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OWL Podcast: Annie Oakley

Liberty Harrison and Olivia DeWan June 15, 2022

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Book Recommendations

Hannah Winegar, staff writer June 8, 2022

Summer's coming! Here are some books to check out: Sharp objects A journalist returns to her hometown to write about the murders of two children in the span of one year but finds more than she bargained...

“Ferris, my father loves this car more than life itself,” says Cameron. Thats not stopping Ferris Bueller. In this iconic scene Ferris and Sloane take out Camerons fathers car for their trip to Chicago.
Photo credit by Paramount pictures.

Four movies you have to watch this summer

Daniel DeLargy, Staff Writer June 1, 2022

Hot Summer Nights  “Hot Summer Nights” is a coming of age crime drama that is the movie to watch this summer. The film follows teenager Daniel as he goes to Cape Cod for the summer to live...

Inhaler plays a back-to-back show in NYC, and they are said to “have played the NYC fans like a record at Irving Plaza”. Photo by Michael Dinger.


Olivia DeWan, Online Editor June 1, 2022

Formed in 2012 in Dublin, Ireland, Inhaler started off as just a group of kids in school chasing their dreams. Today, they are quickly raising their name to top venues across the country. Inhaler met...

Senior Audrey Stroupe’s award winning piece, “Smarter Than You Look,” was awarded the highest and most difficult level of recognition: the Gold Key. Stroupe used oil painting for her entry into the Scholastic Art and Writing Contest.

Audrey Stroupe wins Scholastic Art Contest’s highest recognition: The Gold Key

Michaela Scott, Co Editor-in-Chief May 4, 2022

Senior Audrey Stroupe has been a four-time volleyball state champion, yet this year she won her first nonathletic recognition in the Scholastic Art and Writing Contest, the Gold Key.   “As...

The original six Avengers assemble at the Battle of New York in Marvel’s The Avengers. The film celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. Photo credit by Daily News.

“Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”: Marvel’s The Avengers celebrates 10th Anniversary

Evelyn Kuzminski, Layout Editor May 1, 2022

May 4 will, once again, undoubtedly be filled with exclamations of “may the force be with you!” and other spirited Star Wars references. But this year, there’ll be another cinematic universe to share...

Anna Diem poses as “Puck.” Diem’s outfit is inspired by David Bowie. Photo courtesy of Anna Diem.

“Wacky Mayhem, Potions, Fairies, and Spells.”

Hannah Winegar, Staff Writer April 20, 2022

Dazzling outfits, glittery makeup, and colorful lighting brought a 1980’s vibe to the drama department's production of “A Midsummer Night's Dream.” The whimsical storyline with a glam rock twist...

Elisheva Desser arrives on the set of American Idol. She participated in the 20th season that was hosted in Texas. 
Photo credit: Elisheva Desser’s Instagram account.

Senior Elisheva Desser appears on American Idol

Olivia DeWan, Online Editor April 4, 2022

She released her first EP at only sixteen years old under the name Caleny, then senior Elisheva Desser brought her talent to the stage seen all across the country. In October of 2021, the filming for the...

The cast of Improvasaurus last performed in late February at their Jurassic Park themed show. They decorated the blackbox with a set of flowers and trees. Photo via LCHS Improvasaurus Instagram (@lchs_improvasaurus).

Left to right, top to bottom: Maxwell McKnight, Jordan Pierson, Sophia Hylton, Devin Carpenter, Kat Blackwood, Olivia Azzouz, Kieran Fensterwald (co-captain), Zachary Collins (coach), Anna Diem (co-captain), Cy Starr, Lily Takemoto, Jada Venson, EJ Faal.

Improvasaurus: An ad-libbed act

Evelyn Kuzminski, Layout Editor April 4, 2022

A stage, a cast, a set… sounds like an ordinary theater production, right? Not quite. Attend an Improvasaurus show and you won’t find a full play with scripted lines or an overarching plot. In each...

Swedish rock band Thundermother performs at Royal Rock Fest in 2012. The Royal Rock Fest was presented in Stockholm, Sweden. Photo by Gabrielle Holmberg.

Thundermother Enters Into the World Of Women In Rock

Olivia DeWan, Online Editor February 7, 2022

It’s no secret that the world is in desperate need of more women in the rock industry. Of course, we have the original female rock stars who will never go out of style like Joan Jet and Patti Smith....

Members of Theatre 2, 3, and 4 discuss ideas during the third  block. Although the play is open to all students, theatre students in Theatre 2, 3, and 4 are primarily responsible for producing and performing the show.

Students retell legendary “Great Gatsby” novel on stage

Daniel Delargy, Staff Writer December 3, 2021

This year’s school play is set to be an exciting student written adaptation of the 1925 iconic novel “The Great Gatsby”. F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel’s style, beauty, and storytelling is being transferred...

COVID 19, Political and social unrest: We are all just catchers in a field of rye.

Daniel Delargy, Staff Writer December 2, 2021

Although “The Catcher in the Rye” is nearly eighty years old, its narrative is extraordinarily relevant today. The novel is extremely controversial, and when published it was banned from libraries...

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