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The neXt smart phone is coming

The neXt smart phone is coming

Story by John Morgan, sports editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Ever since its original release in 2007, the iPhone has completely transformed the world of technology. From face-to-face communication to music streaming services, smartphones over time have taken many pages from Apple’s book in order to adapt to the growing demand for the newest gear and gadgetr...

Not clowning around

Not clowning around

Story by Victoria Van, entertainment editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Austere balloons linger behind your shadow waiting for you. An inconspicuous figure follows you into the depths of your nightmares. Stephen King’s iconic bestseller “It” meets expectations of devoted fans through its brilliant cinematography and captivating storyline. Popularity with audiences and anticipation f...

Show ends on a death note

Show ends on a death note

Story by Emilee Slayton, staff writer

September 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

As rain and wind roll into a Seattle high school, a teenage boy sits outside on a tabletop, noticing a strange black notebook fall from the sky. He walks over cautiously. Picking up the notebook from the muddy ground, he flips it over to reveal its title: Death Note. Death Note is a 2006 Japanese manga series a...

A nerd’s paradise

A nerd’s paradise

Story by Andrea Loredo, staff writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Walking in, you see the stands of endless comics, observing gloss in the pages of new books and others so old you can see the dust on the protective bags. Cosplayers dressed as warriors looking as if they’d just come out of an old film. The cosplays of creatures that look like they could only exist...

Did Doodie do it?

Did Doodie do it?

Story by Addison Cross, staff writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Seventy-one years ago, the town of Texarkana was put on the map with a series of tragedies spanning about 12 weeks. Citizens locked their doors and loaded their guns in response to the horrific events. His many attacks affected young and old, and the whole area was tense. The scariest part? The killer w...

Don’t jump down the rabbit hole

Don’t jump down the rabbit hole

Story by Greylyn Tidwell, staff writer

September 12, 2017


Filed under Briefs, Entertainment, News, Top Stories

Texarkana College is putting on a play called “Rabbit Hole,” which is about a family who loses a child at a young age and how they cope with the loss. The show will take place in the Stilwell Theatre on the TC campus. The performances began last weekend and will continue from Sept. 15, 16 and 17. Dates...

Shut up and go (travel)

Shut up and go (travel)

Story by Katie Biggar, staff writer

September 11, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Money: the most overused excuse that handicaps people from encountering broader aspects of life. I don’t think a financial status has any influence over one’s capability to experience culture and see the world. If you decide that you want to leave the small town bubble that you call home, there is ab...

Flipping out

Flipping out

Story by Alexis Runnels, staff writer

September 11, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Sit in class. Take notes on the lecture. Go home. Do homework for hours. Repeat. This is the life of most students, leaving out extracurricular activities. However, for the few that get to be enrolled in a flipped classroom, their schedule is completely different.   Instead of the teacher lecturing in class an...

Music influences

Music influences

Story by Matthew Martin, staff writer

September 7, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

From turning on the radio to simply putting in earbuds, music has made some major changes in itself and people. The changes in behavior from music is phenomenal, especially from the last generation to the next. As the generations pass, new music is made and new impacts are obtained. The way music ha...

Suburban Superheroes

Story by Nick Mitchell, Staff writer

September 7, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

From a detective with a dark, abusive past, an indestructible Harlem man, a blind karate expert and a billionaire kung fu master, The Defenders are not your typical superhero team. No shiny suits, no magic hammers- just grit, blood and a little bit of teamwork. Netflix’s "The Defenders" brings their col...

Men feel self conscious, too

Men feel self conscious, too

Story by Cameron Murry, staff writer

September 7, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Commercials and photos of perfectly toned, smiling young men accompany every women’s swimsuit advertisement. Women are encouraged to dress for their body type with different options of swimsuit styles, whereas men are limited to just two choices: trunks or speedos. During the warmer months, stress...

Offbrand holidays of September

Offbrand holidays of September

Story by Grey Johnson, staff writer

September 6, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

  When people think of holidays like Christmas, Halloween and Thanksgiving, they’re only a select few out of many that come to mind. Holidays are about friends and family gathering together to celebrate something with meaning. Every holiday has meaning behind it, a reason to celebrate. L...