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Things get Stranger in ‘Stranger Things’ Season Two

Things get Stranger in ‘Stranger Things’ Season Two

Becca Halaney, Reporter

November 6, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

The Duffer Brothers upped the hype for Halloween by dropping the second season of Netflix’s Stranger Things on Oct. 27. The first season of the science-fiction horror show taking place in the mid-1980s hit the web like fire, carrying a nuanced sense of mystery and nostalgia for a simpler time. ...

Fall Show ‘Dearly Beloved’ Takes Texas Twist

Fall Show ‘Dearly Beloved’ Takes Texas Twist

Becca Halaney, Reporter

October 30, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

The Westwood theater department presented 2017’s fall show, Dearly Beloved, performed Oct. 26-28, and it was a roaring success. Dearly Beloved is a comedy set in rural Texas centering around a trainwreck of a Gone with the Wind-themed wedding. The zany cast of characters (including but not limited to a stresse...

Dierks Bentley Surprises Fans with Performance at Local Neighborhood

Dierks Bentley Surprises Fans with Performance at Local Neighborhood

Donatella Voss, Photo Editor

October 21, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Country singer Dierks Bentley surprised a local neighborhood on the morning of Oct. 17 with a live performance. Riverside Drive residents woke up to a block party which began at 5 a.m. and was featured on Good Morning America. “It was cool that we were aired on national television and that such...

‘Happy Death Day’ Proves to be Killer

‘Happy Death Day’ Proves to be Killer

Becca Halaney, Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Does anything come close to the teenage nostalgia that comes with October than slasher-comedy films? Rather, can fresh takes on this genre compete with the legacy of the originals that dominated the ‘80s and ‘90s? The movie Happy Death Day, directed by Christopher B. Landon, answers that question with ...

ACL Showcases Both New and Popular Artists

ACL Showcases Both New and Popular Artists

Sarah Wang, Reporter

October 14, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Events

On Friday, Oct. 6 to Sunday, Oct. 8, the first weekend of the annual Austin City Limits (ACL) occurred, featuring famous artists and bands at Zilker park. The second weekend will be happening from Friday, Oct.13 to Sunday, Oct. 15. The ACL line-up featured artists and bands with a variety o...

Recording Artist Wrabel Promotes Inclusive Themes through Music

Recording Artist Wrabel Promotes Inclusive Themes through Music

Jenny Xu, Executive Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Video

Students were offered the rare opportunity to watch recording artist Stephen Wrabel, more commonly known as Wrabel, perform in the Great Room on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 3:30 p.m.. The music video for Wrabel’s newest single, The Village, was shown at the beginning of the event as an introduction to hi...

Original ‘Blade Runner’ Overshadows Sequel

Original ‘Blade Runner’ Overshadows Sequel

Becca Halaney, Reporter

October 10, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Few films have managed to come close to the legacy that the neo-noir sci-fi classic Blade Runner left upon cinema history when it was released in 1982. Its stunning, hazy visuals tell a story too nuanced and personal to be shared through dialogue, and though the stream-of-consciousness narrative and...

Fall Pecan Street Festival Returns to Austin

Fall Pecan Street Festival Returns to Austin

Bailey Armosky, Reporter

September 21, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

The annual Fall Pecan Street Festival will return on the weekend of Sept. 23. Pecan Street is a free, two day event that features a wide variety of vendors selling handmade jewelry, clothing, home decor, and other interesting and unique items. In addition, the event features live music throughout t...

‘It’ Remake Frightens New Generation of Moviegoers

‘It’ Remake Frightens New Generation of Moviegoers

Chayce Wellings, Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

“We all float down here.” It is the perfect combination of The Goonies and A Nightmare on Elm Street. The movie is a rollercoaster of laughs and scares balanced to create an overall fantastic film. The film follows a group of kids dubbed as the Loser’s Club, which consists of seven kids: Bill,...

Apple Revamps Traditional Technology with iPhone X

Apple Revamps Traditional Technology with iPhone X

Sarah Wang, Reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Four new Apple products were released on Sept. 12: the iPhone 8 and 8+, the Apple Watch 3, the 4K Apple TV, and the new iPhone X. The release was held at the newly-built company auditorium, Apple Park, which seats over 10,000 people. Prices are hefty for the iPhone X with the lowest at $999 (with ...