Why College Admissions is Like ABC’s Shark Tank — And You are the Shark!
Opinion

Why College Admissions is Like ABC’s Shark Tank — And You are the Shark!

By Mia Speier ’18 Senior year is undeniably the most stressful year of high school. Each grade in high school is exhausting and challenging course-wise, but senior year comes with the extra nerves and stress of the college admissions process. All throughout our last four years at Immaculate Heart, we have been told to “challenge … Continue reading

Rapiers and Rap: The Genesian’s Romeo and Juliet
Arts and Entertainment / Opinion

Rapiers and Rap: The Genesian’s Romeo and Juliet

By Ashley Conde ’17 The story of Romeo and Juliet is deeply embedded in our cultural psyche. Artists have adapted the original Shakespearean text to different social contexts— for example, West Side Story is set in mid-century New York, while High School Musical occurs in early 2000s New Mexico. With their most recent production, the … Continue reading

Review: The Genesian’s Romeo and Juliet
Arts and Entertainment / Opinion

Review: The Genesian’s Romeo and Juliet

By Nicolette Nuzzi ’17 The Genesian’s lively, hip-hop-infused interpretation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet entertained the Immaculate Heart community from March 23-26th. The actors and stage crew took on the daunting task of revamping the iconic, age-old story and did so incredibly well. It was apparent that the actors understood what they were saying, despite … Continue reading

The Disempowering Effect of Queerbaiting
Opinion

The Disempowering Effect of Queerbaiting

By Lauren Berger ’18 Recent trends in media – particularly films, television series, and books – are normalizing the presence of LGBT characters and LGBT issues. Although introduced in part to attract a broader audience, these attempts are nonetheless encouraging to social minority groups like the LGBT community. However, like all new efforts in inclusivity … Continue reading

Women’s Studies: A Memoir
Opinion

Women’s Studies: A Memoir

Dear Juniors, If you are looking for a senior theology class that encourages spiritual growth with minimal homework, Women’s Studies is the class for you! Women’s Studies, like all senior theology courses, is a single-semester class. Additionally, students who take Women’s Studies receive college credits at UC schools. The required textbook is The Spiral Path, … Continue reading

Kaine vs. Pence: The VP Debate
Opinion

Kaine vs. Pence: The VP Debate

By Blair Peppe ’17 Vice-presidential debates do not typically get as large an audience of viewers as presidential debates. However, the recent face-to-face between Virginia U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential running mate) and Indiana Governor Mike Pence (Donald Trump’s vice presidential running mate) delivered the same heat. As the two men squared … Continue reading

Debate Poll
Opinion

Debate Poll

By McKenna Hendrickson ’17 This is the first article in an ongoing series about IH’s view of the Presidential Election. We asked the student body three questions about the first Presidential Debate and about 100 students responded. Here are the results: “Trump was shocking.” “While I think that Hillary won because of her direct answers … Continue reading

Class Reviews
Opinion

Class Reviews

To aid students who choosing their classes The Bamboo asked students about APs and electives that they recommend taking. Here is what some of them had to say. Women’s Studies This class is a really calm and easy course. Workload is not at all daunting and consists mostly of creative projects. However it should be … Continue reading