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The Song of Achilles: Fate, love and glory

‘The Song of Achilles’: Fate, love and glory

Filiberto Avila, Staff April 10, 2022

If you were looking for a retell of one of the greatest stories in Greek mythology, there are countless options. Paris and his love (or lust) for Helen, Orpheus and his devotion to Eurydice or even Alcestis...

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Book and movie review: ‘Redeeming Love’

Kaylee Jo Neeley, Staff April 7, 2022

The story that is “Redeeming Love,” written by Francine Rivers, was published in 1991. 31 years later, it hit theaters worldwide, bringing the original story of forgiveness and happy endings to the...

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Book review: ‘The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue’

Kaylee Jo Neeley, Staff March 3, 2022

“The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue” is a historical fantasy novel that begins in the year 1714. The character of Adeline “Addie” LaRue, a young artist with many dreams, has to make a life-altering...

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Here lies the ‘Stranger Things’

Here lies the ‘Stranger Things’

Marcus Rogers, Junior Reporter March 1, 2022

Perhaps one of Netflix's most successful shows, “Stranger Things” had an official release date drop for its fourth installment. Netflix announced that “Stranger Things,” a sci-fi drama created...

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WT Opera production crew dims the lights of the Branding Iron Theater before the start of Magic Flute.

Night at the Opera

Marcus Rogers, Junior Reporter February 1, 2022

Branding Iron TheaterMozart’s “Magic Flute” performance by West Texas A&M University Opera on the night of Jan. 28 finished with a four-minute nonstop applause, despite challenges from COVID-19. WT...

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The Witcher captures audiences with dramatic flair

Victoria Fatiregun, Senior Reporter January 20, 2022

“The Witcher” was first released on Netflix on Dec. 20, 2019 and is based on the novel series by Andrzej Sapkowski and the video games by CD Projekt RED. It follows the story of Geralt, a hunter with...

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“Monstersongs” musical interviews with the cast and crew

Victoria Fatiregun, Senior Reporter November 2, 2021

Orion Macias, who is the assistant director of “Monstersongs”, was the first to be interviewed and he discussed his interest in doing a musical based around Halloween. Macias discussed he...

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A graphic designed by Victoria Fatiregun of Halloweentown set within the background of colors representing the fall. (Canyon, TX/ Wednesday Oct. 19)

OP/ED Why is “Halloweentown” a good film?

Victoria Fatiregun, Senior Reporter October 19, 2021

“Halloweentown” is the quintessential film of childhood. Watching it every year at Halloween always sets the mood for fall. The film details the story of Marnie Piper who goes to her Grandma’s town...

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The WT students behind the Monstersongs curtain

Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter October 18, 2021

West Texas A&M University’s Department of Art, Theatre and Dance is streaming their newest production, the song cycle “Monstersongs”, written and based on the graphic novel by Rob Rokiki, just...

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Theory of Relativity production in action. Photo by WTAMU Communication and Marketing

A time of trial, learning and coming together: WTAMU Theatre in Theory of Relativity

Hannah Valencia, Senior Reporter October 15, 2021

“Theory of Relativity,” a song cycle made up of disconnected songs joined by a through line, was particularly fitting during a time when the students of West Texas A&M University were feeling quite...

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Op-Ed: A letter to Dear Evan Hansen

Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter September 26, 2021

Dear Evan Hansen, today is going to be a rough day, because you, a senior in high school, are being played by a 27 year-old Ben Platt and people are freaking out about it. His tenure as you on Broadway...

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Yik Yak is back

Marcus Rogers, Junior Reporter September 23, 2021

In 2017, the social media app Yik Yak, an anonymous sharing app that has discussion threads within a five mile radius and specifically created for college campuses, was removed from the App Store due...

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