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Taylor Swift’s New “Reputation”

Taylor Swift’s New “Reputation”

Claire Burkett, Reporter

December 4, 2017


Filed under Front Page, Reviews, Uncategorized

Taylor Swift takes over the music world by selling over a million copies in the first four days upon the release of her new album Reputation. With 15 new tracks and overwhelming feed back, Reputation has become a vastly-loved album and offers a wide range of different music tastes. On Aug. 24, Tayl...

Freshmen Praise ‘Wonder’

Freshmen Praise ‘Wonder’

Kayla Ralph, Junior Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Front Page, Reviews

Wonder, the drama film based on the New York Times bestselling novel, recently took the freshman and student leadership students on a heartwarming journey into the inside life of a boy who suffers from craniofacial disorder, a birth defect that affects the growth patterns of the face and skull. On...

Exploring Denton’s Tasty Treats

Exploring Denton’s Tasty Treats

Sarah Crowder, Junior Reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Front Page

Denton is known for unique eats and friendly faces. There are many must-visit restaurants all around the Denton square, from high-class cuisine to nostalgic candy. J & J’s Pizza is a homey, 'Ma and Pa' pizza joint, selling New York and Chicago style pizza. "Other than being one of the lon...

Ten Activities to Cure Summer Boredom

Ten Activities to Cure Summer Boredom

Campbell Wilmot, Reporter

July 16, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Front Page

It’s officially summer, and as relaxing as it sounds, three months of doing nothing gets boring pretty quick.  Here are some suggestions of local activities to beat summer boredom and some are even free! Goatman’s Bridge For a free summer adventure, take a trip to the local “Goatman’s B...

Kentucky Derby Creates Lasting Memories

Kentucky Derby Creates Lasting Memories

Faith Stapleton, Photography Editor

May 18, 2017


Filed under Front Page, Reviews

The feeling of being in the crowd as the horses round the final turn for the home stretch in the Kentucky Derby can only be described as surreal.   After the a thirteen hour drive to get to Louisville, seeing Churchill Downs in person for the first time was well worth the trip. My dad and I were w...

Ed Sheeran ➗ (Divide) Review

Ed Sheeran ➗ (Divide) Review

Faith Stapleton, Photography Editor

May 8, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

Having sold over half a million copies within its first week of release, Ed Sheeran’s new album, ➗ (Divide), has been the best selling album of the year so far. His first release since 2014’s X, Sheeran has once again proven his ability to write hits. Before releasing the whole record, he relea...

The Glass Castle Earns Praise From Sophomore Class

The Glass Castle Earns Praise From Sophomore Class

Faith Stapleton, Photography Editor

March 8, 2017


Filed under Reviews

During their sophomore year, students have to read The Glass Castle for their English class. Most students who normally don't enjoy the books students have to read in English end up thoroughly enjoying this one. The Glass Castle is a memoir about the Jeannette Walls' adventurous and crazy childhood. Wit...

Maty Noyes Makes Herself Known With Debut EP

Maty Noyes Makes Herself Known With Debut EP

Faith Stapleton, Photography Editor

February 22, 2017


Filed under Front Page, Reviews

Maty Noyes, whose debuting her first extended play with Republic Records, Noyes Complaint, has already made her mark on the pop music industry. Appearing on many singles in major motion pictures, such as “Haunted” from Secret in Their Eyes and “Love You with a Bang” from Mr. Right, Noyes ha...

Grease Proves to be a ‘Must See’

Grease Proves to be a ‘Must See’

Chad Lyle, Senior Writing Editor

January 20, 2017


Filed under Front Page, Reviews

The Argyle Theater Department’s rendition of Grease, billed as the largest production they have ever attempted, is unexpectedly excellent. In all candor, I walked into the auditorium with my expectations set lower than they should have been. The show had all the markings of being a great success, b...

La La Land Has Critics Singing Praise

La La Land Has Critics Singing Praise

Hudson McCabe, Senior Reporter

January 18, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Front Page, Reviews

It's been said before but it's worth repeating: they don't make movies like La La Land anymore. La La Land may technically be a modern musical, but it has more similarities to Hollywood's golden age films like Singing In The Rain and On The Town more than gaudy recent efforts like Les Mis or Moulin R...

Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

Faith Stapleton, Photography Editor

December 17, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Front Page

Christmas is certainly the most wonderful time of the year until the stress of finding the right gift comes. With that said, here are a few gift ideas to help you pick out the perfect gift this holiday season. 1. Snowflake Red Cookie Jar - Just right for any sweet tooth. Get it for $29.95 at h...

More Than Christmas Decorations

More Than Christmas Decorations

Faith Stapleton, Photography Editor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

Christmas is one of the busiest holiday seasons of the year between buying gifts for others, baking cookies, and going home to see family. One of the best traditions of the season is setting up decorations around the house. Setting out a nativity scene for Christmas reminds people of the hi...

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