I have never been described as stylish so at first glance you may read this and wonder, “How is Robby Irgang writing a fashion report?” Well, to be honest, I’ll be asking a lot of the readers for help. However, for this first issue I thought I should make it a little gender specific. For the guys, it’s winter time and so as you roll out of bed, I expect to see nothing but some comfortable sweats and a t-shirt. This is the time of the year when some guys try to get fancy, especially when we come back from break. You can stay warm and comfortable while still being fashionable. Tanner Richards, a Junior, believes a little differently:
“A long sleeve t-shirt, some khakis or jeans, and a loafer-type shoe like Sperry’s.” is what he thinks is in this season.
Now for the ladies: This one is tricky for me, but I have been able to ask for some opinions and can’t wait to hear more. West Senior Devyn Lane has told me:
“Small polka dots are becoming very popular” along with “peplum shirts, lace and the color emerald.”
Always remember the golden rule: Keep it simple and you can’t go wrong. I’m hoping that I help West High dress stylishly year round. Chao!
With the holiday season upon us, this edition of Top Five features five sure-fire movies to spread a little holiday cheer.
5: HOME ALONE
I could be biased because I grew up just minutes away from the Home Alone house in Winnetka, Illinois, but this movie is fantastic! Never has there ever been a little brat quite as brilliant as Kevin McAllister. That stupid face that Macaulay Culkin makes throughout the movie is an epic win.
4: THE MUPPETS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Though the Muppet/live action combo is a little weird, it’s something The Muppets does well. Narrated by “I am really, actually Charles Dickens” Gonzo and Rizzo the Rat, this Muppets movie is by far my favorite. It’s a Christmas musical with all your favorite Muppets. I’m pretty sure that equals a holiday masterpiece.
3: A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
Everyone’s seen this movie and loves it. Walk into the Christmas department of any store and half of the stuff there is Charlie Brown related. “Can’t you even tell a good tree from a poor tree?” Positively, absolutely Peanuts at its best.
Starring Will Ferrel and Zoey Deschanel, Elf is an ingenious movie about a human raised as an elf and his quest to find his father in New York City. Will Ferrell is eccentric in a whimsical and loveable way. And besides, who can resist a movie with a puppet narwhal?
1: A CHRISTMAS STORY
Is there any such movie as iconic as this one? Taking place in northern Indiana, this personal narrative flick is based on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash, a collection of short stories inspired by Jean Shepherd’s youth. It’s hard to choose a favorite scene – the leg lamp, the triple dog dare, and the “oh fudge” moment are all tied for me. Perhaps it’s the fact that TBS shows it for 24 hours straight on Christmas, or the fact that when I was little, we always watched it Christmas Eve, on the good old VCR, but A Christmas Story will forever be the Christmas movie to me.
College: Lexington School for Recording Arts
Major/minor: Audio Engineering
Best Memory of High School: Battle of the Bands
Favorite class/teacher/subject: Music Theory
The thing I will miss most about high school will be: my friends
The thing I will miss least about high school will be: the school work
The thing I am most looking forward to in college is: getting started on my career
My advice for underclassmen is: don’t do drugs!
As this semester comes to an end, practice for the spring musical begins. This year’s spring musical will be the Jessica Slaton production of “Once Upon a Mattress,” a funky new view of the classic story of the Princess and the Pea. After auditions were held just a few weeks ago, we are all excited to see the cast of strong actors and actresses, as well as some new faces to the stage. The musical is currently scheduled to open on May 2, and we are all excited to see how it turns out. We hope that you will come out to see the musical when it opens.