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Poignant performance

Romeo and Juliet played by Xavier Thomas and Lily Hancock exchange kind looks of endearment when they first encounter each other at the gala. Little do they know this is where the story spark begins.

Kelly Snawerdt, Print Editor

November 5, 2018

Brought to you by the Falcon nest’s very own Liddy auditorium, this year’s 2018 play is... drumroll please …Romeo and Juliet! This performance was shown from November 2-4. Director Nic Anderson wrote his very own script while also adding a few parts from the original Shakespearean writing. Most...

Musical review: “Oklahoma!”

The musical

Emma Day, Social Media Manager

May 7, 2018

West Falcon Theatre presented the musical “Oklahoma!” Apr. 4-6 in the Liddy Auditorium at West High School. This was director Nic Anderson’s first time directing a musical at West. Anderson and the cast most definitely did a stellar job. “Oklahoma!” is set in Western Indian Territory just...

Movie review: “A Quiet Place”

Movie review:

Danielle Stevens, Reporter

April 14, 2018

On Apr. 6, the newly anticipated thriller movie "A Quiet Place" hit theatres. It made 50 million dollars in the box office once it was released and rated a 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. "A Quiet Place" highlights a family that is coerced into being silent because of blind creatures in the forests that hunt ...

Play Review: “Wicked”

Hanna Seago, Reporter

December 31, 2017

“Wicked: The Untold Stories of the Witches of Oz” (commonly referred to as “Wicked”) is a darker retelling of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by Lyman Frank Baum. The play itself is based off of a book of the same title by Gregory Maguire. According to “The Wrap,” Wicked is Broadway’s...

Book review: “How to Hang a Witch”

Hannah Myers, Reporter

November 20, 2017

“How to Hang a Witch” was written by Adriana Mather, published July 26, 2016, and is set in present time. Samantha Mather and her stepmother Vivian travel all the way from New York City to live in Samantha’s deceased grandmother's house in Salem, Massachusetts.  In the city of Salem, there is a g...

Album Review: Reputation by Taylor Swift

The cover of the album

Haley Newcomb, Assistant Media Editor

November 16, 2017

Popstar icon Taylor Swift released her sixth album with Big Machine Records titled “Reputation” on Nov. 10. “Reputation” is available at Target for $14.99, and sold 700,000 copies in the U.S. on the first day. 1.05 million copies have been sold to date, and has already been claimed as 2017’...

“Arsenic and Old Lace” play review

Emma Day, Social Media Manager

November 8, 2017

West Falcon Theatre presented “Arsenic and Old Lace” on Nov. 3 and 4 in the Liddy Auditorium at West High School. This was director Nic Anderson’s first time directing a play at West. Anderson and the cast most certainly hit it out of the ballpark. “Arsenic and Old Lace” is about Mortimer...

TV Show Review: “The Good Doctor”- Season One

TV Show Review:

Zack Misner, Reporter

November 2, 2017

As a person who watches tv shows--some might say too much--I have come to have high standards for shows which were all met by "The Good Doctor". It is a drama but it also spins together romance and comedy to deliver a feeling of renewed interest after each episode. As you can guess from the name of...

Local haunted house review

A favorite past time during the Halloween season is to visit the many haunted houses that the Quad Cities has to offer.

Hanna Seago, Reporter

October 25, 2017

Haunted housing is a Halloween tradition that has steadily grown more popular, with the frightening attractions either matching or surpassing horror movies in popularity. The Quad Cities and surrounding communities host a number of haunted attractions, including haunted houses, corn mazes and hayrides...

Book Review: “We Were Liars”

Book Review:

Brooke Netcott, Reporter

October 25, 2017

If you like a book with lots of twists and turns then “We Were Liars” by E. Lockhart is the book you need to read. It is about a family named the Sinclairs. No one in the family is a criminal. No one is an addict. And no one is a failure. While reading this book, I thought it was very dark and mysteri...

Book Review: “They Both Die at the End”

Book Review:

Alyssa Vick, Reporter

October 23, 2017

Spoiler alert: In Adam Silvera’s newest novel “They Both Die at the End”, readers are forced to evaluate their own decisions as the main characters’ mortality catches up to them. Right from the beginning, there is no holding back. The book opens up with the main characters, Mateo Torrez and Ruf...

TV Show Review: “Riverdale”-Season One

TV Show Review: “Riverdale”-Season One

Emma Day, Social Media Manager

September 25, 2017

As a person that enjoys binge-watching TV shows on Netflix, “Riverdale” was obviously the perfect choice for me and my interests. The show is a drama, but involves romance, mystery and comedy. The show is based on the Archie comics but based in modern times. The small town of Riverdale is divided into ...

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