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Isn’t it Mediocre

Isn’t it Mediocre

Faith Stapleton, Senior Reporter

March 8, 2019


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Starring comedy star, Rebel Wilson (known for her role as “Fat Amy” in Pitch Perfect), Isn’t it Romantic was released the day before Valentine’s Day, February 13, 2019.  The cast list was filled with household names, such as Liam Hemsworth, Adam DeVine, and Priyanka Chopra. Meant as a parody o...

Mr. Frosty’s Proves To Be a ‘Cool’ Hangout

Mr. Frosty’s Proves To Be a ‘Cool’ Hangout

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

March 5, 2019


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Mr. Frosty's has been a Denton favorite for generations, and it's no question why. Driving down Fort Worth Drive, you can see that the neon Mr. Frosty's sign hangs proudly over the 1950's themed diner. Walk inside, and it's like you've traveled back in time. The white-board menu spells out each of the...

Grande’s New Album is a Grande Hit

Grande’s New Album is a Grande Hit

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

February 20, 2019


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Since releasing her newest album, Thank U, Next on Feb. 8, singer/songwriter Ariana Grande has received lots of positive feedback, with many longtime fans claiming this to be her best album to date. Two of the most popular songs on the album, Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored and Thank U, N...

Looking Back (Nostalgia)

Looking Back (Nostalgia)

Sarah Crowder, Reporter

January 29, 2019


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Bohemian Rhapsody. Won’t You Be My Neighbor. The Favorite. It seems that every movie that has come out in recent years has been a period piece or biopic. These productions are guaranteed to bring in a killing and are notorious for being Oscar-bait. These are some of the best films being made, but they r...

Escape Room is a Miss

Escape Room is a Miss

Faith Stapleton, Senior Reporter

January 24, 2019


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Directed by Adam Robitel, Escape Room was released on Jan. 4, 2019, grossing a little over 18 million in its opening weekend. Rated only PG-13, the horror/thriller brought the tense and heart racing scenes but left out any gore, it was almost as if any character that died just simply disappeared from th...

‘Bird Box’ Soars in Popularity

‘Bird Box’ Soars in Popularity

Jaclyn Harris, Writing Editor

January 15, 2019


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Internet streaming service Netflix is making waves with their original film, Bird Box. The week of its premiere on Dec. 21, the film supposedly gained over 45 million views, according to Netflix’s twitter account. Bird Box was directed by Susanne Bier and based on the novel of the same name. It follow...

A Crazy Little Thing Called ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

A Crazy Little Thing Called ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Trinity Flaten, Reporter

November 30, 2018


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Bohemian Rhapsody premiered Nov. 2, 2018, rocking audiences everywhere. The film follows Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) and the band Queen. The film opens with Freddie in a dead-end job until he discovers a band he has been following has lost their lead singer. He does an impromptu audition for them and...

The Crimes of ‘The Crimes of Grindelwald’

The Crimes of ‘The Crimes of Grindelwald’

Sarah Crowder, Reporter

November 26, 2018


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"The second installment in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, The Crimes of Grindelwald, falls flat compared to the rest of the wizarding world. The sequel follows magic zoologist Newt Scamander as he attempts to stop Gellert Grindelwald and the beginnings of a magical war while wrangling creatures, friends, ...

Essentials for Friendsgiving

Essentials for Friendsgiving

Faith Stapleton and Claire Burkett, Senior Reporters

November 22, 2018


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A new tradition on the rise is a Thanksgiving celebration between friends called Friendsgiving. Often done before the actual holiday, Friendsgiving follows the norms of a traditional Thanksgiving, with tons of green bean casserole, turkey, pie, etc. and the joy of being surrounded by loved ones. Frien...

Tori Kelly Makes a Brave Move with “Hiding Place”

Tori Kelly Makes a Brave Move with “Hiding Place”

Faith Stapleton, Senior Reporter

October 26, 2018


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Switching music genres is a risky move in the music industry that rarely pays off, but with the right fans and the right voice, a successful transition is possible. Tori Kelly proved this with the release of her second album on Sept. 14, 2018. Kelly’s first album embodied a classic pop debut album with ...

It’s Fall Y’all

It’s Fall Y’all

Claire Burkett, Reporter

October 16, 2018


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As fall begins, so does the many sweater weather days and sipping of pumpkin spice lattes (PSL). Curling up with a good book on a rainy day with some steaming cider in hand is the perfect dream for a fall day. With the fall season come some very ‘interesting’ trends on and off the runway such as ...

Sushi Restaurant Celebrates Grand Opening

Sushi Restaurant Celebrates Grand Opening

Lauren Kraus, Reporter

October 10, 2018


Filed under Front Page, Reviews

On Saturday, Oct. 6th, Flower Mound added a tasty restaurant to their array of restaurants with the grand opening of Sushi Tobi, located at 4130 Justin Rd #114, Flower Mound. Sushi Tobi offers a variety of choices including delicious appetizers which consist of edamame, crab puffs, egg rolls, and even d...

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