Friday, October 29, 2021

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

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:







Monday, October 25, 2021

Books and Music on the Next Episode of Music Matters


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. 

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Introducing Music Matters


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:


Wednesday, October 13, 2021

ARCLight Podcast -- S1E03 -- Jordan Graves

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.



Monday, October 4, 2021

ARCLight Film Series -- GODZILLA, 1954

 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.