Articles by Ellie Bruno


An Artist’s Hub for Outreach

Nestled in the streets of downtown Raleigh, an old Ford dealership stands tall as the home of Artspace — a non-profit organization that serves as…


Class Election Frenzy

As the school year starts to edge towards its final months, the hallways become a collage of different colored posters — a signal of the…





Floral Fever Coming to NCMA

One of the many previous installments that were on display during this annual event. These large, intricate, and organic structures are entirely unique and spectacular…


Teens at NCMA

Art museums have a reputation of being bland and boring — an archive of paintings that aren’t that unique — and has become a place…


Georgia O’Keeffe in North Carolina

On the sprawling grounds of NCMA, there is a constant cycle of patrons entering and exiting the East Building. Within the brick walls and past…


Twitter’s Thoughts on Therapy

Twitter takes on many different roles as a social media platform — from offering a platform for commercial businesses to connect to an audience, to…


Honor in Investigating

Colorful chords against navy blue graduation gowns are worn with pride on the day of graduation. Each is a symbol of some honor society or…


Remembering Stephen Hillenburg

1999 was a year focused on the future — a turn of the century — bringing on innovation in music, toys, and especially television. This…


Raleigh: The City of Emo

Emo music has origins that reach into the mid-1980’s, slowly gaining traction with younger people who wanted music that they could relate to. About ten…




Volunteer Artists

At Leesville Road Middle School, a large classroom sits facing the inner courtyard within the campus. As light streams in from the large windows, a…


In Pursuit of Information

Back in September, I started research for an article about department funding at Leesville Road High School, specifically in regards to the arts department. As…





Leesville’s Orchestra

In a crowded room with forty students inside, beautiful harmonies come streaming into the hallway. The look of focus on the student’s faces show their…