Dramafest Auditions

Cassandra Pryer, Staff Writer

Yes! It is that time of the year again Mac! Dramafest is fast approaching and auditions are this week! There are multiple shows this year and actors are needed! Don’t worry if you have no experience in drama, this is your chance to start!

This year we are having auditions for two shows, the first “An Original One Act” written and directed by Lochlann Kerr and Cassandra Pryer which is looking for a cast of eight people. We are also looking for a cast of 4 people for “The Spotted Man” directed by Alan Han and John Cervantes.

Auditions will be happening at lunch on Monday, February 27th and Wednesday, March 1st. Remember auditions are open to all and we welcome everyone to come out and audition. These will be joint auditions which means you can audition for one of the shows or both! There is no need to sign up ahead of time, simply show up, audition, and leave some information on how to contact you.

We hope to see you there!

 

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KMK Interview Questions- Eunice Gatama

Megan Macasaet, Staff Writer

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Megan Macasaet: Hello Eunice, thanks for taking the time to do this! Let’s start with…what is your name, grade, and role? Could you also give a brief description your role without giving too much away?

Eunice Gatama: Hi my name is Eunice Gatama. I am in grade 12 and I play the role of Lois Lane/Bianca in the musical Kiss Me Kate. Okay, so Lois Lane in my opinion is an opportunist- she knows that to make it in a “Man’s World” is through their pockets, if you know what I mean. Yeah, she is a bit brazen. However I like her spunk and hunger to be something more.

MM: Ha! Lois has quite the personality, that’s for sure. So how did you react to getting your role?

EG: It’s a funny and short story. I was on the train on the way to church and I was jamming to some gospel music while refreshing the Google classroom page. Literally my fingers would tap refresh, refresh and at the millionth time of doing so, the cast list was up! I was ecstatic to find out I got the role, still am.

MM: What do like about you role and what do you hope to bring to it?

EG: I hope to be authentic and comfortable on stage. To me, I don’t just want to play the role, but actually be her. The stage is her world, so I want to make it as real as possible. I know I can!

MM: This is your second time being in MAC’s year play, but I hear that you’ve been doing theatre much longer than that.

EG: Yes, I have been involved in theatre since age twelve. Though it feels like most of my life.

MM: What do you enjoy about theatre?

EG: Everything! Let me explain, everyone has that one thing they’re great at; it’s something that fills you with bright confidence. I gained that through being part of the theatre program. My will to reach for greatest, to some extent, is credited to being in theatre. People find me naturally confident and extroverted, when in fact, I consider myself very shy when it comes to performing in front of a crowd. Drama made me believe I could do it.

MM: That’s all very touching. I’m sure many of us in this year’s production can relate. Speaking of the show… Describe the musical in five words or less.

EG: Comical, Jazzy, modern, brazen, unforgettable!

MM: Good ones! What kind of audience would enjoy this show?

EG: The type of people who will crack up at the jokes and want to have a wonderful time. Duh!

MM: Lastly, why do you think people should come watch the musical?

EG: It’s one night, one ticket, for an amazing performance done by more than one individual. So come support us!

MM: I couldn’t agree more!

 

Bucket List #9

Ariana’s Bucket List

  1. Get a Maltipoo and name it Tegan Jovanka
  2. Go to the Pampas and ride horses
  3. Learn epée style fencing
  4. Write and publish a book that becomes a classic to the level of James and Austen
  5. Watch every episode that exists of Classic Who and listen to the Big Finish audios
  6. Own a neo-gothic castle
  7. Own a first edition of The Europeans by Henry James
  8. See a revival of 80s synthpop in popular music
  9. Create my own kpop boy group and produce them
  10. Make a Tumblr for all my niche interests
  11. Get my Peter Grant books signed by Ben Aaronovitch
  12. Own a Paris apartment in the neighborhood of Montmartre
  13. Become the Doctor Who showrunner
  14. Go on a Victorian style European tour
  15. Attain a wardrobe like the Honorable Miss Phryne Fisher
  16. Find “the one”
  17. Learn to be fluent in Italian
  18. Get Buffy’s Coat from Becoming Part 1
  19. Buy a Tribble stuffy
  20. Have a private library with a ladder on wheels

 

 

Back to School Opinions

Paola Andrade Sequera, Staff Writer

It is surprising to think that it’s been roughly two months since school started, even though it feels like we’ve been back forever!

After asking a number of students in all grades, the general response to school’s return was not exactly optimistic. Most students seem to dread and complain that school is starting once again. Grade 12’s are nervous about their last year and applying for university while some grade 10’s are struggling to adapt to High School. The grade 10’s may also be feeling nervous and lost because of the huge changes.

As well, students are cranky due to the lack of sleep that they are dealing with. The adjustment from summer all-nighters to waking up at the crack of dawn is always a struggle for us students. In the words of a wise grade 11 student, “I got to wake up at five o’clock and I’m tired.” A disrupted sleeping schedule and the loss of the temporary freedom add up to a lack of enthusiasm for school.

