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The great sound divide: Ed Sheeran ‘Divide’ album review

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Ed Sheeran’s new album titled Divide, released on March 3, 2017. Photo by Elena Gonzales (12). Ed Sheeran presents a rally of emotions in his newly released album, ÷ (Divide). Officially released on Friday March 3, 2017, this album is one for a true music lover as its versatile tunes take the listener on a…

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Tiaras for rising music queens: Review of Tiarra Girls’ first EP release

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(Left to Right) Sophia Baltierra (18) , Tori Baltierra (15), and Tiffany Baltierra (19) on their new self-titled EP Cover. The Tiarra girls were awarded Best Performing Band Under 18 for the second year in a row at Austin Chronicle’s awards show hosted by KUTX. “[The EP] being realeased just makes it very real, we…

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Noteworthy Performance: School to prison pipeline explained from left stage

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The biggest issue with schooling was ripped from its shadows and was tossed on stage: the school-to-prison pipeline. Notes From The Field, written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith at the 2nd Stage Theater in New York City until December 18, captured every emotion that high school students and their parents deal with when they…

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The hot seat: What it’s like to be an attorney and witness

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Asking questions and being asked are two completely different feelings. Both roles are equally scary and both rely heavily on each other to make it through the round and get the verdict you’re hoping for. I have been in youth and government since my junior year and both years have proven without a doubt to…

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: New addition to Harry Potter Universe

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Photo by Vimeo.com from Buddha Jones (Feb. 2016). Dedicated fans of the Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling have adamantly followed each addition to the wizarding world (in books and movies); And the recent movie release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has the whole world flipping out. In the new movie, which…

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The low down on ‘The Get Down’

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The Get Down, Netflix “It’s about music man. Music is the only reason. It’ll move you forward and open up doors that everyone says are shut. It’ll give you the whole f****** world for free if you just love it and hold back nothing.” -Grandmaster Flash (Mamoudou Athie) In a colorful explosion ‘The Get Down’,…

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Binge on More Than Candy: 10 Spooky Shows and Movies to Watch this October

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There’s something about fall that makes people excited. For many it’s pumpkin spice lattes, for others it’s cozy sweaters and cool weather, but for some, the delicate hint of fall in the air means one things – Halloween. As many people in the world who look forward to this holiday for the entire year, here…

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In a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Star Wars Episode VII Review

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The highest grossing film of all time is the most recent installment of the Star Wars films Episode VII, The Force Awakens. It was released on December 18th, 2015. Even on Christmas Day, there were sold-out theaters with lines out the door. Some costumed fans arrived for additional viewings of the film. On opening night,…

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Surprise! Serious economics turn into serious entertaintment

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A scene with Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling from “The Big Short,” a film about the subprime-mortgage market’s 2008 collapse. Photo courtesy of The Paramount. I can barely wrap my mind around filling out a check, so when my Mom suggested that we go see new movie, “The Big Short,” she might as well have…

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New year, new music: 16 Artists to Listen to in 2016

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Every year someone new pops up on the scene trying to steal the number spot on the charts. Last year, it was Halsey. In 2012, it was One Direction. This year, there is no telling who will be the next big artist. However, many new artists are emerging and slowly growing bigger fanbases. The following…

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Classic anxiety no more: Five extra cool classics to read in 2016

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 Yazmin Macias (6) reads “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” by Carson McCullers. Photo by Georgia Oldham. One boring book can put me off of reading for like… a year. Not kidding. So I know the importance of picking up books worth reading. Nowhere is this a more daunting task than in the classics section…

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Shedding light on hidden heroes: Spotlight movie sparks reflection

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“Spotlight” tells the story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese. (Kerry Hayes/Open Road Films) The controversial, gritty, down-to-earth movie, Spotlight directed by Tom McCarthy was released on November 6th. It feels wrong to simply call it a good movie– it was a jarring…

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