My Journey to Hamilton

by Emily Lewis In early November, I had the opportunity to see Hamilton: An American Musical in Chicago. I’ve been obsessed with the musical since summer, soaking up the rich complexities of the soundtrack for months before I learned I would have the opportunity to see it live. Watching the performance was surreal. With lively performances from Miguel Cervantes, Jamila Sabares-Klemm, and Colby Lewis, I … Continue reading My Journey to Hamilton

Stephen King’s “The Long Walk” a Heart-wrenching Story

by Heidi Papay Stephen King’s The Long Walk, originally published in 1979 under his pseudonym Richard Bachman, is a haunting story that explores perseverance and the will to live. The short novel follows Ray Garraty, a teenager from Maine who is competing in a contest known as The Long Walk; 100 teen boys enter the competition, and only one is left surviving at the end. … Continue reading Stephen King’s “The Long Walk” a Heart-wrenching Story

Beloved Entertainer and Comic Book Mogul Stan Lee Dies at 95

By: Carter Caldwell On 12 November 2018, Marvel Comics’ longtime writer and editor later to become their effective mascot, Stan Lee passed away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.  He was 95. Lee was rushed to the hospital earlier that day due to an unspecified medical emergency.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Boocock Lee, who died in mid-2017. Lee … Continue reading Beloved Entertainer and Comic Book Mogul Stan Lee Dies at 95

Netflix’s New Horror Series Teaches An Important Lesson About Family

by Heidi Papay The Haunting of Hill House follows the Crain family. Present-day scenes of a dysfunctional and uncommunicative family are coupled with scenes from the family’s younger days. Growing up, they lived in “the most haunted house in America.” Decades later and thousands of miles from the house, each family member still feels the haunting effects. The 10 episode horror series is based on … Continue reading Netflix’s New Horror Series Teaches An Important Lesson About Family

Take the Goodreads Book Survey

By: Kayla Stephensen Let’s see how many of these great books (according to Goodreads) you have read! Make a copy of the attached document (click on the picture), and place one number per row. 5=I read the book for my own reading pleasure. 4=I read the book for school. 3=It’s on my to-read next list or my bookshelf. 2=I have not read the book. 1=I … Continue reading Take the Goodreads Book Survey

The Hate U Give Teaches Audience Important Lessons

By: Kayla Stephensen Starr Carter, portrayed by Amandla Stenberg, lives a double life and has to learn to adjust to her predominantly black neighborhood where she grew up and her predominantly white high school. After her childhood best friend is shot and killed by a white police officer, she has to find a way to break the wall she placed between her separate lives. She … Continue reading The Hate U Give Teaches Audience Important Lessons

Make the Most of Your Next Concert

By Arden Lunay Going to a concert is a fun but sometimes overwhelming activity that is a great way to make good memories. Here are some tips to make the most out of your upcoming concert. When looking for concerts to go to, check out small venues that host intimate and, more importantly, cheap shows of underrated artists. Songkick.com allows you to search by venue. … Continue reading Make the Most of Your Next Concert

Movies in Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before v. Sierra Burgess is a Loser

by Abbey Raison Netflix movies are one of two things: super mediocre or are good enough to become time-honored classics. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Sierra Burgess is a Loser were released on Netflix within the month of August in 2018. Both movies are considered teenage rom-coms with a sprinkle of high school angst. Each movie is rushed through its own climax … Continue reading Movies in Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before v. Sierra Burgess is a Loser