I was lucky enough to see “Avengers: Endgame” on the night of its official release with my friend who, like me, has been anticipating this movie since we left the theater after “Infinity War.” But with rumors, speculation and spoilers floating around for months before the premiere, we were scared.
With summer approaching in nearly two weeks, many college students are deciding to stay in Nac to take summer classes or because they have an apartment. Although some might believe otherwise, there are many fun things to do in Nac for the summer. These may not take up the entire summer, but they do kill a day or two on the weekend.
The Maine is an American rock band from Arizona that formed in 2007. They currently have seven albums, and their latest release titled “You Are Ok” was released on March 29. The band announced the album back in January and has released three singles before the album release.
Every day we wear little things that remind us of the people we love or who we are. I noticed the editors of The Pine Log wear the same accessories daily and always wondered what they mean to them.
“Special” is an eight- episode Netflix original that follows Ryan Hayes, a gay man with mild cerebral palsy played by Ryan O’Connell. The show is based off of O’Connell’s memoir “I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves,” which closely reflects his life. With each episode only being about 15 minutes long, it’s a fun and easy watch.
We are only getting closer and closer to “Avengers: Endgame” day by day, and with that, new theories are being thrown out as much as fans are getting excited about the new film. Before I go ahead and add my speculation as to what is going to happen in the new film, I should start by going over what happened in “Avengers: Infinity War.”
“Unicorn Store” on Netflix is a movie about an art school drop-out named Kit and her lonely existence. Kit, played by Brie Larson, loves rainbows, glitter and unicorns. From the opening scene, it’s easy to see that Kit loves to be herself, and it makes her stick out like a sore thumb.
Over the past few weeks, the internet has gone crazy for Lil Nas X and his new song, “Old Town Road.” Released in 2018, the song features a new take on country music, with hip-hop beats and rap.
Billie Eilish is a 17-year- old artist from Los Angeles who got her start in 2016 with the release of her single “Ocean Eyes.” On March 29, Eilish released her first studio album, “When We Sleep, Where Do We Go?” I only knew of Eilish and never listened to her music until recently, and it wasn’t really what I was expecting.
The buzz of a new movie from Jordan Peele permeated social media timelines as soon as the trailer was released last year. After the success of his first solo-directed movie, “Get Out,” movie watchers wanted to know what was next. What was next, was “Us.”
“DOOM” is one of those franchises that has been a large part of my life thanks to my dad immediately wanting my brother and me to get involved in video games. So when I discovered that my favorite ultra-violent game series got a movie adaptation with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, I was immediately interested.
I started my spring break by doing nothing but working while others were vacationing, so I needed something to do. Netflix gave the answer full-screen and center with a new original series.
A little bit of creativity and wire has turned into a successful side business for one SFA student who decided to design and create gold- plated earrings.
We live in a place where there is nothing more common than superhero movies. You have DC pumping out decent films as of now with various failures along the way, and Marvel with their hits coming out on such a common schedule.
Every year it seems like we get a new movie about cyborgs, robots or post- apocalyptic life, and this year is no different. “Alita: Battle Angel” was recently released, and it follows a cyborg’s journey as she re-identifies herself through conflict and love.
I feel no shame in stating that I find movies based on video games bad. I have never seen a movie based on a video game do well. Even video game movies with a source material that should be able to write itself as a half-decent action movie, such as “DOOM,” don’t hold up well. “Double Dragon” is one of the movies that helped to establish the basic idea of why.
I am graduating this May, and I was having a hard time figuring out where I wanted to take my senior pictures. I had my photographer and outfits picked out, but I didn’t really know where I wanted to have them made. So, I put together a list of places that future graduates can go to take their pictures.
It is not often that you get lucky enough to have a show with a fantastic premise that not only works but also excels at what it is attempting to do. Netflix’s new original series, “Russian Doll,” is a beautiful example of that.
Friday marked the 55thanniversary of the British sci-fi show “Doctor Who.” Created in 1963, the series follows an alien known only as the Doctor as they traverse time and space with their companions. Episodes take place in the future, past and present; on Earth, in space and on alien planets; they’re sometimes scary, sometimes silly and occasionally, incredibly moving.
It’s officially socially acceptable to begin celebrating the Christmas season. Lights are being hung from roofs, inflatable gingerbread men decorate lawns and it is merry and bright in Nacogdoches. I love shopping in historic downtown Nacogdoches, especially for Christmas gifts. If you’re not familiar with all that Nacogdoches has to offer, here are some of my favorite shops to hit in downtown for Christmas shopping:
Like many of my peers raised in the Bible belt, the clear satanic references in the trailer of the new Netflix original, “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” made me wary to begin the series. But since I loved “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” the sitcom based off of the same comic as the Netflix original, I couldn’t resist trying to watch it. Sometimes you just have to make the risky streaming choice.
