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Seven Ways to Soak Up the Summer

Seven Ways to Soak Up the Summer

Lizzie Deal, A&E Editor

August 11, 2017


Filed under A & E, Lists

Summer is all about resting, relaxing, and recharging ourselves as we take a break from the rigorous school year. It’s common practice to hang out with friends, go on vacation, or earn some extra cash during this time of freedom. But with only a week left before school starts, summer is fading fast....

Five Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Five Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Mae Bruce and Lizzie Deal

April 21, 2017


Filed under A & E, Lists, Showcase

Earth Day is an internationally celebrated holiday that takes place on April 22 every year. While the holiday might seem like something you need to have a green thumb to celebrate, all it really takes is the drive to help make the planet healthier. Here are five simple and easy ways to celebrate Eart...

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...

Six Underrated Video Game Sequels

Six Underrated Video Game Sequels

Trevor Wyatt, Reporter

February 22, 2017


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"Kingdom Hearts 2" - This is a follow-up to an RPG (role-playing game) about a boy named Sora who travels around Disney worlds fighting creatures. In the sequel, originally released on PS2, Sora has to start all over, because between the games he lost all of his memories and his abilities. "Ass...

Seven Christmas Movies to Watch Over Winter Break

Seven Christmas Movies to Watch Over Winter Break

Manasa Dendukuri, Photographer

December 13, 2016


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1. Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas As everyone from our generation may know, the Grinch is a classic Christmas movie that has been in our hearts since the its release.This classic is about the Grinch, played by Jim Carrey, who decides to steal the biggest tree from the joyful town of Who...

Five New Movies to Watch Over Thanksgiving Break

Five New Movies to Watch Over Thanksgiving Break

Haley Haverda, Reporter

November 17, 2016


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1. Arrival    Release Date: Nov. 11th Rating: PG-13 When twelve mysterious extraterrestrial spacecrafts appear in random places around the Earth, Linguist Louise Banks is recruited by the US Military to join a special team created to try to communicate with the UFOs. Banks must race to find a way to reach...

Six Things to Do Before the ACT or SAT

Six Things to Do Before the ACT or SAT

Manasa Dendukuri, Photographer

October 31, 2016


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For juniors and seniors this year, it is ACT and SAT season. Yes, it is every month until the end of the school year, but it is still a season. The ACT and SAT are an important part of your college application, and they are not to be taken lightly. Most colleges look for a certain score on your standar...

Five Fun Activities to Do in Fall

Five Fun Activities to Do in Fall

Haley Haverda, Reporter

October 17, 2016


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Go to a pumpkin patch Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls is the perfect place to visit if you are looking for a fun family outing. Along with picking pumpkins, you can stuff your own scarecrow, take a walk in the Texas-shaped corn maze, take a hayride, and much more! After all the activities, ...

21 Unbelievably Relatable Things at School

21 Unbelievably Relatable Things at School

Faith Song, Assistant A & E Editor

October 4, 2016


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We don’t ever want to admit it, but we can relate to these pics on a daily basis. 1.What is math for again? 2. When logic decides to come into play. 3. Same. 4. Fast teachers and fast lessons 5. Haha. "No work". That's funny. 6. Everyday in the hallways. 7. Procrastination at its finest. 8. Me. 9.School microwaves aren’t normal microwaves. 10. Yep. 11. 24/7...

Top Five Online April Fools Pranks

Top Five Online April Fools Pranks

Nicole Souydalay, Reporter

April 7, 2016


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April 1st is a day where nothing you read, see, or hear can be trusted. Pranks are being pulled left and right, even by the world's most famous companies. For years, the Internet has served as a channel for companies to prank thousands of people on April Fools Day. Whether clever, funny, or just ...

How to De-stress After AP Exams

How to De-stress After AP Exams

Anilya Krishnan

May 15, 2015


Filed under Lists, News

AP exams are officially over today, so here are a few tips on how to relax after testing. Read More »...

Top 10 Summer Trends

Top 10 Summer Trends

Roshni Mahendru

April 28, 2015


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Flatform Sandals: Birkenstocks galore! The flatform trend of the 90’s is back in town. This trendy shoe doesn’t skimp on comfort; the Birkenstock Arizona includes a footbed that molds to the natural arch of your foot, and has great support. Flash Tattoos: This cool, Austin-based company offers a wide variety of shiny temporary t...