"No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist." - Oscar Wilde
By Sandy Hernandez
Five of the six choirs of Mountain View - Chamber Choir, A Cappella, Man Choir, Con Brio and Symphonic Voices - combined on February 10th and 11th for three performances of their special concert titled, "Sounds Like Love."
The concert, which served as a fundraiser for students participating in choir tour 2017, focused on songs meant for the February season, all themed around love.
Mr. Taylor, the director of MVHS's choirs, said that the concert went very well and that he thought it was really successful. He said that all the students came together and said that the techies did a great job.
Mr. Taylor also mentioned that he wouldn’t change anything about the concert other than he wished that there were more people attending the concert and that the students would’ve done a better job at spreading the word out. He also said that having three performances was a gamble and said he wouldn't do it in the future.
Overall he said that they all did a great job in all the performances but that Saturday was a little better because he felt a lot of great energy that night.
His favorite part of the event was that he didn't have to feel that he was teaching or running around after everyone because he felt that he was part of their performance .
By Abby Allred
Ever since Nathan Criman, the Mountain View drama teacher, was hired in 1993, he has had a special gift to see students’ full potential and has had the talent to guide them to achieve their theatrical goals.
The process in which the Mountain View drama department chooses their productions and actors is interestin and takes many different factors into account.
Every year when local junior highs such as Lakeridge and Orem Junior High hold a show, Mr.Criman and his fellow theatre connoisseurs go and observe all the actors. At first this process sounds a tiny bit “creepy,” but it is actually quite inspiring.
Criman has an amazing knack to see people’s potential and exactly what type of acting roles they’d excel in. Considering this technique, this is a major factor in how Mr. Criman chooses his plays and musicals.
For example, he heard the beautiful voice of Mckenna Johnson and could see that she would be fantastic as the role of Ariel in this years production of The Little Mermaid.
Another factor that plays into how the theater directors at Mountain View choose what show to do is “the needs of the community.” Criman tells us that he also takes into account the opinion of the principal, Dr.Chun.
This year’s musical, The Little Mermaid, was a common favorite pick because of how fun it would be for the community, how it spiced things up compared to shows they’ve done lately, and how it was a fun show for students to participate in.
Performer Acelin Brown says she has loved participating in this production of The Little Mermaid, and that Criman has given her the opportunity to use her passion for theatre makeup to create “magical characters, using bright, fun colors”!
It was exciting to see how she transformed average students into an array of fantasy characters.
Another thing that was fun to see in this year’s major musical production was the choreography of 2015-2016 graduate Beth Bettridge.
She said, “Mr.Criman noticed my choreography in past years and invited me to come this year and help out, I was so complimented he saw hat much potential in me.”
With the mix of many talented students, this year’s production of The Little Mermaid was MAGICAL, and included many cool moments such as the special effect of FLYING CHARACTERS that added to its already being an enchanting show. This was not be one to miss. Criman included many fragments of emotional, talent and creativity into this year’s production of The Little Mermaid.
By Trae Thomas
Fashion is evolving 24/7 but what seems to keep popping up in 2017 is the beautiful era we call the ’90s.
Whether you liked the ’90s or not, they're back.
Go into any school and you’ll see hallways full of jean jackets, overalls and velvet. You will also see big fashion chains start to evolve into the new fashion of 2017.
Chokers made their way through 2016 and are now what we call the latest jewelry. Teenagers are becoming a regular at their local thrift store in search of fishnets or crop tops because after all, the crop top is the hottest item on the market.
Welcome to the new year that’s now being called "fabulous grunge."
By Julia Harter
The fashion in 2017 is a mix of "my newfound skater boy passion” and a messy '90s vibe.
Old school skaters have always been known for their classic rad style that can easily be picked out of a lineup. Now that the cross of the two styles attracts everyone, it’s not so sexy and edgy to rock that once mysterious skater boy look.
SUPREME is feeling the '90s with their striped sweaters and turtlenecks, and it’s so cute.
Nobody is complaining about the Lords of Dogtown long hair trend - keep that one going, ah bless.
I'm a texture and details kinda girl, so I absolutely love that we have focused in on the smooth, the vintage, and the free-spirited details from the '90s to form our own personal, daily “aesthetic.”