Category: Entertainment

Book Review: Sing, Unburied, Sing

By Caitlyn Freeman

Brief Summary:

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”

[Spoilers] Review: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is jam-packed and heavy

By Brooke Kaluzienski

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The movie “Avengers: Infinity War” is the culmination of ten years of Marvel movies, starting with 2008’s “Iron Man.”

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First, Listen: Tesseract’s North American tour comes to Baltimore Soundstage

By James Burcky

This concert has been long anticipated. Continue reading “First, Listen: Tesseract’s North American tour comes to Baltimore Soundstage”

First, Listen: ‘Sonder’ by Tesseract has filled the void I have inside

By James Burcky

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My long wait has ended. Continue reading “First, Listen: ‘Sonder’ by Tesseract has filled the void I have inside”

First, Listen: Tesseract, the fourth-dimensional prog pioneers

By James Burcky

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Spearheading the new wave of modern progressive music, Tesseract gears up for their new album, “Sonder,” to be released soon. Here’s everything you’ll need to know about their previous works to get excited about this upcoming album. Continue reading “First, Listen: Tesseract, the fourth-dimensional prog pioneers”

‘Avengers: Infinity War’: Infinity Stones, explained

By Brooke Kaluzienski

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One of the unique factors of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is the existence of six powerful relics that predate the universe itself. These relics are called the Infinity Stones. The concept of the Infinity Stones was first introduced in “Captain America: The First Avenger” with HYDRA’s use of the Tesseract, and the mystery surrounding the Stones has grown from there. Continue reading “‘Avengers: Infinity War’: Infinity Stones, explained”

Review: Arundel students hit a high note in Arundel’s Got Talent

By Shea Gardner and Natalie Adams

On Friday, April 6 at around 7 p.m., students, teachers, and families filed into Arundel High School’s auditorium in hopes of witnessing students perform in the school’s annual talent show, Arundel’s Got Talent, presented by Tri-M, Arundel’s music honor society. The show displayed 11 of the school’s gifted singers, guitarists, rappers, and dancers in nine acts.  Continue reading “Review: Arundel students hit a high note in Arundel’s Got Talent”

Want to play drums like one of the greats? Here’s what you need to know

By James Burcky

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“You get some hit sticks, you pick out the prettiest drum color (those one’s sound better), and then, assuming you’ve already perfected your ‘drummer aesthetic,’ you now listen to the angstiest song you know, only once, no more, no less, you channel your inner Animal (from the Muppets), and you hulk smash those drums until your hands bleed from the pure power you have attained in your fingertips.”
-Hannah Clark, Arundel Junior Continue reading “Want to play drums like one of the greats? Here’s what you need to know”

Book Review: All the Light We Cannot See

By Meghan Malone

Brief Summary:

All the Light We Cannot See, a historical fiction novel by Anthony Doerr, is about multiple individuals’ stories coming together in the wake of World War II in Europe. The main characters are Marie-Laure LeBlanc and Werner Pfennig. Marie-Laure is a blind French girl who was forced to flee to Saint-Malo, France when the Nazis occupied Paris. Werner is a German orphan who has a knack for building and fixing radios, a talent that the German military recruits him for.

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Review: “All Shook Up” shakes things up at Arundel High

By Sierra McFarlane

Arundel Theater Company’s immense talent took center stage once again in their most recent musical, “All Shook Up.” Because of the high quality of last year’s production, “Les Miserables,” this musical had a lot to live up to. Nevertheless, “All Shook Up” exceeded my expectations with lively songs, uplifting dance numbers, and witty remarks. Continue reading “Review: “All Shook Up” shakes things up at Arundel High”