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
Gallup High Drama Presents Alice in Wonderland
by Sage Addington '18
The Gallup High Drama Club is putting on a performance of Alice in Wonderland April 13th, 14th, and 15th in Kenneth Holloway Performing Arts Auditorium. On Thursday, April 13th and Friday the 14th the play will be held at 6:00 PM; on April 15th, the show will be at 3:00 PM. The play is a one act adaptation by T.C. Baker describing Alice's adventure in Wonderland and her journey to get out. This is the first drama club production to be directed under the new drama director Georgia Savage after the former director, Nona Edelson, left Gallup High in December. Although the cast list has already been announced, the drama club needs backstage hands to help with costumes, props, and sets!
Alice - Tea Aragon
Alice’s friend, Three - Raechelle Sandoval
Alice’s mom, White knight, bailiff - Sydney Teran
Caterpillar - Christian Santiago
Cheshire Cat - Austyn Teran
Dormouse, Ace - Elijah Jack
Iris and Four - Lizbeth Sanchez
King, Alice’s dad, lily - Lancey Shack
Mad Hatter - Lucy Martinez
March Hare - Madelyn Nielson
Red Queen and Alice’s sister - Alora Garcia-Archunde
Tweedledee - Rose Laughter
Tweedledum - Santera Hernandez
Two & Rose - Aja George
White Rabbit, Alice’s sister - Shaiana Acevedo
Contacting Demons and Ghosts?
by Derek Curely '19
The Ouija board were made to be a game to contact ghosts, demons and many other types of supernatural beings. The game consists of a flat board with the alphabet, numbers 0 to 9, a “yes”, “no” and “goodbye” along with a teardrop device.
The Ouija board is said to have an obsession with spiritualism. Spiritualism is the belief that the dead are able to communicate with the living. No one knows for sure where this board came from and why a toy company started producing them.
Since 1992, historian Robert Murch has been trying to figure out the background of the Ouija board. He had said “no one really knew anything about its origins”. It had confused him and made him question many things. “For such an iconic thing that strikes both fear and wonder in American culture, how can no one know where it came from?” Murch said. The Kennard Novelty Company was the first company in the United States to manufacture Ouija boards Kennard left the company in 1891, and the Kennard Novelty Company became the Ouija Novelty Company.
There are many ways to play the game but but there is one common one. Step one would be to designate one person to ask all the questions. The second step is to have all players gently place their index and middle fingers on the planchette and slowly move the planchette in circles to let the board warm up. Third you would the board questions. A fourth step is to concentrate and watch the device move around to make words. The last step after finished playing the game is to say goodbye. When playing the game, it is said to not yell and be polite when asking or speaking to the board. There have been many stories about people who don’t play the game right or those who don't say goodbye. There have been cases where the board talks people into doing what it wants. Another case is where the board allows a being from the supernatural world to possess a living body. There are a lot of dangers and risks when playing the game. Still, to this day, no one knows the exact origination of the Ouija board.
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've seen Black Panther and 75% said yes! and 25% said they really want to.