Beatrix Jackman, Anna Marceau, Hannah Hufford and Chloe Shields take their final bows after the Friday night performance of Momentum, the McCallum Youth Dance Company spring concert, at the MAC.
An archive of ‘Artistically speaking’
All our artist profile interviews from 2018-19 assembled in one place
Artistically Speaking: Sophie Lewis
The Shield: When did you decide to start participating in pageants?
SL : When I was 4 years old I got a flyer in the mail for a scholarship pageant called National American Miss and of course, being a 4-year-old girl, I immediately begged my mom to let me do it. The youngest you could be to compete was actually 6 so I waited two years and haven't stopped doing them since.
TS: How has d...
Artistically speaking: Daniela Bodoh
At the Texas Music Educators Association region competition, junior Daniela Bodoh competed in both violin and piano. In violin, Bodoh placed 15th chair; in piano, she won first chair. For her efforts and achievements being in the top 24, she was able to advance and auditioned for State on Saturday, Oct. 27. In piano, only the top two finishers advanced. Bodoh and the second chair winner earned an All-State...
Artistically Speaking: Alex Martinez
Two years ago, Alex Martinez was a visual arts major at Lamar Middle School looking for a way to make his drawings come to life.
“What I really wanted was for my drawings to move, for the most part,” Martinez said. “It wouldn’t tell a full story from a still frame, so AV was the route to go for me whenever I came to McCallum because I can tell a full story with moving pictures opposed to just...
For senior Moore-Thoms, staging ’42nd Street’ stressful but ‘so, so worth it’
The Shield: Now that the show has closed, was it all worth it? All the sacrifices, stress, hard work and lower fourth six weeks grades?
Zora Moore-Thoms: It was super hard and stressful especially during a short six weeks. But getting to do a final musical with all my friends was really fun, and rewarding. So yes it was worth it but only once opening night hit and we go to hear the audience cheer...
For Scales, on-stage joy outweighs rehearsal pain
The Shield: So seeing all the angst, hard work and lost sleep that led up to it, was 42nd Street worth all of it?
Owen: Whenever we were onstage, I literally couldn’t remember all the blisters and pains of the rehearsal process, which I think is so funny. So in the moment, yeah, it definitely was. But on paper, it may look completely irrational because I feel this show has had the most stressfu...
Artistically Speaking: Jules Sease
The Shield: How did you get into fashion?
Jules Sease: I was sewing quilts [for] quite a while there. How I got into fashion was that I saw the prompt for the fashion show, and I saw that one of the prompts has like the devil figure, and that really interested me, so I was like “I’m going to do this!” and that’s how I got into it, because I had no prior experience to it.
TS: Where di...
In the seventh episode of ‘The S Word’, senior Excalibur co-editor in chief discusses her story
In the seventh episode of The Shield podcast series, The S-Word, podcast host Alex Dowd, and producer Stella Shenkman sit down with one of McCallum’s 2018-2019 Excalibur co-editor in chief’s, senior Lilian Sease. Excalibur is the official McCallum literary magazine, which includes student-submitted art and writing and is designed, composed, marketed and sold by the magazine team. As Sease’s third year as an Excalibur designer, she works alongside seniors I...
Artist Profile: Marlee Foster
As her mother would say, Marlee Foster sang before she talked. From a very young age she knew she loved music, especially the kind she could make herself with her own voice.
“It just became a part of me I couldn’t live without. I could never imagine not singing,” Foster said.
Although she had a great love for singing, and practiced herself a lot, she attended St. Francis for middle school...
Artistically speaking: Jon Forbes
Music has surrounded Jonathan Forbes since his earliest years. Forbes’ father played the piano and horn for recreation, and his mother played violin and guitar and sang in the Duke University choir.
“They are big into music, and even had me and my sisters all pick an instrument to learn,” Forbes said. “My older sister and I both chose piano, while my younger sister chose the violin. My sisters...