The Ballard Talisman

REVIEW: Art at BHS

May 7, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Visual Art

The art in our school was selected by alumni Alice Rooney and Matthew Kangas in 1997, when the new remodel opened. Students at school are lucky to have such beautiful and unique pieces to see everyday but, chances are tha...

REVIEW: “Love, Simon”

Annika Bergstrom, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film

I would probably be one of the only people who didn’t enjoy Love, Simon to the fullest extent. The acting was good, the cinematography was of an average quality, and the plot was mediocre. I’m a big believer in the qua...

‘Ready Player One’ brings out the geek in all of us

Claude Brun, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film

“Ready Player One” released to great popularity in 2011 and has since become one of the defining texts for the nerdiest of our generation. The book took place in a near future where the world is going through what seems to be ...

The Doability Doctrine in the age of Donald Trump

Eleanor Dudley, Editor in Chief

May 4, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Books

Madeline Albright is one of my heroes. I say this not only because of my interest in international relations and foreign policy. I say it not simply because she paved the way for women in high-ranking political positions as the fi...

Far Cry 5: Hicks and sticks

Ian Davino, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Video Games/Interactive

[DISCLAIMER: This article contains minor story / gameplay spoilers] Far Cry 5 is a game of many balancing acts- some succeed, some don’t. The latest Ubisoft title developed by Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Toronto follow...

‘Twin Fantasy (Face to Face)’ proves rock isn’t dead yet

March 30, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Books

As the 21st century has progressed it has become increasingly difficult to find music that can be categorized as rock without blaspheming the genre’s deep history. However, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to find. Ba...

Building a place in video game fame, it’s “Fortnite: Battle Royale”

Max Schomber, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Video Games/Interactive

Epic Games was not the only company to jump on the battle royale hype train with their release of the free to play “Fortnite: Battle Royale” on July 5, 2017, they just seemingly did it the best as evident by the game’s massiv...

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ captures the magic of our modern world

Eileen MacDonald, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film

In award winning director Ava Duvernay’s re-imagination of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, she plays with the parallels of realism and the magical realm, and where those two concepts intersect within our world ...

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