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The 6 Best (and Worst) Pink Floyd Songs

The 6 Best (and Worst) Pink Floyd Songs

Oliver Barnfield, Resident Pop Culture Writer

January 23, 2019


Filed under Arts, Entertainment, Just For Fun, Showcase

Pink Floyd is one of my favorite rock bands ever. I liked how they had the traditional progressive rock style in their veins, but mixed with funkier, grittier elements. Personally, I don't know many Prog bands who could break out into a slammin' disco track such as "Another Brick in the Wall" or the...

Fortnite is Dying (ABOUT TIME)

Fortnite is Dying (ABOUT TIME)

Andrew Watson, hates Fortnite

January 23, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, Showcase

I'm gonna say it right here and now. Fortnite is literally the worst game out there. This game was trash from the start with an infinite army of 12-year-olds armed with their moms' credit card, bad microphones, and even worse grammar. I won't lie, I played that game once or twice, but I never really...

The Imitation Game Review

The Imitation Game Review

Ehan Umatiya, Reporter

January 22, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

The Imitation Game is a movie directed by Morten Tyldum and is based on a true story where mathematician Alan Turing who has been recruited by the MI6 to decipher the German Enigma Machine which was deemed to be unbreakable in World War II. He works in Bletchley Park with four others who are John Cairnc...

Land of Stories: Book Review

Land of Stories: Book Review

Yoonjoo Oh, Reporter

January 17, 2019


Filed under Books, Entertainment, Just For Fun

The Land of Stories is an adventurous story of the Bailey twins, combining the well-known classic fairy tales and the modern world into a unique style of the author, Chris Colfer. The Wishing Spell is the first book of the Land of Stories series. Summary Alex and Conner Bailey are entirely different. While Alex...

Bird Box Review

Bird Box Review

Evan Tucker

January 14, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Movies have done sensory deprivation before. The movie Hush is fine, with a great concept. Not being able to hear in a horror movie is really cool, but it didn't use it's concept well enough. Years later, a Quiet Place came out. It used the idea of not being able to make a loud noise in stressful...

Movies Coming in 2019

Movies Coming in 2019

Charlotte Blackmon, Reporter

January 14, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

2018 was a pretty good year for the entertainment industry. Movies like Black Panther, Incredibles 2, and Crazy Rich Asians made a lot of money at the box office. Now that we're moving into 2019, there are many highly anticipated films on the radar. Here are some of the (family friendly, since this...

Review of Big Buck Bunny

Review of Big Buck Bunny

Colin Johnson, Reporter

January 11, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

INTRODUCTION Big Buck Bunny (BBB) was a strange short film created by Peach Studios, using an animation software called Blender. It may seem like a cute, funny little video teaching kids about bullying at first glance, but it's so much more than that. It's so bizarre, and shocking, that I think I should...

The Video-game Museum

The Video-game Museum

Oliver Barnfield, Reporter

January 10, 2019


Filed under Community News, Entertainment, Just For Fun, Showcase, Technology, Travel

Over the break, I went to Frisco, Texas, and went to the Videogame Museum, an excellent and informative spot for anyone interested in games. Here's some pictures of my wonderful time at the National Videogame Museum. Upon entering the museum, we are greeted to a large abstract display full of TV Screens displaying clips from games and game comme...

Tik Tok is the Bane of Our Society

Tik Tok is the Bane of Our Society

Lyla Boretz, Reporter

January 9, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion

Have you ever heard the legend of the Phoenix? It's a magnificent bird that represents renewal.  After living a long life, it burns up into a pile of ashes and rises from them anew. Powerful story, right? Now, imagine the same story but with a hideously deformed and evil duck that everyone is trying...

Fun Things to Do Over Your Winter Break

Fun Things to Do Over Your Winter Break

Jessie Van Den Berg, Reporter

December 19, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Showcase, Travel

Winter break allows for many fun and festive things. You may have your yearly traditions or maybe trying something new. If you get stuck, here are some exciting things to do. Ice Skating Ice skating is available at Chaparral Ice and Whole Foods Market (Lamar store). Chaparral Ice even has different sports ...

Christmas Movies to Watch on Netflix

Christmas Movies to Watch on Netflix

Nikita Raman, Reporter

December 19, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Showcase

I for one love the holidays especially Christmas. it probably my favorite time of the year. When its break, I love to sit on the couch grab a bag of popcorn and some hot cocoa, and watch a good Christmas movie. I am one of the many people who have Netflix and some of my favorite shows are on there,...

Classic Movie Review: A Christmas Story

Classic Movie Review: A Christmas Story

Colin Johnson, Reporter

December 19, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, Showcase

CLASSIC MOVIE REVIEW CRITERIA: It must be at least 15 years old.   And now, for our feature presentation:   A CHRISTMAS STORY IMPORTANT STATS: Came out in 1983 PG Features Peter Billingsley, Ian Petrella,  Melinda Dillon, and  Darren McGavin. 1hr, 34min   ...