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Creating the blog “Good Song, Good Soul,” junior Arden Dickson shares lessons

Junior Arden Dickson acts out applying makeup onstage. Dickson believes that acting teaches you how to tell a story, which is also important for singing. This led her to create her blog where she shares her experiences with friends and family. “I have heard people [respond with] ‘thank you for sharing’ or ‘I have been in a similar situation myself,’ so it's good to hear that other people are also facing similar situations and that my work is helping others.”

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

Publishing her first post in December 2019, junior Arden Dickson writes her blog “Good Song, Good Soul” about her passion for music and acting to remind herself of her writing roots and share experiences with others who might be going through similar situations. “For a long time, and still no...

Students collaborate to produce original film “Glitch”

Junior Bella Meara and senior Emily Foy work in Anniversary Park to produce the student-made film “Glitch.” Foy worked with juniors Dani Fischer and Kristin Priest to write and film the short movie for an independent study this semester. “I’ve learned [through making “Glitch”] that no matter how much you plan for something, it’s never going to turn out exactly the way you thought it would,” Foy said. “Sometimes the end product is better than the original plan.”

Maria Newton, Staff Writer

March 19, 2018

Senior Emily Foy and juniors Dani Fischer and Kristin Priest went on a self-led expedition to write, film and produce an original short film this semester. They did this through an independent study sponsored by business teacher Laura Glenn. “[Foy, Fischer and Priest are] awesome, amazing, hardworking, ...

Theater students break a leg at the Missouri State Thespian Conference

Wearing their “Running with Scissors” shirts, students from the improv team pose with the superior award they received, which is the highest rating. They were one of two groups in Missouri to receive this award for the Improv Olympix event. “We had a senior who was doing scholarship auditions, and four juniors who were busy too. We weren’t really expecting to do as well as we did,” Showers said.

Sabrina Bohn, Managing EiC Intern

January 29, 2018

Students in the International Thespian Society (ITS) attended the Missouri State Thespian Conference Jan. 11-13 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand to go to classes, talk to colleges and perform in individual and group events. “It’s a conference where a bunch of thespians from Missouri meet to do work...

Junior Kim Clyne takes on professional responsibility as lighting designer

Juniors Kim Clyne and Sophie Spaulding check the light board, setting up for a dress rehearsal.

Katie Spillman, Staff Writer

April 11, 2017

After spending 14 hours at school in just one day, junior Kim Clyne understanding the meaning of time management as the Theater Department’s lighting designer. “I create and design how the stage will be lit during shows, performances, concerts and meetings,” Clyne said. “I design for almos...

The Tale of Snow White Review

Startled to find out Snow White was eavesdropping, the dwarves huddled behind their leader.  The dwarves were played by Casey Bruner, Koel Branson, Kjell Hagen, Tanya Esmiel, Steven Ou, and Audrey Frost.

Debra Klevens, Photo Editor / Staff Writer

November 9, 2014

A twist on a time-honored classic that did not deliver on it's promised interactivity.

Theatre tech crew spotlight

Theatre tech crew spotlight

Macky Kavanaugh, Staff Writer

October 3, 2014

For every theatre production, a team of students work behind the scenes on the tech crew. The crew is required to keep the show running even when complications arise.  

‘Greater Tuna’ Review

The Greater Tuna cast dances at the end of the play.

Jacob Cupps, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2014

Four cast members. 15 characters. 36 costume changes. On Friday, Sept. 26 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., as well Saturday at 7:00 p.m., the Parkway West Theatre Department takes the audience through a day in the life of Tuna, Texas – particularly, the day of the death of County Judge Rosco Buckner. On...

Theatre semester spotlight

Theatre semester spotlight

Macky Kavanaugh, Staff Writer

September 23, 2014

Learn about all of the opportunities in the Theatre Department this semester.

Kate Sullivan About Plans For Greater Tuna

Jacob Cupps, Staff Writer

September 14, 2014

Kathryn Harter interviews senior Kate Sullivan about her part in the fall play, Greater Tuna.

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