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Movies to binge watch of Valentine’s Day

Movies to binge watch of Valentine’s Day

Kassie Araque, Feature Writer

February 13, 2020

As someone who cries at almost every rom-com and gets overly invested in any movie with a couple, I consider myself a romantic movie expert. So get ready to curl up in bed with a box of chocolates and a warm blanket, while pressing play on these movies. 10 things I Hate About You This film starring Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles is a...

“The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse”

“The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse”

Graci E. Mabie, A&E Critic

February 6, 2020

Truth be told, there really is no such thing, there is such a thing as you. Cartoonist and illustrator for the Oxford University Press, artist Charlie Mackesy, has brought tears to many eyes with his charming outlook of a literary graphic novel, released Oct. 21, 2019, on the world not often visua...

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

Mary Miller, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2020

 Being the school’s third musical, following High School Musical and Seussical, the company and school alike are buzzing with excitement.  The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, originally written by L. Frank Baum and published in 1900, has gone on to be adapted hundreds of times. The most famous adaptation is the 1939 film ...

Braswell’s ‘Art’ of the Soul

Braswell’s ‘Art’ of the Soul

Graci E. Mabie, A&E Critic

December 12, 2019

  “Come to the ‘Art’ side,” fine arts teacher Angelia Ford once said to empower artistic growth for every student each day of teaching. Throughout the four years, the school has been open to students that are inspired by what they sketch, paint and color.  Ford teaches thi...

Upcoming Album Releases

Upcoming Album Releases

Mina Cowles, Reporter

December 6, 2019

When searching for new songs to add to the playlist, don’t forget to scroll by these upcoming album releases.  Wyatt Blair - For The First Time EP Release Date: Dec. 6th Beginning in his parent’s garage, Wyatt Blair is an upcoming artist that’s giving a fresh new perspective on the rock genr...

Mr. Rogers Gives Reasons to be Thankful

Mr. Rogers Gives Reasons to be Thankful

Gina Belocio, Artist

November 21, 2019

Fred Rogers created and starred in the influential children's show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, that aired from 1968 to 2001 as a beacon of kindness to entire generations. With the innocent nature of the show, it’s easy to forget that it debuted in an era of political and cultural chaos. It ...

Hot Chocolate Movies to Watch

Hot Chocolate Movies to Watch

Kassie Araque, Reporter

November 21, 2019

After the 10th round of poker and everyone is just sick and tired of listening to the aunts fight about whose recipe is better, these movies are here to save the day. These “hot chocolate movies” are basically guaranteed to warm everyone’s heart and to remind them why we celebrate the holidays. ...

KNIVES OUT!

KNIVES OUT!

Graci E. Mabie, A&E Critic

November 15, 2019

Watch the work of acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson’s (STARWARS: The Last Jedi) in the suspenseful murder where everyone is a suspect this Thanksgiving holiday for a ‘blessed’ mystery worth solving. Celebrated famed crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead...

Frozen 2

Frozen 2

Graci E. Mabie, A&E Critic

November 1, 2019

irectors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, of Frozen, have brought Elsa’s magic back for more.  Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer to how her abilities truly came to be is calling her from afar. This drives Elsa (played by Idina Menzel) and Anna (played by Kristen Bell) to pursue a hid...

Braswell Orchestra Presents: “Stranger Strings”

Braswell Orchestra Presents: “Stranger Strings”

Kassie Araque, Feature Writer

October 28, 2019

Get your violins tuned and your bows rosined! Braswell High School’s Orchestra is playing their first concert of the school year with the new director Micheal Burris.  The concert’s theme is “Stranger Strings,” and will feature a collection of spooky Halloween themed pieces for the audience...

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Graci E. Mabie, A&E Critic

October 24, 2019

“This is no FAIRY TALE.” “Well Well,” welcome to a dark, simple story of Good v.s. Evil by director Joachim Ronning of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” as he so remarkably exhibits the extension of a magical fairytale the world has come to love. When Princess Aurora come...

Braswell Bravo Co Presents: “Anatomies”

Braswell Bravo Co Presents: “Anatomies”

Mary Miller, Editor

October 24, 2019

Just in time for the Halloween season, Braswell Bravo Company puts on Don Nigro's dark comedy, “Anatomies”. The show, set in the 1820s, is centered around the twisted tale of Dr. Knox, played by Severson Pixton, who buys dead bodies in order to cut them open and perform scientific experiments. ...

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