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Westwood Horizon

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Power pop is a genre full of catchy choruses and crunchy guitars, and while it occasionally teetered into the mainstream, its still fairly niche. Read about the top 20 tracks to get you started. Graphic by Oliver Barnfield.

20 Essential Power Pop Songs

By Oliver Barnfield, Video Editor January 19, 2022

  Power pop is a genre of music that has always edged close to mainstream music, but has never really gotten there. This genre, combining catchy and beautiful harmonies with loud, crunchy guitars,...

Spider-Man: No Way Nome is the third installment of the MCU Spider-Man series. The series stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, and Marisa Tomei as Parker’s Aunt May. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios.

Does ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Live Up to the Hype?

By Josh Shippen, Reporter January 18, 2022

Spider-Man: No Way Home was released to theaters on Dec. 17, 2021, and boy did it make a splash. Marvel’s newest full-length film has so far been a box office miracle, earning $1.37 billion dollars as...

On Nov. 19, Adele released her highly anticipated record 30. The album captures the turbulent events of her life, and it became the top-selling album of 2021 just three days after release. Photo courtesy of Billboard.com.

Adele’s ‘30’ Gracefully Captures The Turbulence of Heartbreak

By Aanika Hirode, Reporter December 22, 2021

The first listen left me strikingly underwhelmed. Long gone were the days of dramatic, Hollywood-esque melodies featured in Rumour Has It or Skyfall. The experience of listening to Adele’s music had...

Jeanna De Waal stuns as Prince Diana Spencer in the Broadway retelling of the famous royals life.

Sorry Streaming Services, You Can’t Beat the Magic of Live Performances, and ‘Diana the Musical’ Proves It

By Zoejane Ostebo, Extras Editor December 13, 2021

“Flashbulbs fill the air. Frenzy fills the night.” Those magical first lines of Diana the Musical were never able to grace the Broadway stage in 2020. The show was originally set to debut on March...

Doug Walker reined supreme on the internet for years, but his empire came crashing down after details came to light about his companys past transgressions.

To Boldly Flounder: The Cautionary Tale of Internet Sensation ‘The Nostalgia Critic’

By Oliver Barnfield and Reagan Babbitt December 8, 2021

The late 2000s and early 2010s represented a sort of “golden age” for internet content. Copyright laws were abused, content creators began to earn money from their work, and YouTube became the most...

On Nov. 12, Taylor Swift released her highly anticipated version of Red. An expressive vignette of heartbreak, Red (Taylors Version) intensifies the magic of the acclaimed album. Graphic by Hadley Norris.

All Too Unwell: ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’ Resurfaces Decade-Old Emotions

By Aanika Hirode, Reporter November 23, 2021

  Happy, free, confused, lonely, devastated, euphoric, and wild. These were only a few of the multitude of feelings that overcame fans as they listened to Red (Taylor’s Version) for the first...

After being set to premiere in late 2020, Dune held off until Friday, Oct. 22 for its debut. The film was a sci-fi action narrative highlighting the tale of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet). Graphic by Amoli Agarwal. Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers.

Epic Sci-Fi Film ‘Dune’ Sands Down to a Lackluster Experience

By Amoli Agarwal, Campus News Editor November 17, 2021

After the blockbuster film Dune premiered on Friday, Oct. 22, I couldn’t wait to watch the beginning of a new epic sci-fi saga I knew I was sure to love. The enthralling trailers snagged my interest...

Dune, starring Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet, premiered in theatres Friday, Oct. 22. Image Courtesy of IMDb.

‘Dune’: A Classic Sci-Fi Story Brought to the Screen

By Mallory Milner, Reporter November 11, 2021

The blockbuster film Dune (2021) directed by Denis Villeneuve made its premiere in theatres on Friday, Oct. 22. This film was an immersive and stunning cinematic success that remained truthful to Frank...

Megan Thee Stallion made a deal with the devil in delivering her new album. The album art is impeccable, compelling the Hotties to immerse themselves in the new Megan aesthetic. Photo courtesy of New York Post, graphic by Eshaan Chopra.

Megan Thee Stallion Devilishly Delivers a Little ‘Something for Thee Hotties’

By Eshaan Chopra, Marketing Director November 5, 2021

Lucifer’s minion Megan Thee Stallion stabbed her grammy-winning pitchfork of talent into her listeners’ music libraries once again. On Friday, Oct. 29, Megan surprised her audience with the unexpected...

Blue Banisters was originally titled Rock Candy Sweet, but was changed after Del Rey modified the albums track list and overall sound. Graphic by Shreya Selvaraju.

‘Blue Banisters’ Brings a New Lana Del Rey to Light

By Shreya Selvaraju , Reporter November 3, 2021

Lana Del Rey released her eighth studio album, Blue Banisters on Friday, Oct. 22. Her second album of 2021, Blue Banisters comes seven months after the divisive Chemtrails Over The Country Club. Trading...

All the books featured in the festival are available for purchase on the Texas Book Festival website. Limited quantities of books with signed and personalized bookplates are also on sale. Graphic by Shreya Selvaraju.

12th Annual Texas Teen Book Festival Uplifts Underrepresented Authors

By Shreya Selvaraju , Reporter October 25, 2021

The 2021 Texas Teen Book Festival took place virtually on Saturday, Oct. 23, and Sunday, Oct. 24. The festival had seven events on the first day and six on the next. The event, which occurs annually, is...

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