9/26/2023, 4:20pm

Grace’s Weekly Record: ‘songs’

Have you ever listened to an album, and suddenly felt like you have been transported to a forest — with birds chirping and creek water streaming? Adrianne Lenker’s indie-folk album “songs” encapsulates that feeling.

9/26/2023, 4:18pm

3 fall movies to cozy up with

Last Saturday was the first day of fall, and I spent it as one should, bundled up in blankets on a rainy day with my favorite fall movies. It is my tradition to watch these films as soon as there is a slight autumn breeze. The chilly, rainy day, along with my pestering cold, was the perfect excuse to begin my binge-watch. Here are the three movies I watched, and that you should also watch on your next cozy day in. 

9/19/2023, 12:10pm

‘Stranger Things’ releases Scoops Ahoy ice cream

If you watch “Stranger Things,” then you are probably familiar with Scoops Ahoy that was featured in season 3. Scoops Ahoy ice cream is now sold by the pint in Walmart stores. This line of ice cream launched Wednesday, Sept. 13, with seven new flavors.

9/19/2023, 12:00pm

Kim van Alkemade introduces new novel: 'Counting Lost Stars'

Kim van Alkemade is a New York Times bestselling author of “Orphan #8.” She talked about her newest book, “Counting Lost Stars,” which was released on July 18, at Stewart Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 13. The event began at 7 p.m. and people were glued to their seats until the very end. 

9/19/2023, 12:00pm

Broadway’s “Some Like it Hot” is frustratingly lukewarm

As I make my way into the Shubert Theatre, I am preparing for a knockout musical. As Daphne says in her eleventh-hour number, “You Coulda Knocked Me Over With A Feather.” For me, “Some Like it Hot” struggled to knock me over. I doubt a hundred feathers would have been able to.

9/19/2023, 12:00pm

It’s not summer without ‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’

As summer slips away, it’s easy to escape into the crunching leaves and cozy sweaters of autumn without remembering the souvenirs this summer has given us. An important keepsake from summer 2023 is the second season of “The Summer I Turned Pretty,” a book trilogy now adapted into an Amazon Prime original series that encapsulates the freedom and fear of formative years. So before we curl up under our blankets with pumpkin spice lattes, let’s reminisce on the series that had us all rooting either against the main character or for one of two very attractive brothers.

9/13/2023, 12:29pm

‘Hotel California’ brings Eagles’ hits to Shippensburg

Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles brought the ’70s band’s distinct country and rock sounds to Shippensburg this past weekend when they performed at the Luhrs Center on Sept. 8. Their set was quite diverse, with slower songs early on and most of the heavy rockers coming after the intermission, before finishing with some non-Eagles covers.

9/12/2023, 12:00pm

These 5 books were challenged: Why?

1.  “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins Depending on your school, this book series may have been banned. Parents were against their children reading the series due to the violence, language and other sequences that contained content they did not think their children should be reading. Although, the book series may have been banned and/or challenged simply because the theme is of a rebellion and the main character challenges authority. 

8/29/2023, 12:00pm

Grace’s Weekly Record: ‘We’ll All Be Here Forever’

The places we grow up in have the power to affect our lives forever. Noah Kahan’s folk album “Stick Season (We’ll All Be Here Forever)” describes the bittersweetness of being stuck in your hometown and what can happen when you finally leave it. 

8/8/2023, 12:37pm

‘Jurassic Park in Concert’

Can a 30-year-old movie about dinosaurs still pull in a crowd in 2023? You bet “Jurassic” can.  In a never-before-in-Shippensburg event, the Luhrs Performing Arts Center (LPAC) hosted individuals of all ages on Thursday, July 20, for “Jurassic Park in Concert” as part of its Shippensburg Summer Music Festival. 

4/25/2023, 12:00pm

Bombs and Barbies: 2023 summer movies

2022 proved to not only be a great year for movies critically, but financially too, and it cemented that going to the movies is back in style. Studios are clearly capitalizing on this as the 2023 Summer Movie season is stacked to the brim with some massive blockbusters and highly-anticipated tentpole films.