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Lucy OBrien

Lucy O'Brien, Co-Creative Director

Joining The Tower this year as Co-Creative Director is Lucy O'Brien, a senior at John Adams High School. Lucy aspires to pen reviews and recommendations of all things art- be it music, cinema, literature, or live performances. An avid reader and introvert, Lucy can often be found cradling a book in social situations. When she is not reading, she likely is being unintentionally rude by listening to music entirely too loud to hear someone calling for her attention, curating playlists galore.

Lucy is a wildcard on aux, as she was raised in the midst of a musical wonderland. Influenced by the classical music she has grown to love through her older sister's years as a ballerina, the unfortunately catchy tunes by problematic artists her younger brother seems to listen to exclusively, her father's jazz, and her mother's love of nostalgic 80's hits, she's got her musical bases covered. Despite this, January's Spotify Wrapped will doubtlessly read solely Taylor Swift. In terms of literature, talking about books is more important than ever right now, as book-banning legislation is prohibiting books featuring minority groups and the LGBTQ+ community. Lucy plans on calling attention to books by underrepresented authors about underrepresented groups.

Her greatest accomplishments to date include securing tickets to the Eras tour, winning the music Kahoot! in Mr. Bart's class, and getting 2x4s cut at Lowe's to build a killer rug tufting frame. Her passions include starting every single arts and crafts project she finds and leaving it half-finished somewhere in her bedroom, buying things she absolutely does not need at Goodwill, and trying and failing to reach her yearly goal of 100 books.

After her senior year Lucy plans to continue her education at a university she is too indecisive to choose at the moment. Through her time with The Tower, she aims to compound upon her writing skills and push herself to be more active in the John Adams community. Lucy speaks in an English accent when she's anxious, experiences extreme anxiety over an inability to make simple decisions, and has no idea how to conclude her written work.

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“Damsel”: A Review

Lucy O'Brien, Creative Director
March 22, 2024
Photo by Universal Pictures

Argylle: A Spoiler-Free Review

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February 23, 2024
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

“Mean Girls: The Musical”: A Review

Lucy O'Brien, Co-Creative Director
January 26, 2024
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Holiday Cookies of 2023!

Lucy O'Brien, Co-Creative Director
December 21, 2023
By Courtesy of Cher / Warner Records

New Christmas Music of 2023

Lucy O'Brien, Co-Creative Director
December 15, 2023
Photo by the University of Notre Dame

New Raclin Murphy Museum of Art

Lucy O'Brien, Co-Creative Director
December 7, 2023
Photo by Madman Films

The Talking Heads’ “Stop Making Sense”

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November 30, 2023
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