AMBUSH! Arts & Culture
“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.”
― Émile Zola
― Émile Zola
Glee Star Dies From Suicide
by Sage Addington '18
The actor was arrested three years ago after he showed his girlfriend child pornography on his computer; she reported him to the police. Salling’s career on Glee lasted six years and ended in 2015. On December 18th Salling pleaded guilty to a federal charge of possessing child pornography. Apparently, Salling had admitted to downloading 25,000 images and 600 videos of childpornography onto his computer. According to court documents, he had content depicting children as young as three years old being abused.In October 2017 Salling struck a plea deal in his case and was expected to face seven years in prison. Not only that, the actor would also have had to register as a sex offender, enter a treatment program, have no verbal/electronic contact with anyone under the age of 18, stay 100 feet away from places where there are children (schools, parks, public pools, playgrounds, etc), and pay $50,000 in restitution to each victim. In the final days leading up to his suicide, Mark’s lawyer had said he was “focused on accepting responsibility.”
Mark Salling is the second cast member of Glee to have died. In 2013 Cory Monteith, Finn Hudson, died from a lethal mixture of heroin and alcohol. The star was 31 years old when he had accidentally overdosed on heroin. Mark Salling is also not the only Glee member to be charged with a crime, his ex-girlfriend Naya Rivera was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery in November 2017 for assaulting her husband.
Ambush! Art: Art and Literary Magazine
Ambush! Is publishing their yearly art and literature magazine in April, and we want your submissions! Last year only four students made submissions and one teacher. The magazine still came out great, but this year we are hoping to include more Gallup High artists than in 2017. To allow total creative freedom, there is no limit to what you can submit (as long as it can be printed). Feel free to submit your drawings, paintings, photographs, poems, and short stories. There is also no limit to how much content you can submit, so go crazy. If you have art, we want to see it!
Not only do we want your works, we want to know a little more about you. Who is the artist behind the art? It is completely optional, but if you want, you can choose to fill out a short questionnaire to go in your biography beside your artwork. The questionnaire will be left at the very bottom. If you want to submit any art or writing, you can do so in two ways. You can either physically drop off a copy of your work to Ms. Sweetwyne in room A202 or submit photos and documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you choose to submit any photos digitally, please send them in the highest resolution you can. If you choose to submit photographs of your work, please try to take the photos in the best lighting you can. If you have any questions regarding submissions or anything else, feel free to contact the newspaper.
Question: What is your name?
Question: What grade are you in?
Question: Why do you like art?/Why are you an artist?
Question: What is your favorite media to work in?
Question: What is your favorite content to create?
Question: How long have you been practicing art?
Question: What do you want to accomplish as an artist?
Last Week's Poll Results!
Last week we asked Ambush! Poll takers if they thought Kim Kardashian was a clone and 50% of poll takers said yes while the other 50% said they didn't care.