By Savannah Brooks
Marvel’s Wandavision wrapped up Friday with its final episode, a 49-minute cumulation that really only answered some of fans’ questions and was much more “Marvel” than those that came before.
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By Savannah Brooks
Wonder Woman 1984, which was released on HBO’s streaming service in December, had high expectations. Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman was one of the best movies D.C. has produced – less dark and more friendly to casual audiences than its predecessors, the movie drew people in with its famed heroine (Chris Pine didn’t hurt either). In this reviewer’s opinion, Wonder Woman 1984 fell far short of the standard that Wonder Woman set.
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By Kaitlyn Letourneau
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Eddie Haggerty, the director for the Arundel High School musical, Metropolis, returns once again from Disney to direct the cast-members. Eddie works at Disney Cruise Line as the stage manager, and has been working for the theaters here in the DC area for over twenty years. This is Haggerty’s fifth year directing the annual Arundel musical, having joined fellow director Mrs. Minor when she transferred from Bowie High School. Continue reading ““Metropolis” director Eddie Haggerty encourages advancement of Arundel theatre”
By Sahara Portlance
This decade has defined our childhood. We’ve conquered elementary and middle school and are about to move onto an exciting new chapter. Music is a big part of many of our lives. When you hear a song that played during an important memory, it just hits different. These songs might mean a lot to you. Not only have they been the soundtrack to our youth, but they’ve also impacted American culture and spoken out about the problems that we were and are still facing today.
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By Kirstin Nichols
On October 11th, 2019, the High School Nation tour came to Arundel High School. The tour included interactive music experiences, promotional giveaways, and live performances.
Video: High School Nation Tour Comes to Arundel High School: October 11th, 2019
By Josh Kirk
Arundel High School is known for having a theater company bursting with awe-inspiring talent and truly unforgettable productions. Their recent spring musical production of West Side Story is certainly no exception. The legendary musical romantic tragedy, featuring music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and choreography by Jerome Robbins, is easily one of the greatest musicals ever made. Staying true to the original Broadway version was Arundel’s main goal for this production. Luckily, they have a top-notch production crew to help out the student cast and tech. That crew features director David Jennings, choreographer Jamie Eacker Jennings, producer Eleanor Minor, vocal director Andrea Brumbach, and orchestra director Ian Burns.
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By Josh Kirk
Arundel High School’s talented theater company knows how to leave audiences amazed with their spring musical. This is evident in their recent productions of 2016’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 2017’s Les Miserables, and 2018’s All Shook Up. This school year, the theater students have been rehearsing and preparing for a production of the legendary 1957 romantic musical tragedy West Side Story, which is looked at by critics and musical theater fans as one of the greatest musical tragedies of all time.
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By Briana Mercado
With the various streaming services that are available to the public today, it’s hard to decide which one you are going to lock into if you are not already leeching under someone else’s account. With different prices, different shows available, and overall customer reviews it’s tough to decide where you are going to spend five percent of your check each month. Well, worry no more! Here’s the rundown.
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By Josh Kirk
On January 1st, musician Jeff Rosenstock released his fourth studio album ‘POST-‘ along side his Record Label Polyvinyl Records. The album grapples with post-election stress.
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By Caitlyn Freeman
Set in the fictional impoverished town of Bois, Mississippi, Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward, is a tear-jerking story about the dynamics of a grieving family. Jojo, the 13-year-old protagonist, is trying to comprehend what it means to be a man. His grandparents, Mam and Pop, serve as the primary caregivers for Jojo and his 3-year-old sister, Kayla. His mother, Leone, who struggles with grief-induced drug addiction, and his incarcerated father, Michael, continually neglect the children. One day, Jojo’s father calls and informs Leone about his release from prison. Leone, her friend Misty, and the children embark on a road trip across the state of Mississippi to retrieve Michael. Throughout the trip, Jojo is faced with many obstacles and also encounters a ghost who carries dark secrets of his own.
This story will have you on the edge of your seat one minute and sobbing profusely the next. Ward’s book highlights the race and class struggles Jojo and his family encounter as people of color in modern day, rural Mississippi. Continue reading “Book Review: Sing, Unburied, Sing”