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Students in the Spotlight

Students in the Spotlight

Carly Hoover, Crown Writer and Photographer

March 18, 2019


Filed under A & E, Clubs/Organizations, Showcase, Theatre

Ever wanted to experience the magic of theater, but don’t have the time to make a commitment to the school musical, black box, or spring play? Intro to Theater and Theater 2 offer the opportunity for students to participate and learn more about theater and what happens on and off the stage. Twice a y...

Red, White, and Who!

Red, White, and Who!

Carly Hoover and Anna Podborny

February 13, 2019


Filed under A & E, News, School, Showcase, Theatre

It all begins with a hat. Just a red and white striped top hat, sitting center stage. For the nostalgic reader, this hat brings up images of talking cats, egg-watching elephants, and strange tiny orange men shouting, “I speak for the trees!” There’s no doubt that most people grew up reading the...

Music Behind The Musical

Music Behind The Musical

Ava Palminteri, Crown Writer and Photographer

February 13, 2019


Filed under A & E, Clubs/Organizations, Showcase, Theatre

The acting and singing part of the musical is clearly represented when performed live, but the true backbone of the show is the band playing in the background. Each year, students apart of the school band come together to form the pit band used for the musical. The music behind the musical is thanks to...

The Nutcracker: A Christmas Story for All Generations

The Nutcracker: A Christmas Story for All Generations

Amber Gorbel, Crown Writer and Photographer

December 18, 2018


Filed under A & E, Showcase, Student Life

The lights dim, the curtain rises, the audience goes silent. It is that time of the year where music and dance come together and create something beautiful. The Nutcracker and the Mouse King is a Christmas’ favorite fantasy since 1892 when it was first performed. Since then, the ballet is held in t...

The True Meaning of Christmas

The True Meaning of Christmas

Emily Richie, Crown Writer and Photographer

December 13, 2018


Filed under A & E, Reviews, Showcase

As the Grinch looks down on the Whos from Mt. Crumpit, he glares as he hates the Christmas Spirit. When the audience watches any of the three Grinch movies, the Christmas spirit gets spread to them making everyone’s Christmas just a little bit brighter. On November 9, 2018, The Grinch made a return in m...

The Race to Write

The Race to Write

Anna Podborny, Crown Writer and Photographer

December 13, 2018


Filed under A & E, Showcase, Student Life

Writing 50,000 words in 30 days seems like an unachievable task. Who would ever want to challenge themselves to write a whole novel, let alone add on a time restraint? Well, in 2017, over 400,000 people around the world tried to complete their own novels, and the number grows each year. National Novel...

All I Want For Christmas Is…My Favorite Song

All I Want For Christmas Is…My Favorite Song

Ava Palminteri, Crown Writer and Photographer

December 13, 2018


Filed under A & E, Showcase

The Christmas season is in the air and with it comes to holiday music. The joyful melodies, happy beats, and festive lyrics fill every room, car, and store during this special time. While all songs for this holiday are well-made, some stand out above the rest. There are fan favorites among many, b...

The Comeback: Creed 2

Joey Fitzgerald, Crown Writer

December 13, 2018


Filed under A & E, Reviews

Are you looking for a good movie? Well, I’ve got a good one for you. Creed 2 came into theaters November 21, 2018 and hit the ground running. The sports/drama film is a sequel after the first Creed movie which brings up some information from the past of old Rocky movies. The story starts back in...

Coloring Inside The Lines: A Passion For Art

Coloring Inside The Lines: A Passion For Art

Ryan Borchardt, Crown Writer & Photographer

December 13, 2018


Filed under A & E, Showcase, Spotlights

Many people find themselves doing something they love and enjoy to do at a young age and that thing sticks with them. Some have a passion for music, others for sports, and some for art.  As the year has gone on, the passion for creation and art has stemmed with freshman Julia Widhalm. She was thoughtf...

From 1898 to Eternity: the Long Legacy of Christmas Classics

From 1898 to Eternity: the Long Legacy of Christmas Classics

Conor Drafz, Crown Writer and Photographer

December 13, 2018


Filed under A & E, Reviews, Showcase

Christmas season has begun and holiday spirit is in the air. Part of the holiday cheer is the wide selection of Christmas movies that range from new films on the Hallmark Channel, to stop motion specials of the 60s and 70s, like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) and A Year Without a Santa Claus (1974), to...

Countdown to Christmas

Countdown to Christmas

Emily Richie, Crown Writer and Photographer

November 27, 2018


Filed under A & E, Reviews, Showcase

Snow softly drifting in, scented candles filling the room with the aroma of Christmas trees, and hot chocolate brewing to prepare for snuggling in on cold winter nights. It’s that time of year when many tune in to watch Hallmark Christmas movies, as they begin their own countdown to Christmas. Since 2009, th...

“All the World’s a Stage…”

“All the World’s a Stage…”

Amber Gorbel, Crown writer and Photographer

November 27, 2018


Filed under A & E, Showcase

Lights warming up, sound check complete, actors warming up, all the prepare to bring the words of William Shakespeare to live on the Marian Central stage! It was yet another successful fall production at Marian Central. The performance of Much Ado About Will was a visual summary of William Shakespeare's fascinat...

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