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War By Fire

War By Fire

Josh Wartel, Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2014

“Wars may be fought with weapons,” General George Patton once remarked, “but they are won by men.” The title of director David Ayer’s new film derives its origins from a Sherman tank, named “Fury”, but Fury, which opened nationwide on Oct. 17, isn’t of course, a story of a tank; it is ...

5 movies to watch for this fall

5 movies to watch for this fall

Daniel Jarris, Staff Writer

October 7, 2014

With the summer coming to an end, so are the big money blockbusters. Oscar season is approaching, and with it will come the release of the premier titles of the year. Look out for the release of the following movies in the coming months. Gone Girl (Oct. 3) In David Fincher’s new thriller, Ben Affl...

Celebrities fight to erase indifference

Celebrities fight to erase indifference

Kinaya Hassane, Staff Writer

October 7, 2014

Every year, the MTV Video Music Awards leaves some sort of mark on the public memory because of an outrageous display. In 2001, Britney Spears featured an Albino Burmese python in her performance. In 2009, Kanye West hijacked Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech. This year lacked one specific event that...

LBT to perform ‘1984’ and ‘Rumors’

LBT to perform ‘1984’ and ‘Rumors’

Jake Gold, Staff Writer

October 7, 2014

Lake Braddock’s thespians convened on the afternoon of Sept. 8 for theater information, games and most importantly, the announcement of this coming year’s theater season. Lake Braddock Theatre, informally known as LBT, is entering its 42nd year of performances. This season’s lineup consists of...

She’s Gone…On TV

She’s Gone…On TV

Josh Wartel, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2014

In the opening minutes of Gone Girl, journalist Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) jokingly interviews his soon-to-be wife Amy Elliot (Rosamund Pike). Elliot is something of a lower-level celebrity; she was the inspiration for the fictional Amazing Amy book series, written by her parents, whom she complains exp...

Demarco sets cast for LBMT’s winter production of ‘Hairspray’

Demarco sets cast for LBMT’s winter production of ‘Hairspray’

Jake Gold, Staff Writer

September 28, 2014

After days of agonizing waiting, musical theatre director Mary DeMarco released the final cast list for Lake Braddock Musical Theatre’s production of Hairspray. Hairspray tells the story of an overweight teenager, Tracy, who attempts to dance on The Corny Collins show; however, she faces opposition fr...

Mirabal sets cast for LBT Cappies show ‘1984’

Mirabal sets cast for LBT Cappies show ‘1984’

Jake Gold, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

Early Friday morning, theatre director R.L. Mirabal posted the much-awaited cast list for this season’s Cappies show, 1984. Based off of the novel by George Orwell, 1984 is a commentary on the possible misuse of power by the government and has become increasingly relevant with recent security scandals—...

Annual art show arrives on Apr. 24

Vickie Park, Staff Writer

April 25, 2014

On April 24, the art show will be open to all students. Artists have prepared throughout the year for this day and have a day dedicated to displaying their work. The artists set up on April 23, a day before the art show. “They work on their art all year so they can start early,” art teacher Phyllis...

Review: ‘Divergent’ stays true for fans of book

Megan Cantwell, Co-Arts Editor

April 25, 2014

Continuing the recent rash of popular teen books being adapted into film, Veronica Roth’s Divergent hit theaters March 21. Different from The Hunger Games, Divergent does not feature as much brutal murder of peers (though there is a maiming scene in the book), and it lacks a love triangle. But don’t ...

The Main Thing delivers on artistic collaboration

John Esper, Arts Editor

April 25, 2014

  On the night of Tuesday March, 26th, The Main Thing was revealed to Lake Braddock after weeks of ambiguity. Most had no idea what they were getting into when they arrived at the theater; all they knew was that The Main Thing existed. Posters lined the hallways and mysterious commercials aired on the...

When playing ‘Flappy Bird’, time flies

Omar Amin, Staff Writer

March 28, 2014

Flappy Bird, Ironpants, Twitter. Applications ruining lives one day at a time. Their simplistic designs and basic controls render a most underwhelming environment. But how have they gained such popularity, and more importantly, why? The answer is clear: applications. They are cleverly invented program...

LB Theatre’s ‘Extremities’ Shines

Patrick Kearney, Staff Writer

March 28, 2014

The curtain rises, the show begins, and the start of the One Act Play competition is under way. LB Theatre put on another performance in the Patriot Conference One Act Play Festival, as well as performed in the Northern Region festival. The One Act Play Festival has been hosted by LB 21 times, 13 ti...