’s Journey, May 17th Calling all dog lovers! A Dog’s Journey, the sequel to A Dog’s Purpose, is set to be released in theatres May 17th. The sequel follows Ethan, his wife Hannah, their granddaughter CJ, and, their dog Bailey. When CJ’s mom unexpectedly takes CJ away, Bailey promises Etha...

David Sedaris’s most recent release: Theft by Finding Diaries

David Sedaris’s most recent release: Theft by Finding Diaries

Grace Berigan, A&E Editor

May 21, 2019


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David Sedaris’s Theft by Finding Diaries 1977-2002 is unlike any of his previous publications. Including titles such as Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, and When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Through Sedaris’s memoirs, he details important periods in his life. However, Sedaris’s diaries span over a ...

Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” Turns Heartbreak Into Harmony

Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” Turns Heartbreak Into Harmony

Sarah Capshaw, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


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Ariana Grande’s much anticipated fifth studio album “thank u, next” was released  February 8th, 2019. Grande had previously released three singles off the album: “thank u, next”, “imagine”, and “7 rings”. Both “thank u, next” and “7 rings” debuted at #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 ch...

For The Throne: “Game of Thrones” Season 8 Preview

For The Throne: “Game of Thrones” Season 8 Preview

Abigail Connelly, Copy Editor

April 9, 2019


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There is no shortage of excitement and anticipation for the release of the final season of “Game of Thrones”. Fans are counting down the days until April 14th, eagerly reading fan theories and soaking up every possible clue from the released trailers and photo stills in preparation for the conclusi...

Meet “The Sound of Music” Ensemble

Meet “The Sound of Music” Ensemble

Sophie Creager-Roberts, A&E Editor

April 9, 2019


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Every year, Western’s drama department puts on a spring musical. And every year hardworking students help put in on in every step of the process. From acting, assistant directing, stage managing, lights, and more, there are many ways to get involved. One group that is integral to the show going well...

New Music: Vampire Weekend

New Music: Vampire Weekend

Mia Jevack, Editor in Chief

April 9, 2019


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After a six year long hiatus, our preppy, indie kings have finally returned. After signing to Columbia Records and the departure of Rostam Batmanglij, (one of the original founding members) fans were left curious as to where the band would go from there. The past six years have been filled with mysterious...

Iconic Individuals Showcase Their Fashion

Iconic Individuals Showcase Their Fashion

Sophie Creager-Roberts, A&E Editor

February 5, 2019


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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


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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...