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Review: ‘Us’ succeeds in thrilling audiences during the dry season

Review: ‘Us’ succeeds in thrilling audiences during the dry season

Grant Vogel, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019

After the tremendous success of his first directorial film “Get Out,” Jordan Peele has returned with “Us,” another mystery thriller featuring two of the stars from “Black Panther.” “Us” succeeds in ushering in the transition from the miserable winter movie season into the exciting spring blockbuster phase of th...

Playlist: Perfect for Prom

Playlist: Perfect for Prom

Joe Vastano, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

What is Prom without music? Whether you are getting ready, in the car, at the dance or at an afterparty, this playlist will provide the perfect tunes for every part of your Saturday night at the Perot. “Trap” by SAINt JHN: This song is the perfect hype song for the car ride to or from prom. It featur...

Review: ‘Captain Marvel’ flies into theaters despite underwhelming reception

Review: ‘Captain Marvel’ flies into theaters despite underwhelming reception

Grant Vogel, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

“Captain Marvel” is the first female-led superhero film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but manages to feel more like a rushed DC film than a well-crafted Marvel blockbuster. The film essentially revolves around a pilot called Vers/Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) who may or may not be from Earth, or...

Review: ‘Umbrella Academy’ suffers with similar episodes

Review: ‘Umbrella Academy’ suffers with similar episodes

Grant Vogel, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

Netflix’s brand new superhero show contains unconventional characters, but familiar concepts. “The Umbrella Academy” (based on the Dark Horse Comics of the same name) essentially features the fast-paced, in-your-face action from “Kingsman,” as well as eccentric, superpowered characters reminis...

Review: Hat Creek Burger Company worth the try

Review: Hat Creek Burger Company worth the try

Nnenna Nchege, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019

The grand barn and colorful playground just outside Allen’s new fast-food chain, Hat Creek Burger Company, present a fun and welcoming environment that is both casual and family-friendly. Immediately when you walk in, the staff is approachable and respectful. For a new restaurant, the staff was ve...

Review: ‘Glass’ storyline ‘crumbles under the weight of high expectations’

Review: ‘Glass’ storyline ‘crumbles under the weight of high expectations’

Grant Vogel, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019

After setting the stage 19 years ago with his second major theatrical release, “Unbreakable,” M. Night Shyamalan has returned in “Glass” to conclude the story of reluctant hero David Dunn (Bruce Willis) and his wheelchair-bound mastermind nemesis Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson). In addition, Shyam...

Ten apps for the new year

Ten apps for the new year

Austin Keefer, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019

Every January we kick off the new calendar by attempting to better ourselves in some way. But, much like “I’ll call you later,” “Just one more” and “You’ve got my vote,” it’s usually a short-lived promise–which is no one’s fault. Resolutions are hard to keep up with, and old habits...

Playlist: Winter is hear

Playlist: Winter is hear

Joseph Vastano, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018

The weather is cold, the leaves are gone, and it's finally holiday season. This playlist was designed to be a relaxing group of songs that puts you in the winter mood. “Mistletoe” - Justin Bieber: This is a slow Christmas song that works for any yuletide situation. Justin Bieber is straight a...

Photo Essay: Fine Arts Festival

Photo Essay: Fine Arts Festival

December 4, 2018

The district hosted it's annual Fine Arts Festival on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Students displayed their visual and preforming arts.  

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