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Movie Theaters Suffer as COVID-19 Continues

Movie Theaters Suffer as COVID-19 Continues
The film industry is forced to adjust plans
October 29, 2020

Similar to most businesses, the film industry, along with indoor cinemas, suffered and experienced uncertainty during COVID-19. Many movies and films that were supposed to be released over the summer were...

Quarantine Crafts Bring Back Old Trends, Start New Ones

You can make so many different bracelets with a Rainbow Loom. There are many YouTube tutorials if you don't know where to start.
Crafts provide a great distraction
May 21, 2020

During quarantine, everyone’s day-to-day lives can get a little boring. So, to pass the time, many students are making crafts. Students have been doing anything from sewing and knitting blankets, to...

Gossip Girl Prevails as a Major Force in Pop Culture

Gossip Girl Prevails as a Major Force in Pop Culture
Show remains influential, popular today
May 18, 2020

There is no better time to binge-watch than the present, and with school coming to a close, Gossip Girl is the perfect mental distraction for a summer at home. I started Gossip Girl in sixth-grade, and...

Movies, TV Shows Offer a Great Escape

Kelly Dayton '22 is enjoying watching Outer Banks on Netflix.
Netflix shows' popularity soars in quarantine
May 11, 2020

With quarantine boredom setting in, students and teachers alike are broadening their movie and TV watching horizons, exploring new genres and rewatching nostalgic and heartwarming classics. Some popular...

Fashion Can Still Flourish in Quarantine

Laila Elbakkal '21 is sporting her Billie Eilish sweatshirt. Wearing an expressive sweatshirt or top is a great way to have fun with fashion on Zoom.
Students, teachers find ways to express themselves at home
May 10, 2020

Students and teachers no longer have to worry about their outfit for school. With classes now on Zoom, they are experimenting with new clothing choices. Because the camera only shows the top half of their...

Martha Bennett Gallery Goes Online

“A Melting Future” by Alexa Hatcher ‘23. Acrylic on canvas.
Curatorial Team adjusts to new reality
May 6, 2020

Since the governor’s social distancing order, the Martha Bennett Gallery Curatorial Team has experienced unexpected cancelations of their exhibits and shows; in spite of these complications, they have...

Martha Bennett Gallery Goes Online

“A Melting Future” by Alexa Hatcher ‘23. Acrylic on canvas.
Curatorial Team adjusts to new reality
May 3, 2020

Since the governor’s social distancing order, the Martha Bennett Gallery Curatorial Team has experienced unexpected cancelations of their exhibits and shows; in spite of these complications, they have...

10 Easy Self-care Tips

According to thetempest.co, watching Netflix for long periods of time can act as a stress-reliever and induce feelings of positivity.
Practice self-care while in quarantine
April 24, 2020

Quarantine Self-care Tips: 1. Create a routine With more flexibility in our schedules, it can be easy for us to fall into mindless activities, like scrolling through social media and lose track of...

Online Concerts Allow Artists, Fans to Stay Connected

Dua Lipa performed “Don’t Start Now” with her dancers and bandmates through video chat on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
Musicians build community through online platforms
April 24, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused mass cancelations of tours, concerts, and festivals, negatively affecting artists, big or small. However, by continuing to connect with their fans through online concerts...

Ugg Transforms Popular Designs

Ugg Transforms Popular Designs
Style, purpose changes over time
March 9, 2020

In the mid-2000s, Ugg was one of the most fashionable shoe brands. During this time, the variety of Uggs was incredible ranging from boots of varying heights and styles to slippers. These shoes appealed...

Spring Musical Builds Community

Spring Musical Builds Community
Students bond during musical rehearsals
February 6, 2020

The spring musical, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," has already been a challenging yet rewarding experience for the theater community. Stage manager, Mathew Krelitz '20, reveals the difficulty...

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