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Can Trump Be Reelected?

Can Trump Be Reelected?

Silas Ou, Reporter

April 22, 2019

With the presidential election starting on November 3rd the big question is can Trump win. His opponents in the Democratic include big names like Beto O' Rourke (the almost Senator of Texas), Joe Biden (former Vice President of the U.S.), Bernie Sanders (the second most popular Democrat in 2016), and...

Why Isn’t ASL Allowed in the IB Program?

Why Isn’t ASL Allowed in the IB Program?

Claire Lawrence, Reporter

April 22, 2019

As you may know, if you're an eighth grader going to Westwood this year, ASL, (American Sign Language) is offered as a foreign language class. For many, the implied quiet atmosphere and the usefulness of the ‘language’. To learn ASL, it is just about hard as any other language, although you don't...

Coolest Nerd Stores in Austin

Coolest Nerd Stores in Austin

Oliver Barnfield, Cool Guy/Entertainment Editor

April 17, 2019

Austin is a great place if you're looking for eclectic pop culture items. Here are just a few of the best stores for this type of stuff in Austin. Game Over Video games (911 W Anderson Ln #106, Austin, TX 78757) In my opinion, this is the best game store in Austin. They have a great selection of games...

How Hard will it be to Restore the Notre Dame?

How Hard will it be to Restore the Notre Dame?

Claire Lawrence, Reporter

April 17, 2019

Only a couple of days ago, Paris’s Notre Dame, an iconic Cathedral that marveled many, was on fire. The cathedral was set ablaze in the middle of the day while the spire was under construction. Although we don’t know much about how it was started, the fire was most likely caused by an electrical ...

NJHS Powderpuff 2019

NJHS Powderpuff 2019

Hannah McDonough, Editor

April 15, 2019

Every year, the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) hosts Powderpuff, a football game where the football players and cheerleaders switch places. This year, the Powderpuff game was on April 12 and benefitted Alex's Lemonade. Here are some pictures from the event:

The 5 Weirdest Japan Only Games

The 5 Weirdest Japan Only Games

Oliver Barnfield, Cool Guy/Entertainment Editor

April 15, 2019

Japan has produced many, many, games. And naturally, not all see the light of day. Some get lost in the shuffle. But many are just far too weird to be brought to our country. Here are the four most notable ones. If you're interested in playing any of these games, they are available on emulators or if...

Alien Rescue: A Trip Down Memory Lane

Alien Rescue: A Trip Down Memory Lane

Colin Johnson and Oliver Barnfield

April 15, 2019

It’s just an average day in the Newsmedia room. I’m getting ready to slack off on my new article and listening to the Jet Set Radio soundtrack when I see it on my desktop. The game I once played in sixth grade as a young lad. I open it on a whim. But it’s different. The graphics are much different...

How to Make A Movie with No Budget (in 5 steps)

How to Make A Movie with No Budget (in 5 steps)

Oliver Barnfield, Cool Guy/Entertainment Editor

April 15, 2019

I've worked on movies and shorts with a very little budget before. Some were good, some were bad. I'm not saying I have complete authority over the subject, but I have a few ideas, tricks, and tips to share with you today. 1. Use EVERYTHING EVERYTHING. If you need a forest, use the park. If you...

The Phillips CD-i: When, What and Why

The Phillips CD-i: When, What and Why

Baker Tuthill, Reporter

April 15, 2019

Over the years, Nintendo has produced some very, very excellent Legend of Zelda games. It's my favorite Nintendo franchise. However, the series has had some low points, with a couple of games that didn't shine out very far above anything else (*cough cough* Links Adventure). The Sony PlayStation That ...