Disneyland myths busted

Hannah Beckmann, Staff Reporter May 15, 2014

Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955, and has since welcomed millions of guests from all over the world, expanded into two separate parks, and developed quite a bit of its own folklore and myths. These myths...

Throwback Television

Hannah Beckmann, Staff Reporter May 12, 2014

You’ll hear a lot of people from our generation speak longingy of the ‘90s. They look back on the years of frosted tips, pastel shorts, and Backstreet Boys as if they were the golden years of human...

The heir and the spare

As if the world needed another review of Frozen, Hannah analyzes the tragically underappreciated character of Anna.
Hannah Beckmann, Staff Reporter May 1, 2014

Last November, when I was sitting in a theatre crowded with small children, I was expecting to see yet another Disney princess movie. Nothing special, nothing original. Just another Disney movie. But two...


Media fails year after year to portray women in a way that accurately reflects the modern woman.
Hannah Beckmann, Staff Reporter April 14, 2014

We live in a world that is becoming increasingly defined by media. It shapes our opinions, our morals, our perceptions of beauty, and the way we interact with the world. But despite the impact on our lives,...

More than just okay

Hannah Beckmann, Staff Reporter February 28, 2014

There are some stories that stick with you long after you’ve turned the last page. There are some stories that affect you in ways you never thought that printed words could. There are some stories that...

“The Lego Movie” fails to freeze out the success of “Frozen”

Hannah compares apples and oranges when sharing her opinion over two of the most popular movies from the last couple of months.
February 20, 2014

It’s a commonly accepted fact that children’s movies are never meant only for children. In fact, I’d say it’s pretty rare for any single showing of a new Disney movie to be void of teenagers and...

Ron and Hermione forever

Hannah comments on the bombshell from JK Rowling regarding two of her most beloved characters.
Hannah Beckmann, Staff Reporter February 13, 2014

JK Rowling seems determined to prove time and time again that she is utterly incapable of letting sleeping dogs lie. This time, there was no news of a new book or movie. No, this time the news hit much...

Band performs for Fine Arts Festival

Band performs for Fine Arts Festival

The Jazz and Wind Ensembles help celebrate the arts with their performance during the Fine Arts Festival.
Hannah Beckmann, Staff Reporter February 4, 2014

On Friday Jan. 31,  members of the Jazz and Wind Ensemble performed for the Fine Arts Festival. The Fine Arts Festival is meant to commemorate all the hard work students participating in any of the arts,...

Best of Broadway playlist

Hannah Beckmann, Staff Reporter January 31, 2014

  As the lazy days of winter break ease away into a distant memory, and the drudge of routine returns for third quarter, the Spotlight Players are gearing up for what promises to be yet another fantastic...

Stop Moffat 2014

Hannah calls for a cease fire on the relentless attacks against Doctor Who’s lead writer.
Hannah Beckmann, Staff Reporter January 30, 2014

The rise of the internet has created a body of people that are more easily able to express their opinions to the masses. Of course, with so much power at the fingertips of so many, there will always be...

Seniors meet for their last band banquet

Seniors meet for their last band banquet

Band seniors commemorate their time as a part of the Spartan Regiment
Hannah Beckmann, Staff Reporter January 27, 2014

Members of the Spartan Regiment met on Friday Jan. 17 to commemorate their 2013 season in their annual band banquet. The banquet featured food, speeches, and slideshows to look back on the work that the...

The art of cosplay

Hannah Beckmann, Staff Reporter January 17, 2014

I’m no stranger to the art of fangirling. I write and read an unhealthy amount of fan fiction, watch shows almost obsessively, spend an absurd amount of money on merchandise, and spend a majority of...

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