2017

Talking about “What if Nothing” is hard

Though they are most widely known for their Summer 2014 anthem “Shut Up and Dance,” Walk the Moon has been by my side since 2012 and guided me through my freshman and sophomore years with their freshman and sophomore albums. I waited three long years for their third album. Yet, while struggling to push through my first semester of junior year, I also struggled to get through their newest release, “What if Nothing.”

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“Call Me By Your Name:” Love is love

Directed by Luca Guadagnino and starring Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer, “Call Me By Your Name” is a coming of age story about Elio, a 17 year old boy who falls in love with the American man boarding with his family over the summer.


Lulu’s Lemonade: Lady Bird sings the blues

Since September, I have been impatiently awaiting the release of the movie “Lady Bird.” I derived an embarrassing amount of joy from watching the trailer over and over like a music video. Finally, after months of anticipation, I dragged all my friends to see it (multiple times).




Summer’s not just for fun and relaxation anymore

For many Marlborough students, entering Upper School means pressure to submit college applications filled with impressive activities and a clear focus on the future. Some students have found these pressures to be a catalyst for stress and anxiety in planning summer break activities.




Community service shouldn’t be awarded

I have volunteered every year since 7th grade, and as cliché as it may sound, the amazing part of volunteering is the feeling of having an impact on the greater community and making a difference—no award necessary.