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Grammy Recap

Maya Morriswala, Staff writer
6 days ago
Filed under Entertainment

The Grammys this year weren’t perfect by a longshot. However, they were very interesting and surprising in terms of how both political and nonpolitical they were.   The show greeted us with “Hello” performed by Adele, who, despite last year’s audio issues, performed quite well. Thoug...

Review: ‘Night People’

Review: ‘Night People’

Alyssa White, Staff writer
January 24, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

The time is the early 2000s. Five friends in southeast England come together to play music as a pass of time. Together, they pull in more than a million plays on their MySpace by the year 2007. In 2009, they released their debut album “Take Off Your Colors” with Epitaph Records. Their current release ...

Review: ‘I See You’

Review: ‘I See You’

Divya Jagadeesh, News/feature editor
January 18, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

The xx’s debut album, “xx,” is number 74 on Rolling Stone’s “100 Best Debuts of All Time,” and their second release, “Coexist,” reached number one on Billboard Alternative Albums List. Both use sparse arrangements, simple chord progressions and tension that’s heightened with stark lyri...

Review: ‘Rogue One’

Review: ‘Rogue One’

Felix Kalvesmaki, Commentary editor
January 12, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

“Star Wars” has been a whirlwind over the past few years. With the buzz leading up to “The Force Awakens” breathing new life into the franchise in 2015, and the subsequent revival of the space opera mania following its release, fans are craving more. And while we may not be hearing from the ...

Review: ‘Hidden Figures’

Review: ‘Hidden Figures’

Julia Zaksek, Jr. managing editor
January 12, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

After World War II drew to a bloody close, another war, the longest in our nation’s history, began: the Cold War. In a time of clashing ideologies, extreme nationalism and great anxiety, America looked to heroes who had preserved their nation and its ideals. White, blonde and decidedly masculine men ro...

Review: ‘La La Land’

Review: ‘La La Land’

Divya Jagadeesh, News/feature editor
January 6, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

It starts with a traffic jam. Overtly optimistic, blinding sunlight beams down on every brightly colored car imaginable. A melody swells from the honks and the engines’ rumble, resulting in a large-scale musical number sung from the hoods of cars. And it ends as suddenly as it begins; everyone returns...

Review: Kanye West concert

Review: Kanye West concert

Braylon Fernandez, Staff writer
December 13, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinions

Kanye West was going to return to Dallas on Saturday for round 2 on his Saint Pablo tour. Dallas is part of the extra tour dates added by West due to the many cities being sold out and fans not being able to see West perform. The concert is one of a kind with a floating stage and Kanye performing ...

Review: ‘Arrival’

Review: ‘Arrival’

Christian Hinton, Staff writer
December 13, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

The story of “Arrival” begins when 12 monolithic extraterrestrial ships land in different locations around the world. Linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) is tasked by United States Colonel Weber (Forest Whitaker) to interpret the aliens’ cryptic written language. As political tensions rise, she w...

Review: ‘Starboy’

Review: ‘Starboy’

Corinne Chandler, Staff writer
December 12, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

The Weeknd has given us so much to be thankful for this season. “Starboy” made its debut late Thanksgiving night filled with typical tracks you would hear from the Canadian artist, paired with some new outside-the-box punk beats. On his fourth album, The Weeknd is no stranger to the fame a successful...

10 Things Released 10 Years Ago

Francis Salazar, Staff writer
December 9, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Major throwbacks 10) “Teardrops On My Guitar”- Taylor Swift This song was so relatable. Everyone has experience in unrequited love -- even 5 year old me could relate. 9) “SexyBack”- Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake brought sexy back ten years ago, and I thank him for ...

Mandela Effect

Mandela Effect

Astrid Souto, Staff writer
December 9, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

The Human memory is an astonishing complex system, to say the least. The multitude of events, patterns, words and numbers that our brains can remember is truly shocking. However, our memories are not perfect. Sometimes we embellish the truth and fabricate events to fill the gaps in our memory. This i...

Review: ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’

Review: ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’

Sara Schleede, Editor-in-chief
December 8, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Technically, my home is right here in Allen, Texas. But in my heart, my hometown is the quirky, heartwarming Stars Hollow, Connecticut. So when “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” premiered on Netflix Nov. 25, it felt like going home again. “Gilmore Girls” aired its first episode Oct. 5, 2000,...