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Grease production garners 5th Avenue Awards

Grease production garners 5th Avenue Awards

Brianna Nelson, Entertainment Editor

June 7, 2019

It’s award season in the world of high school drama programs and this year’s production of Grease is getting a lot of buzz. The cast and crew of Grease put a lot of hard work into the production in order to put on a successful performance and all of this hard work is being recognized at this year’s...

Grease gave us “chills…they’re multiplying”

Abigail Peacock and Brianna Nelson

May 11, 2019

While it may seem like putting on Grease was easy for our drama program based on their flawless execution of the musical, there are many factors behind the scenes that led to their exceptional performance. One of the driving forces of the drama program is senior Emma Ream, who designed and produced...

Harmony between Liberty choirs and director leads them to Carnegie Hall

Harmony between Liberty choirs and director leads them to Carnegie Hall

Abigail Peacock, Entertainment Editor

April 8, 2019

On Wednesday, March 27, the Liberty Singers and Concert Chorale flew to New York City to perform a song at Carnegie Hall, the historic concert venue. Last year, the Liberty choirs were invited to sing there this year as a result of their incredible performances over the past ten years. To the average...

The hidden treasures of thrifting

The hidden treasures of thrifting

Ashtyn Sakamoto, Staff Writer

April 7, 2019

You’re shuffling through dozens of sweatshirts, your eyes eagerly searching for the perfect find. Several tense seconds pass, and then you discover a cool Gonzaga quarter-zip, hidden among the others. Victory! The next day at school, when someone asks where you got your new top, you can proudly say it...

Grease cast and pit orchestra “go together like…”

Abigail Peacock, Entertainment Editor

March 6, 2019

When Robin Wood and Michael Butterworth announced that the spring musical would be Grease at the homecoming assembly, the whole school knew that it was a going to be a special show. Grease, the most successful movie musical of all time, is a favorite for many, so from the beginning, the interest was...

Drama grows stronger from Independent Events

Drama grows stronger from Independent Events

Brooke Ury, Staff Writer

December 26, 2018

You’re standing in the middle of a room, all eyes upon you. The judges are three feet in front of you, watching your every move and taking meticulous notes. In the corner is the timer, who will stop you mid-sentence if your monologue goes over the limit. This is the setting for the Patriot Players’...

What you need to know to audition for Grease

December 23, 2018

General Auditions - January 3 and 4 - Choir room - 3:10 to 5:30 pm - Prepare a one minute monologue, comic, or serious--NO MATERIAL FROM GREASE - Prepare 16 bars from a song from a musical (not from Grease) - Resources available in the drama department Dance/Movement Audition - January 8 - PAC...

Radium Girls: history on stage

November 16, 2018

Radium Girls is a play based on the true story of the women and men who worked for the U.S. Radium Corporation in Orange, N.J. Set in 1926, it follows the efforts of Grace Fryer (played by Alya Phillips), a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court to prove that radium is causing the mysterious...

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Abigail Peacock, Entertainment Editor

November 16, 2018

Sabrina Spellman is, in most ways, a completely normal teenage girl. She attends the local high school in her town, Greendale; she has a boyfriend and a close-knit group of friends; and she’s about to celebrate her 16th birthday with her family. But those normalities are not what they seem: Sabrina...

Sierra Burgess Is a Loser

Abigail Peacock, Entertainment Editor

September 26, 2018

Critics have mixed feelings on Netflix’s new film, Sierra Burgess Is a Loser. In theory, it’s a smashing hit: it combines an intriguing storyline with a rock-solid cast of talented Netflix proteges. Shannon Purser (Barb from Stranger Things) and Noah Centineo (Peter Kavinsky from To All the Boys...

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Abigail Peacock, Entertainment Editor

September 26, 2018

This past August, Netflix released To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, the film adaptation of the novel by Jenny Han. The story follows the life of Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor), an introverted junior in high school who writes letters to her crushes. When her letters are mailed unexpectedly, Lara Jean...

Book Review: Turtles All the Way Down

Hallie Chen, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017

After five years of silence, the author of best-selling novels, including The Fault In Our Stars and Paper Towns, is back, but it’s not much to get excited about. John Green’s new young adult drama tells the story of sixteen-year old Aza, who suffers from chronic anxiety disorder. Her entire life, ...

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