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Another success for NVD’s annual art show

Michelle Yu, Co-News Editor June 12, 2024

NVD holds an annual art show to display students’ artwork from different art classes the school provides, including studio art and digital photography. This year, the NVD annual art show was held...

NVD student’s summer songs

Lola Brown, Co Editor-in-chief June 12, 2024

As the weather gets warmer and seasonal depression is in the rearview mirror, certain songs perfectly match the mood. These “summer songs” aren't typically listened to in the winter, because the songs...

An animated frame from “The Prince of Egypt” (1998)
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“The Prince of Egypt”: screen or stage?

Lia Levy, Arts Editor May 31, 2024

“The Prince of Egypt” (1998) is a biblical film animated by Dreamworks, which focuses on the story of Passover from the book of Exodus. Throughout the last two decades, it has aged admirably and has...

Glen Powell – star of Hitman
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New movies are sliding into the box office this summer

Penelope Alevrontas, Associate Arts Editor May 23, 2024

Summer 2023 was a successful season for movies. “Barbenheimer” knocked the ball out of the park. “Barbenheimer” is the duo of “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” which were movies that were released...

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Twenty One Pilots kick off their new era with single “Overcompensate”

Lia Levy, Staff writer April 10, 2024

Since the conclusion of the Icy Tour in 2021, pop duo Twenty One Pilots have been silent with music content, their only release since then being an MTV live album, “MTV Unplugged (Live)” featuring...

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And the Oscar goes to…

Penelope Alevrontas, Associate Arts Editor March 26, 2024

The 96th annual Oscars have ended and there were many twists and turns throughout the night. Jimmy Kimmel was the host and led the show throughout the long evening. The Oscars is an event filled with celebrations,...

Freaky Friday the musical

NVD’s upcoming musical production: “Freaky Friday”

Lia Levy, Staff Writer February 28, 2024

Every year, a notable NVD highlight to look out for is the school musical. This year, NVD is performing “Freaky Friday!” The musical, held in the school’s auditorium, is showing on Friday, March...

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History was made during the 96th Oscars nominations and more…

Penelope Alevrontas, Associate Arts Editor February 16, 2024

The 96th annual Oscars are coming up within the next month. This star-studded event will present awards for the films that took the world by storm. Every year, Hollywood’s nominated stars come together...

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“The Brothers Sun”: New Netflix Series Review

Michelle Yu, News/Co-Photo/Design Editor January 25, 2024

Netflix presents its most recent series set in the sunny settings of California with "The Brothers Sun," a compelling story that explores the chaotic lives and journeys of the Sun family.  This series,...

“Anyone but you” brings nostalgic rom-coms back

“Anyone but you” brings nostalgic rom-coms back

Maya Gueguen, Arts Editor January 25, 2024

If someone’s in the mood for a funny and heartwarming movie, “Anyone But You” is the movie for them. A rom-com about two desperate adults in their 20’s with no clue for their future, who get stuck...

The Sundance Film Festival opens 2024 with future award winning films

The Sundance Film Festival opens 2024 with future award winning films

Penelope Alevrontas, Associate Arts Editor January 25, 2024

Independent filmmakers gather in Park City, Utah, at The Sundance Film Festival once a year. The Sundance Film Festival acts as a showcase for new cinematic work from American and international filmmakers....

Calling all altos: alto range audition songs

Lia Levy, Staff Writer December 13, 2023

With auditions for NVD’s production of Freaky Friday less than a week away, the hunt for the perfect audition song is on!  For some, this could be a fairly easy find, but for those with the alto vocal...

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