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Seniors Give Advice to Underclassmen

Seniors Give Advice to Underclassmen

Micki Hirschhorn, Senior Writing Editor

November 13, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Front Page

As the school year speeds up, the seniors reflect back on their last four years and give a bit of advice to the underclassmen. What is one thing you would tell underclassmen to do before senior year? I would tell an underclassmen to be involved in as many activities as possible because high sch...

Ellie Goulding Shifts Direction With ‘Delirium’

Ellie Goulding Shifts Direction With ‘Delirium’

Chad Lyle, Reporter

November 12, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Front Page, Reviews

Ellie Goulding's third studio album has been a long time in the making. Her sound has come a long way from the indie-pop atmosphere she adopted with her first release, veering in a more radio-friendly, although not necessarily unoriginal, direction. Almost any song on this latest effort, Delirium, c...

Wood Lawn Movie Review

Wood Lawn Movie Review

Avery Austin, Reporter

November 2, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

Woodlawn is a movie that all football fans would love.The movie is set in Birmingham, Alabama and it is based on a true story. Although this movie is very religious, it also includes some racial tensions in it too. Woodlawn High School was one of the first schools to have African American attend w...

The Neighbourhood Releases ‘Wiped Out!’

The Neighbourhood Releases ‘Wiped Out!’

Chad Lyle, Reporter

November 2, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Front Page, Reviews

This past Friday, Southern California band The Neighbourhood released Wiped Out!, the highly anticipated follow-up to 2013's debut record I Love You. Even though the respective sounds of each set are similar, the differences between the two albums are obvious. Wiped Out! is a darker, stormier version o...

How to Win at FanDuel

How to Win at FanDuel

Hudson McCabe, Reporter

November 2, 2015


Filed under Eagle Sports, Entertainment, Football, Front Page

FanDuel is a weekly fantasy football service where diehard or casual NFL football fans can win big. Players submit a lineup consisting of a QB, 2 RBs, 3 WRs, 1 TE, a kicker, and a defense. Each player costs a certain amount of bidding money, and every owner has up to $60,000 to spend on their team. Based...

This Year’s Top 6 Halloween Costumes

This Year’s Top 6 Halloween Costumes

Ally Atkinson, Reporter

October 30, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Front Page

Since Halloween is only a day away, everyone is stocking up on candy for the trick or treaters, making last minute trips to party city, and bringing out those old cliched costumes that are guaranteed to be a success. Here are a few of this year's most popular options:  Mario Brothers Mario and his little brother ...

The Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch, A True Halloween Tradition

The Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch, A True Halloween Tradition

Micki Hirschhorn, Senior Writing Editor

October 30, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Front Page, Reviews

The local Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch has been ranked number 5 in the state of Texas for being one of the pumpkin patches that everyone should visit this Halloween season. This patch has fun activities for people of all ages to participate in so although the famous Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch is nearing...

Supergirl is a Promising Standout Amongst Hollywood’s Crowded Superhero Arena

Supergirl is a Promising Standout Amongst Hollywood’s Crowded Superhero Arena

Chad Lyle, Reporter

October 28, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Front Page, Reviews

This week on CBS, freshman DC Comic’s series Supergirl premiered with having the highest ratings seen by any television program this fall. The success of Supergirl’s premier hour was unsurprising considering Hollywood’s persistent obsession with superheroes, and the public’s unwavering appetite for ...

Top 10 Halloween Movies

Jocelyn Pierce, Reporter

October 27, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Front Page, Reviews

'Tis the season to be spooked. Halloween is right around the corner, and people are getting excited for the pumpkins, ghosts, witches, and most importantly, the candy. Along with of all of these fall traditions, people of every age become thrilled about Halloween movies. 10: The Harry Potte...

How to “Dress to Impress” at This Year’s Homecoming Dance

How to “Dress to Impress” at This Year’s Homecoming Dance

Micki Hirschhorn, Senior Writing Editor

October 22, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Front Page

A recent change in the tradition of the homecoming dance has caused distress among the female's due to the uncertainty of what to wear. For 13 years, the tradition of having a homecoming dance has assured students a good time, a date, and an idea of what will make the "best dressed list." Yet this...

Selena Gomez Breaks New Ground With ‘Revival’

Chad Lyle, Reporter

October 21, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Front Page, Reviews

Selena Gomez is just another of the many Disney-produced stars trying to shed their childhood persona. With Revival, her latest full-length record following a two year musical hiatus, she successfully sheds her Disney image without taking it too far (in other words to Miley Cyrus-like lengths). S...

Top 10 Things Texans Can Relate To

Top 10 Things Texans Can Relate To

Micki Hirschhorn, Senior Writing Editor

October 15, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Front Page, Uncategorized

Getting asked if you ride your horse to school: Typically it occurs when you travel, but as soon as people hear you say "y'all" or you simply tell them you are from Texas-- the question always occurs. "Do you ride your horse to school?" with the typical reply "No. I own a car and I drive that to ...

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