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Ella Rintala

Ella Rintala, A&E Editor

Ella Rintala joined The Occidentalist as a freshman in the 2018-2019 school year. After going to school in Pennsylvania for two years, she is excited to be back on Occidentalist staff for her senior year. She joined the newspaper because she loves writing and wants to get experience with these skills in an impactful way. In her free time, she loves reading, listening to Taylor Swift and Phoebe Bridgers, and cuddling with her dogs.

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Junior Coby Sipple, sophomore Jada Stewart, and senior Xander Shumaker rehearse for Young Playwrights at the City Opera House.

Students to the Stage

Ella Rintala, Editor May 2, 2022

  Senior Sara Bagley was in the middle of a rehearsal as a performer in the musical “Mamma Mia” when she was informed that the play she wrote would have the opportunity to be performed.   The...

Sophomore Ava Hellem posing in front of Styles in Detroit Monday, Sept. 20. Hellem worked a summer job specifically to pay for her ticket to this concert. Photo courtesy: A. Hellem

Harry Styles Concert: a ‘Golden’ Experience

Lauren Tkach, Ella Rintala, and Landon Foster September 29, 2021

  Eighteen months after the originally scheduled dates, Harry Styles fans are finally getting the chance to attend his Love On Tour. Styles was only able to perform a few tour dates in Europe for his...

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