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Black Mirror Season Four: A Spoiler Free Review

Since Dec. 29 of 2017, in some way on the internet, in the halls or in the classroom, you have probably heard someone in a panic over their future because “Black Mirror” made them rethink life as they know it. While not every episode of season four gave me this feeling, each day since I watched I have felt compelled to debrief the season and analyze the episodes.  For those few that are new to the world of “Black Mirror,” essentially, it...

The Man, the Myth, the Legend

PICTURED ABOVE: Five-year-old News Editor Katie O’Meara sits on Santa’s lap with her brother as she requests a new Barbie dreamhouse.  The glistening white snow coats my shoulders as I walk through the globe...

Harvey Hits the Nation: and They Keep Falling like Dominoes

TIME MAGAZINE ANNOUNCED THEIR 2017 PERSON OF THE YEAR ON DEC. 6: “SILENCE BREAKERS.” IT HONORS THOSE CELEBRITIES AND PUBLIC FIGURES WHO TOOK A STAND AGAINST THEIR ABUSERS WHEN NO ONE WOULD, RIDING OFF...

Dazed and Amused

A decorative sign on the far back wall of Sweet Daze Dessert Bar reads “a picture is worth a thousand calories,” but was it really worth it? Yes. Sweet Daze Dessert Bar is tucked...

Springing Into ISAS 2018

PICTURED ABOVE: Senior Audrey Magnuson plans ISAS details with Dean of Upper School Ed Long in between classes. Photo by Charlotte Dross.  As April approaches, preparation for the Independent School Association of the Southwest...

What Makes Songs Sound the Same

  Since the first few times I listened to “Country Girl (Shake It for Me)” during basketball warm-ups in the eighth grade, I have been hooked on not only Luke Bryan, but country music....

Staff Standoff: D.I.Y. or Buy?

Homemade Gifts By Aurelia Han, Editor-in-Chief Christmas morning 2015. I slide on my favorite reindeer slippers before braving the harsh winter weather that cast over Dallas that year. To my surprise, a package about...

Scarlett Letter of Rejection

  Very few movies and television shows accurately depict the college admissions process. For example, in “High School Musical 3,” star basketball player, musical theater extraordinaire and teen-heartthrob Troy Bolton shocks his classmates by...

CitySlicker: Tex-Mas Cheer

With holiday break approaching, it’s time to whip our mittens, scarves and fuzzy socks out of storage. Despite Texas’s unruly dry and warm weather, Dallas perseveres with its holiday spirit, providing tourists and locals...

The Making of a Musical

PICTURED ABOVE: Lights, Camera, Action! Upper School Dance Faculty Beth Wortley teaches “The Drowsy Chaperone” choreography to students. On May 10, an email was sent out to the community that announced that “The Drowsy...