Monthly Archives: September 2015

A Successful Senior Class Photo

Lia Horyczun ‘16
EE Managing Editor


Members of the Class of ’16 gather at McDougall Stadium for the senior picture.

On Friday, September 18, the class of 2016 gathered together at McDougall Stadium to take the senior class photo. The class of 2016 has over 500 students who broke into groups to participate in the festive senior activity by standing on the bleachers with slogans on their shirts reading left to right. Senior Matthew Buckwald commented, “ I loved it! It was more work than I thought it would be to get the group together and make the shirts, but it was so worth it. Having just our class on the field was so surreal.”

The Emmy Awards 2015

Benjamin Vu ‘16
Senior Entertainment Editor

Actress Viola Davis with her Emmy from the 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Actress Viola Davis with her Emmy from the 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Photo courtesy of

On September 20, the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards took place at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles, California. Emmy Awards are given to those who have shown excellence in the television industry, similar to the Academy Awards for film or the Grammy Awards for music, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. This year, for the first time, the event was hosted by Andy Samberg.

That night, history was made as Viola Davis became the first African-American woman to win the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. In her acceptance speech, Davis quoted the phrase of Harriet Tubman by saying “In my mind, I see a line. And over that line, I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful white women with their arms stretched out to me, over that line. But I can’t seem to get there no how. I can’t seem to get over that line.”

Davis then proceeded to mention that opportunity was the sole obstacle that separated women of color from everyone else. It is impossible to win an Emmy for a role that is not yet available or existent.

Fall TV Preview

Rachel Tropp ‘16
EE Editor-in-Chief

Set your DVRs to tape, because the fall TV season is here and the line-up of new shows is definitely promising. Here are some of the best shows on the schedule:

Angel-From-Hell-CBS-logo-key-art-740x416Angel From Hell (CBS)
Premieres Nov. 5 at 9:30

Fans of Glee and Psych can look forward to the pairing of Jane Lynch and Maggie Lawson in this new comedy about  dermatologist Allison Fuller and her questionable guardian angel Amy– as the title suggests, Amy may be a crazy person masquerading as an angel, yet that doesn’t explain all the things she knows about Allison’s life since childhood. The show’s creator, Tad Quill, asked, What would it be like if a guardian angel actually came into your life? … You would probably think that person was crazy. But a small part of you would hope that was true, because who wouldn’t want a guardian angel?” If all these questions don’t satisfy you, catch the show on Thursdays at 9:30 to discover the truth. 

Best Time EverBest Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (NBC)
Premieres Sept. 15 at 10:00

This hour-long American Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway will bring everybody’s favorite comedian, magician, and triple threat back to TV as the host of his own variety show. Its schedule includes guest appearances, performances, comedy skits, and more. While the network hasn’t been more specific on what to expect, with Neil Patrick Harris at the helm, the show can’t be too bad. After all, he’s hosted the Emmys, the Tonys, and the Academy Awards, so hosting a variety show should be old hat for him. Tune in Tuesdays at 10 to catch him in action.

CHICAGO MED -- Pictured: "Chicago Med" Key Art -- (Photo by: NBCUniversal)Chicago Med (NBC)
Premieres Nov. 17 at 10:00

Fans of Chicago Fire and Chicago PD can look forward to the newest series in the franchise about (what else?) the busy lives of the hospital workers in one of America’s largest cities. The characters from the other two series will guest star on occasion, but there will also be a whole new cast once again reinventing the hospital trope. This hour-long drama will probably be as captivating as its predecessors, so catch it Tuesdays at 10.

grandfathered-fox-tv-2Grandfathered (Fox)
Premieres Sept. 29th at 8:00

Anyone who has watched Full House or Drake and Josh should be thrilled at John Stamos and Josh Peck’s return to TV as a father-son duo in this new sitcom. The twist? Stamos’s character, Jimmy Martino, a recently divorced restaurant owner, didn’t know he had a son, never mind a granddaughter. Whatever the show’s plot cliches, the talent on camera is sure to make it worthwhile, so check it out on Tuesdays at 8.

scream-queens-01Scream Queens (Fox)
Premieres Sept. 22nd at 8:00

This horror-comedy anthology from one of the creators of Glee takes place in a an elite sorority, Kappa Kappa Tau. When Dean Cathy Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) declares the sorority must accept all pledges, sorority leader Chanel Oberlin’s (Emma Roberts) world is set on end, and more trouble breaks out with a new murder every episode, as a serial killer is on the loose. The cast includes Lea Michele, Nasim Pedrad, Keke Palmer, Ariana Grande, and Nick Jonas, to name just a few, so make sure to set it to tape Tuesdays at 8. You won’t want to miss it.


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