Love Letters: Sophie Fagan and Wes Anderson

Abigail Gower Web Editor In Love Letters, The Artisan speaks with one senior from each arts area about an artist in their field who has been meaningful to them and their artistic practice. If you’re interested in participating in this series, you can express interest by sending a direct message to The Artisan’s Instagram account, @artisan_news. From bright pinks, yellows, and blues, it’s clear Wes … Continue reading Love Letters: Sophie Fagan and Wes Anderson

Music has positive impact on mental wellbeing

Across a globe of countries separated by oceans and borders, one of the rare, shared connections is art. It’s seen throughout history that art constantly draws people in because of its expressive nature. Between cultures it takes diverse shapes and methods. Today, one of the most widespread art forms is music. It’s easily accessible because of the radio and mobile apps like Spotify. Continue reading Music has positive impact on mental wellbeing

Love Letters: Britney Garibay and Frida Kahlo

We began our conversation with Frida Kahlo’s unibrow: a trait that has brought her both admiration and scorn. As a prominent feature of her face, it is also sometimes considered a prominent feature of Kahlo’s body of work, which includes a number of self-portraits exploring the many facets of her personal identity. Continue reading Love Letters: Britney Garibay and Frida Kahlo

Earl Sweatshirt’s music still soothes angry teenage souls

Lily Paternoster Editor-in-chief    Earl Sweatshirt, born Thebe Kgositsile, rose to fame in 2010 as part of rap collective Odd Future.    Earl, considered a “rap acrobat,” became popularized with the 2013 album, “Doris.” Two years later, “I Don’t Like Sh*t I Don’t Go Outside,” debuted. His freshman and sophomore projects mirrored the rapping he did for Odd Future in aggression and depressing lyrics—what the … Continue reading Earl Sweatshirt’s music still soothes angry teenage souls

Minority roles in Hollywood

Tierny Touch Junior Social Media Editor Hollywood is like any other business: it follows the money. Right now, minority stories are equivalent to a cash register’s chime. Corey Thayer, Cinematic Arts Department Chair, believes that these movies may not be the product of noble actions. The recent trend of major production companies casting minority actors for non-stereotypical roles may be because they’re trying to get … Continue reading Minority roles in Hollywood

LGBT in Literature

Andrew Doyle  Staff Writer  Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) literature has been controversial for decades and now is more mainstream and acceptable.  There still is a small amount of LGBT literature being published, but the amount published a year has increased. said that in 2016 mainstream publishers published 79 LGBT Young adult books and in 2015 54 LGBT YA books were published.  Despite … Continue reading LGBT in Literature


Lily Paternoster Co-Editor-in-Chief The weekend of October 26, Jonah Hill made his long-awaited directorial debut with the A24-produced film, “Mid90s.” Following Stevie, played by Sunny Suljic, a thirteen-year-old living in the grungy suburbs of Los Angeles, Hill’s film addresses the community within skateboarding in a way many films appropriate. He portrays the various stages of adolescence organically, homing in on friendship and a need to … Continue reading Mid90s