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Denisse Vargas, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

Pittsburgh native Mac Miller broke through the rap scene in 2010 with the release of his mixtape K.I.D.S before later releasing his 2011 mixtape Best Day Ever, two projects that kickstarted his way onto the Billboard Hot 100 charts. His debut album, Blue Slide Park (2011), was followed by Watching Movies...

‘Office Ladies’ Brings Joy to Fans

'Office Ladies' Brings Joy to Fans

Xander Christou, Managing Editor

January 5, 2020

The Office is a staple in American television. It has become a centerpiece in high school culture and even inspired The Office Club. Fifteen years after the show’s first episode, two of the main actresses from the show have started a rewatch podcast that invokes nostalgia and the relatability of the...

Frozen 2: A Look From the Outside

Photo courtesy of Disney.

Will Jones, Staff Writer

December 14, 2019

Elsa, Anna, and the rest of the Frozen crew are back on the big screen after six years of rumors and talk of a lovable Disney revamp. While, of course, every 4 to twelve-year-old boy or girl is going to think the Frozen franchise and its characters are the best thing that’s happened to Hollywood and...

1917 Excites Audience

1917 Excites Audience

Will Jones, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

1917 was an absolute masterpiece. From the script, to the scenery, and of course the action, drama, and suspense, everything was on point for a fantastic movie-seeing experience. The director and co-producer, Sam Mendes, along with his camera crew, created a stunning film, which appears to be a continuous...

New Zombieland Story Falls Short

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Evan Craig, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

After 10 years of waiting and anticipation, Columbia Pictures released its new installment of Zombieland on October 18th. The arrival of the movie has brought a great deal of hype. Both fans and newcomers lined up to see this film in action. I'm surprised that many students did not have a clue what...

Latest in Star Wars Installment Met with Anticipation

Latest in Star Wars Installment Met with Anticipation

Jackson Grimes, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is supposedly the last Star Wars film to come out in the “skywalker” saga. However, there could still be Star Wars films set in the movie universe and even tv shows like the live-action Mandalorian series. As always, It was directed by J.J. Abrams and the story is...

New Hulu Show Based on John Green’s Novel

New Hulu Show Based on John Green’s Novel

Willa Roberts, Managing Editor

December 2, 2019

How will we ever get out of this labyrinth of suffering? Alaska Young regarded this as the most important question we must ask ourselves. Alaska has secrets, as most of us do, but she is more damaged than she lets on. The new Hulu original mini-series, Looking for Alaska, is directly based on John Green’s...

Knives Out; A truly ‘Killer’ movie

Knives Out; A truly 'Killer' movie

Jackson Grimes, Staff Writer

December 1, 2019

Knives Out is a whodunit style movie that was directed by Rian Johnson and had a budget of $40 Million. Crime book writer Harlan Thrombey dies just after his 85th birthday and detective Benoit Blanc comes to the scene to help investigate the mystery. The family is outwardly distraught but that won’t...

Composing with Passion

Sophomore JJ Tagle plays the cello in his own composition that hew wrote for two cellos and a violin. Tagle actually plays the upright bass in Orchestra but wanted to brach out and expand what he new about music.

Angie Black, Editor in Chief

November 24, 2019

Putting the pen to paper and writing out a song that’s meaningful is a challenge, but knowing that the piece will be performed in front of college professors and Austin Symphony Orchestra (ASO) players make it an even more daunting task. “[This project] gives me the freedom to do what I want to...

The Evolution of Horror Movie Monsters

Nosterafu is a vampire form the 1920's.

Jackson Grimes, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

Horror movies have been around for what feels like forever, but the monsters within them have been changing and morphing ever since the beginning. One of the first movie monsters can be traced back to 1915 with the movie “The Golem” which was based on a legend where a clay man was brought to life...

Countdown not Different than other Dystopias

Countdown not Different than other Dystopias

Sofia Freed, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

What if an app could tell you exactly when you were going to die? Countdown is yet another take on man vs. technology. The movie begins when a group of college students find an app that supposedly tells you when you will die. After downloading the app, one of the students is surprised to find that she...

Living With Yourself Provides a Look into the Mind

Living With Yourself Provides a Look into the Mind

Zab Rodriguez, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

Netflix’s original "Living With Yourself", created by Timothy Greenberg, is very original and fresh. "Living With Yourself" is about a man named Miles Elliot, played by Paul Rudd, who is burned out on life. A co-worker notices this and recommends going to a spa. Costing $50,000, Miles undergoes a mysterious...

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