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‘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 ...

Netflix Tells a ‘Death (Note)’ Defying Story

Netflix Tells a ‘Death (Note)’ Defying Story

Faith Song, Extras Editor

September 7, 2017


Filed under A & E, Entertainment

I came across Death Note while browsing through my Netflix channel, and it is by far one of the most interesting yet twisted movies I’ve ever seen. Though I have yet to see the anime series, the movie, according to critics, exceeded expectations; every twist and turn scripted by Charley Parlapanide...

‘The Merciless’ Improves Upon Classic Horror Genre

‘The Merciless’ Improves Upon Classic Horror Genre

Catherine Wiesehuegel, Women's Sports Editor

September 6, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Danielle Rollins’ novel, The Merciless, is a terror book full of twists and turns featuring three ‘popular’ girls who believe a classmate is possessed. Its gut-wrenching plot points made me shudder when reading them and I’m still haunted by their images.  The book’s main character, Sofia F...

‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Proves to be a Hit

‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Proves to be a Hit

Clementine Larrouilh, Reporter

September 2, 2017


Filed under A & E, Entertainment

Nick Fury and Deadpool band together in the R-rated action film, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, playing their equally violent counterparts, Darius Kincaid and Michael Bryce. As can be expected of a movie starring both Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds, the film was entertaining from beginning to end, ma...

‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ Falls Short of Stardom

‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ Falls Short of Stardom

Connor Cowman, Reporter

August 8, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

In the late 1960s, the first edition of a French science fiction comics series entitled Valérian and Laureline was published. It has since won many awards and even been adapted into an anime. The creative vision and art style of the comics were a resounding success with the youth in France at the time, and ...

‘Cars 3’ Makes Its Final Lap

‘Cars 3’ Makes Its Final Lap

Faith Song, Extras Editor

July 13, 2017


Filed under A & E, Entertainment

It’s been a good 11 years since the first Cars movies hit the theaters. With the debut film making a whopping $464.2 million, it seemed almost logical for the Pixar producers to make a sequel, Cars 2. The follow-up film, however, was not taken well by the audience; according to critics, the film wa...

Kula Revolving Sushi Bar Finds Popularity

Kula Revolving Sushi Bar Finds Popularity

Emily Lu, Editor in Chief

July 6, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Austin has finally caught up with the conveyor belt sushi craze as Kula Revolving Sushi Bar opened a location in early May. Tucked away in the Crescent shopping center on Airport Boulevard, eager diners from across the area have made their way to try this unique restaurant Despite the grand opening being two months ago, Kula...

Five Books to Read from Your Favorite YouTubers

Five Books to Read from Your Favorite YouTubers

Trevor Wyatt, Reporter

April 18, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Lists

In Real Life: My Journey to a Pixelated World -- Joey Graceffa Nominated for Goodreads Choice Awards, this book is an inspiring memoir by YouTuber Joey Graceffa. The book relays stories from his childhood to the present day, including an account of coming out in a music video uploaded shortly before the relea...

Kingdom Hearts Series Benefits From a Remix

Kingdom Hearts Series Benefits From a Remix

Trevor Wyatt, Reporter

April 4, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Around three months ago, a game titled Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue was released as the final installment in the Kingdom Hearts series leading up to the long-awaited Kingdom Hearts III. Those who have been fans of the franchise since its inception were overjoyed about this news. Then it was announced ...

‘Power Rangers’ Blasts Through Cinema Ratings

‘Power Rangers’ Blasts Through Cinema Ratings

Trevor Wyatt, Reporter

April 3, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

The Power Rangers franchise, which started in 1993, revolves around five teens adorned in colored suits. There have been many retellings over the years in many forms, from a dinosaur-based character style to a samurai-based one. The latest version is a movie that acts as a remake/reboot of the origi...

Beauty and the Beast Falls Short of Becoming Monster Hit

Beauty and the Beast Falls Short of Becoming Monster Hit

Mae Bruce, Reporter

March 24, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Beauty and The Beast is a classic Disney princess movie and is one of the newest films to have a live-action remake. While many people were concerned with Disney’s choice for this film, it’s safe to say that it has lived up to the enormous shadow of the original animated version. Beauty and The Be...