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“It Chapter Two” fails to float

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 9, 2019

“It Chapter Two” is the finale of the “It” storyline and the sequel to the 2017 horror hit, “It.” The film is written By Gary Dauberman of “Annabelle: Creation” fame and directed by Andy Muschietti. The film stars Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Skarsgård and Bill Hader among others...

Martinez introduces new album through feature length film

Martinez introduces new album through feature length film

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 6, 2019

K-12 is the directorial debut of American singer/songwriter Melanie Martinez. The film follows the character Crybaby (Martinez) as she and her friends battle the oppressive school system called “K-12.” The film is written by, directed by, and stars Martinez in the lead role. The story and themes...

Senior shares cultural wealth through dance

In the summer of 2016, Lela Hautau had the opportunity to travel to Tonga with her father. It was the first time he went back to visit in over 20 years. Hautau danced for the Royal Family and met the Queen of Tonga.

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

May 7, 2019

Almost everyone on Baker’s campus knows senior Lela Hautau, a California girl with Tongan roots . Whether she is your resident advisor, sits next to you in choir, always says hello to you at Mungano or helps edit papers for your English class, this woman is everywhere. At 8 p.m. April 29 Hautau was ...

Theater professor preps students for the “real world”

Emily Kasprzak began teaching at Baker in the fall of 2018 and is currently teaching Musical Theater Dance and Costuming and Make Up

Story by Isabel Ashley, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

It is not uncommon for recent college graduates to feel clueless on how to enter the professional world, especially those seeking careers in the arts. Assistant Theater Professor Emily Kasprzak decided to focus on preparing her theater students to seamlessly enter their respective fields with her clas...

The “Game of Thrones” phenomenon

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Story by Will Hanson, Assistant A&E Editor

May 7, 2019

The Home Box Office television show, “Game of Thrones,” began as a somewhat smaller success compared to what it has become today. The story follows nine families fighting for control of the fictional lands of Westeros. The show stars Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, ...

“Avengers: Endgame” rises to the top

“Avengers: Endgame” rises to the top

Story by Will Hanson, Assistant A&E Editor

May 7, 2019

“Avengers: Endgame” is the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and is the finale of what is known as the “Infinity Saga.” The film was directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and includes over 30 of Hollywood’s biggest stars. It currently holds a 96 percent approval rating on Rotten Toma...

Glossier markets to new demographic

Glossier markets to new demographic

Story by Isabel Ashley, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

The New York-based beauty company Glossier has recently upgraded its status to unicorn: a privately owned start-up company that is valued over $1 billion. On March 19, Glossier released a statement on their latest fundraising efforts, claiming they have raised $100 million from investors. According ...

“Pet Sematary” struggles to stay above ground

Story by Will Hanson, Assistant A&E Editor

April 17, 2019

“Pet Sematary” is a remake of the 1989 film of the same name which is based on a novel by Stephen King. The film currently holds a rotten score of 58 percent on rotten tomatoes. The film stars Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, Jeté Laurence, and John Lithgow.  It follows the Creed family as they move...

“Queer Eye” promotes inclusivity for all

Story by Will Hanson, Assistant A&E Editor

April 15, 2019

“More than a makeover,” is the tagline for Netflix’s hit reality series, “Queer Eye.” It stars Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France and Jonathan Van Ness as the Fab Five. The show centers on five openly gay men who travel the United States and help people turn their lives a...

Female-only cast powers “Agnes of God”

Left to Right: Sophomores Isabel Ashley and Emory Rodda and senior Alyssa Glover absorb notes from Associate Professor of Theatre Tom Heiman. The play

Story by Will Hanson, Assistant A&E Editor

April 15, 2019

“Agnes of God” is a play written by John Pielmeier and is notable for including a cast of only three female characters. It follows the story of a psychologist appointed to decide the insanity of a young nun accused of causing the death of a newborn baby. The psychologist must then question both t...

“Survivor”: The tribe continues to speak after 19 years

Story by Will Hanson, Assistant A&E Editor

March 19, 2019

“The tribe has spoken.” These words have been repeatedly said by Jeff Probst for nearly 19 years. The reality adventure show, “Survivor,” has retained its popularity in its nearly two-decade run. On Feb. 20, “Survivor: Edge of Extinction” premiered on CBS. This serves as the 38th season....

Don’t Panic! we are at the disco

Don’t Panic! we are at the disco

Story by Will Hanson, Assistant A&E Editor

March 4, 2019

Since the age of 13, I have been a huge fan of Panic! at the Disco. I remember my older sister constantly blasting “Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die” in the car, allowing me to memorize every track on that album word for word. “Nicotine” and “Miss Jackson” were on replay in my head for y...