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A Deep Dive Into Harry Potter

Aynsleigh Escher, Editor

March 13, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

The Harry Potter books are a Gen Z staple- I’ve only met a select few people from my generation who haven’t read the books. Even then, most of those people have at least watched the movies. As a hardcore Harry Potter fan myself, I’ve dedicated a healthy chunk of my free time to deciphering a lot...

Song of the Week: “We Are The Champions”

Malachi Gatlin, Reporter

February 27, 2019


Filed under Audio, Entertainment, Sports

https://youtu.be/G6wIpbtU3Ec I chose the song "We Are The Champions" because Varsity Boys Basketball won 56-51 in the Regional Finals and are moving on to the State Quarterfinals against Oscar Smith High School on Friday 7:30 at North Stafford High School. Be there to help and support the Eagles on...

Reaction to Efron as Bundy

Kayliah Hunt-Kendrix

February 27, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Features

Thirty years after Ted Bundy’s execution, there are still movies, books, and podcasts from those who study the life and mind of him, fascinated by the horrors of his story. On January 28th, Netflix released a documentary series observing the killer and his crimes through the voices of journalist, frien...

The History of Bundy

Emily Imes

February 27, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Features

Ted Bundy was a serial killer and a rapist, one of the most notorious criminals of the late 20th century. He sexually assaulted and killed several women in Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Utah, and Florida between 1974 and 1978. They only got him for 28 murders originally, and he confessed to 30 later, b...

Song of the week

Malachi Gatlin, Reporter

February 21, 2019


Filed under Audio, Entertainment, Video

https://youtu.be/ZbZSe6N_BXs This week, I picked "Happy," by Pharrell Williams, because it's been a good week for everyone. We didn't have school on Monday because of President's Day, and then we didn't have school on Wednesday because of snow, plus a two-hour delayed opening on Thursday. It's been...

Song Of The Week For February 11-15: “Plug Walk,” by Rich The Kid

Malachi Gatlin, Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under Audio, Entertainment

I picked this song for this week because I feel like it's showing warm and fun energy. It's been really warm this week, and I feel like this song just shows that it's a great week to be outside and hang out with your friends and be free from the cold for a little while. https://youtu.be/Ezw8f7l1-vQ

The Talon’s Movie Picks

Carlos Barrera, Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

I asked the Talon’s news crew to discuss their favorite movies and why they chose them. Interestingly, there was a focus on the past and childhood nostalgia: Patrick Strong, Editor: Forrest Gump, because of the way Tom Hanks plays the role. He's a fascinating character. I really think it’s be...

Valentine’s Day

Malachi Gatlin and Kayliah Kendrix, Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under Audio, Entertainment

In celebration of Valentine's Day, here's a playlist for all the lovers, (and loners) for the holiday. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdbub2V0HrUgtIvFckRq8fpjF1lGEyHV_  

Bird Box Vs. A Quiet Place

Sara Michel, Reporter

January 28, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Opinion, Uncategorized

-WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD- The critically acclaimed movies “Bird Box” and “A Quiet Place” are both a hit on Netflix and the box office. “A Quiet Place” was released in theaters on April 6, 2018, while the movie “Bird Box” came out on December 13. Both of these movies have been very popula...

A Love Letter to Eastern Promises

Carlos Barrera, Reporter

January 28, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

I watched the movie “Serenity” that hit theaters a few days ago and only have a few things to say about it. Its plot consists of a woman contacting her ex-husband fisherman to kill her current husband, and they have an affair. Makes total sense right? “Serenity” is a confusing, oddly sexual, f...

Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins Returns

Carlos Barrera, Reporter

January 17, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

Mary Poppins Returns is an interesting revival, bringing back everything there was to love about the original movie. The only downside to this is that there is not much else. The movie is about the Banks family and the new Banks children, dealing with a possible foreclosure because of a loan. Mary...

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