Hilltop Views

Representation promises more interesting stories in film and television

Collin Mims

April 9, 2018

John Krasinski’s recent horror film, “A Quiet Place,” has made more than $70 million in its opening weekend, and with a current 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s pretty safe to consider this film to be a success. Bey...

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Ely Garcia

March 4, 2016

“Lights, Camera…the Oscars!”The Austin Symphony Orchestra (ASO) recently presented music from classic Oscar-winning films at their “Lights, Camera … Oscars!” event, just in time for the Oscar season.The event took p...

Emma Watson announces gender equality campaign; not everyone bewitched


September 26, 2014

On Sept. 21, Emma Watson gave a powerful speech as the United Nations Women Global Goodwill Ambassador.In her speech, Watson launched the HeForShe campaign regarding men and boys to fight for gender equality. Watson also touched m...

Daniel Radcliffe, Jon Hamm share same role in bleak comedy

Life & Arts Editor

April 20, 2014

Jon Hamm’s most recognizable television role is as the dapper Don Draper in AMC’s “Mad Men,” but for two seasons he has acted alongside Daniel Radcliffe in the British dark comedy “A Young Doctor’s Notebook.”Hamm and Ra...

Hollywood needs to look for new ideas beyond book series

Staff Writer

April 3, 2014

Readers have had to watch as many of their beloved books make the transition to the big screen. In some instances, this transition was almost painless, and the rest of the world got to witness amazing stories like the “Harry Potter...

Quidditch club determined to bring Hogwarts to the Hilltop

Sports Editor

October 9, 2012

If you have ever looked at Main Building and thought, “Man, this looks like it came straight out of Hogwarts,” then thank the Sorcerer's Stone. Two St. Edward’s University students recently founded the St. Edward’s Quiddit...

J.K. Rowling’s move from Hogwarts to the real world a success

Staff Writer

October 9, 2012

J.K. Rowling rose to fame writing the much-beloved Harry Potter series about magic, love and all things in between.  However in her newest book, she’s moved to the real world and adjusted well. “The Casual Vacancy” hit boo...

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