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Monday Afternoon Poetry

Monday Afternoon Poetry

Zoe Lubetkin
April 26, 2017
Filed under A & E

“Poetry is surging. It is rising up.” Ellen Stone, Community High school teacher and poetry club advisor, spoke these words to the people in the full Craft Theatre, looking out at the audience from behind a microphone on the raised platform. They weren’t the first things said at the poetry re...

Caring For Your Record Collection

Caring For Your Record Collection

Alex Hughes
April 26, 2017
Filed under A & E, MUSIC

In December of 2016, the sales of vinyl records surpassed those of MP3s from online retailers such as iTunes and Amazon for the first time in over a decade. People are digging out their parents’ old turntables and flocking to record stores by the millions, in search of pure musical nostalgia. New re...

Marlin Jenkins, Not The Poet

Marlin Jenkins, Not The Poet

Kyndall Flowers
April 19, 2017
Filed under A & E

What do you think is the responsibility of an ally? Some people are really pushing against that word: ally. I think that’s useful. In general, I think my view on a lot of things is to resist the buzzword because there are all these associated meanings that come with it. If I say ally, and you say...

2 Chainz, Desiigner, Lil Yachty to Headline 2017 SpringFest

2 Chainz, Desiigner, Lil Yachty to Headline 2017 SpringFest

Joel Appel-Kraut
April 3, 2017
Filed under A & E, MUSIC

Lil Yachty, Desiigner and 2 Chainz have been announced as the joint headliners for SpringFest, University of Michigan’s annual lifestyle festival taking place on Friday, April 14. Put on each year by MUSIC Matters, a student-run non-profit started only six years ago, Springfest is an all-day festiv...

2017 City-Wide Poetry Slam Finals

2017 City-Wide Poetry Slam Finals

Ella Edelstein and Mira Simonton-Chao
March 31, 2017
Filed under FRONT PAGE, POETRY, STUDENT ARTS, UNCATEGORIZED

Fourteen teen poets huddled together under the yellow lights and dormant disco ball hanging above the stage in Ann Arbor’s Neutral Zone on March 30. The poets—winners of preliminary rounds at high schools across the city—were competing for six spots on the Neutral Zone’s Ann Arbor Youth S...

Bebe Rexha Puts on Electric Show at the Majestic Theatre

Bebe Rexha Puts on Electric Show at the Majestic Theatre

Alec Redding, Photographer
March 26, 2017
Filed under A & E, MULTIMEDIA, MUSIC, PHOTO GALLERIES

Bebe Rexha's concert at the Majestic Theatre in Detroit on March 22 featured new artists and flirtatious pop songs from Rexha. Bebe Rexha’s “All Your Fault Tour” has been touring all over the U.S and will also be touring in Europe in the upcoming weeks. She opened up with trumpeter and singe...

CET’s Fiddler on the Roof Raises the Roof

CET’s Fiddler on the Roof Raises the Roof

Atticus Dewey
March 22, 2017
Filed under A & E, UNCATEGORIZED

As the audience walked into the Craft Theater they were taken to a different world, in a different time. From March 16 - 25, CHS’s Community Ensemble Theater (CET) performed “Fiddler on the Roof”, a play by Original New York Stage Production, and based on the novel by Joseph Stein. Directed by CE...

A Tale as Old as Time: Bill Condon’s “Beauty and the Beast”

A Tale as Old as Time: Bill Condon’s “Beauty and the Beast”

Paige Duff
March 22, 2017
Filed under A & E, MOVIE REVIEWS

As the emotional number came to a close, I felt tears stream down my face. I was mesmerized. Then, the sounds of someone chewing popcorn brought me back to Earth. From beside me, there was snickering. “Are you crying?” one of my friends mouthed to me, laughing. The film that moved me to tears? No...

Community High’s Jazz Program Performs in the 37th Annual Jazz Festival at Western Michigan University.

Community High’s Jazz Program Performs in the 37th Annual Jazz Festival at Western Michigan University.

Alec Redding, Photographer and Writer
March 15, 2017
Filed under A & E, MULTIMEDIA, MUSIC, PHOTO GALLERIES, STUDENT ARTS

Community High's Jazz combos—"Arborland, Cold Tone Dreamery, Noodlers and Company, 5 Guys in Burners and Ties, FreshMore, and Noize 'R' Us"—perform at Western Michigan University's 37th annual Jazz Festival. Community High's "Cold Tone Dreamery" was awarded 'Top Combo of Festival.' Soloists Dann...

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