Category: A&E

Rogue One review: High in nostalgia, low in originality

By Nicholas Gower I came to the theater with an open mind about this movie. After seeing The Force Awakens, I was concerned about the future of Star Wars. Was Disney going to churn out new Star Wars movies every single year, each one duller than the last? After seeing this movie, I can answer that question with a yes. […]

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Paloma Ford’s new EP shows a different side of R&B

Paloma Ford’s new EP shows a different side of R&B

By Althea Ericksen and Lily Hallett This month Paloma Ford released her long awaited EP, ‘Nearly Civilized.’ The last couple years Ford has been hinting a release of her album. Then in August she started saying that her album would finally be released in the beginning of October. In 2013, Ford released two songs, “Ménage à Trois” and “Hit Of […]

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‘I’ll have the catpuccino’

‘I’ll have the catpuccino’

By Natalie Furtick Cats and coffee, who could ask for more? Seattle’s first cat cafe recently opened in Wallingford, and has generated a lot of buzz. According to a recent Seattle Times poll, nearly one in ten single women in the Seattle area live alone with at least one cat. This puts Seattle in second place for its population of […]

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Pooh Bear takes the crown

Pooh Bear takes the crown

Every February, the young men of Hale gather on the PAC stage in hope of receiving the highly respected title of Mr. Nathan Hale. On February 26th, 14 seniors competed in the eighth annual Mr. Nathan Hale. The event, which kicks off the second semester, is always a topic of conversation. Chuck Tookey’s performance of Andrea Bocelli’s “Por Ti Volaré” […]

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Unified Drama: ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’

Unified Drama: ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’

  Sherlock Holmes: A man who seeks out the truth with confidence and determination. A man who always succeeds. Holmes’ sleuthing, as recorded by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, has now been brought to the PAC this past Thursday in Unified Drama’s production, “The Hound of the Baskervilles.” “We chose it because it has a message of truth, and success, and […]

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Booked for the holidays?

Booked for the holidays?

The season of breaks is coming up. Students get two weeks off in December, a four day weekend in January, and a long MLK weekend. There will finally be ample time to pursue that activity teachers always encourage, but give too much homework to have actual time to do: read. It’s the perfect time to curl up with a warm […]

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Shadows dance behind Hale Jazz as Dessert and Jazz night is in full swing.

‘Dessert and Jazz Night’ a sound success

The jazz concert last week echoed with crescendos. From Vocal Jazz to Jazz Combo to Jazz Band, the noise kept growing. In formal black attire, the groups swung their music from silent pauses to blaring trumpet blasts. Just as the you started to relax, the volume of the music would ramp up, making you sit tall and listen. “Attitude, saxes,” […]

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Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop Exhibit Experience

Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop Exhibit Experience

by Luke Notkin Music from the Emerald Street Boys fills the room. A large spray paint mural greets you. Macklemore’s thrift shop fur coat and scooter are displayed in a glass box. Visitors are led down a timeline, beginning with Program Director Robert L. Scott of KYAC  playing “Rapper’s Delight” in 1979, marking the birth of hip-hop in Seattle. Six […]

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Talent “reign”-ing down

Talent “reign”-ing down

by Millie Jones If junior Mason Turner’s outgoing attitude and curly hair doesn’t catch your eye then his music sure will. His three person band “Mason Turner and the Reign”, in which he acts as lead singer and guitarist, also includes Center School junior Ivy Davis on bass, and drummer Gunner Streuli. Turner has been playing guitar for roughly four […]

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Drake Point-Counterpoint

Drake Point-Counterpoint

                Drake is one of the richest, coolest, bossest rappers in da game and I’d be lying if I said I haven’t imagined myself as the girl from the ”Hold on we’re Going Home” music video. -Keaton He created the worst slang word in the history of mankind…YOLO -Thea Drake lifts up the […]

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