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“thank u, next”: You want it? I got it

Students smile before reacting to Ariana Grande's new album.

Nayeon Ryu, Video Editor

February 25, 2019

2018 was one huge rollercoaster for singer Ariana Grande. From recovering from the 2017 Manchester bombing, her broken engagement with comedian Pete Davidson and the death of ex-boyfriend rapper Mac Miller, we’ve been able to follow Ariana’s life through every high and low. Specifically, we were able to...

Junior Caroline Judd gets a head start on arts focused career

Looking into the camera, junior Caroline Judd stands with some of the equipment she uses in her photoshoots. Judd prefers to shoot outside in natural lighting rather than indoors with flash photography. “Natural lighting fits well with the photography that I envision,” Judd said. “Natural lighting makes editing my photos much easier because it allows me to play with the colors.”

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

February 13, 2019

What kind of art do you create? “I am very passionate about photography and videography. I started out doing classic art like drawing and painting, but I discovered my love for photography when I got my first camera. After that, my skills developed and now I have my own business.” How much time...

“They Shall Not Grow Old” brings the past to life

“They Shall Not Grow Old” brings the past to life

Peyton Gaskill, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019

For Armistice Day 2018, which marked 100 years since the end of World War I, the Imperial War Museum and 14-18 NOW commissioned “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson to create a documentary using the Imperial War Museum’s archived historical footage in a “unique and creative fashion.” In response, J...

Deep dive into Aquaman

Deep dive into Aquaman

Julian Shoykhet, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

The DC cinematic universe has long been an underdog in superhero movies; while Marvel is known to produce classics, DC makes blunders. After "Justice League" was universally criticized, having a movie about "Aquaman" seemed to be digging an even deeper grave for DC. Surprisingly, however, the movie was act...

Prepared to be shocked: this movie makes Spider-Man feel new

Courtesy of Sony Productions

Andrew Li, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” provides an excellent and unique take compared to any other Spider-Man movie. Spider-Man has been a staple superhero with his red and blue costume, journalist alter ego and spider-esque superpowers. Basically, the Spider-Man we all know and love has had this ni...

Junior Ryan Egan uses STEM courses to pursue a career in music

Strumming his guitar and singing into the microphone, junior Ryan Egan performs with his band The Brink STL at last year’s benefit concert. Egan has been playing concerts in the St. Louis area for four years. “I love performing,” Egan said. “It’s a lot of fun. I enjoy playing in front of a crowd and just playing music in general. I hope to release some music so that I can spread my messages of positivity, perseverance and dedication.”

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

January 23, 2019

What kind of art are you interested in? I play in a band called The Brink STL. I’ve been playing guitar for eight years, and I’ve been playing gigs and concerts around St. Louis for the past four years. We play a little bit of everything. We play covers of pop bands like Panic! at the Disco a...

Art teacher Peggy Dunsworth draws her last stroke on high school education

Laughing with art student and senior Kristin Priest, art teacher Peggy Dunsworth advises her Drawing 2 class on their final projects. Dunsworth has been teaching within the Parkway District for more than 31 years. “We get to the next level in our work by being inspired to make an artistic statement,” Dunsworth said. “I have been a learner since high school. I craved the critique and I always wanted suggestions.”

Reese Berry, Convergent Media Writer

January 4, 2019

After dedicating 31 years of service to the Parkway School District, art teacher Peggy Dunsworth is drawing an end to her career as a high school Painting and Drawing teacher. “Students have ideas of how they are creating art, and I need to try to get into their head to help guide it,” Dunswort...

Sophomore Arden Dickson pursues theater in a STEM-focused world

Staring into the spotlight, sophomore Arden Dickson performs in the fall play The 39 Steps. Dickson has been featured in 21 shows since she began participating in theater five years ago. “The arts are creating something out of nothing, based purely on what is inside of you,” Dickson said. “STEM subjects emphasize technicality, memorization, and what people don’t realize is that art is just as, if not more difficult. Art is creating something completely new based on what is going on inside your head, which, I guarantee for everyone, is a hot mess.”

Lydia Roseman, News Editor

December 19, 2018

What career are you pursuing? I really want to go to a Conservatory Performing Arts college and get a Bachelor in Fine Arts (BFA) in either acting or musical theater, preferably musical theater. Those programs are really hard to get into, but that’s what I’m striving towards. Have you ever fel...

Creed II enters the ring swinging

Creed II enters the ring swinging

Peyton Gaskill, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018

There is always a level of wariness going into a sequel of a well-received film. 2015 brought us “Creed,” directed by Ryan Coogler, and it blew me away. But after learning that “Creed II” would be directed Steven Caple Jr., I had my doubts for the coming sequel. Thankfully, this latest entry into the long line of Rocky movies proves ...

Top Seven Holiday Songs To Dance To This Season

Embracing the holiday vibes from the previous snow day, senior Sophie Ellis is anxious for the holidays to roll around. “My favorite part about the holidays is being with family. We all get together at least a couple times during the holidays and get to play games like spoons and left center right,” Ellis said.

Anna Pavlisin, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018

 1.All I Want for Christmas - Mariah Carey   One of the most popular Christmas songs of all time, it’s clear that the reason it’s so prominent is the energy and the beat of this song. Carey’s choice to hold the notes only add to the fun of singing along to this song. Personally, it is a ye...

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