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Topsey Exotic Drive-In Authentic Safari Experience

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Katarina Carrico, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018

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

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Xander Christou, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

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...

Hopdoddy Best Burger Joint In Town

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Kenzie Marsales, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018

Living in Austin, you most likely know what a quality burger tastes like. The dispute of which burger is the best in Austin is possibly an unanswerable question. However, one of the best burger joints is unquestionably Hopdoddy. Hopdoddy is a restaurant that originated in Austin and has grown to be a...

Texas Book Festival Inspires Generations of Future Readers

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Xander Christou, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

The last weekend of October, I’m always busy for the entire weekend. Every year, the Capitol grounds and Congress close for a weekend and are prepped for the biggest celebration of literature in the entire state; hundreds of authors fly in for panels and thousands of readers congregate under white ...

Media Arts Hosts Narrative Showcase

AV teacher Sean Gallagher presents student narratives at the KAHS Media Showcase in the PAC.

Willa Roberts, Staff Writer

October 28, 2018

The Media Arts department put on a narrative showcase in the PAC on October 19th to share their short films that they have worked on tirelessly since August. The films were introduced by KAHS teacher, Mr. Gallagher, who expressed his pride in the hard work of his students over the past 3 months and the ...

Red Dragon Players to Premier ‘Over the Tavern’ Oct. 25

Red Dragon Players to Premier 'Over the Tavern' Oct. 25

Katarina Carrico, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018

The Red Dragon Players are working on a production called Over the Tavern, a religious piece about a Catholic family and a boy questioning his religion. The play will open on Oct. 25 and the last show ends on Nov. 3. “It’s an ensemble piece,” theater director Billy Dragoo said, “but the story ce...

Predator Movie Doesn’t Live up to Expectations

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Jackson Grimes, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018

The Predator is the latest movie in the Predator franchise. The history of which has been spanning over 21 years. The newest installment is directed by Shane Black on a budget of 88 million dollars. Despite the hype and people accredited to the movie it didn’t stand up to critiques’ expectations and...

Tigers Be Still Simple but Emotional

Tatiana Brown-Gomez and Angie Black

February 22, 2018

With only four cast members the pressure is on for the Red Dragons newest performance, Tigers Be Still. Although the play was a dress rehearsal actors were professional and outstanding. The play features the 24-year-old art therapist and teacher Sherry, the 18-year-old teachers assistant Zack, the princ...

What is this Galentine’s Day Anyway?

Tatiana Brown-Gomez, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018

Are you single? Is Valentine’s Day quickly approaching? Well ladies, there is a new way to spend Valentine’s Day without feeling left out: from going out with friends to staying home and watching movies with your mom,Galentine's Day is something new and fresh that everyone can enjoy.t might have...

Arrivals and Departures Shows Promise of Future Talent

Arrivals and Departures Shows Promise of Future Talent

Auston Abrego, Creative Director

January 31, 2018

Arrivals and Departures is a dramatic comedy about an English crime unit attempting to catch a wanted criminal named Cerastes, played by sophomore Gabriel Bara, at a train station in London. The show tells the misfortunate life stories of a soldier named Esme (Ez), played by senior Kendall Casinger,...

Classic Calamity With The Caped Crusader

Classic Calamity With The Caped Crusader

Luke Myslik, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017

Warner Bros. released The LEGO Movie in February 2014, and we all thought that from the trailer that it was going to be a 90-minute long toy commercial made just to promote a popular product. But surprisingly, it wasn’t.

A Cure Worth Taking

A Cure Worth Taking

Luke Myslik, Staff Writer

March 6, 2017

A Cure for Wellness is a psychological thriller directed by the visually talented, Gore Verbinski, who has been recognized for creating the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, Rango, and The Ring, one of the greatest horror films of the last decade. Upon watching the film’s trailers, I felt very skeptical about this movie, because I thought it would either be a very engaging thriller, or a tedious bore.

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