Author: Reilly Kneedler
Review: Welcome to Urinetown
By Reilly Kneedler
The best shows – whether they be movies, television or live theater – incorporate a healthy dose of contrast. Continue reading “Review: Welcome to Urinetown”
“The Interview” presents a unique opportunity to be daring
Written By Reilly Kneedler
At any minute I thoroughly expect Kim Jong Un to come break down my door, ready to blow me away. I can say this with relative certainty because I have seen “The Interview.” Continue reading ““The Interview” presents a unique opportunity to be daring”
Brothers on the Mat
A Sports Feature – Written By Reilly Kneedler
Originally published in the Dec. 24 issue of the Wenatchee World
“I want him to be better than me.” Those words are rare coming from a competitive athlete, but for Eastmont’s Julian Arellano, they couldn’t be more true about his brother Louis. Continue reading “Brothers on the Mat”
Alta Lake Golf Course engulfed by firestorm
A Natural Disater Feature – Written By Reilly Kneedler
Originally published in the July 27 issue of the Wenatchee World
PATEROS — According to Parker Barth, Alta Lake Golf Course is “the essence of a family run business.”
“We started off as a real mom and pop business,” he said. “Kids would change water, dad would mow greens and mom would watch the pro shop.” Continue reading “Alta Lake Golf Course engulfed by firestorm”
High school cyclist wins top honor at State Cyclocross Championship
A Sports Feature – Written By Reilly Kneedler
Originally published in the December 2 issue of the Wenatchee World
As a junior at Cashmere High School, Cole Paton already has a number of impressive cycling feats under his belt. However last weekend, he topped them off with a first place finish in the Washington State Cylcocross Championship.
Continue reading “High school cyclist wins top honor at State Cyclocross Championship”
The Right to Bear Crosses
A Societal Analysis Article – Written By Reilly Kneedler
Originally published in the November 12 issue of the Scratching Post
Blurring the line: religious freedom v. school safety
As the battle between self-expression and rigid institutional conformity rages in the halls of our local schools, many think the First Amendment clearly states freedom for all.
Students often get upset when teachers and staff tell them what they can and can not wear, or what they can and cannot do while in school. This causes their minds to jump to the oh-so-famous Bill of Rights which protects their ability to wear what they want and express whatever they desire. What most students do not understand is that at school they do not have the full rights that the public does. Continue reading “The Right to Bear Crosses”
Skateboarding, A Point of Pride for One Wildcat
A Student Feature – Written By Reilly Kneedler
Originally published in the November 28 issue of the Scratching Post
Redefining the idea of skateboarding
Pirate hop blunt, finger flip out… sound like a different language to you?
A pirate hop blunt with a finger flip out is actually a skateboarding trick, more specifically Eastmont High School junior Deven Heston’s favorite of them all – and Heston knows more skate tricks than a sane person would ever need to.
Skateboarding really is a language of its own; as an arcane, infamous community of “trouble makers,” they have had to isolate themselves and create their own culture and language in the process. Although as an avid skateboarder, Heston doesn’t always agree with those stereotypes. Continue reading “Skateboarding, A Point of Pride for One Wildcat”
For the Record
An Investigative Article – Written By Reilly Kneedler
Originally featured in the November 12 issue of the Scratching Post
What’s the deal with your permanent record?
After discovering the ins and outs of scholarly record keeping, here is a brief summary of the process that tracks your life in high school.
“You better behave young man, or this’ll go on your permanent record!”
For anyone who has endured years or public school, this phrase has been etched into infamy. It exists as that constant threat; yet no student seems to have ever actually seen this archaic yellow musty file inside of a locked file cabinet known as your “Permanent Record.” Continue reading “For the Record”
Betsy Arlt and Cole Christman; Local Kingpins of the Finish Line
Sports Feature – Written by Reilly Kneedler
Originally featured in the October 8th issue of the Scratching Post
“Running is one of those sports where you kinda need other people to help push you to go faster,” said Betsy Arlt, Eastmont’s top female cross country runner. “It helps to have them around in a race.”
This presents quite a paradox for the modern cross country competitor: the rival helps you get a better time. Continue reading “Betsy Arlt and Cole Christman; Local Kingpins of the Finish Line”