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Danielle Ponsot shines in theater, V-Show

Pooja Patil, Public Relations Director

November 11, 2015


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Participating in her fourth fall play as well as assuming her role as Overall Director in her fourth V-Show, senior Danielle Ponsot is definitely more than just your average high school theater kid. In her final fall play titled “Eurydice,” Ponsot played one of the six Stones, a Greek chorus that...

Entering “The Ghost Dimension”

Sam Svoboda, Entertainment Editor

November 11, 2015


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On the poster for “The Ghost Dimension,” it promises that “for the first time, you will see the activity.” To the world, it advertises its greatest vice, pretending it’s a virtue. Whether by malice or incompetence, the blurb broadcasts a great scary movie myth: that the horror comes from what is seen, rather than what is...

Artist of the month-April

Pooja patil, Las Vistas Editor

April 27, 2015


Filed under Entertainment

Senior Ivanise Konopka has been sketching and drawing long before she can even remember, and the years of work and dedication are portrayed clearly in her work. “My parents said that ever since I was little and could actually hold something to doodle with, I have been able to show my love for ar...

Teen Film Fest Puts The Creativity of Students on Display

Sam Svoboda, Entertainment editor

April 21, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Front page

For the last eight summers, students have been able to showcase their forays into comedy, drama, action and more to be viewed by and judged against their peers. This year, the ninth annual Teen Film Fest will be held by the Arlington Heights Memorial Library (AHML), and they expect more participants...

Greg’s grub guide – Oberweis

Greg Off, Food Critic

March 19, 2015


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During football season, a big defensive play rarely gets the recognition it deserves, so the coaches devised a way to make the defense feel special. The players would be rewarded with a visit to Oberweis and a thick creamy shake, in the flavor of their choosing. Being an offensive player, I never got...

Learning from Lennon

Learning from Lennon

Brendan O'brien, Managing editor

February 25, 2015


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Last week, the legacy of The Beatles filled the auditorium as this year’s winter play hit the stage. The play “John Lennon and Me” was performed last Wednesday, Feb. 4, through Saturday, Feb. 7. The show revolves around a 13-year-old girl, Star, portrayed by freshman Haley Bolithon. Star, who su...

“Jupiter Ascending” is a stunning shipwreck

“Jupiter Ascending” is a stunning shipwreck

Sam Svoboda, Entertainment editor

February 23, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Front page

“Jupiter Ascending” is a love letter to all the worst parts of the science fiction genre. It has spaceships and lasers, aliens and gravity boots, yet provides an incoherent ramble of a plot to give context to the tropes. The product is too bad to take seriously and too boring to laugh at, thus making...

Greg’s grub guide

Greg Off, Food Critic

February 4, 2015


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It’s almost Christmas, which means family, presents, no school and, of course, Chinese food. Okay, maybe not that last one, but if the family in “A Christmas Story” can enjoy it, even with the be- heading of a goose in front of their eyes, I’m sure I can too. So I hopped in the Oldsmobile, drove...

“Mockingjay” halved

“Mockingjay” halved

Sam Svoboda, Entertainment editor

February 4, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Front page

“Mockingjay”----or rather, the first part of it----uses sorrow and pain like tissues. We see Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), our somber but noble protagonist, staring across a landscape of ash and human corpses. We visit hospitals filled with sick innocents and watch rebels executed in public....

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