SMALL ART, BIG PRIZE

Juanica Ramos    8/19/20
Are you interested in art? Warren Easton is hosting an art competition for a chance to win a huge prize! Join us January 1st, 2021.
Why are we doing this? Well, we know that everyone has been going a little crazy during this quarantine. Maybe you’ve picked up on a few talents like art or maybe you’ve been drawing before quarantine and want to put your skills to the test in this brand new competition to win a huge prize! We thought that we would make the most out of this quarantine. Sounds interesting? All it takes is a simple sign up.
Well, how does this competition work? It’s simple. Two artists go head to head to see who has the best art work. A topic will be given to the two artists and they must try their best to create the piece. The audience will take a poll on their favorite art piece. The piece will not have the artist’s name on it. This is to avoid the poll from getting rigged by friends and family members. It will be a fair competition so it will not be based on the popularity of the artists. Now, the question you are all asking, what’s the prize? Well, the prize would be art supplies. The art supplies that we give away are art supplies that can be used to jump start your career as an artist. The supplies we are giving away are graphite pencils, Kneaded eraser, and a sketchbook. With these 3 art supplies, you can now start your career as an artist. Join us and show us what you got!

LIGHTS, CAMERA, BROADWAY

Amber Saverin      August 31, 2020
Hamilton, An American Musical, is a musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda. It tells the story of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.
Hamilton is put into details of Alexander Hamilton’s life in two acts, along with how diverse historical characters influenced his life such as Marquis de Lafayette; Aaron Burr; John Laurens; Hercules Mulligan;and  Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton. Hamilton has dramatic highs and lows; The Revolutionary War, a cheating scandal, blackmail, and death in a duel at the hands of his first friend. Hamilton was an orphan, born out of wedlock to a half-British/half-French mother, who died when he was about 11 or 12, and a Scottish father who had abandoned them at birth.    
Standing room only crowds greeted “Hamilton” in every city, and then, suddenly, the Coronavirus meant it couldn’t play in any city. Because of the Coronavirus and all of the Hamilton musicals that were supposed to be showing all around America being canceled, Disney decided to buy Hamilton and put Hamilton on Disney + on July 3rd, 2020 right before Independence Day for everyone.
Hamilton’s financial plan was very important, one reason being that it essentially saved the entire nation from economic collapse. Through the creation of the First Bank of the United State, the nation raised much needed revenue to pay off its huge war debt. It also builds a legacy that will stand the test of time and is something that consumes Hamilton throughout his life. During the war, Hamilton is willing to die as long as it is for a cause that means something to him.  This is the fourth year in a row Hamilton has been number one on the Broadway charts for the highest grossing Broadway show. I really recommend  you to watch it.