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Album Review: Home by Blue October

Album Review: Home by Blue October

by Lyn Cheely, Staff Writer

May 12, 2016


Filed under Reviews

Blue October is an alternative rock group based in Houston whose music serves as therapy to it’s extensive number of fans. Blue October recently released it’s newest album, titled Home, on April 22 and earns a 4.5/5. Unlike Blue October’s previous albums, Sway and Foiled, Home brings to light w...

Library budget issues

Library budget issues

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer

May 12, 2016


Filed under Columns

A library conjures images of tall oak bookcases and overstuffed leather chairs to curl up and read a book in. Our library is far off from that warm haven of literature. With stiff plastic chairs, covers falling off books, and bookshelves half full, the library can be less than inviting to students. In...

Top 10 Twilight Zone episodes

Top 10 Twilight Zone episodes

by Garrett Gage, Staff Writer

May 11, 2016


Filed under Columns

Of any television show, few have stood the test of time quite like the Twilight Zone. Not only does it have an amazing cast and a charismatic host, but it also hits hard with it’s social commentary that still cuts today. Here is a list of my personal favorite episodes from this fantastic series. 10....

Restaurant Review: Mouton’s

Restaurant Review: Mouton’s

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor

May 10, 2016


Filed under Reviews

Mouton’s Southern Bistro is a small, locally owned, restaurant in Leander off of 183. They serve a variety of different Texas style cajun entrees with their main sections being Soups and Salads, Grits, Pasta, Mouton’s Favorites, Cajun Specialties and then a large selection of sandwiches. The restaurant...

Movie Review: Captain America: Civil War

Movie Review: Captain America: Civil War

by Matthew Grissom, Staff Writer

May 10, 2016


Filed under Reviews

Marvel's summer blockbuster has finally hit theaters this week with Captain America: Civil War. Directed by the Russo brothers, the same directors who gave us Captain America: The Winter Soldier, they had a lot of expectations to fulfill due to the fact that this is one of the most famous comic book...

Music Review: Melanie Martinez

Music Review: Melanie Martinez

by Aimee Bozoudes, Staff Writer

May 10, 2016


Filed under Reviews

Officially making her mark on the third season of singing competition show The Voice, 21 year old and New York based musician Melanie Martinez has steadily earned her place through the past four years as a well known electropop, dark-wave artist. Alongside her uniquely themed songs that tend to reson...

2016 Presidential Candidacy

2016 Presidential Candidacy

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor

May 10, 2016


Filed under Columns

With a filthy rich reality T.V show host candidate, an extremely conservative and so right winged he could make a plane unbalanced candidate, a socialist who Obama called comrade candidate and a lyin’ former first lady who tries too hard to “be hip” candidate, this year’s presidential candidacy...

Why I teach

Why I teach

by Aimee Bozoudes, Staff Writer

May 8, 2016


Filed under Careers & Academics, Columns

Whether it be in academics or extra curriculars, teachers have become the entry point and point of departure for most students school life. They have formed bonds of friendship, stayed up as late as many students claim to in order grade papers whilst taking care of their own families, spent countless h...

Top 10 free things to do in Austin

Top 10 free things to do in Austin

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief

May 6, 2016


Filed under Columns, Entertainment

A lot of things costs money, but there are also tons of fun and free things to do in Austin if you don’t have much money. 1. Liz Carpenter Fountain Butler Park is a huge family attraction. It includes the Liz Carpenter fountain which lets you splash and cool off as the weather gets hotter. Jus...

Protect the oceans

Protect the oceans

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief

May 6, 2016


Filed under Editorials

The ocean is filled with life, wonder and the unknown. It is a different world that has barely been explored, but it’s being damaged by trash, oil spills and other avoidable disasters. Trash continuously harms sea creatures, and humans constantly change the environments of many animals that either...

LHS Speaks: Watching Movies in Class

LHS Speaks: Watching Movies in Class

by Bri Branscomb, Staff Writer

April 27, 2016


Filed under Columns

Films in the classroom have long been a controversial topic. Critics of video watching see it as the lazy teacher's way out, wasting valuable time that could be better spent learning the material that the students would be tested over in a more effective way. Others disagree, saying that motion pictures are...

The judgement lasting millennials

The judgement lasting millennials

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor

April 26, 2016


Filed under Editorials

Every 20 or so years, a new generation is named when the former generation becomes parents. G.I Generation, Baby Boomers, Boomerang Generation, Millennials; these are all names of past and recent generations. The generation labeled as The Millennials is a special one. No generation before them has...

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