Common Sense

Art classes teach in-depth concepts; beneficial to creativity

Caroline Zhou, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

Music and art impact learning, as they enhance their creative abilities and build skills. Taking art classes is not only beneficial for students looking for an outlet to show their creativity and perspective, but it i...

Death effect increases value of artists’ work

Quinn Lugenbeel, Arts Editor

March 13, 2020

In third grade art class, you are taught about the life and artwork of extremely famous artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, but these artists often barely made a living off of their artwork when they were alive. Why, after the...

Annual Google Doodle contest challenges students’ creativity; lucrative prizes entice

Ryan Mcgraw, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

Doodle for Google is an annual contest designed to encourage eligible U.S. students to use their creativity to create an interpretation of the Google logo. The winner of the contest gets their doodle featured on the local ...

Online Exclusive: TikTok taking over the music industry

Nico Depalma, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

The ByteDance-owned entertainment app TikTok has made its way onto almost every teenager’s phone since its release in 2016, but what users don’t often contemplate is the effect it has on the modern music industry. ...

Advice for building art portfolio for college application process

Jake Dolan, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

Building a good college art portfolio is an essential step in the college application process for art majors. Those trying to build a portfolio may not know how to go about the process. For beginners, the University of t...

Students direct, write, perform final theater project

Beatriz Kim, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

Introduced and scripted during October, auditioned mid November, and presented on Jan. 17, 18 and 19, 14 students taking directing class were able to take charge of their own plays as their final projects, named the One A...

Animation club offers collaboration of unique ideas, looks for exciting future

Jake Dolan, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

The Animation club is planning to put out three stop-motion short films and a small animated series to launch on YouTube this year. The club is a way to learn new skills and have fun. Meeting in room 105 on Thursdays after...

Student filmmaking causes stress, prepares students for college

Sean White, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

“Cut!” The director grits their teeth,cursing under their breath. They glance to see their assistant director, holding the filming schedule and tapping the face of their watch. The director turns back to the two actors...

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