Category: Arts & Entertainment

Hammond’s Production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream Coming Soon – Audition Tips and More!

By: Kenneth Apana-Korley
Online Editor

 

The first round of auditions for Hammond’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream are happening on June 7th, in the drama room from 2:30-5:00. To sign up, all you need to do is to click the link to head to the Hammond High Theatre website and sign up for a 30 minute audition slot. All of the audition resources are online and memorization ismidsummer NOT REQUIRED for auditions. Continue reading

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Superman’s Grandfather Rescues Me From the Danger of Boredom – Once “Apana” Time – Krypton Review

By: Kenneth Apana-Korley
Online Editor

Oh. Mah. Gawd. I literally can’t even with this show! It’s so great!!! The show starts with the death of Val-El, the great-great grandfather of Superman; but this story isn’t about Clark Kent, it’s about Seg-El, the grandfather of Superman. The House of El has lost all rank and they have been disgraced due to Val’s refusal to submit to the voice of Rao. After years of living among the Rankless, Seg gets an opportunity to walk among the Ranked, the catch is that he would leave the rest of his family to walk among the Rankless and he would be given the surname Vex, the same surname of the man who sentenced his grandfather to death. Seg has no love in his heart for the man that ruined his life, so he wanted to refuse the opportunity just out of spite. This isn’t where the craziness stops, however, Adam Strange comes out of nowhere to tell Seg that the fate of another planet years in the future rested on his shoulders. Continue reading

2018 XXL Freshman Predictions

By: Kyree Purcell
Staff Writer

     As we get more into the year we approach the time when XXL releases this year’s freshman. This list has become a major part of the music industry and has become a lot of young artists (new) goal. With previous freshman such as. Shy Glizzy, 21 Savage, Future, Chance the rapper, Lil’ Uzi Vert, Kodak Black, A boogie, Lil’ Durk, Kevin Gates, Rich Homie Quan, G Herbo and many others. This will be my prediction for the 2018 list and who I feel  deserves it based on popularity and some personal opinion.

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Black Panther Movie Review

By: Crystal Mwende
Staff Writer

Last Friday, February 16th 2018, history was made. Marvel’s anticipated film, Black Panther, was finally released in theaters across the world. Black Panther is the final major superhero introduced leading up to the Avengers movie coming out this summer. The overall excitement behind this film has been building for over a year. This movie means so much more to fans than a simple addition to the series. Black Panther was directed by a black man and consisted of a majority black cast, something that is rare for mainstream films. Before the movie was even released to the mainstream audience, it was viewed by several critics and received a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Black Panther has made about $242 million domestically and $427 million worldwide, shattering box-office records. Therefore making it the fifth highest opening for a film ever and the second highest grossing Avengers film. Continue reading

“Eye of the Tiger” – A Monthly Music Review Column

 

By: Tigerlily Johnson
Staff Writer

2017 was a huge year for new music. Most students listen to music often at home, and in the hallways at school. Different types of music can influence how the listener feels, or to focus better. There have been many new successful artists come of age this year, and few bands that were popular years ago have announced new albums. With music being such a huge outlet for people of all ages, we are very excited for future years of music being released. These are just a few of the best albums released in 2018.

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New Animal Crossing App For Smartphones!

By: Tigerlily Johnson
Staff Writer

Animal Crossing is making a comeback, from what was originally a game started for Gamecube, DS and Wii, is now being available in app stores for smartphones! Animal Crossing is a video game created by Nintendo that enables players to create a character and live in a village with other computer-simulated animal citizens. The character can do various things, like complete jobs for Tom Nook (the owner of the store and house owning), planting flowers, transporting mail to residents, and of course paying off your mortgage! Players can also earn money by selling items from the town like fruit and seashells. The objective of the game is to upgrade your house and pay off your mortgage on your player’s house, but with a bigger house comes more responsibilities. Animal Crossing isn’t only a fun virtual game, but it serves as a relaxing and stress-free pastime. Continue reading