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Just in time for Halloween -- a Special Episode about Godzilla

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On the last episode of the ARCLight Podcast , we sat down with filmmaker and Hersey grad Jordan Graves. We talked about Hersey, his career and his favorite movie franchise, Godzilla .  We couldn't fit it all in the last episode, so here we are: a special bonus episode of the ARCLight Podcast. This episode is all about Godzilla.  Jordan is a wealth of knowledge about the history and significance of the franchise.  Just in time for Halloween. If you are looking to stream a bunch of Godzilla films, most of them can be found on HBOMax. Click here to go to Jordan's website.  Listen to the podcast below, on Spotify or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Here are the trailers for all of the must-see Godzilla movies on Jordan's "best" list:

Books and Music on the Next Episode of Music Matters

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You ever read a book that reminds you of a song, or vice versa? This week, members of Hersey's Book Club play the songs that they think best accompanies their favorite books.  This episode features songs by Adele, Evanescence, Tears for Fears, Gang of Youth, Mitski and many more! Listen below, on Mixcloud or download the Mixcloud app and listen on the go! The books discussed in this episode: The Gunslinger by Stephen King Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) by Cassandra Clare All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare A Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller The Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera The Lost History of Dreams by Kris Waldherr

Introducing Music Matters

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The ARC is now producing music shows!  Music Matters is a show devoted to music. Every episode features students and staff from Hersey High School, spinning their favorite songs and discussing the music that they play. Two episodes are available on Mixcloud . E02: Hersey Homecoming Special, 2021 Join Hersey staff members who are also graduates spin the songs that remind them of their time at Hersey. Featuring Mr. Gunther, Mr. Kuehn, Dr. Doman, Ms. Blazek, Ms. Mabry, Mr. White, Mr. Walton and many more! E01: The Top 10 Songs from 1968, the year Hersey Opened Hersey's librarian, Bruce Janu, counts down the top 10 songs of 1968, the year Hersey opened. Listen on Mixcloud or click below:

ARCLight Podcast -- S1E03 -- Jordan Graves

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Jordan Graves graduated from Hersey High School in 2013. After completing a film for his Contemporary American Texts class, he decided to major in film.  Since then, he has made numerous films wearing many filmmaker hats -- editor, producer, writer, director and actor. Plus, he co-founded a production company called Talus Films . On this episode of the ARCLight Podcast, Jordan discusses filmmaking and his career. Listen now, anywhere you get your podcasts. Below, you will find the film Jordan submitted for the final project for CAT class in 2013. It was submitted to the Chicagoland Student Film Festival, where it won Best Narrative Film.  It is called Ruin .

ARCLight Film Series -- GODZILLA, 1954

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  The ARCLight Film Series opens on October 12 with a showing of the original 1954 film, Godzilla . This new film series brings classic films, cult films and films of cultural significance to a wider audience. Open to the public, the ARCLight screens every month on the 2nd Tuesday at 7pm in the John Hersey Room (124F) of the Academic Resource Center. A short intro to the film will be given, with a discussion immediately following the screening for anyone wanting to stay.

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