Alums soar to TikTok stardom, use platform to induce change

Former students Max Olsher (’21), Isabella Mattera (’20) and Siena Moran (’19) continue to gain massive followings on TikTok. These creators have attempted to use their platforms to educate followers on a range of topics to incite long-term change.

Amid exponentially rising cases of COVID-19 in the initial months of 2020, social media app TikTok rapidly grew alongside the virus and generated over 315 million downloads, per Sensor Tower.

According to Wallaroo, Generation Z accounts for more tha

‘Footloose’ production process begins in person after COVID-19 halted normal performances

After an abnormal year for High School performing arts during which they published a video broadcast of “Fame: the Musical” and performed socially-distanced choir and acting performances, students are now permitted to step foot on stage and perform unmasked, similar to circumstances prior to COVID-19.

This year, the Performing Arts Department selected the musical “Footloose” as the annual performance.

Choral Director Lisa Ross said the musical selection process is extensive and was guided by s

Community debates validity of Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘drivers license’

17 year old Olivia Rodrigo’s debut single “drivers license” has surpassed all other songs on Spotify and has remained at No. 1 on the charts since its second day of release on Jan. 8. The popularity of the song can be traced back to the widespread impact of social media and surrounding drama.

As TikTok users across the globe scrolled through the app during the second week of January, one song flooded the For You page. 17-year-old Olivia Rodrigo’s single “drivers license” was released Jan. 8 and

‘Fame’ production process begins

Students rehearse the main number in the musical “Fame.” This was one of the few rehearsals in-person, as most took place over Zoom. The final production will be on the ASL website Dec. 18.

Every year, students participate in the annual theater production. This year, however, the theater department has had to adapt the show due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Initially, the department had chosen “Little Shop of Horrors” as the musical this year, but Performing Arts Teacher Todd Sessoms said it was n