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Review: ‘Isle of Dogs’ is a canine caper that’s ‘ruff’ around the edges

Review: ‘Isle of Dogs’ is a canine caper that’s ‘ruff’ around the edges

Joe Cross, Staff Writer

April 9, 2018


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Man’s best friend and Wes Anderson haven’t always been on the greatest of terms. In “The Royal Tenenbaums,” the family dog is run over by Owen Wilson, in “The Life Aquatic,” the dog on the ship is abused repeatedly by pirates, in “Moonrise Kingdom,” the dog is killed with a pair of le...

Review: ‘Boarding House Reach’ is an actualization of a unique eccentricity

Review: ‘Boarding House Reach’ is an actualization of a unique eccentricity

Noah Van Hooser, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


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Few artists reach a point where unrelenting musical indulgence will be unconditionally rewarded by the following they’ve amassed. Though the band The White Stripes is the most common channel where Jack White has been experienced, he’s accrued a sizable chunk of what is now a loyal fanbase via a ra...

Review: ‘Love, Simon’ provides the story of an innocent love in a modern era

Review: ‘Love, Simon’ provides the story of an innocent love in a modern era

Anna Stockton, Staff Writer

April 3, 2018


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In a world dominated by heterosexual content, the movie industry has failed to marginally represent the LGBT community. With the demand for such movies rising, the cinematic world has responded with queer movies that turned out to be hits: “Carol” (2015), “Moonlight” (2016), and “Call Me by Your ...

Review: ‘The Death of Stalin’ is a clever, darkly funny biopic

Review: ‘The Death of Stalin’ is a clever, darkly funny biopic

Joe Cross, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018


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Once the most popular genre in Hollywood, slapstick comedy has gone the way of the Western, with genre revivals only happening once every few years. Armando Iannucci’s new film, “The Death of Stalin” is a biopic that documents the chaos that emerged after the titular event in the Soviet Union circ...

Review: ‘Peter Rabbit’ adds a modern twist to beloved bunny books

Review: ‘Peter Rabbit’ adds a modern twist to beloved bunny books

Jackson Willard, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018


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“Peter Rabbit,” the classic book series released as a movie in mid-February, includes a very “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”-esque humor along with many references to the books every child read growing up. This is definitely something teenagers and children alike will want to check out this Eas...

Standout study spots

Standout study spots

Katie Felton, Staff Writer

March 19, 2018


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Below are the best places to study around town ranked based off the noise level (one to five, five being the loudest), the caffeine availability, wifi speed (one to five, five being fastest) and much more.   5. Panera Bread: Located in Watters Creek and commonly known for their macaroni  and cheese and...

Review: Carseat Headrest’s ‘Twin Fantasy’ fails to meet expectations

Review: Carseat Headrest’s ‘Twin Fantasy’ fails to meet expectations

Noah Van Hooser, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


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Opposed to what member Will Toledo’s 2015 signing to Matador Records would indicate, Car Seat Headrest’s 2016 release of the eclectic and polished “Teens of Denial” was a culmination, a follow-up to eight years of the musical project saturating music platform Bandcamp with lo-fidelity indie music th...

Academy anatomy

Academy anatomy

Joe Cross, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


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TRL Audio Extra - 2018 "Cr-Oscar" Preview The annual Academy Awards take place on Sunday, and this year’s batch of nominated films is more interesting than ever. After a big effort by the Academy to increase the diversity in what they recognize, there are more truly great films nominated this year...

One-act play to prepare for district contest

One-act play to prepare for district contest

Hannah D'Iorio, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under A&E, Featured A&E, Lovejoy Arts

It’s that time of year when UIL one-act play (OAP) members are up late practicing and have a shortage of homework time. With the district competition coming up on March 7, they are in the “stressful” part of preparation, senior Hannah Hansen said. The one-act play this year is “Violet Shar...

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