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‘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...

OPINION: LGBTQA+ Inclusion in Entertainment

OPINION: LGBTQA+ Inclusion in Entertainment

Trevor Wyatt, Reporter
March 8, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Gay: a word that for many years was considered a taboo for television and movies. Over the years, many directors have incorporated it into their work, and in the last few years, it has become something less of a big deal and more of a norm. There are tons of people who still unfortunately don’t agr...

OPINION: Traditional Entertainment is On the Decline

OPINION: Traditional Entertainment is On the Decline

Mae Bruce, Reporter
February 28, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

If you go and see a movie, one of the best parts are the trailers that come before. You get to see upcoming movies come to life on the screen, and it’s exciting and thrilling to see glimpses of movies before they come out. However recently, with each trailer we see in the theaters, that feeling of e...

Prom Ticket Sales Begin

Prom Ticket Sales Begin

Amy Vo, Assistant A&E Editor
February 21, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, School News, Showcase

On Tuesday, Feb. 21, prom tickets will go on sale. The Moonlight Wonderland-themed dance will be held on the lakeside at the Oasis restaurant, with photography by Jenny Rhea. Ticket prices, listed below, will increase as the date for prom approaches. Feb. 21 - Feb. 24 – $35 Feb. 27 - Mar. 3 –...

‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Movie Fails to Tell Heartfelt Story

‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Movie Fails to Tell Heartfelt Story

Faith Song, Assistant A & E Editor
February 17, 2017
Filed under A & E, Entertainment

The best and saddest movies almost always include the one critter every person sympathizes for: dogs. In the movie A Dog’s Purpose, the story follows a dog whose life is continually reincarnated until his “purpose” is fulfilled. Best known as a book published in 2010, A Dog’s Purpose has tak...

Newest Kingdom Hearts Release Draws Love from Gamers

Newest Kingdom Hearts Release Draws Love from Gamers

Trevor Wyatt, Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

At the end of 2015, a trailer for a new game within the Kingdom Hearts series was announced, causing the community to be very anxious as to if this would be the long awaited Kingdom Hearts lll or another filler. Sadly, it was another HD remaster, similar to previous installments, to be released on the Pla...