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Book Review: We Were Liars

Harshita Avirneni, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2018

Filed under Books

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart is a thrilling, beautiful and remarkable novel following the story of Cadence Sinclair and her extraordinary summers on her family’s private island in Massachusetts. The story starts with Cad...

What all the fuss over HQ is really about

Chloe Strader, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2018

Filed under Lifestyles, Media Monday

HQ is taking over Vandy at an alarming rate. With the majority of students tuning in during their 3rd or 7th period block from 2p.m. to usually 2:15pm. There is another game at 8:00p.m. HQ has quickly spread through our halls and in...

Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi Movie Review

Blakely Dimiero and Peyton Klam

December 19, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Music/Movies/Television, Opinions

Continuing the billion dollar Star Wars saga, Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi was released Dec. 15  and has already kicked off with the second largest domestic opening weekend at the box office ever, $220 million. The Las...

Sociology experiment tests ‘norms’ at Vandegrift

Chloe Strader, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2017

Filed under Columns, Entertainment

I spent this past semester in Mrs. Legg’s sociology class. We spent the early half of the school year studying the social structure of Vandegrift and the roles we play in that social structure. Once we learned the basics we h...

Underrated Kids Movies that will Thaw your Frozen Heart

Caitlin McKeand, Co-Editor in Chief

December 14, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Music/Movies/Television, Opinions

Some kids movies you just don’t hear about as much as others. We hear all the time about Disney movies like Frozen, but what about all those childhood movies we would watch when we were younger that taught us just as much as ...

Movie Review: Dunkirk

Claire Lawrence, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Music/Movies/Television

The movie Dunkirk, directed by Christopher Nolan, is a thrill setting, dramatic war film that takes place during World War II and follows soldiers that participated in the Dunkirk evacuation. The camera follows actions taking pla...

Book review: “Wonder”

Natalie Brink, Staff reporter

December 13, 2017

Filed under Books, Entertainment

Raquel J. Palacio’s Wonder is a poignant, but charming child’s novel that follows August “Auggie” Pullman as he struggles with going to school for the first time. Like most fifth graders, he has to balance his school, soci...

Justice League Review

Harshita Avirneni, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2017

Filed under Music/Movies/Television

Justice League directed by Zack Snyder and based of the original DC Comics came to theatres on Nov. 17. It starts off at the end of a previous DC film, Batman v. Superman and how the main characters and the world are dealing with...

Book review: “Catch-22”

Natalie Brink, Staff reporter

December 7, 2017

Filed under Books, Entertainment

Catch-22 was written by Joseph Heller in 1953. It is a satirical war novel that is set on a small island off the coast of Italy in WWII. The book follows Yossarian, a bombardier who’s desperately trying to get sent home. To be...

Family events during Thanksgiving week in Austin

Chloe Strader, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2017

Filed under Entertainment

There are several exciting events going on next week here in Austin to celebrate Thanksgiving. There is much to be thankful for! From Nov. 20 to Nov. 26, Austin is going to be flooded with fun holiday festivities that can be enjoyed...

Halloweekend 2017

Lanie Malone and Hallie Locke

November 6, 2017

Filed under Campus, Columns, Columns, Community, Entertainment, Humans of Vandegrift, Media Monday, Opinions, Student Spotlight

Every year around October, rolls around period of time where you can be anyone you want. On Halloween, people plan weeks ahead for the perfect look that expresses their most secretive wishes of whom they would be in another l...

Why you should bring your mom to a rap concert

Lanie Malone, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2017

Filed under Columns, Columns, Entertainment, Music/Movies/Television, Opinions

Last Tuesday, I found myself devastated when two of my friends who were supposed to join me at a No Jumper concert cancelled. The rap concert made me more excited to think about than anything I’d ever gone to. I was bot...

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