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Borderlands is Back

Borderlands is Back

Jackson Grimes, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

It took seven years for Gearbox Software and 2K Games’ long awaited first person shooter sequel, Borderlands 3, to come out, but it was well worth the wait. The main villains in this entry are Tyreen and Troy, twin sirens that have the ability to leech the power of any living thing. They run the ...

Red Dragon Players Prepare for Spring Awakening Debut

Seniors Tiffany Olszanowski and Troy Abbott sing

Belle Dilger, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

Spring Awakening’s debut is arriving in the Preas Theater soon. This play was written by Steven Stater based off the original written by Frank Wedekind and it’s music was created by Duncan Sheik. The first performance will be on Oct. 24. The other shows are Oct. 25, 26, 31 and Nov. 1 and 2. All...

Southwest Theaters, Cheaper Option for Comfortable Movie Experience

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Katarina Carrico, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

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

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Zab Rodriguez, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

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

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Denisse Vargas, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

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

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Zab Rodriguez, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

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

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Willa Roberts, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

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 by Andrew Smith

Xander Christou, staff writer

February 26, 2019

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

The Cookbook Bar & Cafe is located in the Austin Public Library.

Conner Tate, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019

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

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Jackson Grimes, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

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

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Sofia Freed, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019

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 competes with students across the nation.

Zab Rodriguez, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019

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...

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