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HLC Gets Wet Lab Funding

Story by Jessica Youssefi, Reporter Joseph Lee, Photo Editor Austin Community College is the first two-year institution to receive funding from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund. The $485 million fund was created by the Texas Legislature in 2005. The Highland Campus will receive $4.9 million to build an 8,400-square- foot, advanced biotechnology research lab. Funding…

Film: “Unfriended” Illuminates the Lonely Side of Social Media

Story by Kyle August, Reporter “Unfriended” turns ordinary social media interactions into terrifying en- counters. In the horror/thriller, teenager Blaire Lily receives a Skype message from her classmate Laura Barns. Blaire dismisses the message as a cruel prank because Laura commit- ted suicide a year ago after someone anonymously posted a mortifying video of her….

Music: Poetic Lyrics Elevate “To Pimp a Butterfly”

Story by Ryan Fontenette-Mitchell, Reporter West Coast rapper and Compton native Kendrick Lamar unveiled his new album “To Pimp A Butterfly” on March 15. Lamar’s poetic lyrics bring America’s issues to life with upbeat tracks, a heavy jazz influence and strong vocals. Lamar shows growth from his previous album “good kid m.A.A.d city” by pushing…

Tech: Will Consumers Get Wound Up Over New Apple Watch?

Story by Shannon Mullery, Reporter Apple’s newest product, Apple Watch, has many loyal Apple fans eagerly awaiting its release. The watch features a touch screen face on which users can access the Internet, make calls and send texts. Although the watch is available for preorder, it remains to be seen if it will be as…

Beast of Bass and Boom

Marshall C. Simpson— First Place “The piece was inspired by my music taste. I enjoy electronic and industrial and I felt I could convey that liking through a visual representation.” Accent holds contests each semester to showcase student art, photography and writing. Art major Marshall C. Simpson’s “Beast of Bass and Boom” was created with…

The Wiz

Story by Ryan Fontenette-Mitchell, Reporter Cody Blount delighted the audience with strong vocals, lively dancing and over-the-top lines. in his performance of the Tin Man in the ACC drama department’s adaptation of the Wiz on March 1 at the Rio Grande Theater. — Ryan Fontenette-Mitchell      

Campus Org Profile: Phi Theta Kappa

Story by Shannon Mullery, Reporter At the beginning of each semester, college students receive invitaions via mail, e-mail and word of mouth to join a multitude of clubs, groups and fraternities or sororities. One that students at ACC receive is a little yellow invitation in the mail for a group called Phi Theta Kappa. While…

Student Voice: Commuting to Campus

Gaius Straka, Reporter — Anthony DeVera, Photographer What can ACC do to improve your commute?

Queer Writing Goes Mainstream in ACC Curriculum

Story by Stefanie Ventura, Reporter ACC has welcomed queer writing into its honors program. This semester, for the first time, the college offered ENGL 1302 – Composition II “Queer Writing: Stories By & About LGBTQ People.” The course is designed to show the importance of fiction for the LGBTQ community as a political tool, historical…

Brian Who? Millennials Change Channels on Tradional Media

Story by Noor Alahmadi, Editor in Chief Young viewers move away from network news and tune in to on-demand and citizen sourced news while consumers ponder traditional notions of journalistic integrity Brian Williams’ fall from grace revealed the younger generation’s shift from traditional media toward online news outlets. While NBC’s 30-and-older demo- graphic wonders what…