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Album Review: “Exotica” by CVHS Alum Fat Tony

Fat Tony's album Exotica is now available on all music streaming services.
December 17, 2020

2020 has taught us many lessons, but there are two in particular that are common for most of us.  The first: things are different. Everything around us is changing, our experiences, our attitudes,...

A secret along the city’s streets: exploring the McGovern Centennial Gardens

Featured at the McGovern Centennial is a statue of ancient philosopher Confucius, who has taught the people how to act since approximtely 5th century B.C.
December 17, 2020

The entire kindergarten class was enchanted by the Secret Garden. Every time we neared the end of music class, we would plead with Ms.Fox to tell us the story once again. Her eyes grew wide and her voice...

Food Review: Your Pie Pizza

Your Pizza Pie storefront on Main Street
December 17, 2020

As a kid, My family would always throw me birthday parties and invite all my school “friends” and their families. One party I remember is when I was 6 or 7 and my parents bought around 10 or more boxes...

Video Game Review: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War available now
December 17, 2020

A return to the basics. A revitalization of what made the original Black Ops games so iconic. Stripped down mechanics. All of these should have made Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War a masterpiece just...

Lasting Holiday Memories With Some Quick DIYs

Lasting Holiday Memories With Some Quick DIYs
December 17, 2020

Candy canes, colder weather, lots of presents, and great music being played at stores, we all know what holiday it is, Christmas!! Growing up, it would always be a tradition to put Christmas decorations,...

The Everchanging Cityscape of Houston through its Murals

One of the many vibrant murals in Houston's downtown area.
December 17, 2020

Walking down the flat cityscape of Downtown Houston used to be a meaningless experience, but recently, thanks to hundreds of commissioned artists, Houston has become an oasis of beautiful and vibrant street...

Julian and Carys’ list of best holiday movies to cozy up to during your break

Julian and Carys' list of best holiday movies to cozy up to during your break
December 17, 2020

The holidays are around the corner and the best way to get into the Christmas spirit is to watch holiday movies with friends, family, or even by yourself. This time of year is when I personally get into...

A Space for Quiet Contemplation and Art- The New Kinder Building of the MFAH

Nancy and Richard Kinder modern and contemporary arts building
December 17, 2020

It was the year 1924. In a world where fascism was slowly creeping across Europe, and former colonies were slowly gaining independence, the Art League in the growing city of Houston opened the museum building...

How COVID is Affecting our Favorite Shows: Binge or Cringe

This season Grey's Anatomy is incorporating the pandemic into its plot.
December 17, 2020

The day begins with waking up, brushing your teeth, getting dressed, eating breakfast, then attending school. In school, we grow more and more drained throughout the day. The school day seems to be never-ending....

Album Review: Tickets to My Downfall- Themes for 2020

Album Cover for Tickets to My Downfall, available on all music streaming services
December 17, 2020

Machine Gun Kelly is a well-known rapper from Cleaveland, Ohio, and has recently been in the spotlight for being versatile with his new punk rock album, Tickets to My Downfall.  Each song in this...

13 Trails and 109 Goats: The Houston Arboretum- An Environmentalist’s Haven

Image from Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
December 17, 2020

Ever since I was a kid going to camp during the summertime, my heart has always yearned for the outdoors. Hidden places, unseen corners between trees, and great wildlife is what I searched for and what...

A magical fairtytale land in the middle of Houston

Extravagant lights on River Oaks Street on display now this season
December 16, 2020

For as long as I can remember I have been astonished by the River Oaks neighborhood. I remember passing by on my way to school, and falling in love with the meticulous pruned gardens and luxurious estates....

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