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Respecting our planet

Respecting our planet

Jack Rogula, asst. opinions editor
March 17, 2023

In only the past month, humankind has committed and proposed some of the most severe desecrations of nature seen in this past decade.  We, as a human race, need to take accountability for not only protecting...

A cinematic renaissance

Jack Rogula, asst. opinions editor
February 17, 2023

Cinema is dying. It’s been a prevalent topic for both the film community and audiences for years, and it’s a claim that one could very easily be swayed into believing. The “evidence” of contemporary...

Haunting banshees

Jack Rogula, asst. opinions editor
February 17, 2023

 The remote island of Insherin, off the coast of Western Ireland, is where the film Banshees of Insherin finds its two protagonists separated. With stunning cinematography and music, Director Martin McDonagh...

Importance of niche museums

Jack Rogula, asst. opinions editor
December 16, 2022

Rows of porcelain heads line the walls of the Toby Jug Museum in Evanston, Illinois—from presidents and historic figures to cartoon characters and actors. Ranging from incredibly large to about the size...

Comic-al Funny Pages on screen

Jack Rogula, asst. opinions editor
December 13, 2022

Coming-of-age films have been all the rage this past decade, but rarely do they expand the genre and give it a brand new breath of life. Funny Pages, written, directed, and edited by Owen Kline, is a new...

Passions Matter

Jack Rogula, asst. opinions editor
November 10, 2022

“What do you want to do?” It’s the question virtually every teenager hears, and the question most teenagers dread to fall victim to.  High school is a time for self-exploration. A time for you...

Finding spirit in our roots

Jack Rogula, asst. opinions editor
September 30, 2022

Living in the age of a “Digital Revolution” fosters many advantages for teens; easy access to information, fast communication, and entertainment at our fingertips every second of every day are just...

Turning Red brings pandamonium

Jack Rogula, asst. a&e editor
April 22, 2022

For the past decade, the genre of coming-of-age films has been in high demand. Disney Pixar contributes to this trend with the new animated film Turning Red, directed by Domee Shi, the first woman to ever...

Munich: The Edge of War combines intense emotional conflict, suspenseful espionage to illustrate chaotic beginnings of WWII

Jack Rogula, asst. a&e editor
February 11, 2022

Sandbags and barbed wire line the streets where market booths once stood. Barrage balloons fly high above gothic cathedrals and ministry buildings. Gas masks are carried in the pockets of every man, woman,...

Will Smith aces with biopic King Richard

Jack Rogula, asst. a&e editor
December 17, 2021

Half biopic and half sports drama, the fascinating true story of Serena and Venus Williams’ incredible tennis careers is masterfully brought to the silver screen by director Reinaldo Green. The film...

Sandworms, spaceships, and Spice

Jack Rogula, asst. a&e editor
November 12, 2021

“The desert takes the weak.” This line spoken by the main antagonist of Dune resonates it’s dark truth throughout the film and immerses the audience into a world of fantastical environments and thrilling...

Back in time with homecoming style

Anna Marquardt and Jessie Norwood
October 1, 2021

As a teenager in the ‘80’s, Lisa Neu, English teacher and South alum, was always infatuated with homecoming week. Although she found more pleasure in the events leading up to the dance, she recognized...

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