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‘The Bachelor’ promises to entertain

‘The Bachelor’ promises to entertain

Alyssa Kraus, Copy Editor
January 10, 2017
Filed under Cinema and Television, Entertainment

Third time’s the charm! Or not. For Nick Viall, it is his fourth shot at love on ABC’s “The Bachelor.” Viall first appeared on Andi Dorfman’s season 10 of “The Bachelorette” and later on Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season 11, but he was heart-broken when both left him as a runner-up. Viall then ...

Nine Christmas movies that will light up your holiday

Nine Christmas movies that will light up your holiday

Anna Sullivan and Adriana Guidi
December 23, 2016
Filed under Cinema and Television, Entertainment

What's a better way to get into the Christmas spirit than watching movies by a fire? Gather your family and friends, make some hot chocolate, and choose any of these movies to get yourself ready for the holiday! 1.  "Elf" “Elf,” starring Will Ferrell, is about a baby named Buddy who was ta...

Making a list and checking the price

Making a list and checking the price

Anna Sullivan, Entertainment Editor
December 20, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Protest music continues to spread the message of peace

Protest music continues to spread the message of peace

Edward Benner, News Editor
December 16, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Junior Evan Tridone sits back, turns his music up, and opens his mind. Currently playing is the YG album, “Still Brazy,” which was released in 2016. Tridone enjoys a variety of rap music, especially those songs and albums with a political edge. “The advantage of music is you’re getting in...

Top 10 “holly jolly” songs for the holidays

Top 10 “holly jolly” songs for the holidays

Edward Benner, News Editor
December 13, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

As soon as the turkey is finished and the lines start to form for Black Friday sales, the wonderful sounds of Christmas music begin to fill the airwaves. Christmas music is an integral part of the season and each year, hundreds of songs are played to prepare for the holiday. Whether the songs are new...

One Eleven Main meets high expectations

One Eleven Main meets high expectations

Allie Taylor, Perspective Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Fancy, but fun. Quiet, but exciting. Healthy, but delicious. Artistic. Unique. Intriguing. Satisfying. The One Eleven Main restaurant in downtown Bel Air possesses all of these qualities and, with each experience, I discover more. One Eleven Main is the place to go if you’re looking for something you'v...

‘School of Rock’ rocks audience’s socks off

‘School of Rock’ rocks audience’s socks off

Anna Sullivan, Entertainment Editor
December 5, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

As the background instruments play and the strong, deep sound of the electric guitar fills the theater, the crowd’s attention is immediately drawn to 10-year-old Brandon Niederauer. While he stands in the spotlight on center stage, he perfectly executes his solo for the musical, “School of Rock....

‘Fantastic Beasts’ brings the magic to America

‘Fantastic Beasts’ brings the magic to America

Daniel Robinson, General Staff
December 2, 2016
Filed under Cinema and Television, Entertainment

Magical. That’s the one word that sums up “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” It’s a pretty basic description for a movie based on a series all about wizards and witches, but it’s the truth. The movie is original in its own but still has a touch of the “Harry Potter” series th...

Benner’s B-Sides: ’22, A Million’ brings experimentation to the mainstream

Benner’s B-Sides: ’22, A Million’ brings experimentation to the mainstream

Edward Benner, News Editor
November 28, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Nine years ago, Bon Iver released their first album, “For Emma, Forever Ago,” which set a new benchmark for indie folk and acoustic music in general. In 2016, Bon Iver released their third album, the incredible “22, A Million.” The latest album is a drastic departure from this early stripped-down s...

Fashion trends “fall” upon us

Fashion trends “fall” upon us

Paige Alban, In-Focus Editor
November 18, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

Artist Spotlight: Wilson shines as a triple threat

Artist Spotlight: Wilson shines as a triple threat

Adriana Guidi, Perspectives Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under Artist Profile, Entertainment

Junior Ella Wilson’s stomach fills with butterflies and her hands shake with anticipation. As she steps out on stage, her eyes drift over the audience, seeing every seat filled. The nerves quickly melt away, almost like they never even existed before, and she begins the lines she has practiced for...

Killer Classics and Vintage Vinyl: Grateful Dead’s ‘American Beauty’

Killer Classics and Vintage Vinyl: Grateful Dead’s ‘American Beauty’

James Keller, Copy Editor
November 15, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

In my experience as a musical connoisseur and consumer, I have found it is difficult to go about my listening without finding the Grateful Dead somewhere close by. Some of the Dead’s most popular and legendary songs came from their 1970 release “American Beauty.” Of the 17 tracks featured on “The...

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