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Mc’Loud’ and proud

Mc’Loud’ and proud

LJ Haider, Social Media Editor

October 28, 2016

For senior Morgan McLeod, singing all the low notes is her specialty. McLeod took to the stage with men’s choir group, at the Bulverde United Methodist Church event, “Broadway Comes to Bulverde.” She sang as the sole female in “Canaan Days” and in other group performances. “I’m the...

New musical rocks the stage

New musical rocks the stage

LJ Haider, Social Media Editor

October 27, 2016

The theater and choir departments are already ramping up for this year’s musical, “Bye Bye Birdie.” In the show, the most popular rock and roll singer of the 1960s, Conrad Birdie, is being drafted into the army. His agent, Albert Peterson, hatches a plan to get him on the Ed Sullivan Show...

‘Snowden’ hacks into theaters

‘Snowden’ hacks into theaters

Lauren Krailo, Staff Writer

October 27, 2016

The movie “Snowden” starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Snowden was released into theaters Sept. 16. The movie was created to portray the true story of Edward Snowden (a computer professional) and the case held against him from a first-person point-of-view. After getting injured in the U.S. Army...

Miracle tale lands on screen

Miracle tale lands on screen

Hannah Gray, Staff Writer

October 27, 2016

Director Clint Eastwood’s shortest movie yet, “Sully,” received sky high ratings across the board. At one hour and 36 minutes, this PG-13 dramatic retelling of the “Miracle on the Hudson” reached people all across America, telling the heroic story of Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger,...

Twentieth Century in Full Swing

Twentieth Century in Full Swing

LJ Haider, Social Media Editor

September 27, 2016

          For the past four weeks, members of the production class have been rehearsing for the upcoming fall show, “Twentieth Century”. The comedy begins on the train the “Twentieth Century” and tells the story of Oscar Jaffe, a broke theater pro...

New Year, New Musical

New Year, New Musical

LJ Haider, Social Media Editor

September 12, 2016

Update: The cast list has been put up for this years’ musical with: Kevon Vernon as Conrad Birdie, Elf Synodinos as Albert Peterson, Lindsey Curtis as Rosie Alvarez, Olivia Siskey as Helen, Kaylee Underwood as Ursula Merkle, Hannah Presley as Kim MacAfee, Josiah Webb a...

Nostalgia gone wild

Nostalgia gone wild

Madi Janes, News Editor and Web Editor

May 24, 2016

As soon as I saw the trailer for “The Jungle Book,” I knew I had to see this movie. My favorite childhood movie had evolved and matured with me, becoming a beautiful CGI film. The movie that I insisted on watching every day in day care was remade, so you could say I was very eager to see it, thoug...

Reviews from the 6

Reviews from the 6

Bobby Palomin

May 17, 2016

After what felt like an eternity waiting for the album “Views” from Canadian born rapper Drake to drop it was easy for hardcore fans to feel a bit underwhelmed. But through deep lyrics and his usual catchy beats with choruses that will stick in your head for weeks, Drake's newest album may just b...

10 out of “10 Cloverfield Lane”

10 out of “10 Cloverfield Lane”

Kolby Barber, Entertainment Editor

April 13, 2016

All I can say is wow. Even though this movie had so many opportunities to be otherwise it actually ended up… really good. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s probably not going to get any major awards but it’s definitely a movie to watch. First of all they were able to make so much within the space...

“Hardcore Henry” shoots out

“Hardcore Henry” shoots out

Gianni Harvey-Montgomery, Editor-in-Chief

April 13, 2016

There is no need to look deeper into this original, first-person, action-symphony of guns and violence because if you watch it for anything else, you’ll be disappointed. That’s not to say "Hardcore Henry" wasn’t interesting or bad in any way, however, this movie was made for a specific audienc...

Controversial Commemoration: The Oscars

Controversial Commemoration: The Oscars

Kolby Barber, Entertainment Editor

March 8, 2016

Even with the first Oscar win for iconic actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, after several nominations, the Oscars this year actually hit an 8- year low in viewers with only 34.4 million views as compared with the previous years 36.6 million. According to Variety.com, the problem wasn’t with the younger viewers,...

Deadpool kills it

Deadpool kills it

Kolby Barber, Entertainment Editor

March 7, 2016

Portraying the flamboyant and explicitly hilarious Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds jumps head first into the Marvel fandom. The movie ‘Deadpool’ included humor that was not only cleverly inappropriate but also hilariously blunt. The writers didn’t hold back with insulting every possible group out ther...