With “Red” re-recordings, the music industry should establish a new precedent of transparent contracts

Marissa Finney | November 11, 2021

Taylor Swift’s music has been a huge part of my life since I was in elementary school. Though "Teardrops on my Guitar," featured on her first album, was the first-ever Taylor Swift song I heard, "Red" was her first full album I remember interacting with. When it was released in 2012, I was only seven years old. I fondly remember listening to "Red" on my mom’s iPod, one of my first meaningful experiences...

Review: The French Dispatch and Escaping Eye Candy [MUSE]

Christian Ledbetter | November 1, 2021

There are very few directors with a style as easily recognizable as Wes Anderson’s. Anderson is the strange example of a director whose style is outside of the mainstream and yet gets recognition, attention and big stars anyways. Could Gregg Araki release an anthology film told from different perspectives and hope to get Bill Murray? Do you even recognize that name? Probably not, and yet Wes Anderson...

Student animators discuss how popular animation impacts, guides design

Archit Kalra | October 22, 2021

The hit Disney XD show “Gravity Falls”  played a major role in sophomore Ren Olson’s future career choice. Olson said the show and its artwork drew him toward animation when he was in middle school, and he’s kept at it since. “I’m a fan of Alex Hirsch (creator of ‘Gravity Falls’), I love his work––it’s so awesome. I watched it when it first came out, and I’ve seen all the...

Q&A with senior Nash Cheslock on shoe painting hobby

Avery Carlisle | October 22, 2021

When did you start painting shoes and how did you discover this hobby? I saw one guy on YouTube do it and it looked really cool, so I figured I would make my own pair. I also paint AirPods and do regular paintings for my AP portfolio on reclaimed objects. I like functional art and sustainability. I tend to use oil and acrylic paints. Where do you draw inspiration from for the shoe designs? (My...

Recent media capitalizes on Princess Diana Spencer’s death by exposing her personal struggles, not giving justice to her character

Pallevi Pillai | October 19, 2021

Although it has been 24 years since her tragic death, it seems as if Princess Diana Spencer has gained more attraction and adoration than when she was alive, if that is even possible. The former Princess of Wales is universally beloved for a reason. With her whimsical, lighthearted nature and simultaneous elegance and sincerity, Princess Diana shattered the typical mold of the stale, out of touch royal;...