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Mitskis Brand New City: Review

Mitski’s Brand New City: Review

Emma Egan and Guest Writer June 7, 2024

Mitsuki Miyawaki (otherwise known as Mitski), is a Japanese-American indie pop singer. After redirecting her childhood drive from anger of how she looked, to music, she discovered a time-worthy hobby....

Putting the Cap on Seniors AVPA Projects

Putting the Cap on Seniors’ AVPA Projects

Scarlett Cannizzaro, Staff Writer June 7, 2024

Essex High School’s Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA) consists of around 80 multi-talented students, all who bring the worlds of music, theater and art together. After their four years in...

Q&A With EHSs Newest Playwright: Theo Herrin

Q&A With EHS’s Newest Playwright: Theo Herrin

Scarlett Cannizzaro, Staff Writer March 13, 2024

The Essex High School Theater program is performing senior Theodore (Theo) Herrin’s original one-act play, Ellie, March 14-17 in the EHS Auditorium. Theo offered insight into the writing process and...

A Call to Action: A Message from Brownell Library

A Call to Action: A Message from Brownell Library

February 9, 2024

The City of Essex Junction is in the midst of determining the budget for FY25. The Brownell Library was asked by the City Council to keep our budget the same as FY24 (level funding) or increase it by 2%....

Magical plant that promises fame and fortune? Come see it for yourself...

“Magical plant that promises fame and fortune?” Come see it for yourself…

November 10, 2023

Enter the derelict streets of Skid Row, where love, greed, and a mysterious, unidentified plant collide in the upbeat, dark comedy musical Little Shop of Horrors. Seymour Krelborn, a meek and downtrodden...

Behind the Scenes: Set Design for Little Shop of Horrors

Behind the Scenes: Set Design for Little Shop of Horrors

William White, Staff Writer October 27, 2023

EHS’s fall musical, Little Shop of Horrors, is right around the corner, premiering on November 16, 2023. The work that our performers put into the show, the puppets, and the great musical numbers will...

Opinion: Where’s your school spirit for the arts?

Abigail Martin, Staff Writer October 27, 2023

Have you been to a football game? Or at the very least Homecoming? What about a hockey game? Lacrosse or soccer? The answer is probably yes. But what about a school play or musical? What about any other...

Cover of These Violent Delights

These Violent Delights Are Sure to Delight Readers

Rowan Stockwell, Staff Writer October 27, 2023

These Violent Delights, by Chloe Gong, made its New York Times bestselling debut blowing up in communities such as BookTok and Goodreads in 2020. I had been putting off reading it for a while and was skeptical...

Eli’s Top Ten 2023 Albums for Summer Listening

Eli’s Top Ten 2023 Albums for Summer Listening

Eli Robinson, Editor June 9, 2023

2023 has been an impressive year of music thus far. As someone who enjoys music more than anything, it’s always good to see growth and synthesization of sounds. Each of these albums show a variety of...

Cino Ambris and Hannah Karki

Starstruck: EHS Student’s First Fashion Show

Lily Larsen, Staff Writer June 9, 2023

Griffin Holzman, an 11th grader at EHS, is passionate about fashion.  Recently, he designed original clothing for Starstruck, his own fashion show in the school auditorium. A crowd gathered to see his...

Ari Aster Explores the Terrors of Anxiety in Beau Is Afraid

Ari Aster Explores the Terrors of Anxiety in Beau Is Afraid

Eli Robinson, Editor May 26, 2023

The cult following Ari Aster has accumulated since the release of his off-kilter short film, The Strange Thing About the Johnsons, has been immense. From his first large-scale projects, Aster has taken...

First Chess Tournament at EHS

First Chess Tournament at EHS

Greg Maiberger, Staff Writer May 12, 2023

EHS hosted its first chess tournament on April 6th in the library after school. There were 20 contenders that showed up for the tournament, and the skill level of the players ranged from novice to expert.  The...

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