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Best things to do in San Antonio this month

Best things to do in San Antonio this month

Rebecca Covington, Opinion Editor

April 6, 2018

With San Antonio’s Fiesta celebration coming up on April 19-30, it's easy to label it as the only interesting event that happens in San Antonio. People often rave about how fun and unique Austin, Houston, and Dallas are, but San Antonio is often left out of the loop. Teenagers and young adults ...

‘The Strangers’ prey into theaters

‘The Strangers’ prey into theaters

Laney Rendon, News Editor

March 20, 2018

"The Strangers: Prey at Night," the sequel to the iconic horror movie, "The Strangers," is one hour and 25 minutes of gore, screaming, and innocent people dying. You’d think that now that we’re in 2018, finally past making horror movies consist of oblivious people who make such irrational, dumb ...

Floating into theaters soon

Floating into theaters soon

Jack Padgett, Entertainment Editor

March 7, 2018

After 54 years, Disney has decided to release a sequel of the critically acclaimed film Mary Poppins. The film stars Emily Blunt as the Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Nanny Mary Poppins as she returns to the Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; and Julie Walters as the Banks’...

Black Panther leaps to the top of box offices

Black Panther leaps to the top of box offices

Rebecca Covington, Opinion Editor

February 26, 2018

Wakanda is mythical country located somewhere between Uganda and South Sudan and Rwanda. It is rich in vibranium, a resource that allows the camouflaged society to power its expansive technological systems. The inhabitants live free of the fear of colonization and epidemics, unlike other countries in Afric...

Clawing up the charts

Clawing up the charts

Bobby Palomin and Hudson Murphy

February 26, 2018

Bringing together all of his fellow TDE label affiliates, Kendrick Lamar is able to piece together one of the better albums of 2018 thus far on the “Black Panther” soundtrack. Typically soundtracks made for major movie productions are mostly flops with big named artists typically phoning in their per...

Fans can’t look away

Fans can’t look away

Jack Padgett, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018

Netflix recently released a season two trailer for A Series Of Unfortunate Events. The trailer opens with Patrick Warburton playing Lemony Snicket warning the audience to look away from the series of unfortunate events that will unfold in its second season. The trailer then showcases Count Olaf pl...

Maze Runner: The Death Cure Review

Maze Runner: The Death Cure Review

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

February 7, 2018

Maze Runner: The Death Cure directed by Wes Ball, was released on January 26th became a huge hit as the film consisted of star actors Dylan O’brien who plays the main character Thomas, Kaya Scodelario as Teresa, Thomas Brodie- Sangster as Newt, Ki Hong Lee as Minho, Will Poulter as Gally, and villains Patricia Clarkso...

Solo spinoff movie

Solo spinoff movie

Emma Sipple, Co-Editor in Chief

February 5, 2018

During the Super Bowl commercials last night, a teaser trailer for the new "Star Wars" dropped. Titled “Solo” the movie is about Han Solo and his adventures before audiences meet him in “A New Hope.” Alden Ehrenreich stars as young Solo and Donald Glover plays young Lando Calrissian. Emilia C...

Bring Back the Originals

Bring Back the Originals

Makayla Kyner, staff writer

February 2, 2018

The best movie era is arguably the 1980’s. The 80’s gave us films like The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Pretty in Pink and so many more treasures. Yet, in this era we have officially ran out of movie ideas. Remake after remake has made amazing movies drawn out and boring. The 80’s were romanti...

For the Culture (II)

For the Culture (II)

Hudson Murphy, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018

When Migos announced that “Culture II” was dropping January 26, fans everywhere began to mark their calendar for the highly anticipated follow-up from Migos previous album, “Culture”. The rap trio has taken over the hip hop game by consistently finding themselves in the top 100 charts with vari...

Top 5 movies of 2017

Top 5 movies of 2017

Emma Black, Staff writer

January 29, 2018

Movies have always been very important to society. Even before movies that could capture sound, they've been able to capture moments and tell stories that words simply can't. 2017 was full of new things, including music, fashion, trends, and, most importantly, movies. Here are the top five movies of...

A ‘Wicked’ performance

A ‘Wicked’ performance

LJ Haider, Online Editor

January 23, 2018

Back by “popular” demand, the hit Broadway musical, Wicked, returns to the stage for the untold story of the "Wizard of Oz’s" Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. After the death of the Wicked Witch, Glinda the Good Witch recounted how the witch really used to be her best friend b...