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High Life

A Catwalk Dedicated to the Runway

Serena Chea, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Reviews

From September 26 to October 3, 2017, high end designers and brand names are showcasing their collection for the upcoming seasons. This is the week that has the potential to make or break a designers career. But often, the most critical fashion of the week is streetwear. Fashion photographer Phil Oh...

Up the Down Staircase

Jessie Sabree, Staff Writer

December 22, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Reviews

Recently, I had the pleasure of seeing the Poly Drama Department’s Sunday matinee performance of Up the Down Staircase in the Poly Playhouse. The story opens with Ms. Sylvia Barrett (played by senior Emma Gressett), a new teacher starting her first day at Calvin Coolidge High School. Although her...

A Mix of Rock and Ireland: Hozier

Annabella D'Amico, Staff Writer

November 25, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Reviews

. Hozier (full name Andrew Hozier-Byrne) just released his instantly popular debut studio album, self-titled “Hozier.” You may have already heard his hit single “Take Me To Church” from his previous EP, which is a perfect blend of deep soul and dangerous lure that attracts us and pleases our...

Back to 1989

Kevin El Khoury, Contributing Writer

November 25, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Reviews

When Taylor Swift dropped the lead single from her fifth studio album entitled 1989 on a late-August afternoon in 2014, it was not simply a song release—it was a global event. This may sound like hyperbole to many, but it is hard to deny that Swift (love or loathe her) stands unrivaled in terms of...

His Opinion on “Her”

His Opinion on “Her”

CJ Salapare, Staff Writer

January 21, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Reviews

Spike Jonze uses technology and its seemingly infinite possibilities to reveal poignant truths about love and intimacy in his new film “Her.” Set in future Los Angeles, Joaquin Phoenix takes on the role of Theodore Twombley, a bespectacled, lonely man emotionally distraught from his recently failed...

Movie Review: This is Us

Movie Review: This is Us

Ashley Kron, Art & Culture Editor

October 12, 2013


Filed under Arts & Culture, Reviews

One Direction may raise eyebrows, but thanks to their new movie "One Direction: This is Us" (featuring the ever adorable Niall, Liam, Harry, Zayn, and Louis), I no longer have a gag-reflex response upon hearing their names. Sure, their music is shallow. Sure their floppy hair drives some girls to do...