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‘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...

Cookie Corner

Cookie Corner

Anna Sullivan and Azanae Barrow
November 11, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Members of the staff baked cookies from old family recipes and decided these cookies were the best. Test out these recipes and send us a sweet tweet, @JCPatriot, telling us which one was the most delectable.  

Theatre department performs ‘Mary Poppins’

Theatre department performs ‘Mary Poppins’

Anna Sullivan, Entertainment Editor
November 4, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

The theatre department will be performing the musical “Mary Poppins” on Nov. 4 through 6. The musical will be showing at 7 p.m. on Nov. 4 and 5, and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 5 and 6. Mary Poppins, the lead character, is played by junior Ella Wilson who has had three years of experience in the theatr...

Artist Spotlight: Kanaras finds inspiration through art

Artist Spotlight: Kanaras finds inspiration through art

Lauren Becker, News Editor
November 2, 2016
Filed under Artist Profile, Entertainment

Junior Nicole Kanaras is filled with pride as she stands over her completed art project, which she labored over for hours. It is a dramatic self-portrait made of acrylic paints with varying black and white values. This is the piece she is most proud of.   Even as a child, Kanaras had a passion for a...

Top eight blood-curdling Halloween movies

Top eight blood-curdling Halloween movies

Edward Benner, News Editor
October 31, 2016
Filed under Cinema and Television, Entertainment

As Halloween rapidly approaches, the perfect opportunity arises to dim the lights, pop some popcorn, and be transported into this spooky season.  Here are the best movies to terrify and entertain you this Halloween! 1. “The Exorcist” Often cited as the most terrifying film ever made, “The Exorcist” r...

4 last-minute DIY Halloween costume ideas

4 last-minute DIY Halloween costume ideas

Grace Mottley and Paige Alban
October 27, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Are you short on money and quickly running out of time to get that perfect Halloween costume together? Explore these four quick, easy, and cheap options for a costume you can make yourself.   “Mean Girls,” costume- “She doesn’t even go here!” To recreate this iconic look fro...

Top 10 spookiest songs for your Halloween playlist

Top 10 spookiest songs for your Halloween playlist

Edward Benner, News Editor
October 26, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

1. Michael Jackson: “Thriller” “Thriller” is the first song on everyone’s Halloween playlist for good reason. The King of Pop crafted a perfectly spooky and catchy song for the season full of creepy imagery and sound effects. The video is equally famous as the song with its incredible d...

‘Stranger Things’ displays the best of both worlds

‘Stranger Things’ displays the best of both worlds

Anna Sullivan, Entertainment Editor
October 21, 2016
Filed under Cinema and Television, Entertainment

As the lights quickly flicker and flash back into the “upside-down” you immediately are left with an uneasy and confused feeling as the first season of “Stranger Things” ends. “Stranger Things” is a popular Netflix Original that has left many of its viewers, including myself, excited ...

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