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Book Review: Wonder

Book Review: Wonder

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017


Filed under Reviews

  After being published five years ago, fans are overjoyed to discover that the novel, “Wonder”, by R.J Palacio is finally being brought to theatres. It follows the story of a ten year old boy born with genetic deformities, August Pullman who longs to be ordinary. He knows deep down that...

A shift in sound

A shift in sound

by Logan Griffin

December 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

2018 will mark the 60th Grammy awards, with more than 80 categories for nomination the Grammys have been the main way for the music industry’s most relevant figureheads to receive recognition for their work. Since the first Grammys in 1959 there has been a large amount of changes in the tastes of Amer...

Get the facts straight: Net Neutrality

Get the facts straight: Net Neutrality

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

November 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured

Net neutrality. The term has been swirling around the internet lately, with many in what seems to be a frenzy as they claim their internet and privacy are being threatened. But what is net neutrality? Here’s what you need to know about the future of the internet as you know it, and how it will affect...

Homework > sleep

Homework > sleep

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

November 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured

120 hours in a school week. 35 hours at least spent in school. 50 hours spent sleeping if you sleep 10 hours a day, a healthy amount. 5 hours total in the school week in the morning getting ready for school. If you do the math, that leaves approximately 30 hours of ‘free time’ from Monday to Friday...

The nutty history of peanut butter

by Logan Griffin

November 13, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Uncategorized

For a long time, peanut butter has been a staple of world cultures and food. We use peanut butter for hundreds of things in our daily lives (unless you’re allergic), from vegan ice-cream recipes to getting gum out of your hair, peanut butter has had its fair share of fame over the years. This November is National Peanut Butter Lovers Month, which is accepted by the ...

How to: Let someone know you’re thankful for them

How to: Let someone know you’re thankful for them

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Columns

With Thanksgiving being around the corner, you may find yourself wondering who and what you’re thankful for. You may even be wondering how to show them you’re grateful for them. Here are some ways to show your gratitude this Thanksgiving! Write a letter Letters aren’t very common anymor...

Frightless films

Frightless films

by Bri Branscomb and Amanda Nguyen

October 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured

Halloween conjures images of witches and ghosts; demons and devils, and everything scary in between. Adrenaline junkies can get their fix by attending haunted houses, or seeing one of the plethora of scary movies that will come out during this haunted holiday. However, not everyone likes being scared...

Can’t help fallin’ for you

Can’t help fallin’ for you

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured

With the arrival of fall comes cooler weather, spooky seasons, and a perfect opportunity to spend some time with that one person you’ve been falling for. Here are some creative ideas on how to spend the Halloween season with your boo. Pumpkin Carving Grab a good ol’ gourd and carve it up as the scar...

Happy fall y’all

Happy fall y’all

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Opinions

As the weather cools down and pumpkin spice lattes come back in season, there are plenty of fun things to do out and about in Austin. Here are some things you can do to enjoy the weather and embrace the fall season! Barton Hill Farm Go get lost in Spookley maze starting September 23 on Saturdays and Sundays lasting to November 5....

Keep an ear out

Keep an ear out

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

October 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured

An increase in the sale of CamelBaks, schedules being compared and building excitement can only mean one thing: Austin City Limits is days away from kicking off! Being at ACL is a great experience in and of itself, but here are some key artists to try and catch with exception to headliners like Chance...

Album Review: Concrete and Gold – Foo Fighters

Album Review: Concrete and Gold – Foo Fighters

by Logan Griffin

October 4, 2017


Filed under Reviews

Album Review: Concrete and Gold Foo Fighters   Dave Grohl is rock music's cool uncle                            The Foo Fighters trailblaze on their ninth studio album Concrete and Gold. Foo Fighters have been a mainstay of popular rock for nearly two decades, after the forming of the band after the la...

Album of the Week: LCD Soundsystem – American Dream

by Logan Griffin

September 26, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Uncategorized

  James Murphy is a living retrospective    It clearly shows in his work in the band LCD Soundsystem and his own taste in music. Murphy took his dive into the music industry at a much older age than most of the contemporary stars, starting Soundsystem in 2001 abruptly hitting his 30s. ...

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