ARTS & CULTURE


9/28/2022, 12:00am

Heart & Soul provides space for poetry writing and appreciation

It can be difficult when away from family and familiarity to find a sense of home. Junior Mikaila (Rain) Taylor has found that sense of home in the Heart & Soul poetry club. Started just a year ago, the club has already provided a space to write and appreciate poetry for Taylor and many others on campus.


9/26/2022, 12:00am

Multicultural Worship Night unites students

Worship means something different to everyone, yet similarities can still be found. Taylor’s Multicultural Student Association (MSA) aims to explore what worshiping differently but together looks like in their Multicultural Worship Night event. “The event is a night where students of different cultures can come in and worship in the way that they feel that they express back home,” MSA Co-President senior Joanna Vasudevan said. 


9/19/2022, 8:40am

Film Department wins awards, works as a team

“Without teamwork, this piece would not have happened, and the inspiring story would not have been told,” said Taylor senior Anna Rodman.  The documentary, which Rodman produced as a part of department co-chair and professor of film and media production Kathy Bruner’s Documentary Filmmaking class, is titled “Lizzi: Deeper Than Water.” Directed by Gabriel Burch, the eleven-minute film tells the story of Paralympic swimmer Lizzi Smith as she overcomes social and physical battles.


9/19/2022, 8:38am

Faculty art exhibit showcases hidden emotions, personal artistry

The faculty art exhibition was displayed in the Metcalf Gallery onSeptember 2 with art tastefully spilling over into the corridor outside. Brought to life by multiple members of Taylor’s art faculty, the exhibition was a platform for them to showcase their personal artistry through their recent works. Professor Jeremie Riggleman said, “We chose not to have a theme, as each of the artists are working with different materials, with different processes, with different times.” This presented the art faculty with a unique opportunity to express themselves free of any possible constraints.


9/17/2022, 8:00am

An inside look at how Taylor Theatre actors prepare for 'The Birds'

“Actors, by and large, are looking for authentic embodiment of characters so that storytelling is alive, and has potential to, move beyond the stage and into the awareness of the audience,” said Tracy Manning, Theatre Department Co-Chair and Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts. For each Taylor Theatre production she directs, Manning selects an acting methodology for the actors to apply during the rehearsal process. In the case of the upcoming production of Conor Mcpherson’s "The Birds", she chose the active analysis method, which was developed by Konstantin Stanislavski, a prominent figure in the history of theatre.


5/16/2022, 1:00pm

Lichacz’s lifelong love of music

From childhood, senior Lichacz’s life has been shaped by music, leading her to find joy and passion during her time at Taylor through her experience with Chorale and Sounds.


5/16/2022, 1:00pm

Your Spotify Cue

As the school year wraps up, many are preparing for long road trips. Whether your drive leads back to a childhood hometown or an exciting and new place (or somewhere in between), this final edition of Spotify Cue is here to fill your car with a playlist that will highlight the adventure that summer offers.  


5/16/2022, 1:00pm

Hope Oaks strikes note with Taylor community

The turning of the tassel, the tossing of caps and the marching to “Pomp and Circumstance” are quickly identified as commencement traditions widely performed at graduation ceremonies throughout the country.   At Taylor, however, one more element gets thrown into the mix — the bagpipe. 


5/9/2022, 11:00am

Cellar Door

Features Co-Editor Amelia Bostick wraps up her column “Cellar Door” with a fan favorite.