By Gabriel Melrod
This Sunday March 2 will mark the 86th academy awards also known as the Oscars. The Oscars, which will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres this year, celebrate the best films of the year. Awards are given to the best actors, actresses, supporting roles, films, visual effects and much more. With over 100 Oscar nominations lets waste no time in getting to them.
By Jonathan Laetsch
Theater provides an escape from the everyday hustle and bustle and allows for people to dive into a different world. Over recent years DC has developed into a hub of stage performance, attracting internationally and locally acclaimed theatre pieces a like. Locations such as the Ford's Theater, The National Theatre and The Kennedy Center are critically acclaimed and loved by performers. With those and many more stages spread throughout the DMV, a theatre aficionado does not have to look far to find a performance of his/her liking. This Month, plays ranging from the Upbeat, good-feelling Musical Mamma Mia to the performance of an Serious English Literature Classic Moby Dick opportunities are endless... Here are my handpicked Top 5 Upcoming theater performances for the month of: March.
By Ryan Siegel
In only two years of enrollment in Bullis’ photography program, Ben Catt (Senior) has grown as an artist. Catt focuses on portraiture; however, he loves to spend his time taking photos of day to day life. You would guess Ben to be a photographer since a young age after seeing his exhibits in the AP Studio Art shows. More than love, Ben respects the arts for the beauty that it is and transfers that respect and passion into his photographs. I had a Q and A with Ben and he shared his artistic process.
March. Named after “Mars”, the Roman God of War, March is a time where the cold makes way for the heat, snow melts away for the sun, and people begin to leave their houses after months of indoor hibernation. Furthermore, March, the third month of the year, is packed with established holidays such as Easter and St. Patrick’s day and newer, more modern ones such as Mardigras the International day of happiness.
After a long, cold winter of enjoying the comfort of one’s own home, including Net Flix marathons and fast food one is ready to go outdoors and explore the (now foreign) world outside with the utmost desire of a caged animal. What better way to find back into the rhythm of society by enjoying the sweet melodies of live performances.
By Ben Catt
Aubrey “Drake” Graham once said, “and don’t assume cause I don’t respect assumptions.” Like Drake, I don’t respect assumptions either; especially about rap music. One may say, “Oh, rap music is always talking about girls, money, and cars.” You’ve probably even heard your mother or father say those exact words. Whether you agree with them or not, rap music is deeper than girls, money and cars, and categorizing all of rap as those three categories is wrong and untrue.