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  • January 10The Carlisle Area School District will be closed January 21 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

  • January 10Winterball will take place on Saturday, January 26, from 7-10 pm.

  • January 10WinterWeek is back, and will take place from January 22 to January 25.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ the tale is told again (Review)

‘Beauty and the Beast’ the tale is told again (Review)

Griffin O'Hagan, A&E Writer

March 27, 2017


Filed under A&E, Movies, Reviews

A classic re-imagined, Beauty and the Beast opened last weekend to box office success. If you loved the animated version, then you will feel a sense of deja-vu but it will be a enjoyable blast from the past. Before writing this off as another reboot of a classic, it could be argued this is the way t...

Miller presents her story through colors with “Chapter One” (Review)

Miller presents her story through colors with “Chapter One” (Review)

Carol Etzel, A&E Writer

March 23, 2017


Filed under Music, Showcase

Seeing red.  Feeling blue.  Emotions are frequently associated with colors, and for one artist, this combination is a recipe for beautiful music. Former X Factor contestant Bea Miller released “Chapter One: Blue” in late February of 2017. This is the first of three albums she will rele...

‘Get Out’ and see this movie (Review)

‘Get Out’ and see this movie (Review)

Griffin O'Hagan, A&E Writer

March 16, 2017


Filed under A&E, Movies, Reviews

Once you are in, you can’t get out. There has been an increasingly more unoriginal and is playing out old ideas more and more. This isn’t a criticism of Hollywood; it’s a praise for finding a diamond in the rough. Get Out is truly a gem. The plot seems like it would be from a movie ...

‘A List of Cages’ shines light on heavy topics (Review)

‘A List of Cages’ shines light on heavy topics (Review)

Carol Etzel, A&E Writer

March 16, 2017


Filed under A&E, Books, Reviews, Showcase

A heart wrenching story of two young boys showing the harsh realities of mental illness and abusive households, A List of Cages by Robin Roe touches the hearts of every reader. Adam Blake is given a psychology internship with the high school counselor, and through this internship, he is reunited...

Music ‘Beyond Control’: King’s Kaleidoscope offers big band sound with personal tone (Review)

Music ‘Beyond Control’: King’s Kaleidoscope offers big band sound with personal tone (Review)

Andrew Bowlus, Guest Writer

February 22, 2017


Filed under A&E, Music, Reviews

King’s Kaleidoscope’s latest album, Beyond Control, is a heartfelt, cleanly-produced departure from their previous lyrical content. The album’s epic yet intensely personal tone shines through in the ten-person band’s rock/ska/experimental sound, an improvisational trombone solo, and the use ...

A new brew in town: Denim Coffee (Review)

A new brew in town: Denim Coffee (Review)

Chaela Williams, A&E Editor

February 10, 2017


Filed under A&E, Restaurants, Reviews

Denim Coffee is a newly opened retail coffee shop located in downtown Carlisle (1 S Hanover St). Denim is a typical hipster/millennial vibe with having plenty of open space and a simplistic aesthetic. The shop itself only had two people working there at the time so it took us around fifteen minutes to wait for our orders. However one...

‘Shape’ of the ‘Castle on the Hill’: Ed Sheeran’s newest songs (Review)

‘Shape’ of the ‘Castle on the Hill’: Ed Sheeran’s newest songs (Review)

Griffin O'Hagan, A&E Writer

February 4, 2017


Filed under A&E, Music, Reviews, Showcase

There comes a time when the old formula of sex, drugs, and violence in music videos and albums gets a little old. Note that there is nothing wrong with creative choices that most musicians make when writing a song or directing the video.  It’s part of the creative freedom that makes music so be...

“La La Land” performs its way into audience’s hearts (Review)

“La La Land” performs its way into audience’s hearts (Review)

Carol Etzel, A&E Writer

February 1, 2017


Filed under Movies

A combination of beautiful music and an unforgettable message, La La Land is a romance to remember. The movie follows Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a pianist with dreams of opening a jazz club, and Mia (Emma Stone), a talented actress waiting for her big break. Their paths intertwine over the course of a ...

Cost, convenience, and quality: why viewers are cutting cable (Editorial)

Cost, convenience, and quality: why viewers are cutting cable (Editorial)

Carol Etzel, A&E Writer

January 27, 2017


Filed under A&E

Over recent years, the world of TV has been revolutionized. American citizens are changing the way they watch television shows. In a survey conducted by GfK in 2016, 25% of US homes do not subscribe to a pay-TV service.  These homes are subscribing to streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime. Many families are conflicted about which side...

Answer the ‘Monster’s Call’ (Review)

Answer the ‘Monster’s Call’ (Review)

Griffin O'Hagan, A&E Writer

January 25, 2017


Filed under A&E, Movies, Reviews

When you call for a monster, you don’t know what will show up… A Monster Calls is a story about Connor O’Malley (Lewis MacDougall), a boy in his middle years who has a monstrous problem: his mom, Lizzy, (Felicity Jones) has cancer.   The movie opens up with him taking care of himself and...

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