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OAP Impresses Viewers with ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead’

Jude Benham, Reporter

April 23, 2016

Filed under Entertainment

  Theater students traveled out to Hendrickson High School to take place in the district one act play competition. The day lasted from 9 a.m. until nearly 10 p.m. with back-to-back performances. Director Aaron Johnson chose Rosencrantz and...

For Explosions in the Sky, there are no words

Luisa Perry, entertainment editor

April 21, 2016

Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

In 1999, a band then named Breaker Morant began playing together. Sixteen years later, they played two home shows in Austin - now named Explosions in the Sky with six studio albums, four soundtracks - in support of a new LP called...

Culture Fair or Asian Fair?

Wasima Chowdhury, Feature Editor

April 20, 2016

Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

Diversity Club’s annual Culture Fair delivered March 31 yet another production of information, dress and performances of which attendees were amazed and awed. “I think the turnout this year was amazing and the audience wa...


Luisa Perry, entertainment editor

March 11, 2016

Filed under Entertainment

A New York judge denied singer Kesha a court injunction Feb. 16 that would have freed her from her current record contract with Sony and producer Dr. Luke. This is the last twist in the long legal case after Kesha accused Dr....

‘The Force Awakens’ is the perfect mix of nostalgia, new characters

Luisa Perry, entretainment editor

March 10, 2016

Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

Bringing a mix of new characters and familiar faces, the seventh episode of Star Wars, ‘The Force Awakens,’ is everything the franchise and fans needed for its much anticipated comeback. The movie introduces a generation o...

Startling Similarities Between ‘Night’ and ‘Our Twisted Hero’

March 9, 2016

Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

Franklin D. Roosevelt once said "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Often, people are unable to do the right thing due to fear or intimidation. It is human nature to allow someone else to do the hard job instead of...

The Anomaly in ‘Anomalisa’

Jude Benham, Reporter

March 7, 2016

Filed under Entertainment

What does it mean to be human? What does it mean to ache? The film Anomalisa presents these questions to its audience, forcing its viewers to contemplate the meaning of their own lives. Anomalisa follows an inspirational s...

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