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Let’s Have a Picnik

Let’s Have a Picnik

Willa Roberts, Staff Writer

January 21, 2017


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Is your health something you value? Do you eat either gluten-free, peanut-free, corn-free, and or soy-free foods only? Do you enjoy indulging in tasty food while still being conscious about your health? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Picnik is perfect for you. Picnik is a restaurant in Austin that first started out as a food truck, but recently opened a shop on Burnet Road.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Review

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Review

Luke "Luke Nukem" Myslik, Staff Writer

January 5, 2017


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Tim Burton is a very hit or miss director. While he has directed remakes that are just unbearable to watch (like 2001’s Planet of the Apes), every once in awhile he makes very whimsical, brilliant movies people appreciate like the Batman movies, Peewee’s Big Adventure, and Beetlejuice. Perhaps some o...

Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon

Luke "Luke Nukem" Myslik, Staff Writer

January 5, 2017


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Deepwater Horizon is directed by Peter Berg, one of the most underrated filmmakers in the industry today. He’s been known for his neatly-directed action films like The Rundown with Dwayne Johnson and Hancock with Will Smith, however, he’s been recognized for making the loathsome shipwreck Battleship. But for...

The Girl on the Train Review

The Girl on the Train Review

Luke "Luke Nukem" Myslik, Staff Writer

January 5, 2017


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The Girl on the Train is a film directed by Tate Taylor and is based on the popular best-selling book of the same name by Paula Hawkins. This movie stars Emily Blunt as a demoralized divorcee named Rachel, who has a massive alcohol problem. Her daily routine involves riding a train to New York City f...

“La La Land’s” Lovable Lyricism Elevates Expectations

“La La Land’s” Lovable Lyricism Elevates Expectations

Bethanee Tovar, Staff Writer

December 16, 2016


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With such a beautiful trailer, my expectations were set high for the widely acclaimed film, La La Land. Winner of the Critics’ Choice movie for best picture, best composer, best screenplay, best director, cinematography, and more, this movie lives up to the hype. It not only met my expectations but greatl...

Sound on Sound Festival Review

Sound on Sound Festival Review

Auston Abrego, Entertainment Editor

December 13, 2016


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Sound on Sound is a music festival featuring indie, punk, hip hop, metal, and dance music on the renaissance grounds in Sherwood, Texas. Beach House, Explosions in the Sky, and Phantogram were a few of the headliners at the festival. The 45-minute drive from the big city we call home is long and tiring...

The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation

Luke "Luke Nukem" Myslik, Staff Writer

December 1, 2016


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Actor Nate Parker made his directorial debut and starred in The Birth of a Nation, which is a remake of D.W. Griffith’s controversial, yet well-made 1915 film. The feature premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival where it received a standing ovation from both critics and the audience. The film won p...

When the Bough Breaks

When the Bough Breaks

Tessa Lehman, Copy Editor

December 1, 2016


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When the Bough Breaks, directed by Jon Cassar, is a thriller that starts out slow, leaving you looking for the action, but gains speed and grabs your attention in the second half. Despite the slow beginning, the movie makes you want to know what happens next to the characters and desperately crave mo...

Theater Revamps “The Lion King”

Tatiana Brown-Gomez, Staff Writer

November 22, 2016


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The theater performed a shortened children's version of "The Lion King Musical". This was a good performance and was perfect for smaller children due to the singing and overall joyful attitude of the play. The actors showed great emotion; such as anger, mischief plus the actors were very clear. Their s...

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst

Evan Myers, Staff Writer

October 27, 2016


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Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, a game by DICE software, was released June 7, 2016. Catalyst is the second game in the Mirror’s Edge series, but is actually the reboot that nobody wanted. EA, the owners of the DICE, have ruined another series, as it is known to do. EA sadly doesn’t know how to stop makin...

Mechanic Resurrection: Mission Failed

Mechanic Resurrection: Mission Failed

Luke "Luke Nukem" Myslik, Staff Writer

October 25, 2016


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Mechanic Resurrection is a sequel to the 2011 remake of the original 1972 feature film The Mechanic, the remake itself in my opinion wasn’t bad, but wasn’t any good either. I mean, it’s not like the film was getting remade in the first place just for the sake of shameless name recognition…unlike...

A Quick Look Inside “Star Catcher”

A Quick Look Inside “Star Catcher”

Luke "Luke Nukem" Myslik, Staff Writer

October 25, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Another school year, another play the school has given us. From the directors of the Theatre Department, Nicholas Mills and Annie Dragoo, comes a new imaginative project called Peter and the Starcatcher. Now, if you are wondering what the premise of the latest magnum opus is, Peter and the Starcatcher, which is...

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