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Book review: “The Devil in the White City”

Natalie Brink, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2018

Murder. Beaux-Arts architecture. A crazed assasinator-to-be. Pygmies. In The Devil in the White City, Erik Larson expertly weaves these stories and more into a powerful, delightful narrative of 1893’s World Columbian Exposition....

The Breadwinner Movie Review

Caitlin McKeand, Editor-in-chief

February 27, 2018

The Breadwinner is an animated film that has been nominated for nine awards including the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature. Made in 2017, The Breadwinner follows 11-year-old Parvana, a girl who lives under Taliban r...

Black Panther review

February 27, 2018

Mr. Simpson

Lanie Malone, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2018

Being raised in a family of accountants, land-men and nurses, I never had actual dreams about writing professionally. When I was younger I wrote like some kids watched TV. I enjoyed it so much that I would scribe pages on pages o...

Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi Movie Review

Blakely Dimiero and Peyton Klam

December 19, 2017

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 18, 2017

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

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

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

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...

Book review: “Catch-22”

Natalie Brink, Staff reporter

December 7, 2017

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

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...

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