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Top five shows on Netflix in April

Top five shows on Netflix in April

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

April brings a deluge of shows and movies to popular streaming service Netflix, including exclusive originals. Embracing the April showers is easier with these top picks. 1. Kubo and the Two Strings Kubo and the Two Strings captured crowds in theatres with its breathtaking stop-animation. This h...

Movie Review: Power Rangers

Movie Review: Power Rangers

by Taylor Key, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Reviews

Released on the 24th of March, the Power Rangers movie was oddly serious in its cinematic portrayal of the long running TV series. With Dacre Montgomery starring as former football player, and leader of the Rangers, Jason Scott, the story revolves around a group of ragtag teenagers that, brought together...

TV Review: Men in Blazers

TV Review: Men in Blazers

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief
April 18, 2017
Filed under Reviews

Men in Blazers is a TV show with the comedic duo of Michael Davis and Roger Bennett where they discuss Premier League soccer games from the past weekend with a funny twist. This show gets 3.5/5. The show consists of the two giving silly commentary about the actual soccer highlights from the games;...

She’s a dream

She’s a dream

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief
April 15, 2017
Filed under Columns, Featured

You set the clock for the time You walk up to your bed and make the climb Get under the covers and start to ask why But all you can see is that sad goodbye You start to look back and reflect About how far it’s come within every aspect At first all you can see is all the pain and remorse But...

Finding communion in nature

Finding communion in nature

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer
April 13, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Overlooking the bamboo forest in the distant fog sits the concrete jungle of downtown Austin. The worries of daily life seem to fade away under the shade of the wisteria. A quiet splash comes from the pond as the koi swim through lillies. Unbeknown to the wanderers of the botanical gardens, the pond pa...

Party with the Peeps

Party with the Peeps

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor
April 10, 2017
Filed under Columns, Featured

  Topgolf Easter Party Topgolf is hosting a family-friendly event on Easter Sunday. Kids can come and take pictures with the Easter Bunny, and make egg crafts. Tickets for 12 and under cost $5, and families will receive $10 off a Topgolf game to play on Sunday. The party will last from 9 a...

Top five things to do in April

Top five things to do in April

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer
April 7, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Spring is in full bloom in Austin. Although we may not have cherry blossoms, springtime will bring time-old local favorites and international talent to Austin. Celebrate warmer temperatures and the occasional spring shower with these events. 1. Balloons Over Horseshoe Bay This aerial display will lig...

TV review: 13 Reasons Why

TV review: 13 Reasons Why

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor
April 7, 2017
Filed under Featured, Reviews

Netflix has released its latest T.V series, ‘13 Reasons Why,’ this past Saturday, April 1. The show, based on the novel of the same name by Jay Asher, follows high school student Clay Jensen after he receives a set of seven tapes from his deceased classmate, Hannah Baker. On the tapes, Baker stat...

Book Review: The Hiding Place

Book Review: The Hiding Place

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief
April 7, 2017
Filed under Featured, Reviews

During World War II in the Netherlands there was a family that was forced to live in a life of secrecy from Nazi persecution because of their beliefs. Their story was then published and bought worldwide. However, this isn’t about Anne Frank, it’s about Corrie ten Boom and her family in Haarlem, Netherlands....

Garden Center Review: East Austin Succulents

Garden Center Review: East Austin Succulents

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer
March 25, 2017
Filed under Reviews

East Austin Succulents is one of a select few greenhouses specializing in succulents in Austin, TX. The nursery boasts a worldwide variety of succulents, including rare cacti and mature grafts. After visiting, I give East Austin Succulents 5/5 stars. Jedward the cat yawns and stretches his paws out, b...

When chronic illness strikes

When chronic illness strikes

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer
March 25, 2017
Filed under Columns, Featured

I used to let a four letter word define me. It wasn’t ugly or mean, it was POTS, short for Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. POTS is a form of dysautonomia, an umbrella term that classifies dysfunctions in the autonomic nervous system (ANS). Basically, the body carries out many process...

No money, no problem

No money, no problem

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer
March 10, 2017
Filed under Columns

The mass of culture, art, music, and film known as South by Southwest is nearing. This year’s festival will feature Solange, hip hop group Migos, the Avett Brothers, and more. If you don’t have a few hundred dollars to shell out for a badge, don’t worry. Those without paid passes can still enjoy a ...

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