The 80’s are back

      The 80’s was an amazing time for fashion. Girls had their cute outfits, hair in ponytails with scrunchies, and converse, and the guys had skinny jeans with button down shirts. Colors were key when dressing in the morning and everyone knew it. You had to wear bright clothes to fit in with all the other girls and you had to have your skinny jeans to be considered “cool”,    unfortunately, these 80”s trends slipped away, but now a days the 80’s fashion is rising back to the top.

   

    For example, Scrunchies. The trend has become really big lately and almost every store sells them. They can range from $1 all the way up to $15 and possibly even more. Scrunchies now aren’t as elaborate as back then but they for sure are making a come back.

     

     Another trend coming back into style is Converse. People enjoy Converse because you can wear them with literally everything. They come in White, Black, Grey, Red, Purple, the whole rainbow and now, people wear patterned ones too. You can rock converse wherever you go.

 

    For some guys, skinny jeans are the new and cool thing. They wear their skinny jeans with tight button down shirts and some name brand shoes like Sperry”s or Vans.

 

    All in all we might look back at the 80’s and say “I like their style!” Scrunchies, Converse, and Skinny Jeans are rising up to the occasion once again. Thanks you, 80’s!

Titus Andronicus

On Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 4:30 and 7:00PM, the Churchill Theatre Department will have their opening night of the Shakespeare play Titus Andronicus. Although the Theatre Department has done many Shakespeare plays, this is their first attempt at a more sinister drama.

“Even if it’s pretty violent, I hope people still enjoy it,” Senior Carter Cabral said. “We’ve had a lot of fun putting this play together.”

They will also have shows on Thursday, Nov.8th at 4:30 and 7:30, and Monday, Nov.12 at 7:00PM.

Infinity War

A week ago Avengers Infinity war hit theaters with a bang. It is the 19th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and the third Avengers movie over all. In this new movie the earth’s mightiest heroes are battling one of Marvels worst villains…Thanos. Avengers Infinity War has been highly anticipated for years and left millions of fans shocked. Many people had various strong feelings when this movie came out because many considered it the beginning of the end of an era. When these movies started coming out most kids attending Churchill were in elementary school.
While walking into the theater Junior Josh Smetzer said “I felt fear as a child reading the comics and how unpredictable the MCU is. I could feel something insane and unusual was about to occur.”
While walking out of the theater Smetzer went on to say “I felt like my heart was in my stomach” Josh felt that he could not say much more because of the recent hashtag that has gone around saying “#ThanosDemandsYourSilence” this hashtag was made to keep people from spoiling the movie for other fans.
Due to the fact that this movie has been in the making for 10 years, I asked Josh how he thinks seven year old him would react to the movie to which he replied “I’ve been [apart of the MCU fan base] since the First Iron Man movie came out, and after all this time, everything has lead up to this, and you really have an emotional connection with all the characters that I don’t think a younger crowd would understand.”
Avengers Infinity War is in theaters and is only the beginning of the end with more movies on the way.

Spotlight for the Seniors

Upperclassmen get an opportunity to direct their very own shows

Senior directed shows will begin on Monday, May 15 with a play directed by Gabriella Baldassari performing at 4:30 p.m. and a play directed by Christian Gonzalez at 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday, May 16, the play directed by Gonzalez will perform at 4:30 p.m. and a play directed by Sky Young will perform at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17 will include the play directed by Young at 4:30 p.m. and the play directed by Baldassari at 6:30 p.m. On Thursday, the play directed by Gonzalez will perform at 4:30 p.m. and the play directed by Baldassari will perform at 6:30 p.m. The final show will be the play directed by Young at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 19. All shows will perform in the Black Box Theatre and will cost $5. Snacks will be sold by the booster club at the shows.

These shows are one of the first opportunities that seniors get to be the ones in charge.

“It is important, in my opinion, to have the culmination of all the knowledge they’ve accumulated over four years to be able to turn that knowledge around and find a new challenge,” Theater Director Wayde Young said.

Every year, four seniors are allowed to direct a play themselves. This year, only three seniors, Baldassari, Gonzalez, and Young, got the opportunity to pick their own shows, direct them themselves with little help from their teachers, and work with their own casts.

[I’m looking forward to] working with my actors,” Young said. “I expect them to work hard and have fun.”

Senior directs are a lot of responsibility, not only for the cast but for the directors themselves.

“My show has a lot of technical aspects in it that I am still trying to figure out, so I am a little nervous about trying to see what will work in the space we have,” Baldassari said. By Heather Cullen