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Burton flick enthralls with visuals, captivating performances

Burton flick enthralls with visuals, captivating performances

Annabel Park, Staff writer
November 17
Filed under Features, Reviews

Tim Burton’s new movie, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” based on the novel by Ransom Riggs, captivates the audience and leaves them wanting more. The story revolves around a boy, Jake (Asa Butterfield), who sets out on a mission to find a home his grandfather (Terence Stamp)...

Young Innovators: STEMpower Girls Fuels Change

Young Innovators: STEMpower Girls Fuels Change

November 17
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This fall, seniors Allie Ng and Jessica Yan founded STEMpower Girls, a team dedicated to empowering young girls to become innovative leaders in STEM fields. Seniors Tomer Krayzman and Joodh Waleedh have joined them in this volunteer effort. Managing editor Tirzah Khan spoke to Ng about the group. ...

‘Westworld’ series remake outshines original

‘Westworld’ series remake outshines original

Maria Eberhart, Staff writer
November 17
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Based on the 1973 film of the same name, the newest big-budget drama series from HBO is an escapist fantasy that explores questions of consciousness and morality while playing on the familiar fear of artificial intelligence. Westworld caters to the male elite who frequent the immersive theme park...

‘Doctor Strange’ bewitches audience

‘Doctor Strange’ bewitches audience

Emma Walz, Managing editor
November 17
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Buildings start tilting at all sorts of angles, folding into themselves as the world transforms around a group of hooded figures fighting a single bald-headed woman. Instead of throwing punches, these foes must exchange blows using energy sparks drawn from thin air, while navigating the ever-changing...

Fashion Forward: Christy Reid

Fashion Forward: Christy Reid

Sophie Bates, Editor in chief
November 9
Filed under Fashion Forward

Junior Christy Reid's fashion spurs from a need for comfort while still looking good. But, Reid doesn't need to break the bank for her style. "I like to wear cute and comfortable clothes that make me feel good. It's fun to find new and different outfit combinations from the clothes I already have,"...

Modern Day Picasso: Ariana Gladstone

Modern Day Picasso: Ariana Gladstone

Patrick Fitzgerald, Sports Editor
November 7
Filed under Features, Modern Day Picasso

Senior Ariana Gladstone is known for her sentimental compositions. She describes her style as imitationalism or emotionalism.

Happening Hair: Anne Murphy

Happening Hair: Anne Murphy

Emily Persinger, Emlyn Langlieb, and Emily Williams
November 2
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Sophomore Anne Murphy turns heads in the hallway with her vibrant magenta hair. Murphy’s inspiration for dying her hair was being in a private school. “I was so restricted for 10 years,” Murphy said. In an attempt to break the status quo, Murphy dyes her hair every two months to keep the energetic...

Teacher Tidbit: Tom Maranville

Teacher Tidbit: Tom Maranville

Emily Persinger, Emlyn Langlieb, and Emily Williams
November 1
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Advanced Placement Psychology teacher Tom Maranville confesses his interest in “Star Wars” by repeatedly watching the movies, buying souvenir cups and visiting Disney. “I like ‘Star Wars’ so much so I try to indoctrinate everybody else into ‘Star Wars,’” Maranville said.

Art Students Travel to Zoo

Art Students Travel to Zoo

Hanna Bewley, Associate editor
November 1
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Senior Belle Harmeson begins sculpting an antelope on a field trip to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in DC on Friday.  Clay, photo and studio classes attended the trip and were assigned either three sculptures, photos or 15 figure drawings, depending on what class they were taking.

Modern Day Picasso: Pearl Hwang

Modern Day Picasso: Pearl Hwang

Nicole Lee, Staff writer
October 31
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Sophomore Pearl Hwang is known for her unique geometric style. She enjoys putting shapes together in visually appealing ways, she said. In her free time, Hwang further develops her style, improving with every new piece.

Fashion Forward: Saadi Sheikh

Fashion Forward: Saadi Sheikh

Lauren Kuhr and Randhika Aturaliya
October 28
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Saadi Sheikh works behind-the-scenes, designing for brands worldwide. Deputy editor Randhika Aturaliya and staff writer Lauren Kuhr interviewed Sheikh for more information on his designer double life. Recent designs for women include a loose, asymmetrical taupe zip up jacket and a dark fur-trimmed cardigan. Q:...

Modern Day Picasso: Lily Davison

Modern Day Picasso: Lily Davison

Perry Harrington, Staff writer
October 26
Filed under Modern Day Picasso

Sophomore Lily Davison has a love for painting and often finds herself picking up a brush and some acrylic paints. “I started painting because of how fluid it is,” Davison said. She likes to know that when she mixes her paints that there is no other color just like it.