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Netflix drops “Stranger Things” season three trailer

Netflix drops “Stranger Things” season three trailer

Maya Dennis, A&E critic

March 22, 2019


Filed under A&E, Showcase, TV

Viewers have been waiting for “Stranger Things” season three for too long. While the super bowl spot was fun, it didn’t give people enough information to analyze. However, with the arrival of season three’s official trailer, it’s the complete opposite. There’s so much to analyze. We star...

Why I Started Looking at Colleges Early

Mary Miller, Opinion Writer

March 20, 2019


Filed under In the know, Personal, Showcase

With my Senior year just around the corner, the time has come to start cracking down on college research. Much of my time has been spent looking through different websites like Niche, making spreadsheets, and looking through different universities websites. I started looking at colleges really early,...

Top 10 Places to go During Your Spring Break Staycation

Top 10 Places to go During Your Spring Break Staycation

Kassie Araque, Reporter

March 8, 2019


Filed under Culture, Showcase

1. The Denton Square This first option is probably the easiest, cheapest, and has the most variety of all the others on this list. The Denton Square has been giving local teens something to do since 1896. You can catch a play at the Campus Theatre, grab a bite at Mellow Mushroom, go thrifting at one o...

Spring Break Binge-ables

Spring Break Binge-ables

Maya Dennis, A&E critic

March 8, 2019


Filed under A&E, Showcase, TV

With Netflix’s copious amounts of binge-able shows and original, there’s no reason why anyone should be bored over spring break. But sometimes the amount of content can be overwhelming, so I’ve compiled a list below of the shows you should watch on Netflix if you haven’t already -- and if you...

Spring Break Festivals That You Won’t Want to Miss

Spring Break Festivals That You Won’t Want to Miss

Gissell Martinez, Reporter

March 8, 2019


Filed under Culture, Music, Showcase

Spring break is all about having carefree fun with family and friends. Here are some fun and exciting spring break music festivals to consider.    Ultra Music Festival Ultra Music Festival is an annual outdoor electronic music festival that takes place during March in Miami, Florida, United State...

The Ultimate Spring Break Playlist

The Ultimate Spring Break Playlist

Haydn Burton, Reporter

March 7, 2019


Filed under A&E, Culture, Music, Showcase

Mac DeMarco - Brother   Although DeMarco is often subjected to scrutiny and is considered to be problematic, there is no denying that his music is sure to put anyone in the Spring/Summer mood.   Bane’s World - Gorgeous If you enjoy a sound that is reminiscent to 80’s pop and mellow jazz the...

Oscars 2019: No host? No problem!

Oscars 2019: No host? No problem!

Maya Dennis, A&E critic

February 28, 2019


Filed under A&E, Award Shows, Showcase

I know I’m a little late to the party, but boy what a night! Where do I even begin? First off, not having a host this year didn’t seem to bother anyone. Sure the press for the Academy was great, but it ultimately didn’t affect the run of the show. I’ll admit, I was skeptical of not havin...

Timeline of Terrible

Timeline of Terrible

Gissell Martinez, Reporter

February 22, 2019


Filed under Culture, News & Features, Showcase

As the multiple cases of Robert Sylvester Kelly, American singer, and songwriter “R Kelly” pile up too many allegations with some compelling evidence. He still is denying all while partying and still living his life as if not having dozens of cases piling on his name. Since January 1992, question...

Valentines Day is for the Capitalists, not the Lovebirds

Valentines Day is for the Capitalists, not the Lovebirds

Mary Miller, Opinion Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Every year as Valentines Day rolls around, people flood to whatever store is nearest to them, often at the last minute, to spend absurd amounts of money on things like flowers, chocolates, and cards-- which die, get eaten, and thrown away a day later. People waste their hard earned money on superficial, meaningless...

Romance is in…the movies?

Romance is in…the movies?

Maya Dennis, A&E critic

February 14, 2019


Filed under A&E, Movies, Showcase

While there are some people who spend Valentine’s Day with the ones they love the most, a good portion of us are left alone sitting on the couch binging some new show or movie on Netflix. The “Rom-Com” is the perfect way to spend this February 14th if you’ve got nothing better to do. With its ...

Nothing Has Changed

Nothing Has Changed

Dani Wilson, Opinion Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Personal, Showcase

My vision began to blur as I felt my legs move forward before my mind could catch up. The shouts and fast-moving bodies of the people around me practically gave my already-clouded brain whiplash as I was ushered by the crowd of people through the red double-doors. It was February 4th, 2015 at Ryan High Schoo...

Oscars 2019: Who will win?

Oscars 2019: Who will win?

Maya Dennis, A&E critic

January 29, 2019


Filed under A&E, Award Shows, Showcase

The nominees for the biggest -- and debatably, the most important -- awards show have finally been released. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released the 2019 Oscar Nominations a little late compared to their regular schedule. With only four weeks to decide who will win, there’s no tell...

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