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Everything You Need to Know Before Watching ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Everything You Need to Know Before Watching ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Rustin Mehrabani-Farsi, Reporter

April 18, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

"Before creation itself, there were six singularities. Then the universe exploded into existence, and the remnants of these systems were forged into concentrated ingots... Infinity Stones." -- The Collector, Guardians of the Galaxy After their creation thousands of years ago, the six Infinity Stones were scatt...

JMBLYA Music Festival to Return to Austin for Sixth Year

JMBLYA Music Festival to Return to Austin for Sixth Year

Kamille Galloway, Reporter

April 16, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

The sixth annual JMBLYA music festival will be returning to Austin on May 5 at the Circuit of the Americas facility. This three-day Texas tour will makes its first stop in Dallas on May 4, as well as an extended stop in Houston on May 6, for the first time since 2013. With its focus mainly on hi...

Seniors Exhibit Artwork Through IB Art Show

Seniors Exhibit Artwork Through IB Art Show

Kamille Galloway, Reporter

April 15, 2018


Filed under A & E, School News

In honor of their two-year long journey through IB Art, the six remaining seniors were finally able to showcase their talents and hard-work in the 2018 IB Art Show. The exhibition took place in the Lecture Hall on both Friday, April 6 and Monday, April 9 and lasted throughout the entire school d...

‘A Quiet Place’ Sets Precedent for Deaf Culture Representation

‘A Quiet Place’ Sets Precedent for Deaf Culture Representation

Becca Halaney, Reporter

April 11, 2018


Filed under A & E

Since the end of the silent-film era, the presence of Deaf characters in film -- let alone those portrayed accurately, kindly, and by actors who are themselves Deaf -- has been close to nonexistent, with the Wikipedia page listing movies directed, written, produced, and starring Deaf people containing only ...

New Echosmith Single ‘Over My Head’ Falls Flat from Previous Success

New Echosmith Single ‘Over My Head’ Falls Flat from Previous Success

Becca Halaney, Reporter

April 11, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

The sibling trio comprising the indie-pop band Echosmith dropped a new single entitled Over My Head on March 16. The group is best known for their 2013 song Cool Kids, which was certified double platinum, having garnered 1,200,000 sales in the US alone, and reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 ...

Performing Arts Students Present Escapade

Performing Arts Students Present Escapade

Katie Harris and Sarah Wang

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase

All dance and cheer students participated in the annual spring show, Escapade, on Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7 to showcase their dance abilities. The event took place in the Performing Arts Center and featured the theme Moments, centering the entire show around “unforgettable moments in ...

‘Ready Player One’ Film Diverges from Novel

‘Ready Player One’ Film Diverges from Novel

Lizzie Deal, A&E Editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

One of the biggest complaints from book-lovers about book-to-movie films is how screenwriters and directors change much loved details about the novel to better fit into a film. Steven Spielberg’s newest film, Ready Player One, was no exception. The film, while sticking to the idea behind Ernest Cline’s novel of ...

‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Sinks Below Expectations

‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Sinks Below Expectations

Faith Song, Extras Editor

April 3, 2018


Filed under A & E, Entertainment

When watching movies, I really do try to be open minded, but Pacific Rim Uprising, the sequel to Pacific Rim released in 2013, was by far one of the more disappointing follow ups I’ve seen up to date. Despite the film earning $65 million in China just over the weekend of its release and including som...

Non-Varsity Bands Showcase Music in Pre-UIL Concert

Non-Varsity Bands Showcase Music in Pre-UIL Concert

Sloka Chandrasekaran, Reporter

March 28, 2018


Filed under Arts

The three non-varsity bands performed in a pre-UIL concert on Wednesday, March 21. The concert was performed for three judges, Mr. David Jennison, Mr. Jim Van Zandt, and Mr. Jack Green. The judges gave constructive criticism for each performance so the students could improve before their real UIL performan...

Girl Group Fifth Harmony Announces Split to Focus on Solo Careers

Girl Group Fifth Harmony Announces Split to Focus on Solo Careers

Nisha Desai, Reporter

March 25, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Five powerful women.  Five incredibly strong voices.  Statements like these are what come to mind when someone mentions Fifth Harmony, a talented group that was formed on the second season of X-Factor in 2012 by judge Simon Cowell.  Five individual vocalists, each with their own respective strengths and weak...

‘Tomb Raider’ Fails to Reinvigorate Franchise

‘Tomb Raider’ Fails to Reinvigorate Franchise

Connor Cowman, Reporter

March 25, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

In 1996, the video game Tomb Raider was released on multiple platforms including the PlayStation and the Sega Saturn. The game features an English archaeologist by the name of Lara Croft who finds herself in a series of dangerous predicaments and must embark on an epic adventure to recover ancient trea...

‘This Random World’ Narrowly Misses Advancement in UIL Competition

‘This Random World’ Narrowly Misses Advancement in UIL Competition

Lizzie Deal, A&E Editor

March 23, 2018


Filed under Arts

After rehearsing for two months, the cast and crew of the one act play brought This Random World to life, which illustrated the unknown impacts we have on the lives of others. The play was performed three times by the cast -- twice on March 20 for students and staff and once on March 21 for the UIL O...