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Sound on Sound Festival Review

Sound on Sound Festival Review

Auston Abrego, Entertainment Editor

December 13, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Treat Yo’ Self

Treat Yo’ Self

Auston Abrego, Entertainment Editor

October 11, 2016

On October 13, 2011, a great tradition was introduced to the world on the show Parks and Recreation by Donna Meagle and Tom Haverford. Every year Donna and Tom celebrate Treat Yo’ Self Day: a day full of fragrances, massages, mimosas, fine leather goods, and the three S’s (spa, shopping, and sugar)...

Morgan the Movie Just Scientifically Stupid

Morgan the Movie Just Scientifically Stupid

Luke “Luke Nukem” Myslik, Staff Writer

October 6, 2016

For those who don’t know, Luke Scott is the son of one of the most famous and influential directors of this generation, Ridley Scott, who made films like Alien and Blade Runner. Luke has been waiting a long time to make his directorial debut, but now he has finally gotten the chance to do so. With his father as a p...

Frank Ocean Explores Humanity with “Blonde”

Frank Ocean Explores Humanity with “Blonde”

Luca Cendon, Staff Writer

September 7, 2016

Blonde is the new album released by Frank Ocean. It’s his first large release since Channel Orange and it’s entirely different from any of his past work. Ocean utilizes more auto tune and sampling in his 2016 album as a successful attempt at creating a modern sound. There have been drastic changes in music post-2012 and Frank Ocean has adapted skillfully.

Rebuking with LukeNukem

Rebuking with LukeNukem

Juliana Sink, Staff Writer

May 31, 2016

Junior Luke Myslik creates videos where he critiques movies and uploads them to YouTube.

Firewatch

Firewatch

Ian Smith, Staff Writer

April 8, 2016

Over the course of the digital revolution, video games have been aiming towards younger demographics. Fast-paced action and online adventure games flood the market every year and rake in the most profits in the game developer community. However, some companies are changing the way people play games by cr...

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