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Broadway Broncos take flight with “Mary Poppins”

By Asheera Horton, Reporter

November 2, 2016


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The Broadway Broncos will present their stage adaptation of the classic 1964 musical film “Mary Poppins” tonight 7:00pm. This musical comedy is about an eccentric English nanny named Mary Poppins with magical powers. “The hardest part about playing Mary Poppins is that she’s kind but she’s...

Keep on track

Keep on track

By Lauryn DeLaughter, Writer

April 20, 2016


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The Advanced Placement (AP) exam will be administered during the first two weeks of May. Students who score a three or above, depending on the school, will receive college credit. According to MISD’s policy, the Advanced Placement (AP) exam is required for those in an AP class because the district...

Drake announces new album, releases two singles

Drake announces new album, releases two singles

By Starr Rachal, Writer

April 18, 2016


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With impending release of “Views From the 6” coming this month, Drake has been dropping singles left and right. Three singles, “Controlla,” “These Days” and “Faithful,” were leaked and two singles “One Dance” and “Pop Style” were released. Drake managed to bring The Throne, a group J...

“Deadpool” redefines superhero movies

“Deadpool” redefines superhero movies

By Lauryn DeLaughter, Writer

February 17, 2016


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If a movie heavily features gore, cursing and nudity, I'm usually the first to opt out. But I am a die-hard Deadpool fan, so naturally I had to get tickets for the new movie. “Deadpool” follows mercenary Wade Wilson's (Ryan Reynolds) hunt for revenge against Ajax (Ed Skrein), the man who healed...

“Shadowhunters” changes plot, but maintains soul of the books

“Shadowhunters” changes plot, but maintains soul of the books

By Lauryn DeLaughter, Writer

February 5, 2016


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ABC Family, now known as Freeform, has revamped the books series “The Mortal Instruments” by Cassandra Clare into a television series. "Shadowhunters" was picked up after the 2013 movie “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” fell short of expected box-office ratings. The series is expected to...

“Death of a Bachelor” feels less like an album, more like a collection of radio singles

“Death of a Bachelor” feels less like an album, more like a collection of radio singles

By Lauryn DeLaughter, Writer

January 25, 2016


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Pop punk band Panic! at the Disco recently released their album "Death of a Bachelor" Jan. 15. This is the band’s fifth studio album since their start in 2004 with “A Fever You Can't Sweat Out." With a total of 11 songs, the album lasts about 36 minutes. Prior to the album’s debut, Pan...

Kanye West releases new singles

Kanye West releases new singles

By Starr Rachal, Writer

January 8, 2016


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For the second year in a row, rapper Kanye West released a new song on New Year’s Eve, giving his fans a taste of what’s to come from his upcoming album “SWISH”. Unfortunately, West kicked off our year with disappointment, as “Facts” was no good. It was more like a shoutout to Adidas. The song is a remake of Drake and Future’s ...

Songbird

Songbird

By Alex Walters, Writer

December 10, 2015


Filed under A&E, Features, Showcase

The lights are dim and the crowd is silent. She begins to strum her guitar, singing tentatively at first. But as the music swells, she regains her confidence. Within the first 19 seconds, Pharrell Williams hits the red button and his chair turns. Gwen Stefani hits her button only a half-second later...

Halloween movie staff picks

Halloween movie staff picks

By Staff

October 30, 2015


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Staying in for Halloween? Watch some of these staff favorites.  It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” written by Charles M. Schulz, is a 1966 American Halloween classic loved by all ages. In this special, the Peanuts gang goes trick-or-treating...

“Emperor’s New Clothes” music video takes away from the song meaning

“Emperor’s New Clothes” music video takes away from the song meaning

By Lauryn DeLaughter, Writer

October 22, 2015


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Pop-punk band Panic at the Disco released their new single, “Emperor's New Clothes” yesterday along with the music video. Their new album, “Death of a Batchelor,” will be released on January 15, 2016. The music video starts out with the ending of their song “This is Gospel” where lead sing...

“Black Lines” pales in comparison to previous Mayday Parade Albums

“Black Lines” pales in comparison to previous Mayday Parade Albums

By Lauryn DeLaughter, Writer

October 15, 2015


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The pop punk band Mayday Parade recently released a new album “Black Lines” on October 9th.   This is the band's fifth studio album since their debut in 2005. “Black Lines” has a total of 12 songs making the album around 70 minutes. The first half of the album, which features “One of The...

“What A Time To Be Alive” stuns

“What A Time To Be Alive” stuns

By Starr Rachal, Writer

October 8, 2015


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What a Time to Be Alive,” a collaboration mixtape by rappers Drake and Future, debuted at number one on Billboard’s U.S. album sales charts. Drake and Future dropped the mixtape on Sept. 20. It is the second time each rapper has topped the charts this year. “What a Time to Be Alive” is a gre...

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