Blue Bell Ice Cream has always had a special place in my heart. I grew up in a small town tucked between Houston and Austin called Brenham, the home of the Blue Bell Creamery.
Holiday baking is here, and what other way to get in the spirit of things than to bake in your local community kitchen? Baking doesn’t have to be overwhelming, and with the right people, it can be really fun. Here are some easy, dorm-friendly dessert recipes that can get you to either study for your exams and essays or just prolong the inevitable.
Stand Atlantic is a trio from Sydney, Australia, and they have made their way here with their first studio album “Skinny Dipping,” which was released on Oct. 23. The pop-punk group formed in 2014 and consists of lead vocalist/guitarist Bonnie Fraser, bassist David Potter and drummer Jonno Panichi. The group also has an EP out titled “Sidewinder.”
“Parks and Recreation” writer Michael Schur created “The Good Place,” a show which centers around a woman named Eleanor Shellstrop and her journey from death to The Good Place.
Late 90s boy-band artist gone solo sensation Jesse McCartney is coming off of his latest single, “Wasted” that dropped in September. McCartney will be kicking off his The Resolution tour in January.
In the meantime, McCartney performed at SFA’s Homecoming bonfire, which started off late due to technical difficulties and paused at one point later due to a medical emergency in the crowd.
The singer ended the show and the night with an encore performance of “Beautiful Soul.”
Oak Grove cemetery, located on North Lanana Street, houses some of the oldest graves in this 300-year- old town and has been an educational destination for many history enthusiasts.
“The Dragon Prince” is a fantasy cartoon created by some of the writers from the early 2000s cartoon “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” It’s aimed at a younger audience, around middle school age, but is great for anyone to watch.
Gamer’s Hollow is a place where anyone can go to enjoy playing tabletop games, board games and pool or to hang out with friends every day, according to Melissa Rogers, co-owner of Gamer’s Hollow.
Lauren Daigle, a contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter, started her journey of music in 2010. After experimenting in the music industry, Daigle released her first single “Light of the World” in the 2013 album “Christmas: Joy to the World.”
Even though it may not feel like October, fall has arrived in Nacogdoches. Here are my picks of some of the events happening throughout October on campus, and around town that are sure to bring the spirit and spice of Fall.
“Disenchantment” is a new show on Netflix created by Matt Groening, who is best known for shows “The Simpsons” and “Futurama.” The show is almost parody- like about the fantasy genre with the same familiar humor we all know from “The Simpsons.”
After Alazan is a local two-person progressive rock band whose members are Matthew Lucas, a 20-year- old vocalist from Douglass, and Miriam Galan, a 17-year- old instrumental writer and manager from Nacogdoches.
Pale Waves is an Indie Pop band originating from Manchester, England, that formed back in 2014. They have recently released their first album “My Mind Makes Noises.”
The Student Activities Association event, “Throwback Skate Night,” was held on Sept. 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. The event was themed as a “90’s throwback” and held at Nacogdoches’ own skate rink, “Skate O Rama”, located at 1208 Douglas Rd.
Hozier became a viral hit in 2014 when his single “Take Me to Church” hit the radio waves and uploaded on YouTube. Now he’s back with a 4-song EP under the name “Nina Cried Power.”
There are a few things you can add or subtract from yourDesign Editor living environment to create a more simplistic and relaxing place to wind down versus a “Pinterest goals” bedroom:
“The Nun” is the fifth chapter of “The Conjuring” series. Most of them were very good for the most part, but this chapter was the exception. The events in this film take place before “Annabelle” and both “Conjuring” movies.
Ibotta is an app designed to give consumers money back for items they purchase. Ibotta works with major retail stores such as Walmart, Kroger, Target, H-E-B and Walgreens. The app also has major online retailers such as Amazon, Hotels.com, Etsy and multiple online major-brand clothing stores.
Fans have been waiting 10 years for the Marvel Universe to come together into one movie, and they got their wish with Marvel’s latest movie “Avengers: Infinity Wars.”
A record deal backed by A’s and B’s on a report card isn’t ideal in the music business, and bars about “daycare and boogers” generally are not categorized as hot button issues in rap culture, but for an 8-year-old who in the future would become Dependable Skeleton, it was the perfect arrangement.
Coffee, Texas and history converge in Nine Flags Coffee Roasters, a coffee shop that specializes in the sale of freshly roasted coffee beans and brewed coffee. Nine Flags Coffee Roasters, located at 601 E. Main St., had its soft opening April 10.
Cade Foehner, a biblical theology major at Liberty University who has played at Maklemore’s Ale House and Bistro, earned a golden ticket to Hollywood as he was selected to move forward on the current season of the hit reality show “American Idol.”