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Childrens Theater Comes Alive at Cardboard Playhouse

Children’s Theater Comes Alive at Cardboard Playhouse

Bea Busby '28, Writer September 24, 2023

Cardboard Playhouse Theatre Company (CPTC) was founded by Doug Montoya and Kristan Berg, local actors and leaders of The Box Performance Space in Albuquerque, in 2004. Berg began performing when she was...

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The Nominees: Best Picture Nominees Reviewed

Ben Montoya '23, Writer, Journalism Class 2022-2023 March 3, 2023

My personal rankings of the Best Picture Nominees, relatively spoiler free, in anticipation of the 95th Academy Awards on March 12th. #10 Avatar: The Way of Water - This was hands down the most visually...

Spine-Chilling: A M3GAN Review

Spine-Chilling: A M3GAN Review

Jayraina Montoya '23, Writer, Journalism Class 2022-2023 February 3, 2023

From horror powerhouses James Wan and Jason Blum comes the newest creepy doll movie: M3GAN. You might know Wan from the Saw, Insidious, Annabelle, and The Conjuring franchises, and Blum from his most recent...

Goodbye Trump, There’s A New Miss Universe in Town

Goodbye Trump, There’s A New Miss Universe in Town

Darin Eberhardt '25, Opinion and Arts & Culture Editor November 17, 2022

Miss Universe—the chaotic mishmash of beauty standards, trend-setting, and controversy which forms one of the world’s largest beauty pageants—airs each year to millions of viewers across the globe....

Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers Review

Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers Review

Sophia Liem '23, DEI Coordinator May 18, 2022

The same man that turned the metamorphosis of a butterfly into a detailed journey of the Black man’s struggle with critiques of capitalism, colorism, and systemic racism in To Pimp a Butterfly has done...

One-Acts this spring highlighted the talent and dedication of the theater community at the Academy.

2022 Spring One-Acts Review

Halie Leland '23, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 17, 2022

The student-directed one-act plays annually provide a celebration of the Academy's vibrant theater community. This tradition allows students to showcase their talent across various aspects of production,...

CODA features an emotional plot, captivating cinematography, and a stunning soundtrack.

CODA Review: Oscar Winning Best Picture

Elias Arredondo '23, Writer May 12, 2022

This year's Academy Awards hailed an unprecedented surprise to the forefront of modern media with CODA winning all three nominations: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, and Best adapted Screenplay. CODA...

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: A Review

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: A Review

Lily Ma'ayan '24, 7th Grade Editor April 19, 2022

Amazon Prime’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel series, whose first episode came out in 2017, has stumbled its way through its fourth season this spring. The show follows Midge Maisel, a perky Jewish New York...

Despite being overshadowed by the slap heard round the world at the Oscars, the 2022 Grammy Awards offered up a mix of predictable and surprising results.  -- Original art by Ell Bueno 24

The 64th Annual Grammy Awards: Everything You Need to Know

William Weinstein '23, Writer, Journalism Class 2022-2023 April 12, 2022

The 2022 Grammy Awards were well… a mixed bag. For the second year in a row, the awards themselves felt like an even distribution among the nominated artists, with no landslide in favor of one. Coming...

Celebrating Women in the Month of March

Celebrating Women’s History Month

March 16, 2022

For Women's History Month this March, Advocate writers are reflecting on the many contributions women make to society. Explore our collection below to join us in celebrating women both in our community...

Celebrating Black Music

Celebrating Black Music

Neil Mahto '23, Opinion Editor February 24, 2022

The advent of Jimi Hendrix to the popular music stage forever changed the genre. In fact, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame says Jimi Hendrix is “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history...

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The Advocate’s Black History Month Collection

February 24, 2022

In the month of February, we look back and celebrate Black culture as a whole. Black history and culture is the heart of their genius. This collection from The Advocate is meant to celebrate and recognize...

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