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Beat

Beat

by Taylor Key, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017


Filed under Columns

It’s like a pounding drum, building up behind your eyes and bringing with it a brilliant burning. You press knuckles to temple but it continues to grow in strength. Soon it has moved to pound further back, consuming your entire head until your fingers clench and your eyes squeeze shut. It would be...

Setting another Milestone

Setting another Milestone

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under Featured, Fine Arts, Reviews

The Blue Belles performed on April 26, 27, 28 and 29 in their annual Spring Show. The show was three and a half hours long with an intermission and included a variety of different music, dancers and routines. The show deserves a 3.5 out of 5. The theme this year was “Milestones”, and the show was a mil...

Not an anomaly

Not an anomaly

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

April 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured

When I was younger, I didn’t know what it meant to be black To me, it felt like I was always under attack Like I was an ant And the world was holding a lens So that the more light poured in The deeper the hole got burned into my head   Because it didn’t matter what I did O...

A hateful heritage

A hateful heritage

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

April 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured

The south is notorious for many things; beautiful countrysides, sweet iced tea, charming accents- and racism. Unfortunately, the bottom half of the US is known for it’s overwhelming prejudice towards people of color, historically seen from its insistence upon enforcing Jim Crow, to one of its states ...

Six months

Six months

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer

April 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Poems

I screamed at my dad in tears and frustration, trying to get him to understand why. Six months and he still doesn’t understand. Six months and he still doesn’t understand how or why I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety at the age of fifteen. He doesn’t understand why I cry, why I ...

“13 Reasons Why” it’s problematic

“13 Reasons Why” it’s problematic

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer

April 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured

Netflix’s original series "13 Reasons Why", based on Jay Asher’s eponymous book, has come under fire from parents for their portrayal of mature subjects. The series focuses on the suicide of female high school student Hannah Baker and the multiple cassette tapes detailing why she decided to take her lif...

Podcast Review: Lore

Podcast Review: Lore

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer

April 30, 2017


Filed under Featured, Reviews

From 19th century serial killer Belle Gunness to the doppelgänger of Emilie Sagee, Lore explores the non-fiction aspect of horror. In its presentation, the hit podcast allows the ambiguity of folklore to connect with facts for a whole retelling. Produced and narrated by author Aaron Mahnke, a career stor...

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, Featured, 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...

Movie Review: Power Rangers

Movie Review: Power Rangers

by Taylor Key, Staff Writer

April 27, 2017


Filed under Featured, 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...

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