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LETTERS TO SALA

December 2, 2015

Letters to Sala draws from the emotional journeys that begin for both Ann and Sala when the letters resurface. Through scholarly research, Ann discovers that her mother has made a historically significant impact on Holocaust documentation. As Ann processes her own reaction to her mother's story, her daug...

Drama Steals The Show with “Exit The Body”

Jenny, portrayed by Amanda Rooker (11), fawns over Lyle, Christian Waizinger (10), grabbing his face with naive admiration. This offends his wife, Lillian, played by Gabrielle Heckler (12).

Mia S. Jones, Staff Writer

November 13, 2015

“Exit the Body,” a hilarious mystery about an author who rents a home in New England and soon ends up in the center of a search for diamonds, ran for 4 nights last week at San Juan Hills. The play opened with the hilarious and seemingly naive Jenny (Amanda Rooker 11) and her gangster beau, Ra...

Exit the Body Review

Jaegar Cohen (12), Randolph,  pulls Amanda Rooker (11), Jenny, onto his lap as she wonders who the antagonist is in “Exit the Body.

November 13, 2015

“Exit the Body,” a hilarious mystery about an author who rents a home in New England and soon ends up in the center of a search for diamonds, ran for 4 nights last week at San Juan Hills. The play opened with the hilarious and seemingly naive Jenny (Amanda Rooker 11) and her gangster beau, Rand...

Fusion

Maddie Yashar, Staff Writer

November 13, 2015

Dance’s winter production, Fusion, will feature a combination of different styles of dances, ranging from hip hop to ballet. The show opens on Friday and Saturday, November 20th and 21st. The Fusion show is different from other shows because many other schools and programs are participating ...

Drama Elevates its Quality of Productions and Stagecraft

Drama Elevates its Quality of Productions and Stagecraft

Amanda Rooker, Staff Writer

October 24, 2015

Students in the drama program are currently working  to create new productions, Exit the Body and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Rather than just putting on a show, these performances give the students an opportunity to grow and interact as a community. Exit the Body is a farce, a he...

FOX’s New Cringe-worthy Series, “Scream Queens”

Ashlee Renteria, Staff Writer

October 21, 2015

Ryan Murphy’s horror comedy "Scream Queens" premiered Tuesday, September 22nd on Fox and drew in 7 million viewers, partly due to its all-star cast. Producers were expecting more views based off popularity on social media. On Twitter, within the first hour of the premiere 400,000 tweets were pu...

If the Shoe Fits

If the Shoe Fits

Mia N. Jones, Staff Writer

October 21, 2015

Shoes are a reflection of a person, and they can showcase who a person is, and what they have experienced. And different types of shoes correlate with different types of people. A study published in the Journal Research of Personality had 63 University of Kansas students judge pictures of 208 different p...

Project Pie Changes Pizza

Chetana Piravi, News Editor

June 12, 2015

“'Better food, better vibe, better design, better flow, better experience in every way!” is how James Markham describes the restaurant he founded, Project Pie. Project Pie is a fast, casual pizza restaurant where one can build their own pizza, similar to Subway and Chipotle. “From the moment...

The Slight Edge Book Review

The Slight Edge by Jeff Olsen is an incredible tool that helps people take other self help books and actually put them into action. Photo by Braeden Schmitt

Braeden Schmitt, Feature Editor

June 12, 2015

The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson, if done with persistence and dedication, will dramatically shape how the reader views the world and themselves. “The Slight Edge is a way of thinking that enables you to make the daily choices that will lead you to the success and happiness you desire. Learn why some ...

Hearthstone: More than Just Card Game

Center of the Hearth: Hearthstone is an extremely fun and addicting online card game created by Blizzard Entertainment. The game is available multiple different platforms including PC, Mac, iOS, and Android. Photo Courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment

Karan Bhatia, Staff Writer

June 5, 2015

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a free-to-play online strategy card game on iOS, Android, PC, and Mac. The game was released on March 11, 2014, but only recently made the transition to iOS and Android phones on April 15, 2015, and the app has already seen overwhelmingly rise in popularity on both...

Rami Dunham Painted Shoes

Rami Dunham Painted Shoes

Chetana Piravi, News Editor

June 4, 2015

If you are looking for a way to start your summer in style, Rami Dunham’s new line of paint splatter vans is the way to go. For only $90, you can get a pair of high-quality shoes that will last you through the summer and school year as well. Each pair is handmade by Dunham, resulting in a unique...

Trapdoor Theatre Co. Up for a Tsunami of Awards

RISE OF THE FLOWER: Nick Welter (12) and Kenley Farace (12) perform on stage for A Midsummer's Night Dream- By William Shakespeare. The piece is about the DUke of Athens,  Theseus, and Hippolyta. Photo by Macy Drew

Macy Drew, Editor-in-Chief

June 1, 2015

Over the past year, the Trapdoor Theatre Company received multiple nominations, recognition and awards, including 12 nominations at the John Raitt Awards for Youth (JRAYs) and the award for Best Set Design for the Urinetown set designed by Sara Stickler, Madison Roush, Pierce Livingston. Additionally, Nicholas...