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Southwest Theaters, Cheaper Option for Comfortable Movie Experience

Southwest Theaters, Cheaper Option for Comfortable Movie Experience

Katarina Carrico, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


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Southwest Theaters Lake Creek 7 by Research Boulevard is a cheaper alternative to go see movies because the ones that are shown have already been out for several months. All shows before 6 p.m. are $4, and after, $5. Pricing has increased because of renovations with the seats; they can now lean bac...

Bumbleebee (2019) Captures the Original 90s Touch

Bumbleebee (2019) Captures the Original 90s Touch

Zab Rodriguez, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019


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Bumblebee, directed by Travis Knight is the newest installment in the Transformers movie franchise. It is about the Autobots fleeing their home planet, Cybertron, to help their kind survive by escaping the Decepticons. Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots, sends Bumblebee to Earth to make a base fo...

Pet Sematary Scares, but Doesn’t Live Up to Original

Pet Sematary Scares, but Doesn’t Live Up to Original

Denisse Vargas, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019


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Pet Sematary is the remake of the classic 1989 movie, based off of Stephen King’s novel, all going by the same name. It was a highly anticipated movie because of the popularity that the 1989 version gained and I couldn’t wait to see if it lived up to its predecessor. Unfortunately, I was left a bit...

Shazam is a Step in the Right Direction for DC

Shazam is a Step in the Right Direction for DC

Zab Rodriguez, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019


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The Shazam movie, directed by David Sanberg had a lot to live up to. Considering the movies DC has recently made, which in my opinion weren’t up to part, this was a great change for the studio. Huge steps in the right direction. Even with mixed expectations, the movie found a way to pull through wi...

Searching is Suspenseful and Attention-Grabbing

Searching is Suspenseful and Attention-Grabbing

Willa Roberts, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


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Searching is a captivating narrative about shifting family dynamics told entirely through computer and phone screens. The drama/thriller released in late 2018, shows a father’s turmoil when her 16-year-old daughter, Margot, goes missing. Technology plays an important role in this movie and Facebook...

Rabbit & Robot Offers Unique Take on the Future

Rabbit & Robot Offers Unique Take on the Future

Xander Christou, staff writer

February 26, 2019


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The main character of the story Rabbit & Robot, Cager Messer, is a human living in a cog world. The 28th World War has just started, and he is the same spoiled rich brat addicted to Woz, a drug. His extremely wealthy father is the owner of Grosvenor Galactic Industries; part futuristic space cruis...

Read Some Books and Grab Some Grub at the Cookbook Cafe

Read Some Books and Grab Some Grub at the Cookbook Cafe

Conner Tate, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

The Cookbook Bar and Cafe is a unique and charming dining experience inside one of Austin’s newest landmarks. This restaurant, located at the Austin Central Library, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner at average prices and is accessible for all ages.  The walls are lined with shelves full of, app...

Red Dead Redemption 2 Lives up to Predecessor

Red Dead Redemption 2 Lives up to Predecessor

Jackson Grimes, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


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Red Dead Redemption 2 is the prequel to the highly successful Red Dead Redemption developed by Rockstar. ¨RDR2,¨ which has been anticipated for 8 years, has lived up to all the hype accredited to it and so far has outshined most games that have been released in the same month or even those before it. ...

Baked Bear Best Ice Cream Sandwiches in Town

Baked Bear Best Ice Cream Sandwiches in Town

Sofia Freed, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019


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Get some one on one time with sweet ice cream sandwiches at Baked Bear, where ice cream sandwiches get personal. By the time the register is in sight, your greatest desires will be laid out in front of you in the form of a sandwich. Found between Trader Joe’s and an old power plant sits the small ...

The E-Sports Team Takes Gaming to the Next Level

The E-Sports Team Takes Gaming to the Next Level

Zab Rodriguez, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


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Senior Roberto Manco-Stenz helped begin the new e-Sports team that competes against schools all across the country on titles such as Fortnite, Rainbow Six Siege and Overwatch. “Whoever has been on the team, we’ve all become good friends now. We help each other improve.” Manco-Stenz said. Accord...

Topsey Exotic Drive-In Authentic Safari Experience

Topsey Exotic Drive-In Authentic Safari Experience

Katarina Carrico, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


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The Topsey Exotic Ranch and Drive Thru Safari is a zoo in the Copperas Cove area, where you can feed animals such as elk, emu, camels, llamas, bison, and red stag (deer) to name a few. There are about 40 different species in the drive-through alone. There is a separate area where animals are in cages, where you w...

The Hate U Give Movie a Must See

The Hate U Give Movie a Must See

Xander Christou, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


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More than 80 weeks at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List, a film adaptation already in the theatres, and 8 starred reviews. The buzz for Angie Thomas’s debut novel The Hate U Give has been nonstop since its publication last February, and with the movie hitting screens nationwide, there is anothe...

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