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Theater program fosters an interest in sewing

Junior Morgan Graves helps sophomore Ainsley Preston Pepperell sew a costume for 'The Amish Project.' Graves exercises her sewing skills by helping create costumes for the school productions, as well as teaching others how to successfully create costumes through sewing.

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

April 18, 2019

Swapping pillowcases for elaborate performance costumes, junior Morgan Graves said her sewing abilities have grown immensely since joining the theater costumes crew. “I basically didn’t do much sewing until I started theater. I did a little bit here and there when I was at my grandma’s house. ...

Company strives for authenticity with play

Senior Lindsey Epstein drills a board onto the Winter One Act’s set Amish schoolhouse during a set crew meeting Jan. 9. The set crew and costumes crew worked to ensure the show is authentic and respectful to Amish culture. “The Amish Project” will be Jan. 18, 19 and 20 in the Auditorium.

Maggie Klaers and Sofia Seewald

January 17, 2019

With little Auditorium availability in December, theater director Jodi Hatzenbeller said Winter One Act crew members have been busy preparing for the performances and competition of “The Amish Project.” “The crew has been hard at work over break primarily because we couldn’t access the Aud...

Appropriated costumes show lack of respect

Day of the Dead costumes on display at Party City.

Racquel Fhima

October 27, 2017

Cultural appropriation in Halloween costumes has continued to be extremely prevalent in today’s society. While we have gotten better, costumes such as the “adult Geisha” costume, “adult seniorita mariachi” costume and “adult bollywood diva” costume still exist. These costumes have sparked...

Unmasking cultural appropriation

Unmasking cultural appropriation

Alexis Machoka and Ndunzi Kunsunga

October 25, 2017

As people step into their Halloween costumes this season, many don’t recognize the impact their costume may have. Junior Zion Chappell said Halloween costumes have the potential to be offensive and seen as cultural appropriation because of their inherent lack of respect. “I think there can be (cultural appr...

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