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An illustration from Jillian Tamaki for a New York subway. Illustrated in 2015, its a great example of Tamakis soft blue colors to capture little moments.

Author Showcase: Jillian Tamaki and range [MUSE]

Christian Ledbetter March 18, 2022

This women’s history month I thought it’d be best to go back to our roots a bit with an authors showcase. Someone serious and well recognized, but not too serious, this is MUSE after all.  The second...

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Student athletes consider balance of performance, artistry in their sports

Avery Carlisle March 18, 2022

According to gymnast and junior Kendall Powell, many people watch gymnastics for the entertainment aspect but fail to realize the type of athleticism needed for the activity. “Even if I didn’t do...

Sly Stone of Sly and the Family Stones performs for the 1969 Harlem Cultural. As a psychedelic soul group , their music helped contribute to the diverse music scene of the films subject, including gospel, blues and pop as well.

Review: Summer of Soul More than Music [MUSE]

Christian Ledbetter February 22, 2022

Happy Black History Month everyone! As a huge fan of history overall, I love having a whole month to discuss and share the lesser known moments that have helped define our country and culture. Black...

The cover for the anniversary edition of The House on Mango Street. Congress would later award the author a National Medal of Arts in 2015.

Reading Playlist: 2021 Reading Log (MUSE)

Christian Ledbetter January 14, 2022

I have a stupid little yearly tradition that keeps me sane. I’ve kept a little reading log ever since 2019, documenting all the books that I read. As a kid coming out of an anime phase with no money...

The Matrix” characters Neo and Trinity are shown with weaponry after an action sequence. Played by Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss respectively, the actors worked together closely in many scenes.

Cyberpunk Playlist: Beyond Neon (MUSE)

Christian Ledbetter, Chenyao Liu, and Jillian Moore December 22, 2021

In 1999 The Wachowskis released the Matrix, an anime and Hong Kong action inspired sci-fi film borrowing philosophical terms and names to speak about free will, the digital world and as one of the directors...

Entertainment Briefs

Riley Laferriere and Christian Ledbetter November 12, 2021

Events in Carmel Christkindlmarkt: Nov. 20 through Dec. 24 (This event will feature a variety of booths and a public skating rink located near the Palladium) A Charlie Brown Christmas: Nov. 26...

A promotional poster made for Wes Andersons new film The French Dispatch. The poster follows The New Yorker inspiration that flows through the film by emulating a 70s magazine cover from the publication.

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...

screen time: Sophomore Ren Olson works on creating a frame for his short film. He said he is in the digital storyboarding phase of the project and that he gained inspiration for his design from Disney XD’s popular show Gravity Falls.

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,...

A promotional image created for the 2015 miniseries Over the Garden Wall. Here you can see the light fall colors that dominate the show as well as some goofy fairy tale inspired character designs.

Review: Over the Garden Wall and Atmosphere [MUSE]

Christian Ledbetter October 7, 2021

Happy spooky season everyone! In recent years a whole lot of cartoons have been released redefining and stretching what North American animation is thought to be capable of. Shows like Steven Universe,...

Music Video Playlist: Staff Introductions  [MUSE]

Music Video Playlist: Staff Introductions [MUSE]

Hi everyone and welcome to Muse!  We’ve got a big crew this year that can’t wait to keep the ball rolling with MUSE. Instead of doing a simple introduction we thought it’d be best to switch things...

Family members discuss working out together, how it affects their relationships in honor of National Family Fitness Day on Sept. 26

Family members discuss working out together, how it affects their relationships in honor of National Family Fitness Day on Sept. 26

Cady Armstrong September 23, 2021

According to junior Jacqueline Roth, outside of cross-country practice, she likes to run with her mom, Laura Roth, or take walks with the rest of her family.  Jacqueline said, “Most often, I do my...

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