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Apr 03 2018

Author Shaun David Hutchinson Visits Book Festival

W Wade DeVinney: How did you start writing young adult literature? Shaun David Hutchinson: When I actually started, I didn’t know I was going to be writing YA adult fiction. I was just writing books, because what I knew of YA fiction back in 2008-2009 was, like, Judy Blume RL Stine, Goosebumps. I mean I grew …

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Apr 03 2018

Paramount postpones “Heathers” reboot after Parkland shooting

Paramount Network postponed the premiere of the Heathers reboot, a TV show based on the 1988 movie, citing sensitivity to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. “I think that it was good that they postponed it,” junior Claire Cwalina said. “It’s an appropriate response to the tragedy.” Heathers is not the first show to receive …

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Apr 03 2018

Senior panoramic creates controversy

The yearbook staff took the senior panoramic photo on Jan. 31. The panoramic displays the entire class of 2018, serving as a momento for graduates to look back on. This year, multiple seniors created symbols with their hands in the photos. Yearbook advisor Daniel Reinish said those gestures took away from the purpose …

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Apr 03 2018

“Thoroughly Modern Millie” production spurs early controversy

The theatre department’s upcoming production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” prompted preliminary controversy due to the way the original film depicted Chinese culture through characters like Mrs. Meers, the main antagonist, and two young Chinese immigrants who Meers turns into her henchmen. “[Mrs. Meers] is portrayed as an Asian woman with a very stereotypical accent,” theatre …

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Mar 08 2018

Black Panther breaks typical Marvel movie stereotypes

The highly anticipated solo film for the Marvel Comics superhero Black Panther came out on Feb. 15, with Chadwick Boseman playing the title character. Since its release, Black Panther has grossed over $200 million. Marvel Studios produced a solid product with enough attention to detail to impress even the most nitpicky nerds and the most …

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Mar 08 2018

Choir hosts singing show

Statesmen Choir held its first-ever singing talent show, Broadway Desserts Cabaret, on Feb. 16. In this unprecedented event, 32 students sang a variety of songs for an audience during a two-hour program. “I opened up Broadway Desserts to everyone,” music teacher and choir director Kelli Pierson said. “I kind of wanted to have …

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Mar 08 2018

IB Film condenses into one year class

Next year, Film Study teacher Pierce Bello will phase out Film Study II, and the course will be condensed into one year. Previously, IB Film was a two year course offered as both a standard level and a higher level course. For the 2018-2019 school year, HL will be reserved exclusively for seniors previously enrolled …

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Feb 13 2018

Mutombo redefines modeling stereotypes

Sophomore Kara-Dove Mutombo experiences the world of fashion by modeling and doing photoshoots in New York. “I was 14 and an agent contacted my mom and invited me to come in and do a photoshoot,” Mutombo said. “I liked it and [I] haven’t stopped since.” Mutombo said she started modeling because it offered a different …

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Feb 13 2018

Book Club revamp spurs popularity

Senior and Book Club president Emma Choi made efforts to shift people’s idea of what Book Club can be, which spurred an increase in both popularity and membership of the club. Choi accredited the club’s increase in popularity to her efforts to erase the common stereotype from the club’s surface. “I think people had this …

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Feb 13 2018

Brog hand-draws animated short story

Junior Danielle Brog is currently creating a hand-drawn animated short story in her IB Visual Arts class. This story is her second hand-drawn project, and although she has been working on it at school and at home since the beginning of the school year, Brog said this particular type of animation is labor-intensive work. “Last …

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