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“Miss Americana” Review: Taylor’s Struggle with the Constraints of Fame

Taylor Swift’s new documentary “Miss Americana,” released on Jan. 23, sheds light on the prison and power of fame Swift has endured during her life-long music career. A quick disclaimer to everyone reading this:...

Almost Payne-ful: Liam Payne album lackluster at best

Picture this: it’s the year 2013. “The Story of My Life” plays lazily in the background as you hum along, taping up posters of One Direction on your wall to venerate the five members...

A New Cowboy in Town: A Review of Mac DeMarco’s “Here Comes the Cowboy”

I’ve lived in Texas my whole life— the perceived cowboy capital of the world— so images of horses clopping down our highways or visiting the stockyards are commonly portrayed in the media when talking...

Staff Standoff: The Band is Back

The Jonas Brothers were pop icons of the 2000s. Recently they made a surprise comeback bringing the band back together and releasing new singles such as “Sucker.” Our staff debates whether the new Jonas...

Bold and Bolder: A Review of Billie Eilish’s New Album

It wasn’t a long time ago that suddenly everyone around me knew the name of Billie Eilish, the 17-year-old younger-than-me pop star whose songs took over all of my friends’ Spotify playlists. Even my...

Thank U, Next on “thank u, next”

On Feb. 8, singer Ariana Grande released her fifth studio album “thank u, next.” According to CNN, Ariana Grande’s new album has pushed her up to the same staggering level of popularity as The...

Lights, Camera, College!

PICTURED ABOVE: Senior Kate Short rehearses for her role in Hockaday’s winter musical, “Once Upon a Mattress,” a musical comedy that retells the story of “The Princess and the Pea.” Short will continue to pursue...

Backstreet’s Back, Alright!

I would say that most of the American population knows the song “I Want It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys. To be frank, that’s the only song I know by them. Even though...

A Rundown of Awards Season

At the beginning of every new year, bright camera lights reflect off the sparkling, glamorous dresses on the Hollywood red carpets as the paparazzi try to snap perfect pictures of celebrities. Starting off awards...

Best of Both Worlds: From Stage to Classroom

//PICTURED ABOVE: Instrument in hand, senior Sophie Pearson takes the stage with her former bandmates at a CD release party for the pop rock band, Love Past Blue. Every once in a while, senior...