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
What's Cooking in Culinary?: Chocolate Angel Food Cake
by Meche Williams '19
-Cocoa powder, alkalized (20oz.)
-Water, warm (30 oz.)
-Vanilla extract (2 tsp.)
-Granulated sugar (11.50 oz.)
-Cake flour, sifted (3.5 oz.)
-Salt (¼ tsp.)
-Egg whites (egg foam) (1 lb. or 16 whites)
-Cream of tartar (2 tsp.)
Once the angel cake of cooled off you can add your favorite frosting, along with some sprinkles. There is many ways to decorate the cake but that's where you can bring into play your creative side!.
If you do decide to do this recipe let us know how it went, if it was tasty, and submit a picture of your creation at email@example.com we look forward to seeing your masterpiece!
The Origins of Halloween
by Shawn McCraith '18
Doors would be left open with hopes of the kind spirits to join the dancers. Celts wore animals skins and tried to tell stories or fortunes of each other. Animals would be sacrificed and crops were burned, this was to “entertain” the spirits and they would find a body to possess for the new year. In order not to be possessed the people dressed like evil beings. Romans had interfered with Samhain and in a festival called Pomona it was symbolized as an apple which is is most likely the root of bobbing for apples.
The Roman Catholic Church attempted to substitute All Saints’ Day but instead All Souls’ Day was incorporated in a French monastery in 938 which would be more commonly known around Europe at that time. Modern Halloween came from Europe by immigrants, mostly the Irish, the potato famine in 1846 pushed out the Irish and to the United States. Irish and English traditions combined which started the trick-or-treat tradition and was mostly centered on communities.Halloween was then changed to a holiday for everyone to keep younglings from vandalizing and has grown into what Halloween is today.
What Students Think of Columbus Day
by Sage Addington '18
With Columbus Day becoming such a controversial topic in recent years, we at Ambush! wanted to know what students think of Columbus Day. I sat down for five quick interviews to gather some opinions. Do you know what students at Gallup High think of Columbus Day?
The Creative Process
You see the the meat and skin of an artwork covering the bones of the creative process, but hardly do you get to see said process. You often don't see the accidentally spilled paint, the basic shapes underneath forms, the erased smudges, or the wedging before throwing clay. The process of making art is just as important, interesting, and amazing as the finished masterpiece itself. For this photo essay I wanted my writers and I to show the supplies/tools available and the environment surrounding an artist that contributes to their creative process.
Sage Addington '18
Art teacher Mrs. Thomas fires as many clay pieces as she can in a sitting.
Shawn McCraith '18
Meche Williams '19
A variety of tools needed for specific types of welding.
Dartainia Thomas '21
Students drawing a tree stump.
Mariah Tso '21
Work desk of Gallup High art teacher Deborah Thomas.
Last Week's Poll Results!
Last week we asked Ambush! Poll takers if they are excited for Halloween and 50% said very because it's their favorite holiday, while 25% said they were looking forward to it, and 25% said they were indifferent.