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Cleveland Choir’s Winter Festival is a Snowy Success

By Graham Jones, Reporter

January 13, 2020

The Cleveland choral department created an outlet to enjoy the holidays with the Annual Winter Festival on Dec. 17. The choir conductor, Allison Bassett, opened with the curious question of why people seem to come together in the winter to celebrate music. This theme carried through the rest of the night as every piece perfor...

Success For Cleveland at the PIL Jazz Competition

Success For Cleveland at the PIL Jazz Competition

December 12, 2019

Jazz bands from across the Portland Public School district dueled it out in epic musical fashion at ...

Meet Michael Payne: Cleveland’s New Theater Teacher

By Madeline Sweet, News Editor

December 10, 2019

Michael Payne teaches intro to theater, IB theater (HL and SL) and intermediate theater at Cleveland. Not only is he new to the school, Portland is a new city to him as well. Payne grew up an only child in Dallas, Texas. He didn’t live near many other kids, so he put on one-man shows in his tree house. “I had no idea w...

‘Almost, Maine’ Performed by Cleveland Students

By Madeline Sweet, News Editor

December 10, 2019

The Cleveland High School drama department put on a beautiful performance of “Almost, Maine” by John Cariani on Nov. 13-15. The play received great praise from the audience and the auditorium grew in numbers each night.  “Almost, Maine” follows nine different love stories in the course of one Friday night in the fic...

Much Ado About Nothing

By Madeline Sweet, Reporter

May 16, 2019

Cleveland students performed the Shakespeare play “Much Ado About Nothing” April 12-14, and produced it wonderfully. “Much Ado About Nothing” follows the love story between Claudio and Hero that begins with lust, has moments of betrayal and lies, and ends with forgiveness and love. The play also pursues the chemistry b...

CHS’s Winter Festival: A Night of Pure Holiday Joy

CHS’s Winter Festival: A Night of Pure Holiday Joy

December 29, 2018

  Music rang through the halls of Cleveland on Thursday, Dec. 13, from the auditorium where t...

One Act(s) and Three Successes

By Madeline Sweet, Reporter

November 30, 2018

Cleveland’s drama students successfully put on the One Acts Nov. 9-11 despite the challenges the participants faced. The first One Act of the night was “Twitch,” written by Stephen Gregg and directed by seniors Anaïs Lowe and Natalie Alper. Next was “The Tales of Professor Jonathan P. Ducksworth,” co-written an...

The Cleveland Choir Rocks the First Concert of the Year

By Shelton Bowman, Copy Editor

October 28, 2018

The Cleveland choir department, led by new choir director and teacher Allison Bassett, kicked off the year with a delightful performance at their annual Harvest Festival Concert On Thursday Oct. 18. The choir put their full hearts into their performances and took advantage of the entire auditorium, beginning with “Hlonolo...

Bootlegs and B-Sides

Bootlegs and B-Sides

September 12, 2018

Bang Bang Rock and Roll-Art Brut The term “art brut” was originally coined by French artist Jean Dub...

No Objections to Legally Blonde

By Camilia Saulino, Reporter

June 8, 2018

From April 26-29, the drama department put on their first and only musical of the year, “Legally Blonde,” and it was a huge hit. Directed by retired drama teacher Jane Ferguson, the story centers on a college girl, Elle, who follows her ex-boyfriend, Warner, to Harvard Law School after he breaks up with her for not bein...

The Verses of Verselandia

By Mia Johnson, Reporter

June 8, 2018

    The night of Wednesday April 11 was Cleveland’s seventh annual Verselandia poetry competition. Held in the library, Verselandia is an opportunity for students to share their art and express their ideas. This year there were 10 competitors with a judging panel comprised of special guests and Jan Watt. Th...

Graphic by Camilia Saulino

Drama in the Drama Department

May 8, 2018

The fact that the drama department’s production of Legally Blonde hit the stage April 26 is a testame...

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