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Students use SoundCloud to share music creations

Students use SoundCloud to share music creations

Nathan Martinez and Sheyenne Riojas

October 27, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Audio, Local

In the past, young musicians might have recorded their own original music on cassette tapes or CDs they burned on their home computers. These days, the easiest way to quickly share music with friends and the entire Internet is by sharing it on SoundCloud. SoundCloud is one of the most ...

Stranger Things 2 revives Netflix sensation

Stranger Things 2 revives Netflix sensation

Bee Barto, Editor In Chief

October 23, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

Fans of the Netflix sci-fi-horror-80s throwback series Stranger Things, are already geeking out for the chance to return to Hawkins, Indiana as the second season is set to premier at the end of October. The series follows the adventures of a group of middle school friends and their family members who ha...

In IT, creepy clowns are back to scare

In IT, creepy clowns are back to scare

Elijah Calderon, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

No one knows exactly when clowns were first portrayed as evil. However, the 1990 miniseries IT seems to have cemented the image of the creepy clown into the minds of many. It’s strange how painted faces, floppy shoes, and over- sized-bright clothing can strike fear in the hearts of peo...

New Metroid game is strong revival after hiatus

New Metroid game is strong revival after hiatus

Kelly Polacheck, Online Entertainment Editor

October 12, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Reviews

In the release of Metroid: Samus Returns on the 3DS, fans have boarded the hype train after Nintendo had put the series on hiatus for six years only to “Rick Roll” players with the awful Metroid Prime: Federation Force. However, this seems to be all in the past as with this new release, which...

Livestreaming program allows players to interact

Livestreaming program allows players to interact

Mary Griffs, Outgoing Entertainment Editor

August 7, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Although YouTube dominates the world of online video streaming, Twitch is quickly becoming the destination of choice of gamers looking for a more interactive experience. Launched in 2011, Twitch is a service that lets broadcasters play games, create art, or even eat in front of a live audience. While...

Now, Now makes comeback with new single ‘SGL’

Now, Now makes comeback with new single ‘SGL’

Carlos Duron, Staff Writer

May 30, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Reviews

 The ex-trio, now a duo, released their first single “SGL” after five years. Now, Now released “SGL” on May 11 as a taste of their upcoming full length album, which will come out later this year. In the meantime, fans can enjoy the new dreamy, pop-rock track to tide them over. Band Backgrou...

Controversy surrounds Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why

Controversy surrounds Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why

Melissa Ortiz, Graduating Senior

May 25, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Viewers of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why know from the beginning that the main character is going to die. The only question is why. The 13-episode series tells the story of Hannah Baker, a high school student who committed suicide. Before dying she made a set of 13 cassette audio tapes, where...

Harry Styles drops solo album after 1D departure

Harry Styles drops solo album after 1D departure

Evelynn Valladares, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

After earning international fame as part of the One Direction super pop group, Harry Styles stepped out on his own with the release of his new self-titled album in mid-May. For Styles, the album is a chance to set himself apart and make the case that he is a serious artist that has a future beyond...

Online services cut the cord on cable and its bills

Online services cut the cord on cable and its bills

Jennifer Espinoza, Staff Writer

May 10, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

It used to be if you wanted to watch MTV, Cartoon Network and NFL you had to pay somewhere between $100 to $200 for a cable channel bundle. And with the advent of streaming services and Internet companies getting into the game, now watchers don’t even have to pay the hefty cable bills to watch your...

Panic! concert leaves postive impact on students

Panic! concert leaves postive impact on students

Jennifer Espinoza and Zeta Handy

May 2, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Fans flocked to the Frank Erwin Center in downtown Austin on April 12 to see beloved band Panic! At the Disco, which many Akins students have listened to for years. The band recorded their first demo while still in high school. Although the band is classified as alternative rock the band also claims p...