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Editor’s Picks: Top 5 Albums of 2018

Mia Jevack, Editor in Chief

February 5, 2019

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

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

Netflix's hit show

Harry Cowen, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

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

Eminem raps with a live band during The Concert for Valor in Washington, D.C. Nov. 11, 2014. DoD

William Peritz, News Editor

November 20, 2018

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”

Hozier returned after a long hiatus with his recent EP, “Nina Cried Power”

Abigail Connelly, Copy Editor

October 25, 2018

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

Vile rocking out at Lollapalooza in 2016

Mia Jevack, Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2018

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

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...

Editor’s Picks: March

Mia Jevack, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 16, 2018

March saw new music ranging from singles to EPs to covers from bands like Beach Fossils, who came out with a cover of Yung Lean’s song “Agony” from his 2017 album “Stranger”. Car Seat Headrest came out with a re-recorded version of their 2011 album, “Twin Fantasy”. Along with Iron &...

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

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”

Chloe Horner (Elle) initiates a selfie with Delta Nu girls at a preview performance at the Old Trail Lodge

Olivia Gallmeyer, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2018

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”

Erin Nelson (left) as Paulette and Chloe Horner as Elle work on a scene with Apollo

Olivia Gallmeyer, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2018

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

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...