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November 28, 2012 Check out more photos on Facebook at “Lshs Valhalla”

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The witch steals the spotlight

“Wickedly” hilarious musical drops into Seattle

by Kaelyn King The newest

Staff Reporter hit Broadway

musical that

put a hilarious spin on The Wizard

of Oz was shown at Seattle’s

Paramount theatre from October

17 through November 17.

Long before Dorothy dropped

into the wonderful Land of

Oz, her soon-to-be friend and

foe got along quite pleasantly.

That’s right; Elphaba, the “wicked”

witch of the West, and Glinda,

the good witch of the North,

were childhood friends. At Shiz

University, the two are polar opposites.

Elphaba is an awkward

and peculiarly green outcast

and Glinda is the popular, perky

blonde. They hate each other

immediately but are forced to

tolerate each other as they are

assigned to be roommates. They

Top 5 reasons why

the world won’t

end in 2012

5. Harold Camping

hasn’t confi rmed it

yet

4. Pigs haven’t fl own

3. It’s a stupid,

made-up story

2. Baseball season

hasn’t started

1. Seniors

still have 117

days to go

“Dave Brubeck Quartet was a good

band; ‘Take Five,’ that was a good

song. It was the best jazz song of the

20th century.”

— junior Evan Hubbard

“My favorite artist is Lana Del Ray,

and my favorite song by her is

‘Radio.’”

— senior Samantha Cook

“I like Tyler the Creator, and my

favorite song is probably

‘Burger.’”

— sophomore Ryan Watson

“My favorite band right now is probably

Grouplove, and I think my favorite

song by them is ‘Lovely Cup.’”

— junior Mckenzie Grant

“My favorite artist right now is the

Local Natives, and my favorite song

by them is ‘Stranger Things.’”

VS.

— senior Tessa Tasakos

Top 5 reasons why

the world will

end in 2012

5. Mayan Calendar

4. Zombies

3. Snooki’s baby

2. Justin Bieber

continues to sing

us to death

1. Honey

Boo-Boo

photos taken by Chloe Rowland and Marissa Fredrickson

From desk doodles to assembly art

Senior Jordan Maher’s artistic talent gains recognition

by Sarah Gluck

Staff Reporter

Senior

Jordan Maher

is recognized

for more than just daily

work in class. For the past

three years, Maher has been

catching herself doodling

all over desks during class.

Ever since she could

remember, Maher has

been designing and

messing around with

different fonts.

At a young age,

Maher would always

set aside free time to

sketch. It started out as

just drawing bubble

letters, but soon

photo courtesy of Jo r dan Maher

progressed into

the stylized art of

graffiti.

Leadership and

Spanish teacher Alisa

Arcos certainly recognized

Maher’s artistic

ability. She asked if Maher

would be interested in designing

the class posters that hung

on assembly days. Maher was

excited about the offer and has

created a few posters for the

school already.

eventually become the best of

friends and go through the typical

friend-drama that every girl

has experienced with boys, family,

flying monkeys and unreasonable

wizards. The “wicked”

witch doesn’t seem so wicked

after all.

The musical’s cast’s unbelievable

vocals made it very

difficult to not jump up and

start singing. The beautiful set

boasted a giant golden dragon

that sat at the top of the stage

and was complete with steam

coming out of its snout. Glinda

was hilariously ditsy and selfabsorbed

and hit notes that

nobody knew existed. The costumes

were gorgeous, and the

actors are straight-off-of-Broadway

talented.

The whimsy was breathtaking.

It felt like the audience was

involved in the magic. It was

truly entertainment for all ages.

All from the witch’s side of the

story, it’s the Wizard of Oz like

never before.

Word Bank:

BROADWAY

DOROTHY

ELPHABA

GLINDA

GREEN

LION

MONKEYS

MUNCHKINLAND

MUNCHKINS

MUSICAL

NORTH

POPULAR

SCARECROW

SINGING

TINMAN

WEST

WICKED

WITCHES

WIZARD

photo courtesy of creativecommons.org

According to Maher, the

work for Arcos was similar

to being asked by her fellow

classmates to draw their name

out for them.

“I’ve probably drawn hundreds

of names for

my friends. I’m asked all the

time,” Maher said.

Maher might not know the

full extent of how much her

work is appreciated, but students

do pay attention.

“The art is an exquisite example

of the fine quality our

students show. The Senior

sign in the assemblies are like

a diamond in the rough when

it comes to artistic swag,” senior

Ryan Lian said.

There is no doubt that the

senior signs are noticeable

during assemblies.

“I noticed the signs

above the senior section

last assembly. It really

caught my attention.

Maybe if there were more

signs around school in

that cooler format, people

would actually read

them,” senior Tanner

Plaisance said.

Maher has really been

inspired and is highly valued

for her work. But not everyone

loves the graffiti style

as much as Maher.

“It’s a shame that the stereotype

of graffiti has a bad

reputation. Graffiti can come

off as vandalizing or be seen

as an association with gangs.

To me, graffiti is how artists

express their joy for drawing,”

Maher said.

Sounds Around the Sound

JINGLE BALL, Decemeber 16 at the WaMu Theater

Kiss FM will host seven different artists—Calvin

Harris, Cher Lloyd, Owl City, 3OH!3, Alex Clare, Afrojack

and Ed Sheeran. Calvin Harris is famous for his hit song,

“Feel So Close,” while Cher Lloyd is climbing the music

charts with “Want U Back.” Owl City originated in Seattle

and gained acclamation through “Fireflies,” while

“Don’t Trust Me” and “Starstruck” are just one of the

many chart-topper songs by 3OH!3. Alex Clare’s recent

hit is “Too Close” and Afrojack is unstoppable with

popular single, “Can’t Stop Me.” After gaining notoriety

through “The A-Team” and finishing his North American

tour, Ed Sheer an joins the panel of artists at the Jingle

Ball. Tickets cost $53.55.

LADY GAGA, January 14, 2013 at the Tacoma Dome

Lady GaGa rose to fame in 2008 through her debut

album, The Fame. She was recently nominated for Best

Live, Best Video, and Biggest Fans at the 2012 MTV’s

EMAs. Just some of her countless hits are “Born This

Way,” “The Fame,” and “Bad Romance.” She broke a record

for reaching five million sales with her first album

and is known for her amazing concerts. This one is going

to be one to see. Ticket prices range from $62.48

- $435.00

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