Blade Runner 2049: A Runaway Success
By Ryan O’Donnell
The year was 1982. Wayne Gretzky was firing slap shots left and right, Jelly Belly sales were at an all-time high thanks to the President who “won one for the Gipper,” and anyone with either the name Jenny or the number 867-5309, no longer wanted to get out of bed in the morning. In the midst of pop culture, a strange new movie named Blade Runner was quietly released into theaters, boasting game-changing special effects, exciting storytelling, and a thriving new star named Harrison Ford. Despite these factors, the film flopped at the box office like a fish out of water and split opinions down the middle. Over time, critics and audiences have re-evaluated the picture and given it a much more warming welcome. The film still retains an overwhelming cult following and has been considered one of the greatest science-fiction films ever made. The American Film Institute even placed it on their list of the 100 greatest films in the history of American cinema. Now, 35 years later, a long-awaited sequel has been released into theaters.
Lots of Love for Lady Bird
By Kevin Lewis
Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut, Lady Bird, is not only one of the best films of the year, but also one of the best coming-of-age movies of all time. The film is set in suburban Sacramento at a Catholic high school in 2002, and stars Saoirse Ronan as teenager Christine McPherson who goes by the name “Lady Bird”. While Christine navigates her senior year, the audience follows her misadventures as she deals with getting into college, dating, and her relationship with her mother Marion, played by the excellent Laurie Metcalf.
Senior Edition: 2017
Novels continue atop favorites list
The Kings High school experience may or may not involve reading a few books for your English class. The Knight Times asked seniors what their favorite books from those classes were, and here are the results from the few seniors who acknowledged reading a novel at all.
To Kill a Mockingbird: Katie Davalos, Emily Flecker, Avery Roe, Jackie Baronti, Justin Edsell, Alex Fliegel, Aaron Knific, Maddie Lewis
Brave New World: Camryn Gostel, Avery Young, Claire Galberg, Sam Purkiss, Chloe Super, Domas Karvelis, Kyle Glennon, Ethan Cain
Great Gatsby: Maguire Stinson, Clay Spivey, Erin Ryan, Michael Havrilla, Haley McCrory, Megan McMahon, Andrea Montenegro, Erin Muenchen, Kirstin Mumbeck, Taishi Okamoto, Gracyn Vazquez, Hunter Nosek
Senior Edition: 2017
Pippin, Drowsy Chaperone top stage favorites
Throughout the years, the Kings Theatre department has put on incredible shows. We asked the graduating class of 2017 what their favorite production was, with the top 5 resulting in Pippin, The Drowsy Chaperone, Beauty and the Beast, Almost, Maine, and Much Ado About Nothing. You can see which of our survey respondent love which productions inside … Continue reading
‘Pippin’ wraps up weekend with final performance
Kings High School Theatre performed its final production of “Pippin” Saturday night before a packed auditorium, with a celebration after in the school lobby.
KHS Senior Art Show
The KHS Senior Art Show is Thursday, April 6 in the Media Center. The exhibit will be open to the public during Community Service Night festivities, with a reception at 7 p.m.
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KHS showcases talent
Students hit the stage Monday night at 6pm in the second annual talent show at Kings. A wide variety of talents were showcased such as such as singing, interpretive dancing, acoustic guitar playing, piano and cello were also featured. The night concluded with Erin Ryan and Claire Galberg taking first place for their performance of an instrumental duet. Tianna Onnen and Adriann Bruemmer took second after singing together.
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Stage Debut: ‘Knight on Broadway’
“Knight on Broadway” made its debut Saturday night on the KHS stage. The fundraising production, student-directed by senior Morgan Reece and junior Dane Doebereiner, featured songs from famous Broadway shows such as: Oklahoma, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Next to Normal, and Hamilton. Joining Reece and Doebereiner onstage were Jillian Krynock, Amy Helms, Skyler Reisinger, Addie Collins, Ansley Taylor, Shelby Malburg, Kaeli Halliman, Danae Hruska, and Zoe Fitzgerald-Kidwell.
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Scholastics showcase artwork
Kings High School students recently submitted their artwork to the Regional Scholastics Competition. A wide array of paintings, drawings, photographs, and digital media images were submitted, and 23 students received awards. Students can be awarded a Gold Key, Silver Key, or an honorable mention. A Gold Key is the highest award offered and those who receive one are entered into the National round. If the Gold Key winner receives an award from the National level, they are invited to New York City for an award ceremony. Continue reading