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Vikings keep watch over ELA

Malena Heineman, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

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The average LASA classroom features four blank, beige walls, and twenty students’ desks facing a teacher’s desk at the front center of the room. So in order to make the classrooms their own, the teachers have to use unique...

(A)we(S)o(M)e(R)

Marlen Avila, News Editor

May 14, 2019

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We all have our firsts. Our first crush, our first swear word and our first ASMR video. In this day and age, I’m sure we’ve all shared that one moment when YouTube started autoplaying a video and suddenly you’re listening...

Inside the mind of Jordan Peele: “Us”

Trevor Anderson, Sports Editor

May 14, 2019

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Jordan Peele’s sophomore film, "Us" remains a box office hit, smashing the $200 million mark with ease. The movie, which stars Lupita Nyong’O as “Adelaide,” tells the tale of a family subject to a horrific home invasion...

Inside the mind of Jordan Peele: “Get Out”

Nia Orakwue, Entertainment Editor

May 14, 2019

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Within the film industry, there is little debate that Jordan Peele is well on his way to proving himself as one of the best filmmakers of our generation. His films, which often relay themes of relevant social issues including...

Volunteering in the sun

Alex Watson, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

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During the school year, students face mountains of exams and assignments, but once summer comes, their schedules are suddenly free. Local Austin organizations allow students to use this time to make a difference and earn volunteer...

From restful stress to stressful rest

Ainsley Freeman, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

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The final week of the school year is marked by panicked students frantically cramming for their next final. Stress is at a high as everyone prepares for exam week. But, this does not have to be everyone’s reality. There...

JMBLYA hosts jumble of artists

Max Domel, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

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Every spring, usually during the first weekend of May, Austin-based organization Scoremore Shows puts on their annual JMBLYA hip-hop festival at the Fair Park Coliseum in Dallas and Circuit of the Americas in Austin, catering...

Austin painted in vivid color

Alec Lippman, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

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Brush by brush, the Color Squad works together to create large, thoughtful murals throughout the city of Austin. Each mural raises awareness for various social justice topics such as LGBTQ awareness, the rights of immigrants and...

Captain Marvel review

Ainsley Freeman, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

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“Captain Marvel” was an amazing origin story about honor, bravery and vulnerability. It showed that even space-powered superheroines with mildly overpowered abilities can make for a fun and meaningful movie. For those...

Beauty in the face of oppression

Aaron Booe, Social Media Editor

April 9, 2019

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These recent years have been one marked by astounding advances in the entertainment industry. The public was presented with a diverse range of movies and actors, and yet one could still argue that the range of diverse talents...

Pop culture to check out from 2018

Zoe Klein, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

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Historically, the entertainment industry has turned the spotlight away from many minority groups and communities. In 2018, many of the books, songs, and movies that were released worked together to help bring more awareness to...

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