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A Pie of the Times

Producing new skills and dishes during this pandemic- my chicken pot pie is as good a meal as any restaurant's.

By Matthew Manders, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

COVID-19 has put us in many tough situations and my tough situation is food. Food is very important. It is delicious, and I am no chef, therefore I go out to places to eat, but COVID-19 has stopped me from even leaving the house. Because of the pandemic, I must become the chef and make the delicious...

Corona Changes Time

By Matthew Manders, Staff Writer

April 14, 2020

By late afternoon on March 12, 2020, HISD announced that the district would be closing for a quite long period of time due to the rapid spread of Coronavirus. This was the beginning of a downfall. Spring Break was just starting and kids and families were asked to stay put. My Mother was still working...

Join a man and his dog on an emotion ride in Call of the Wild

By Matthew Manders, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

20th Century Studios The Call of the Wild was first a book written by Jack London. Fans were thrilled to hear that there would be the second remake of this heartfelt story. A special dog has a calling and you see the miraculous journey he goes through.With such a beautiful sto...

Birds Of Prey Review – a crazy, sadistic, action packed film

Bird of Prey, a ridiculous, yet totally worthwhile movie to watch.

By Matthew Manders, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

Birds of Prey- The first R rated movie of the DC Extended Universe is an irresistible comedic and action packed, leaving you with satisfaction of the film, unlike other DC films. The last time we saw Harley Quinn in action (2016's Suicide Squad) she was not loved by critics. Other DC movies, like “S...

RED Is The Word

RED Is The Word

By Matthew Manders, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

Carnegie Theatre Company: RED, Drama, Play closed on January 18, Carnegie Vanguard HS, 1501 Taft St, Houston, TX 77019 “RED,”- the play that will spark  conversation and make you think about art’s meaning. Quietly opening on Friday night, it gets right into a deep conversations between ...

First dance for underclassmen brings mixed reviews

By Matthew Manders, Staff Writer

January 7, 2020

As classrooms came to a close at the end of the first semester, one place in the school didn’t. CVHS  had one last event before officially closing school for the year, and that was the hyped up Snowcoming Dance. Snowcoming was the first dance of the school year for freshmen and sophomore stud...

A Golden Glaze: A Morning Quest for the City’s Best Donuts

The morning spread at Christy's Donuts & Kolache on the corner of Montrose and Gray

By Matthew Manders, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

It was a Saturday morning and I was out to find the best doughnuts in town. From big companies like Krispy Kreme and Shipley Donuts to a mom and pop shop named Christy's donuts, these stores have a variety of options, but when comparing, it needed to be narrowed down. Three glazed donuts from three d...

A Show of a Show- Theater Review: The Flick

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By Matthew Manders, Staff Writer

October 20, 2019

Carnegie Theatre Company: The Flick by Annie Baker, a Pulitzer-prize winning play. The play closed as of September 28, 2019. 1501 Taft St, Houston, TX 77019 Teenagers in this day and age normally wouldn’t have the attention span to find a play about young adults who don’t know what to do with...

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