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Film director Robert Altman had a varied and fascinating career, and in this article we explore the second half of his 1970s work.
Robert Altman: The Greatest Director of the ‘70s (Part Two)
By Oliver Barnfield, Video Editor • June 4, 2021

This piece is part two of a two part series. Read the first installment here.    California Split (1974) California Split is similar to Thieves Like Us in its lack of experimentation and low-key vibe. While it tends to be overlooked when it comes to discussions of Altman’s filmography, it's still excellent today. Thankfully, its popularity has increased over time, and many fans...

A young girl holds up a sign supporting Uighurs in China. Criticism of the Chinese government
Uighurs Oppressed in China
By Emily Malone, Photographer • May 20, 2021

Uighurs are a group of Muslim Turkic people that consider themselves close to the culture and ethnicity found in Central Asia. They have their own language and a distinct culture. Early in the 20th century Uighurs were able to declare their independence from China. Their independence was brief, in 1949 the Chinese Communist party repossessed the Uighurs.  “There is mass detention of Uighurs,...

The CDC announced on Thursday, May 13 that there had been a change to COVID-19 mask guidelines.
CDC Announces that Vaccinated Can Now Go Outside Maskless
By Yunoo Kim, Community & World News Editor • May 19, 2021
The shooting on Sunday, April 18, took place at the intersection of Great Hills Trail and Rain Creek Parkway. Photo courtesy of Larry D. Moore.
Shooting in Northwest Austin Leaves Three Dead
By Amy Simon, Opinions Editor • April 26, 2021
The warriors and their family sit and attentively listen to the All State winners. Each family brought their own picnic table and food to minimize the spread of germs.
Warrior Swim and Dive Honored at End of Year Banquet
By Victoria Novoa, Photographer • May 7, 2021

On Saturday, April 12, the Westwood Swim and Dive team hosted their annual end of the year banquet. Due to some restrictions caused by COVID-19, the banquet this year...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) is widely projected to be the first overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. The NFL Draft has historically been one of the most popular events on the calendar for football fans. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
A Beginner's Guide to the 2021 NFL Draft
By Sourav Dhar, Sports Editor • April 29, 2021
Pitbulls are sweet, loving, and kind dogs that have wrongfully been labeled as a dangerous breed. Photo courtesy of Al Case.
Don't Believe the Misleading Stereotype of Pitbulls
By Emily Malone, Photographer • May 20, 2021

Pitbulls are sweet, loving, and kind dogs that have wrongfully been labeled as a dangerous breed. The fact of the matter is there are no dangerous dog breeds, however, people...

The new Google icons are a colorful mess compared to the cool, heavily stylized look it once was. Photo courtesy of Zach Maynes.
The New Google Icons Need a Fix
By Zach Maynes, Reporter • May 18, 2021
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The Educationist team comprises of Co-founders Aaditya Ganesan
Educationist Expands Digital Tutoring Services in India Amidst Pandemic
By Triambika Dinakaran, Reporter • May 31, 2021

With the upheaval of traditional, in-person education due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students all around the world are faced with a newfound lack of educational resources to...