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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 ...

Album review: ‘Divide’

Album review: ‘Divide’

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

March 9, 2017


Filed under Featured, Reviews

Singer song-writer Ed Sheeran’s latest album, provided listeners with 16 new folk-pop songs to listen to, each with sincere messages. The detail and execution put into each song as well as the departure from his usual love ballads earns ‘Divide’ a 4.5/5. The main thing Sheeran has going for him in ...

Travel ban excludes clear logic

Travel ban excludes clear logic

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

March 9, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured

The TV turns on. Another mass shooting scrolls across the news bar. 49 people are killed by one man. Before dying he pledged his allegiance to ISIS. It is the largest terror attack since 9/11. However, this time, it was done by an American, not a foreigner, not an immigrant. Despite the fact that most...

Top five things to do in March

Top five things to do in March

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017


Filed under Columns

As the temperatures start to rise and spring is around the corner, venturing outdoors is becoming more and more enjoyable. The coming of March brings many exciting events with it to celebrate the return of sunny days. 1. Zilker Park Kite Festival A festival for the family, this Zilker Park eve...

Why I’m Doing IB

Why I’m Doing IB

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

February 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured

When most students hear IB they either shudder and wince or straight away dismiss the possibility of joining it. However, after being one semester into it, I do agree with the statement that it comes with long nights and lots of stress, but I also understand better how much it can benefit you in the...

Beasts of No Nation Review

Beasts of No Nation Review

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

February 21, 2017


Filed under Featured, Reviews

A child being forced to chop a man's head with a machete, ritualistic beatings, children being taught how to fire weapons, and drugs being the answer for rape. Beasts of No Nation is a Netflix Original Film, which shows all of this while they follow a boy, Agu, during his time of being a child soldier...

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