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‘The Crucible’ draws you in despite hatred of characters

'The Crucible' draws you in despite hatred of characters

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

April 20, 2018

"The Crucible" is a fictionalized rendering of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay. Written in 1953, Arthur Miller took the story and created a masterpiece that entices the audience to continue watching despite their own feelings. The story follows Abigail Williams (Winona ...

Recent EP from Weeknd falls short of other works

The Weeknd released his EP on March 30.

Lacey Gregory, Editor-in-Chief

April 19, 2018

Able Tesfaye, more commonly known by his stage name “The Weeknd” released his six-song EP, “My Dear Melancholy,” to fans on March 30. Thus far in his career, Tesfaye has released one EP, three mixtapes, three studio albums, and one compilation album, “Trilogy,” which is a compilation...

‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ offers nostalgia

The movie currently holds a 76 percent on the popular critic site 'Rotten Tomatoes'.

Amiyah Gonzalez, Assistant Editor

February 12, 2018

The past few years have been littered with reboots, remakes and sequels.  New 'Star Wars' movies have been made, a female-driven version of 'Ghostbusters' and most recently a proclaimed sequel of the 1995 classic 'Jumanji.' The 2018 movie, 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,' stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack...

‘The Greatest Showman’ uses computer animations instead of real animals

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

January 22, 2018

Warning: The following will contain spoilers for "The Greatest Showman." "The Greatest Showman" is a musical inspired by the creativity of P.T. Barnum. It was directed by Michael Gracey and showcases the performances of Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Keala Settl...

‘Lady Bird’ portrays adolescence realistically

'Lady Bird' has been critically acclaimed and received a standing ovation at it's initial screening.

Amiyah Gonzalez, Assistant Editor

January 17, 2018

'Lady Bird' is a 2017 film directed by Greta Gerwig and stars Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Lucas Hedges, Timothee Chamalet and Tracy Letts. The film has been marketed as a coming-of-age story about a girl in her last year of high school and her relationship with her mother. The film was nominated...

Jaden Smith’s ‘SYRE’ reveals artist’s musical prowess

Jaden Smith's first studio album

Lacey Gregory, Editor-in-Chief

January 11, 2018

As the son of superstars Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith, 19-year-old Jaden Smith has been in the spotlight for most of his life. Despite living in the public eye, Smith has managed to maintain an air of mystery around his personal life. That is, until the release of his most recent musical project. In...

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ an interesting new installment for franchise

'The Last Jedi' was released on December 14.

Amiyah Gonzalez, Assistant Editor

December 19, 2017

Warning: The following review will contain spoilers for the new installment of Star Wars Star Wars: The Last Jedi' is the eighth episode in the Star Wars franchise and the second installment in the new trilogy. It was directed by Rian Johnson and stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boye...

Illenium’s ‘Ashes’ powerful and great overall

Illenium's 'Ashes' powerful and great overall

Isaiah Schindler, Staff Reporter

December 15, 2017

“Ashes” is Illenium’s debut studio album. Illenium, also known as Nick Miller is an American DJ that has been in the EDM scene for some time and has appeared on the Billboard Charts, collaborating with Gryffin with the single “Feel Good” featuring Daya. Since then, he has worked on other...

“The Cabin” leaves you on the edge of your seat

The Cabin was written in 2016 by Natasha Preston. Preston has written multiple books, but this is not in a series.

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

November 27, 2017

“The Cabin” by Natasha Preston in 2016, is a based off the life of Mackenzie, friend to Josh, Megan, Kyle, Aaron and Courtney. The book begins when the six of them go on a trip to Josh’s cabin, with an unlikely accomplice of Josh’s estranged brother, Blake. After a night of drinking, the unsupervised...

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is a breath of fresh air

'Thor: Ragnarok' premiered worldwide on Nov. 3 and is currently showing at the local Hays AMC Theater.

Amiyah Gonzalez, Assistant Editor

November 6, 2017

'Thor: Ragnarok' is a 2017 Marvel movie directed by Taika Waititi. The film stars Chris Hemsworth as the title character, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins. It is a continuation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, taking place during 'Captain...

‘The Merciless’ showcases unrelenting violence

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

October 23, 2017

“The Merciless” by Danielle Vega in 2014, is a novel based on the life of new student Sofia Flores. The book starts by explaining that her mother is transferred because of her work, and Sofia must begin her life in Friend, Miss. On her first day, she meets Brooklyn. Brooklyn is not a “popular...

‘The Girls’ is an interesting, psychological journey

Amiyah Gonzalez, Assistant Editor

October 19, 2017

'The Girls' by newcomer Emma Cline, is a 2016 novel following the main character, Evie, in two different timelines. It first follows Evie in present day where she is house sitting. Someone makes an off-handed remark about an infamous killing that had happened many years prior. She soon recalls her...

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