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The Oscar “Best Pictures”: An Anthology for Students

The Oscar “Best Pictures”: An Anthology for Students

Jordan Revenaugh, Shelby Smith, Charlotte Pierce, Ivan Martinez, Zoe Garden, Audrey Wang, and Caroline Gage, Staff Writers and Editors

March 15, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Uncategorized

Title: Bridge of Spies Rating: 4/5 stars Genre: Drama, History, Thriller Awards won/nominated for: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (WON), Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Writing/Original Screenplay, Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures/Original Score...

Hoodie Allen makes fans Happy Campers

Hoodie Allen makes fans Happy Campers

Zoe Garden, Staff Writer

March 7, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Hoodie Allen fans have grown accustomed to surprises, but this album is his biggest record yet. The indie party-boy rapper, Steven Markowitz, better known as Hoodie Allen, hails from Long Island and released his sixth record and second full length album, Happy Camper, at midnight on January 22. It is ...

Master of None, or Master of All?

Master of None, or Master of All?

Audrey Wang, Staff Writer

February 22, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

From addressing serious, pressing issues such as race and identity, to more light-hearted issues like simply choosing the “best” tacos, Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang’s Netflix comedy Master of None tackles a millennial's journey through this multicultural, multiracial comedy. The show was recently vote...

Whose Halftime Is It Anyway?

Whose Halftime Is It Anyway?

Zoe Garden, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Super Bowl 50 was a game to remember, but so was the spectacular performances. There is no question, though, that Beyoncé stole the halftime show from the “headline” acts, Lukewarmplay and Fido Mars. The only question is, how did people not see that coming? Lady Gaga started off the event with a perf...

A Year of Extremes: Top Trends of 2015

A Year of Extremes: Top Trends of 2015

Sophia Williams, Staff Writer

February 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Uncategorized

From dyeing and glittering armpits to sucking on shot glasses to get big, kissable lips, 2015 was undeniably filled with extreme (and at times unsafe) trends. For boys, girls, and everyone in between, fashion has come a long way in a mere year. Makeup was bolder than ever before in 2015. Eyebrows became the ...

2015 Pop Culture Rewind

2015 Pop Culture Rewind

Zoe Garden, Staff Writer

February 8, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

This past year, pop culture has been studded with historic farewells and debuts, stained with scandals and marked by great successes. For many artists, such as Adele and Justin Bieber, the year was defined by their comeback. Others, however, saw their careers fizzle out like Miley Cyrus when she was ca...

30 Americans Inspires Detroit

30 Americans Inspires Detroit

Sophia Williams, Staff Writer

December 18, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The Detroit Institute of Arts has been an icon of Detroit’s strength,beauty, and history since 1927. Their newest exhibit, “30 Americans”, only contributes to the DIA’s powerful and moving effect. This exhibit began October 18 and ends January 18. Tickets and directions can be found on the DIA...

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas-Adams Style

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas-Adams Style

Shelby Smith, Lizzy Botkin and Jordan Revenaugh, News and Copy Editor, Staff Writers

December 17, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

‘Twas the day before break, when all through the way Not a student was studying, not with break the next day; The backpacks and books were quickly forgotten; In hopes of no homework-that would be rotten; The seniors were huddled with Starbucks in hand; While visions of scholarships were freque...

Reinventing for “Revival”

Reinventing for “Revival”

Zoe Garden, Staff Writer

December 3, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

This has been a huge year for pop music and it now has a new addition. As a follow up to her 2014 compilation album For You, former Disney Channel star, Selena Gomez, released her second studio album, Revival on October 9.   While her previous record includes her biggest hits from the past, includi...

Is it possible to be ‘Around The World and Back’ so soon?

Is it possible to be ‘Around The World and Back’ so soon?

Zoe Garden, Staff Writer

November 19, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

After high anticipation and a relentless touring schedule, New York-based pop punk heroes State Champs’ new album Around The World and Back is finally here and fans are ecstatic. Although the band has only been around for five years now, these hopeful underdogs have been busy playing basement shows, filling...

COIN and Colony House make electric debut

COIN and Colony House make electric debut

Audrey Wang, Staff Writer

November 19, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Tennessee native bands COIN and Colony House are making their way to Michigan and even performed at the Crofoot in Pontiac earlier this November. While both bands may come from the same place, COIN and Colony House have distinctly different sounds that complement each other charmingly. With COIN’s...

SNL Returns to the Spotlight

SNL Returns to the Spotlight

Audrey Wang, Staff Writer

November 11, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Many people consider Saturday night to be the night to party until dawn. What many do not know, however,  is that approximately 23 million people spend their Saturday nights sitting at home, watching Saturday Night Live. Saturday Night Live (SNL) has been a big part of everyone’s Saturday night “...

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