Category: Opinion

Arundel Theater Company to perform West Side Story

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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Wildcat Ink: Arundel students share their tattoos and experiences

By Evangeline Fox

Expression at a young age is vital to growing up. When people learn how to be vulnerable from a creative standpoint, they can also learn how to become confident and grow. Tattoos are one of the many ways people choose to express themselves. Body art can hold secret meanings or defining stories which showcase the individual in a deeper way. At a young age, several Arundel students have gotten pieces on their bodies to cater to their own personalities and share a side of them that outside perspectives might not ever know.

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Jeff Tweedy’s album “WARM” provides listeners with a detailed view of his life struggles

By Josh Kirk 

Wilco is known as one of rock music’s most inventive bands. Adored by critics and fans alike, the Chicago-based band has been able to create a unique blending of sounds and overcome several obstacles, including being dropped by their former label, Reprise Records,  but most importantly, the struggles of their acclaimed front-man and lead singer Jeff Tweedy.

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Alternative songs from 2018 that are still worth a listen in 2019

By Leah Ogden

Despite last year being filled with new music that I mostly found myself indifferent towards, there were still a few releases that I think are worth writing about. These artists are ones that I would recommend in general, but I’ve collected some  recent triumphs and tracks from Jeffrey Lewis, Darcy Clay, The Mountain Goats, Jeff Rosenstock, and the Artic Monkeys that I find entirely worth checking out in 2019.

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Arcades: entertainment or unfair?

By Davey Burgess

People have been trying to win valuable prizes, like a PS4 or iPhone, from prize dispensing arcade games for years, but is something in those games preventing them from winning the prizes, or is it just skill? Are redemption arcade games and claw machines for entertainment, or just a waste of quarters?  Continue reading “Arcades: entertainment or unfair?”

Why the second album from The Goon Sax is even more impressive than the first

By Josh Kirk

My first time hearing The Goon Sax was on NPR’s All Songs Considered podcast. The song was “Make Time 4 Love.” It consisted of charming, Talking Heads inspired vocals, clever songwriting with plenty of angst, beautiful, folky arrangements, and some pretty rad usage of cowbells. I thought the song was pretty cool and it has grown on me. A few months passed by, and the trio eventually put out We’re Not Talking. I decided to give it a listen out of curiosity and sure enough, I was very impressed with its results. Continue reading “Why the second album from The Goon Sax is even more impressive than the first”

Fall One Acts showcase Arundel’s theater talent

By Josh Kirk 

For many of us theater fans at Arundel, the Fall One Act Play Festival is one of the highlights of the fall season for Arundel’s theater department. The theater students’ theme for the show this year was A Night of Comedy, and sure enough, they came through.

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My experience in Arundel’s new “Stretch Your Wellness” class

Photo by Evangeline Fox

By Kirstin Nichols

When I was filling out my course selection sheet last year, still needing a gym credit, I came across a class called “Stretch your Wellness,” taught by Ms. Markiewicz. Being a runner, I place a lot of value on stretching for injury prevention and decided it would be a great addition to my schedule.

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Which streaming service is the most worth it?

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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