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A Beautiful Tale of Two Beautiful Neighborhoods

Ahnsa Campbell, Staffer

January 15, 2020

“You were a child once, too.” The late Fred Rogers said this decades ago, but it still remains in the hearts of many people to this day. Rogers will continue to influence generations with his television show “Mister Rogers’...

How Politics Has Taken Over SNL

Max Domel, Entertainment Editor

January 15, 2020

Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night! Over the course of its 45 seasons since 1975, the famous late-night comedy sketch show has evolved into a staple of American popular culture. Part of its evolution has been an increase...

Mischief? We’ve Got It Managed

Ava De Leon, Staffer

January 15, 2020

This year’s fall play had a mix of drama, comedy and magic. The latest performance by the Alley Cat Players, LBJ’s theater group, gave audiences a taste of the Harry Potter World with their adaptation of the Off-Broadway musical...

Star Wars Is Looking For A New Hope

Zoe Klein and Grace Woodruff

January 15, 2020

Star Wars is the highest-grossing series of all time and one of the most recognized. Today, the series compounds on its previous success, supported by the titan of industry Disney, and has been responsible for a billion-dollar...

Making Memories at Austin’s Merry Trail of Lights

Luci Garza, Staffer

January 15, 2020

Every winter, downtown Austin is lit up by the festive Trail of Lights, which was started by a small group of Austinites in Zilker Park. Since 1965, it has become a popular attraction and a symbol of the local holiday spirit with...

The East Austin Studio Tour: Why it Makes Austin, Well, Austin

Hanif Amanullah, Entertainment Editor

January 13, 2020

A cool breeze drifted through Austin this November and brought with it a fresh assortment of pictures, paintings, and other pieces of artwork as the annual East Austin Studio Tour (EAST) took place for its 16th consecutive year....

Out-Of-Towners’ Opposing Opinions

Hanif Amanullah, Entertainment Editor

November 4, 2019

Austin City Limits (ACL), Austin’s largest music festival in terms of both venue size and attendees, remains one of the city’s most profitable and popular attractions. In the 17 years the festival has been in existence, it...

Politicians, Panelists Shine at Texas Tribune

Ahnsa Campbell, Sophia Chau, and Luci Garza

November 4, 2019

In nearly 100 degree weather, with the sun beating down, lanyard-sporting Texas Tribune Festival attendees wait patiently outside panel doors, hoping for a glimpse of their favorite 2020 presidential candidates or an award-winning...

Phillips’ “Joker” Shows Dark Backstory of Society’s Wild Card

Max Domel, Entertainment Editor

November 4, 2019

Set in the chaotic, crime-filled Gotham City of 1981, “Joker” follows a professional clown and hopeful comedian named Arthur Fleck. He has a potentially made-up disorder which makes him laugh overwhelmingly at inappropriate...

Rise of the Reboots

Ava De Leon, Staffer

November 4, 2019

The Disney corporation has produced some of the most profitable movies ever. Having recently acquired the rights to Star Wars and Marvel, Disney now holds the rights to the highest grossing movie of all time, “Avengers: Endgame”....

The Secret Lives of Fast Food Menus

Diego Prozzi, Staffer

November 4, 2019

Fast food restaurants in Austin offer more than just what is written on the menu. Home Slice Pizza and Torchy’s Tacos are two restaurants that offer items on secret menus, which are menus with unique items that are normally...

The Wintertime Magic of Holiday Blockbusters

Ava De Leon, Staffer

November 4, 2019

Throughout many generations, Christmas-themed movies have been consumed by the masses over the holiday season and represent the spirit of the holidays with heartfelt storylines. However, some questions remain. What has made these...

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