The Stampede

The Stampede

Winter is here

Josie Spivey, Staff

May 13, 2019

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Winter has come for Game of Thrones (GOT) fans after waiting two whole years for the premiere of the final season. Though the show is based on George R. R. Martin’s book series A Song of Ice and Fire, the two are very different portrayals, in fact, the show’s storyline has gone beyond Martin’s latest book. The show has grown into an international phenomenon, captivating viewers with a journey of complex characters including...

Billie Eilish – When I Was Older

Kerstin McClosky, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019

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Billie Eilish, an up-and-coming teen alternative artist, recently kicked off the new year with the release of a new track titled When I Was Older. This ballad was inspired by Roma, a Netflix original drama released last year. Anyone who watched Roma can clearly see the inspiration drawn from the film in one of the reoccurring lyrics in the song: “When I was older I was a sailor on an open sea. But now I’m underwater,...

Bird Box

Josie Spivey, Staff

February 15, 2019

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The Netflix film debuted in late December, Bird Box has become a phenomenon as of late, through the many memes circulating around social media, featuring scenes from the movie. This movie, based on Josh Malerman’s 2014 novel, featured a woman (Sandra Bullock) embarking on a dangerous journey to get herself and two children to safety after the world ascended into chaos, following the introduction of invisible creatures that...

Theatre Begins Performing

Meadow Chase, Staff

September 14, 2018

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The Theatre Company opens their fall production of Anatomy of Gray. “Being on stage,” Junior Aidan Holt said, “makes me feel like I belong somewhere.” Anatomy of Gray tells the story of 15-year-old June Muldoon growing up in Gray, Indiana. After her father’s death, Dr. Galen Gray shows up in town and the mystery begins. “The play is going really well,” Junior Abby Marino said, “All of the actors and te...

Revist History

Logan Villines

April 18, 2018

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Total War: Thrones of Britannia is a Historical Real Time Strategy based on the time period of 878AD which was the Viking invasion of the British Isles. If you’ve seen the show Vikings or loved movies with giant armies of knights clashing, then this is for you. Thrones of Britannia (TOB) allows the player to play as several Nordic Tribes. The playable tribes include The Welsh Kings who were masters of hit and run ...

Birdy’s Song

Marcela Marquez, Staff

May 16, 2016

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Known for her cover of Bon Iver’s song “Skinny Love,” and earning her almost 1 billion views, 99,686,187 and counting, to be exact, on the video through youtube at the age of 14, Birdy recently released her new album on March 25 called Beautiful Lies. The English nineteen year old, yes she’s only nineteen, started as a singer/ songwriter, writing at just the age of ten winning a competition on the show, Open Mi...

The Voice draws to a close

George Yepez, Staff Writer

April 13, 2016

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The Voice is a American reality singing competition show on NBC which mainly        focuses on an individual’s voice, and not on their looks. Winners receive $100,000 and a record deal with Universal Music Group, and claimsthe name, “The Voice.” The Voice first aired on April 2011, as a spring season TV program. The show later expanded into the fall cycle when season 3 premiered on September 2012. The series...

Trevin Hunte

George Yepez, Staff Writer

April 13, 2016

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With an amazing voice, Trevin didn’t have much confidence in himself. When Trevin was in 8th grade he got the chance to apply to a performing art school, he needed four recommendations and got three. Then it all came down to his last teacher, she looked at him in the face and told him “you are wasting your time, you are not going to become anything.” Trevin Hunte is from Queens, New York, and was 18-years-old when...

Nathan Sykes

George Yepez, Staff Writer

April 12, 2016

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  Nathan Sykes is a singer-songwriter from England. Some people may recognize him as the youngest member of the British boy band, “The Wanted.” At age 16 he auditioned for “The Wanted,” which is now on hiatus that started with their last tour. In 2014, the group began pursuing individual music careers. In 2013, Sykes and Ariana Grande released, “Almost Is Never Enough.” The song is about two people w...

Mustang Theater

Amanda Litke, Staff Writer

January 29, 2016

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“Life is pandemonium,” as stated in the past musical here at West, and it certainly is. Especially during this musical. It follows a few characters as they compete in a spelling bee! With exciting musical numbers, and audience interaction. “It's less about the storyline and more about the backstory of the characters; and how the americanized idea of perfection affects kids.” States Andrew Russell. This year Mus...

Spring Musical

Spring Musical

January 29, 2016

It’s not often that a high school level musical can capture an audience and keep them humored the whole time through, but that is exactly what the Magnolia West Theatre department proved to be capable...

Nathan Sykes: Kiss Me Quick

Nathan Sykes: Kiss Me Quick

Kris Woosley, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015

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If you like artists like John Legend, Sam Smith and Justin Timberlake, you should probably take a look into Nathan Sykes new music. His new album is a mix of slow and upbeat R&B/Pop love songs...

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