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Waitress Review

November 11, 2011

Pies. Many pies. Pies that reflect the mood of the baker. Strawberry chocolate oasis pie, pregnant miserable self-pie, fallin’ in love chocolate mousse pie, kick in the pant’s pie, and the list goes on…These wonderfully creative names come from the movie “Waitress” written and directed by A...

Fleet Foxes Review

Fleet Foxes Review

November 1, 2011

On a chilly Tuesday in mid-September, an alternative folk band by the name of Fleet Foxes performed at the Santa Barbara Bowl. The rising group performed songs off of both of their albums, creating an atmosphere of excitement and nostalgia. The band hails from Seattle, WA, but has been touring the US...

Students Attend Boston Berklee College for Music

Students Attend Boston Berklee College for Music

November 1, 2011

Senior Allie Lafitte and junior Courtney O’Donnell went to Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts this summer to work on their singing. Allie went to Berklee’s Five Week Summer Performance Program, and Courtney did a four-day workshop. Each summer, the program takes about 900 students from across the Unit...

Alex Hawker Jumps Into The Android App Market

Alex Hawker Jumps Into The Android App Market

November 1, 2011

For young minds, the age of smartphones has presented itself with an unlimited supply of possibilities. These ever-present gadgets not only facilitate communication and the worldwide spread of information, but also provide an outlet for creativity in the realm of entertainment. Junior Alex Hawker is taking advantage of th...

Baseball, Brad Pitt, and an Amazing True Story

Baseball, Brad Pitt, and an Amazing True Story

October 31, 2011

Baseball, Brad Pitt, and an Amazing True Story   Last weekend I went to see the film “Moneyball.” It was a Saturday night and to be honest, I wasn’t too thrilled about seeing this film. Baseball + Brad Pitt = not my favorite combination. In all honesty, I am not the biggest fan of Brad Pitt...

New School Year Brings Administrative Changes

October 20, 2011

At the start of most school years, changes within the faculty and the administration are expected. One of this year’s biggest changes affected the Upper School administrative team. Mr. Tyler Hodges, previously the Dean of Students, has now accepted the role of Director of Upper School Academics and...

“Words With Friends”

“Words With Friends”

September 19, 2011

Since the release of the first iPhone in 2007, the App Store has been a major selling point of the product. While there are numerous application categories such as "Health & Fitness," "Productivity", and "Education", the "Games" category has consistently dominated the App Store scene. In the...

Sisters Create an Online Fashion Magazine Called “SiS”

Sisters Create an Online Fashion Magazine Called “SiS”

September 19, 2011

Sisters Luisa and Fernanda Cameron casually flipped through magazines last summer when they realized that few of them were for their age group—the only prominent magazines for young fashion enthusiasts are "Teen Vogue," "Cosmo Girl," and "Seventeen." Recognizing an opportunity to combine her love of...

The End of Harry Potter

September 7, 2011

The books and movies have de- fined an entire generation, and now it will all come to an end. The release of the fi- nal Harry Potter movie, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” on July 15, will mark the end of the Harry Potter franchise as we have all come to know it. “I have been reading and watching “Harry Potter” practically ...

“Water For Elephants” Movie Review

September 7, 2011

“Water for Elephants,” is the newly released Blockbuster smash hit based on the New York Times bestselling novel written by Sara Gruen.   In a brief synopsis, Jacob Jankowski (Robert Pattinson), the main character, is a Cornell student studying veterinary medicine when his famil...

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