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Movie Review: Is Coraline Worth Watching?

Coraline, Laika Pandemonium Films

Iveth Vanegas, Reporter

May 18, 2020

Due to the quarantine that has taken place during this outbreak, my free time has increased and I find myself looking for activities to take up time. I decided to take this time and take a trip down memory lane and rewatch the amazing animation film that we all know and love. Coraline is a family movi...

Show Review: The Rollercoaster of Never Have I Ever

Never Have I Ever, Netflix

Ingrid Vanegas, Reporter

May 18, 2020

Released on April 27, 2020, the Netflix original “Never Have I Ever” is a mix of teenage drama, awkward experiences and laughs with close friends. This 10-episode series provides insight on living as a first-generation Indian-American teenager through the ups and downs that high school brings. Sta...

Avatar: An “Out of This World” Film

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Paola Hernandez Olvera, Co-editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2020

Almost the entire nation is in quarantine due to COVID-19. Confined in your own home for days on end, going out only to take out the trash or to get the mail. It’s no wonder people are losing their minds due to boredom. I get it. It’s understandable, because I, too, was bored out of my mind until ...

State Fair of Texas Year Review

State Fair of Texas Year Review

Paola Hernandez Olvera, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2019

The annual State Fair of Texas is back and only somewhat better than ever. What usually makes for a great outing with family and friends, has unfortunately left me with some satisfaction, but unfortunately mostly disappointment and frustration. In past years, everything about the fair was enticing to me. The food was something I loved. The rides w...

Alice in Wonderland Review

Alice in Wonderland Review

Miranda Molina, Reporter

February 28, 2017

Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll’s famous book about a young girl’s misadventures in a fantasy world, has been adapted as several different movies and plays. Arguably, the most well-known, is the animated Disney feature from 1951. Now, Raider Theater has taken their own swing at the play. The...

Review: Cutting Edge vs. Dark Hour

Review: Cutting Edge vs. Dark Hour

Hannah Majerczyk, Reporter

November 3, 2016

Halloween is a time for scares and haunted houses. I visited two of the most popular haunted houses recently to see which one I thought was the best. These included “The Cutting Edge” and “The Dark Hour.” I first went to “The Cutting Edge” in Fort Worth. The house plays on some common...

Review: ‘Blond’

Eden Amberber, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2016

Frank Ocean is back and better than ever. This R&B singer, rapper and songwriter definitely proved to his long-awaiting fans that his new album, “Blond,” was worth the wait. His last release, “Channel Orange,” is now four years old. “Blond” already feels like a transcending classic. ...

Movie Review: Hotel Transylvania 2

Connie Ho, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 3, 2015

Sony Pictures Animations recently released Hotel Transylvania 2, their second installment to the Hotel Transylvania franchise, on Sept. 25. The family movie is a mixture of funky, fun, and spooktacular scenes that tell the story of how Dracula attempts to guide his half-human grandson into becoming a...

Review: Passion Pit’s Lifted Up (1985)

Abraham Deleon, Design Editor

February 20, 2015

After using their social media accounts to hint at new music, the electronic and synth-pop band Passion Pit released two new singles in the past two days; one of them being "Lifted Up (1985)." "Lifted Up (1985)" is the song that you can play in the background while doing work. The new single has a...

Review: Mockingjay, Part 1

Amy Pham, Print Managing Editor

December 18, 2014

The third installment of the "Hunger Games" series: "Mockingjay" Part 1, depicted the beginning of a rebellion forming amongst those against the Capital, with the majority of the movie focusing on Katniss filming propaganda clips to promote the rebellion. The film’s production value was prominent,...

Terrifically, Terrifying Experience

Terrifically, Terrifying Experience

Beth Mauthe, Reporter

October 1, 2014

In anticipation of the upcoming Halloween season, Dark Hour Haunted House is opening its doors to thrill-seekers, courageous souls, and anyone else who thinks they are up for the scare. It is a terrifically terrifying experience, complete with a “witches and coven” back story and set-up. To set the sc...