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Posted On January 18, 2012By CanvassIn Arts, Featured Articles

TELEVISION REVIEW: Parks and Recreation

By Jay Panandiker While Parks and Recreation may not be the most popular television show, and while it rarely gets over five million viewers a night, it is one of television’s best and smartest comedies. The NBC comedy, now in it’s fourth season, is one of TV’s most underrated shows. The show, which comes from the producers of the more popular show, The Office, follows the Parks and Recreation Department of “America’s fourth most obese town,” Pawnee, Indiana. The cast is led by Saturday Night Live’s Amy Poehler, who playsRead More
MUSIC: Top 15 Songs of 2011

Posted On January 17, 2012By CanvassIn Arts, Featured Articles

MUSIC: Top 15 Songs of 2011

By Priyanka Parameswaran These are the tracks that I have chosen as my fifteen favorite songs of 2011. Click on the blue song titles to watch the music videos on Youtube. Piledriver Waltz (Alex Turner): Turner wrote this for the movie Submarine (which is amazing), allowing him to venture into a territory his position as Arctic Monkey’s frontman doesn’t allow. “Piledriver Waltz” is, essentially, three and a half minutes of perfection filled with undecipherable lyrics and smooth singing.     Video Games (Lana del Rey): 2011 was definitely a good year forRead More
Girls' and Boys' Basketball Results
By Claire Duncan Girls’ Basketball Statistics: Scorers: Lauren Weems – 17pts Hillary Goldsmith – 10.8 pts Alexis Lindsay – 10 pts Rebounds: Alexis Lindsay – 10.2 rebounds Lauren Weems – 6.6 rebounds Katie Cirulli – 5.4 rebounds Assists: Lauren Weems – 3.6 assists Claire Duncan – 3.2 assists Katie Cirulli – 1.2 assists Girls’ Record Nov 28, 2011 VS Reading… WIN 55-40 Dec 3 VS Woodward… WIN 58-33 Dec 5 VS Lockland… WIN 65-50 Dec 7 VS Summit… LOSS 29-45 Dec 12 VS Cincinnati Christian… WIN 46-39 Jan 4, 2012Read More

Posted On January 17, 2012By CanvassIn Featured Articles, Sports


By Claire Duncan Harrison Addy, a multifaceted senior athlete, has proved to be a strong competitor in every sport he attempts. He first began playing sports when he was six as a pitcher for his Little League baseball team. Initially he got involved because his father wanted him to try it out, but he quickly developed his own passion for the sport: “At first I liked Little League because I got to hang out with my friends, but now the game is totally different for me. When I pitch, IRead More

Posted On January 14, 2012By CanvassIn Arts

FASHION: Top 20 Dresses of 2011, Contd.

By Priyanka Parameswaran. Continued from the first ten dresses at  Rosie Huntington-Whitely: red Antonio Berardi dress at Transformers 3 premiere  Jessica Alba: Atelier Versace blue dress at the BAFTAs  Olivia Wilde: chocolate brown Marchesa Golden Globes dress  Emma Stone: peach Calvin Klein Golden Globes dress Michelle Williams: Chanel Oscars dress Gisele Bundchen: red Alexander McQueen dress for the Met Costume Institute Gala Alexa Chung: Christopher Kane dress for the Met Costume Institute Gala Liu Wen: Alexander McQueen dress for the Met Costume Institute Gala Diane Kruger: Elie Saab dress atRead More
FASHION - Top 20 Dresses of 2011

Posted On January 14, 2012By CanvassIn Arts, Featured Articles

FASHION: Top 20 Dresses of 2011

By Priyanka Parameswaran. As I look back on 2011, a year filled with glamorous celebrity weddings and red carpet events, here are my picks for the twenty best dresses. Kate Moss: John Galliano wedding dress Kate Middleton: Alexander McQueen wedding dress Angelina Jolie: green Versace Golden Globes dress Anne Hathaway: red Atelier Versace Oscars dress Blake Lively: Marchesa sari dress at the Brits to Watch BAFTA Gala Leighton Meester (as Blair Waldorf): sequined Jenny Packham dress for Gossip Girl Kate Middleton: hand-painted chinoiserie silk Jenny Packham dress at the Foundation PoloRead More
Linne wears her Challenge Project: her recreation of Queen Elizabeth I's coronation gown.
By Sara Johnson. All photos courtesy of Courtney Linne.   “My passion for sewing began with my kindergarten Halloween costume. I was really frustrated that my mermaid costume had the tail on the front.” Since senior Courtney Linne learned to sew the mermaid tail onto the back of her costume, she has passionately sought out and perfected period sewing techniques. “My grandmother started by teaching me how to hand-sew with a simple whip stitch. By third grade, I could use a sewing machine and make my costumes by myself. IRead More
ELECTION 2012 OP-ED: Does Iowa Really Matter?
By Jay Panandiker It’s virtually impossible to watch any news show on television without hearing mention of the Republican presidential candidates. Last week, when I turned on CNN, they had a clock in the corner counting down the hours until the Iowa caucuses. So far the Republican candidates have each spent millions of dollars in the state already, and there have been several debates there. In addition, SuperPACs have spent well over ten million dollars. In spite of all of this, there are so many reasons that lead me toRead More
MOVIE REVIEW - Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows PG-13, 129 minutes, Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure Directed by Guy Ritchie Written By Michele Mulroney, Kieran Mulroney Released December 16th, Warner Bros. Pictures   By Elizabeth Young Continuing where the previous film left off, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows features Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes on the hunt for the devious Professor James Moriarty (Jared Harris). The motives and means behind the bombings and murders weave a larger tale, as there is also a threat of a European war breaking out.Read More