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American Propaganda

American Propaganda

By Isabella Schloss

February 24, 2015

America has always been a proud country. During times of war we wave our flag and vow to do whatever it takes to protect our nation from anyone who wants to take away our so-called freedom. And in the name of this freedom we invaded Iraq and Afghanistan, taking advantage of the anger and sorrow left...

Swift Cuts Country Ties… And Her Hair

Swift Cuts Country Ties… And Her Hair

By Isabella Schloss

December 23, 2014

I’ll admit I was one of the many people who were skeptical of the new Rolling Stone cover. Short hair, white tank top and smeared mascara, it was the “new” Taylor Swift. The photo looked like another female celebrity attempting to distance herself from her good girl reputation by sexualizing herself...

AP Art Plans Trip to Southwest

AP Art Plans Trip to Southwest

By Isabella Schloss

November 18, 2014

After traveling to Europe last year, fine arts teachers Zachary Gilmour and Lisa Ouse-Hicks will take their AP art classes to explore the American southwest this April. The program alternates every year between a European and more local trip.Since European trips happen every other year, art students...

Boyhood’s Original Take on Coming of Age

Boyhood’s Original Take on Coming of Age

By Isabella Schloss

October 24, 2014

It’s easy to pass off Richard Linklater’s film “Boyhood” as just another coming of age story about a young boy passing through that awkward stage between childhood and adulthood while learning a little something about life in the process. But “Boyhood” is so much more than that, delving deeper...

The Black Keys Turn Blue

The Black Keys Turn Blue

By Isabella Schloss

June 11, 2014

It was 2002 when the Black Keys released their debut album “The Big Come Up.” Since then, they have released six studio records, three of them self-produced, and built up a large underground fan base. The band became more widely known in 2010 with their three Grammy-winning album “Brothers” and the hit single “Tighten Up.” Their follow-up was 2011’s “...

Paul McCartney to Close Out Candlestick Park

Paul McCartney to Close Out Candlestick Park

By Isabella Schloss

May 23, 2014

After 54 years of concerts and games, San Francisco’s Candlestick Park is scheduled to shut down. To commemorate the closing of the stadium, musician Sir Paul McCartney will perform at the venue on August 14. This concert marks the end of his sold-out worldwide Out There tour. Tickets went on sale...

College Board Announces Changes to SAT

College Board Announces Changes to SAT

By Isabella Schloss

May 19, 2014

The College Board announced in late March its plan to redesign the SAT test, making it more connected to schoolwork and applicable to future education. Starting in spring 2016, the Board will make the essay portion optional, shrink the total score from 2400 to 1600 and eliminate vocabulary that College...

Review: “The Square”

Review: “The Square”

By Isabella Schloss

March 25, 2014

Jehane Noujaim's Oscar-nominated documentary "The Square" is an intense and beautiful film that captures, from the perspective of several activists, the early days of the Egyptian Revolution and tumultuous state of the country after former leader Hosni Mubarak was ousted in 2011. The film spans two...

Form Over Function

Form Over Function

By Isabella Schloss

December 16, 2013

Everyone knows that one person who constantly complains about how terrible modern music is, saying that the only good music was made back in the 1960’s and 70’s. This person may even be you. This argument is flawed and overlooks a lot of talented artists, but there may be some truth in it. Since...

Arctic Monkeys’ Sixth Album Brings a New Beat

Arctic Monkeys’ Sixth Album Brings a New Beat

By Isabella Schloss

September 30, 2013

Since their first single, I Bet That You Look Good on the Dancefloor in 2005, the Arctic Monkeys have become a massive hit in the UK. Their debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not became one of the fastest selling albums in Britain since the 90’s. Originally seen as just...