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Winter dance show brings holiday cheer

Melanie Furman, Managing Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

The Corona Dance Company’s A Nutcracker Tale has become a great tradition to begin the holiday season at Corona. In its fourth annual performance on Dec. 1 and 2, the show did not disappoint. A Nutcracker Tale reimagined the story of the famous ballet The Nutcracker, integrating dance styles from pointe t...

Theatreworks excited for musical

Haley Spracale, Sports Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Around Corona del Sol, Entertainment, News, Top Stories

Photo by Morgan Treptow Theatreworks presents the first musical of the year with Into the Woods. This two hour and 30 minute show will blow audiences away with the amazing music and acting. For those new to musical theatre, Into the Woods is a musical with the book written by James Lapine and ...

‘Star Wars-Abridged’ does not disappoint

‘Star Wars-Abridged’ does not disappoint

Melanie Furman, Managing Editor

September 12, 2017


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CdS TheatreWorks performed its first show of the year, Star Wars Abridged, on Sept. 7 and 9 on the James C. Love stage. This reprisal of the play, which was performed in 2015, was well done. The show condensed the original Star Wars trilogy into a play that ran under an hour, making the pace of this ...

First stage production of the year promises to excite

Maria Manaog, Staff Writer

September 7, 2017


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Coming this September, CdS Theatreworks will be bringing Star Wars back onstage as the first play of the school year. It made its debut at Corona in 2015. Drama teacher and lead director Chris Carter is a huge Star Wars fan. Carter is very excited to present this show again two years later. “Me, ...

Corona del Sol theatre performs ‘The Man Who Came To Dinner’

Nikki Dull, Staff Writer

April 13, 2017


Filed under Around Corona del Sol, Entertainment, Uncategorized

On April 9 CdS TheatreWorks performed its final play of the school year, The Man Who Came To Dinner written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. The play started off with a man, Whiteside, in a wheelchair complaining about an ankle injury that occurred outside the house of the Stanleys- his new home...

Things to do this weekend in the valley

Things to do this weekend in the valley

Patricia Stoica, Opinions Editor

January 6, 2017


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Looking for something fun to do, or need a cultural event to write up for a class? Here are some things you can do with friends this weekend.   For fun Cityskate is located in downtown Phoenix and like the name implies, it’s a proper outdoor ice-skating rink. It’s only open for a few w...

Corona band puts on joyous holiday concert

Nikki Dull, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016


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On Dec. 13 Corona del Sol’s band and percussion performed together for a joint holiday performance directed by Scott Werner. To start of the night, percussion performed the song “Hanukkah” and the stage was set up to match the holiday theme and also included captivating colorful lights that...

Battlefield 1 lives up to high expectations

Ethan Farrell, Staff Writer

December 13, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Staff Editorials, Uncategorized

Many modern first-person shooters take place in a futuristic time period. It has been a popular setting in video games, but has become rather exhausted. Gamers have been asking for a sweet release from jetpacks, hovercraft, and spaceships in major game titles, and DICE has delivered. DICE is well...

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them makes a splash at the box office

Ethan Farrell, Staff Writer

December 12, 2016


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Many large works of fiction can be hard to add to in such a way that it will be satisfying on its own and to those who are already fans. J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series is no exception, being a largely developed world of wizardry that has captivated people of all ages since the first book was released....

Popular gifts to make you the hit of your Christmas party

Haley Spracale, Staff Writer

December 12, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Life & Times, Opinions, Uncategorized

As the holiday season gets closer more and more people start heading out to purchase gifts for their friends and family. If you aren’t sure what to get for that special someone, here’s a wrap-up of some of the hottest gifts this season. Pie Face board game This game is becoming larger than life — literally. With its own segment on Ellen and videos of people playing this new game all over Youtube, Pie Face is a cheap, family-friendly game. The only material you need to buy other than the game is a can of whipped-cream. Be warned, this is game doesn’t come without the possibility of a big mess. You can bu...

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