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“Unintended Consequences” Hits the Western Music Scene

The members of Unintended Consequences perform at Why I Run.  From left to right: Kirsten Casteel (saxophone), Alex Benson (bass), Eamon Dougherty (keyboard), Kathleen Hughes (drummer), Zach Thorne (guitar), Illiana Roèsso (lead vocals), and Josiah Luftig (guitar).

Sidney Jackson, Assistant News Editor

January 19, 2018

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

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

  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

The cast of this Agatha Christie adaptation, starring Kenneth Branagh

Jessica Klees, News Editor

January 10, 2018

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

Frank Kennedy and Benjamin Moskalski duke it out as Sampson and Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet

Eva Masserelli, Features Editor

December 15, 2017

  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 performing at last month's Why I Run event

Sidney Jackson, Assistant News Editor

December 15, 2017

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

Natalie Raab, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017

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

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...

Tennis Takes the Stage

Pictured: Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley of Tennis

Mia Jevack, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 3, 2017

With less than 100 people packed into the tiny but unique venue that is The Southern Cafe and Music Hall, on a humid August night, you could feel the energy in the room before husband-wife duo, Tennis, even entered the stage. Tennis is an indie, dream-pop band containing Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley...

A Review of “Kingsman: The Golden Circle

A Review of

Ben Kunkel, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017

“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” was released in theaters in September.  It takes place in the UK after the events of the first movie. The movie is about the fall of a Secret Service, known as “Kingsman” to an unknown drug lord that has a monopoly on the international drug trade.  The people who ar...

The Perfect Soundtrack For Your Summer

India Mawn and Mia Jevack

June 1, 2017

Summer is the season of warm weather, days at the beach, and car rides with the windows down. This playlist is perfect to capture all of those moments. 1. “Blister in the Sun” by Violent Femmes This 1982 hit is perfect for any buoyant summer day. Whether you’re walking down the street, jump...

Music You Should Be Listening To: Tennis

Pictured: Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley of Tennis

Mia Jevack, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017

Tennis is a husband wife indie-pop/lo-fi duo made up of Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley who both hail from Denver. The two started the band Tennis after an 8 month long sail on the Atlantic Ocean which is where they got their inspiration for their first album "Cape Dory."  Their fourth and brand new alb...