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Coasts Release Exceptional Self-Titled Debut

Coasts Release Exceptional Self-Titled Debut

Chad Lyle, Reporter

February 3, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Front Page, Reviews

British band Coasts recently released their eponymous debut album to music consumers all over the world. The record is an upbeat, alt-pop collection of mostly love songs that have a strong appeal despite not necessarily being "one-of-a-kind". What the record lacks in originality, it makes up in slick pro...

Jessica Jones TV Show Review

Avery Austin, Reporter

January 22, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

A Netflix original series, Jessica Jones, premiered it's first season in November 2015 and recently earned its rights to a second season. Since the show is a Netflix series the whole season is released together, which made Jessica Jones a perfect show to spend your day binge watching. Marvel's Jessica...

Reviewing the Drama, Antics of ‘The Bachelor’

Reviewing the Drama, Antics of ‘The Bachelor’

Avery Austin, Reporter

January 13, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Front Page, Reviews

The 20th season of 'The Bachelor' premiered last Monday, Jan. 4. The bachelor this season is Ben Higgins. On the first episode of the season Ben meets all 28 of the girls for the first time. While the girls are very pretty, the first episode already started off with a lot of drama. This season's theme...

‘Broken for You’ Will Warm Your Heart

‘Broken for You’ Will Warm Your Heart

Faith Stapleton, Reporter

December 2, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

A Today Show Book Club selection and National Bestseller, Broken For You, by Stephanie Kallos, is an emotional roller coaster full of laughs and tears. A story that shows the unbreakable bonds of love, Broken For You, is the first novel author Stephanie Kallos has published, and it has made a wonderf...

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

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!’

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...

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...

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...

Disclosure Adds to Solid Record with ‘Carical’

Disclosure Adds to Solid Record with ‘Carical’

Chad Lyle, Reporter

October 14, 2015


Filed under Reviews

English electronic duo Disclosure (composed of brothers Howard and Guy Lawrence) attempt to recreate the success of their first album with Caracal, a sophomore record full of A-list guests and a more refined sound. Lead single, “Magnets”, featuring Lorde, is a prime example of Disclosure’s musi...

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