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Bonkers For Ballz

Bonkers For Ballz

Keane Sanders, Reporter

April 11, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Entertainment

Ballz is a game available for both Apple and Android products. Already widespread and trending, Ballz has everyone glued to their phone screens, constantly trying to beat their high score. The point of the game is to shoot "ballz" at blocks, which have certain hit points indicating how many times the ball has to hit ...

Suggested Reading: Female-Driven Fantasy

Suggested Reading: Female-Driven Fantasy

Sophia K. Dalberg, Reporter

April 6, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Entertainment, Opinion

Let's be honest: picking out new books to read is a great experience but it can also be really complicated. Going to the book store and seeing all of the pages and covers can be a bit of an adrenaline rush for all the book lovers out there. Sometimes you find the perfect book right away, and others times...

Erika Tellez’s Art Takes The Showcase

Erika Tellez’s Art Takes The Showcase

Mackenzie Nolan, Reporter

April 4, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Student Life

Erika Tellez (‘17) has filled the display case with three of her pieces after almost two months of it being empty. Each piece of art was an assignment for her Art IV class. The sunflower and eye works only took her a few class periods, whereas the lips piece took her almost two weeks. “It too...

Fredericksburg’s Scenic Cinema

Fredericksburg’s Scenic Cinema

Grace Mamon

March 23, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Student Life

This Saturday, March 25, Friends of the Rappahannock is sponsoring a film festival at UMW's Dodd Auditorium for the sixth year in a row. The Wild and Scenic Film Festival will include 12 short films about amazing but unfortunately threatened places around the world. Each is meant to showcase the b...

Alex G – “Bobby” Track Review

Alex G – “Bobby” Track Review

Gavin Thibodeau, Editor in Chief

March 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

As it so wearily happens every morning, I woke up. The sun had passed me by, coming up the sides of the distant mountains before I could soak myself in night’s last vestiges; in other words, I purposefully woke up late. Fog rolled over the bluish-green mist on Irish foothills. Remnants of last nig...

Spring Show Announcement

Sophia K. Dalberg, Reporter

March 9, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, News

The 2017 spring shows were recently announced on the closing night of the one acts. There will be no musical this year, the drama department decided to try something new this year. Instead the drama program will be putting on two different shows, Rumors and Is He Dead.    

Level Up: For Honor

Level Up: For Honor

Keane Sanders, Reporter

March 3, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Entertainment

Enter a full-blown, bloody, and overall brutal faction war between vikings, knights, and samurais. These three warrior factions fight to the death in a variety of game modes such as dominion, brawl and elimination. For Honor features 12 diverse characters, each from a different faction, that all...

Break Away From Boring

Grace Mamon, Reporter

March 1, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Replace uneventful weekends by frequenting some of Fredericksburg's less well-known attractions like the Breakout Game. This mind-bending challenge is perfect for groups of friends, families, or as a team building activity. After being locked one of three rooms, you and your group have an hour to sift th...

Drama’s New York Trip (Video)

Mackenzie Nolan, Reporter

February 28, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Student Life, Video

Drama students traveled to New York last Thursday, February 23rd. They spent three days going to tours, workshops, and shows.

Upcoming Book Signings

Grace Mamon, Reporter

February 22, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Entertainment

You’d be hard pressed to find something that excites avid readers more than a book signing. Meeting a published author, especially after falling in love with his/her work, is a surreal and exciting experience. Although book signings frequent the Fredericksburg area, they are usually overlooked or...

The Set Behind The Scare

The Set Behind The Scare

Gaby Christian, Reporter

February 6, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Student Life

Halloweenies was created by Nate Strobl (‘18), Sydney Kaplan (‘18), Tristan Polania (‘17), and Spencer Boucher (‘17). Strobl was the director and he also wrote the script. Not only did Strobl write and direct the film, he also starred in it. Boucher was Strobl’s co-director as well as the one ...

Falling Kingdoms: Crystal Storm

Falling Kingdoms: Crystal Storm

Sophia K. Dalberg, Reporter

February 6, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Entertainment, News, Opinion

The long-awaited book Crystal Storm, the fifth book in the Falling Kingdoms series written by Morgan Rhodes, has finally been released. The series follows the adventures of Princess Cleonia, Jonas Agallon, Magnus Damora, and a large cast of colorful and violent characters. Assassins and sorcerers ali...

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