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Pop Band Why Don’t We Resurfaces After Hiatus

'Why Don't We' poses at the Pepsi Jingle Bash in 2018 before their performance. Photo courtesy of Alex Goykhman.
October 4, 2020

After a nine month long hiatus, Why Don’t We (WDW), a pop music boy band, came back on social media just after their four year anniversary to promote their new song Fallin’ and the complementary music...

‘Enola Holmes’: Historical Heroine Presents Feminist Commentary Applicable to Present Day

The highly anticipated Netflix film 'Enola Holmes' premiered on Sept.23 with positive fan and critic reviews resounding at its gorgeous scenes and powerful storyline. Photo courtesy of @milliebobbybrown
October 2, 2020

Enola Holmes is forming her own identity and forging her own path, one lined with cleverness and bravery. The Holmes name we so often synonymize with Sherlock produced more than one witty detective, and...

Joji’s Newest Album ‘Nectar’ Makes Emotions Feel Sweeter than Nectar Itself

Sweet, sweet Nectar is flooding everyone's minds as Joji drops his new album 'Nectar'. 'Nectar' was released on Sept. 25, 2020 and included 18 tracks that are worth the listen.
September 30, 2020

Joji’s newest album Nectar, released on Friday, Sept. 25, is on its way to the top of the musical food chain. Lyrics that are well-spoken and meaningful parallel a smooth music choice that speaks to...

Blockhead Tradition Unites Band Students

Finished blockheads cheerfully drying in the sun patiently waiting for their owners to pick them up.
September 26, 2020

Over the past five weeks, volunteers have been working very hard to finish the blockheads, yard signs made for the band program specifically gifted to the freshman class and other new members. Blockheads...

Color Guard Hosts First Practice of the Year

Captain Tony Ayala '21 directing the warm-up.
September 24, 2020

Weeks upon end, Color Guard anticipated when they were going to practice. At last, Color Guard reunited on Sept. 10th after school, with approximately fifteen people showing up to the optional practice....

‘Ellen Show’ Addresses Accusations

Ellen Degeneres hosting the 86th Oscars Opening Ceremony in 2014. Photo Courtesy of Walt Disney Television
September 23, 2020

After a summer long hiatus, Ellen DeGeneres, the television host for The Ellen DeGeneres Show, returned back to her show on Monday. DeGeneres started off her show with formal apologies addressing toxic...

Students Excel at Vision+Voice Poetry Contest

September 22, 2020

Over these past several months, as life during a pandemic seems to only get harder, people have turned to art for comfort, and the Vision+Voice program, based in Austin strives to cherish and celebrate...

‘Mulan’ Captures Powerful Feminist Angle

Disney's new 'Mulan' live action film features heroine Yifei Liu playing the role of Mulan, a brave Chinese woman, who disguises herself as a man to fight in the place of her ailing father. Photo Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures.
September 20, 2020

In the midst of a global pandemic, Walt Disney Pictures delights us with a wonderful live action adaptation of Mulan released on Sept. 4th on Disney Plus (with the purchase of premium). Though COVID-19...

Romero’s ‘Dead Trilogy’ and The Politics of Zombies (Part 1)

The poster for 'Night of the Living Dead', showcasing all the lead characters and a few zombies. Image Courtesy of Noire Histoir.
September 10, 2020

Introduction of the Dead  While cooped up in my house, with endless entertainment at my fingertips, I was instantly reminded of George Romero’s Dead Trilogy. These three films, made between 1968...

VMAS Showcased Award Shows in the Coronavirus Era

BTS performs at the VMAs on Aug. 30, 2020.
The group performed virtually from South Korea with a New York themed background. 
Photo Courtesy of MTV.
September 5, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, MTV was still able to successfully hold their Video Music Awards (VMAS) with major adjustments respecting CDC guidelines and ensuring the safety of the artists and their crews....

‘Art Heals Festival’ Advocates for Healing Justice

The inaugural
September 4, 2020

In a year that has been devastating for the mental health of many, communities of color have been disproportionately impacted due to inequalities in both the healthcare system and the world. Nonprofit...

SunDancers Dance on Despite Pandemic

SunDancers gather on zoom for the first day of line camp, before school starts, to discuss the year. At line camp, the dancers practice some of their routines as well as team bonding exercises.
September 1, 2020

On Tuesday, Aug.11, the SunDancers started their first virtual rehearsals. Each dancer prepared to start this year differently than ever done before, with a zoom link, and an open dance floor, to learn...

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