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Dallas Film Festival offers wide variety of diverse programming

Dallas Film Festival offers wide variety of diverse programming

Joe Cross, Staff Reporter
April 17, 2017
Filed under A&E, Reviews

As an avid fan of film, I try to see as many movies as I possibly can, especially smaller, independent ones. Ever since I first attended the Dallas International Film Festival a few years ago, it’s become something of a tradition. In its 11 years, the festival has evolved from only showing some of the ...

Review: ’13 Reasons Why’ provides education of suicide in ‘A+’ series

13 Reasons Why

Our Rating: A+

Zoe Allison, Staff Reporter
April 11, 2017
Filed under A&E, Reviews

Editor’s note: “Thirteen Reasons Why” is rated TV-MA and contains graphic depictions of rape and suicide. The content may not be appropriate for young viewers. “Thirteen Reasons Why,” now a successful Netflix series, first became well-known as a book read by many young teens. Having read the book mys...

Review: ‘Fallout Shelter’ sufficient for short term entertainment

Fallout Shelter

Our Rating: B+

Cameron Stapleton, A&E Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under A&E, Reviews

To keep fans busy from the announcement of “Fallout 4” until its release, Bethesda Softworks released the mobile game “Fallout Shelter” to a plethora of positive reviews. “Fallout Shelter” mobile was great, but became very boring after a few months. Now, Bethesda has decided to release its PC p...

One Act Play shoots for state

Fallout Shelter

Our Rating: B+

Caroline Smith and Alexis Dubree
March 30, 2017
Filed under A&E, Lovejoy Arts

Each year, the theatre department prepares a show for the UIL One Act Play competition. This year, the show is “Wit” by Margaret Edson. There are five rounds of competition: district, bi-district, area, region, and state. “Wit” has already competed in both district and bi-district, placing first in both rounds. They will compete again at the...

Review: Live action remake enhances classic tale

Fallout Shelter

Our Rating: B+

Nicole Genrich, Staff Reporter
March 27, 2017
Filed under A&E, Reviews

Disney’s live action “Beauty and the Beast” brings animated magic to life through an in-depth transformation of the story that is indeed a “tale as old as time.” This acclaimed, Oscar-winning story was carefully crafted into something even more amazing. The film includes details from the ...

Review: ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ brings new flare to PS4

Horizon Zero Dawn

Our Rating: A+

Cameron Stapleton, A&E Editor
March 20, 2017
Filed under A&E, Reviews

Console exclusives have fallen extremely flat in this new console generation. Mediocre ‘console sellers’ like “Killzone: Shadow Fall” for PS4 and the more recent release of “Halo 5” for Xbox One have disappointed not only fans of their respective series, but fans of the respective consoles...

Review: Bright future for Nintendo Switch game console

Horizon Zero Dawn

Our Rating: A+

Noah Van Hooser, Staff Reporter
March 10, 2017
Filed under A&E, In Case You Missed It..., Reviews

Nintendo. Just the name itself commands powerful emotions for many. Whether it’s a younger game enthusiast who has come to respect the history of the company, or somebody who’s experienced each console release dating back to 1983 with the NES, there lies a mutual understanding of Nintendo’s...

5 Game Series that will spice up your spring break

Horizon Zero Dawn

Our Rating: A+

Cameron Stapleton, A&E Editor
March 10, 2017
Filed under A&E, Reviews

During spring break, there will be a lot of time to enjoy hobbies and time with family. Here are five amazing game series that will be sure to make even the rainiest days joyous. Be assured that these are in no particular order, and they are all amazing series.   “Uncharted” (PS3, PS4. 4 games) In this wild third-person a...

Review: World War Cheese

Horizon Zero Dawn

Our Rating: A+

Nicole Genrich, Staff Reporter
March 9, 2017
Filed under A&E, Reviews

It’s time for an extremely important and controversial issue to be addressed. Queso. Many have argued that what makes the extremely popular zesty cheese dip famous is the competition between Tex-Mex restaurants for who has the best. In the greater Allen, Fairview, and Lucas area alone there ...

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