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Paying tribute to our childhood

Paying tribute to our childhood

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


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This article contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame. In 2008, Marvel Studios introduced Iron Man (played by Robert Downey Jr.) to the world. Little did we know, this was the start to something much bigger, something that would blow it away (pun intended). Since Iron Man’s release to today, 2...

“Map of the Soul: Persona” review: BTS exudes warmth, comfort with latest release

“Map of the Soul: Persona” review: BTS exudes warmth, comfort with latest release

Shravya Mahesh, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019


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Over the years, the Korean group BTS has established a brand of comfort. Lyrically, its songs preach self-love, condemn the negatives of society, relate personal experiences of struggle and offer a hand to those in need. BTS’s latest release is no different. Map of the Soul: Persona presents a new sid...

JC’s Burger Bar fry-nally opens, welcomes Coppell community

JC’s Burger Bar fry-nally opens, welcomes Coppell community

Christie Hernandez, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019


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As I parked my car and walked towards the entrance of JC’s Burger Bar, I approached green and white welcome balloons reading “JC’s Burger Bar”. The outside patio was nicely shaded and seemed like a warm and comfy place to enjoy a meal.   The restaurant opened in Coppell on April 2. With o...

‘WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?’ album review: Eilish’s debut album tells a perfectly unexpected story

‘WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?’ album review: Eilish’s debut album tells a perfectly unexpected story

Neha Desaraju, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019


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I am not quite sure how to refer to the track “!!!!!!!” in conversation. It is not even a song—the 14-second track is only Billie Eilish and her brother laughing about her Invisalign, introducing the album. The success of Eilish, the newest 17-year-old pop sensation who released her first si...

Five Feet Apart puts fresh twist on old themes

Five Feet Apart puts fresh twist on old themes

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

April 2, 2019


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Due to romance constantly being associated with physical contact, the love in Five Feet Apart, released March 15, feels refreshingly pure because the two protagonists are prohibited from touching each other.   The story follows Stella Grant (played by Haley Lu Richardson) and Will Newman (C...

Captain Marvel smashes female stereotypes, burns through expectations with flying colors

Captain Marvel smashes female stereotypes, burns through expectations with flying colors

Neha Desaraju, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019


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With expectations high in the wake of last year’s Black Panther, it is a welcome surprise that Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel, released today, goes all the way to reach them.   Both Black Panther and Captain Marvel share a number of similarities—while Black Panther shattered stereotypes...

“Fighting with my Family,” Not an average wrestling movie

“Fighting with my Family,” Not an average wrestling movie

Shreya Beldona, Staff Writer

March 3, 2019


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Expecting another movie depicting the classic rise to stardom, I was pleasantly surprised with Fighting with my Family and main character 18-year-old wrestler Saraya Knight’s journey to becoming a part of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).      Fighting with my Family follows the Kni...

“Thank u, next” review: Grande brings mix of emotions with album

“Thank u, next” review: Grande brings mix of emotions with album

Umama Suriya, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019


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Saying thank u, next to her previous album, Ariana Grande brought into this world a new work of musical art after only five months from her previous one.   “How we made [the album, is what makes me so happy],” Ariana Grande said while she was on the Zach Sang Show. “I made it with my best friends o...

Lavigne sinks below expectations on ‘Head Above Water’

Lavigne sinks below expectations on ‘Head Above Water’

Anthony Cesario, Entertainment Editor

February 21, 2019


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It is sometimes hard to believe Avril Lavigne has been in the music industry for 17 years, especially because much of her career has been built upon teenage angst and clinging to youth in a way that borders on obsessive. Love it or hate it, this has always been part of Lavigne’s image. Six years removed from her last album, however, Lavigne has separated from her second...

Arctic: A simple survivor film

Arctic: A simple survivor film

Ryan Dyke, Writer

February 14, 2019


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Most survival movies have massive amounts of funding and a protagonist who is an expert on survival. Arctic is much more realistic than that.   The story follows a man named Overgård, who is lost in the arctic. He needs to decide on whether to stay at his makeshift base, or go out and seek h...

Fusing video games with film

Fusing video games with film

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

January 15, 2019


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From choosing what someone eats for breakfast to determining whether murder is committed, Netflix’s recent interactive film, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, deceives viewers into thinking they can control the story’s plot. But that is all it is, deception - a brilliant one. Bandersnatch tackles t...

Character development, emotional impact fall short in Crimes of Grindelwald

Character development, emotional impact fall short in Crimes of Grindelwald

Pramika Kadari, Copy Editor

November 29, 2018


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  In Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, after Hermione Granger’s love interest Ron Weasley deserts her, she stands her ground and continues supporting her best friend, Harry Potter.   In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which premiered on Nov. 16, after Queenie Golds...