While most students feel distressed about it, there are also many neutral opinions. When asked, many people felt content to just sigh, shrug their shoulders and denote mild acceptance. Going to school is inevitable. Regardless of the complaints, students still go to class diligently because it’s what we need to do.

On the other hand, some grade 10’s bring a positive outlook into this situation. Although it is “not exactly like High School Musical,” there are those who were excited on their first day of school. Many tired of junior high and curious for a new adventure are excited for the new experiences that we provide at Mac. Many saw it as an opportunity for the next chapter in their lives and were ready to move on to this huge step.

As with any situation, there are many different opinions. In the end, we all have to look on the bright side and wake up with a positive outlook on life! However, if that doesn’t work then, worry not- there is only 236 days left until June 14!

 

 

 

Get To Know Your Kiss Me Kate Cast

Megan Macasaet, Staff Writer

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This year’s production of Kiss Me Kate is now in full swing. In the next few weeks leading up to opening night, Macsource will be releasing behind-the-scenes interviews with this talented crew. These interviews will give you the opportunity to get to know the lovely people who make this production happen. Three writers of Macsource: Cassandra Pryer, Julia Menard, and Megan Macasaet have teamed up to bring you this exclusive look into the production.

Make sure to catch this year’s musical, December 14-17 at La Cité Francophone. Tickets go on sale in November and each show runs from 7:30-10:00pm.

Bucket List #7

Roanne’s Bucket List!

  1. Become an astronaut and go into space to see what the Earth looks like from above
  2. Travel to every country in the world and take a polaroid picture in each major city
  3. Fluently speak more than four languages
  4. Put gum on the Seattle gum wall
  5. Place a love lock on the Brooklyn Bridge with a significant other
  6. Ride a gondola in Venice
  7. Take a picture under the Hollywood sign
  8. Visit the Glowworm Caves in New Zealand
  9. Go to a black sand beach
  10. Take a picture with my family on the eve of my University Graduation

Bucket List #6

Kasey Enokson’s Bucket List!!!

  1. Meet Patrick Kane
  2. Revisit Chicago and witness a Blackhawks playoff game
  3. Travel to Australia (and live to tell the tale!)
  4. See a real live sloth
  5. Visit Copenhagen and go to the land of ABBA
  6. Pass Chemistry 30
  7. Go on a humanitarian trip
  8. Explore Canada
  9. Stand under a waterfall
  10. Buy my Dad a new car or a house
  11. Swim with sharks
  12. Set foot on each of the seven continents
  13. Go on that really cool train through British Columbia
  14. Go ice swimming in Finland
  15. Do everything on my Bucket List

 

The Edmonton Corn Maze

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The Edmonton Corn Maze is known for its adorable petting zoo, tasty treats, and the obvious; the corn maze. For many, the corn maze is a tradition, with many events to keep people of all ages happy and busy.

           The petting zoo is an animal lovers dream. With chickens, goats and pigs galore there are many furry and feathery friends to enjoy. For just a quarter you can grab some feed for the animals to eat out of your hand- that is, if you’re alright with receiving a handful of cow slobber. These animals are also very photogenic; it’s the ideal place to snap a selfie with a goat or to catch a pig posing for his close up.

        Understandably, children seem to love this place, from popcorn and hot chocolate being sold, a giant jumping pillow and pedal carts, the Edmonton corn maze succeeds at keeping them busy. The giant jumping pillow is literally a giant jumping pillow. Once you’ve removed your shoes you can climb onto this trampoline like playground and bounce to your hearts content… as long as that’s within the Tuesday to Thursday 12pm to 8pm, Friday to Saturday 10am to 9pm and Sunday 1pm-5pm schedule.

         Lastly, the maze itself. With the stalks standing at least eight feet tall getting lost becomes a definite possibility. But don’t you fear a thing, with fun hints and clues at almost every corner and employees helping the helpless- you’ll never feel completely lost. Can’t find your friends? No problem! Make your way to the tall bridge near the entrance. Standing at the top will allow you to have a view of almost the whole maze, hopefully putting your group in sight.

         All in all, the Edmonton Corn Maze is a fun experience for any Edmontonian looking to make the most of the short autumn weather we receive. Just remember to pack your boots, a coat and a camera to maximize your stay at the Edmonton Corn Maze.  Click here to find out more.

 

              

Peer Support Retreat Recap

Caitleen Goc, Staff Writer

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Back Row (Left to Right): Eric, Teresa, Nikki,, Chelsea, Nadia, Roxy, Maddie Front Row (Left to Right): Kim, Johnathan, Ana, Simon, Claire, Jessica, Caitleen, Maria, Jenna, William

As you may or may not know, Peer Support is a group of students who aim to raise the morale and engage the student body in high school events that occur throughout the school year such as; the White Ribbon initiative, Mental Health Month and Smile Because You’re Beautiful. With the theme being hope and mercy, the Peer Support team recently went on their yearly overnight retreat from September 29th to the 30th. Here’s a recap of all of the bonding and team-building that happened for those of us who weren’t able to be there, as well as a little preview of what’s to come this school year! Continue reading